Practical Nursing Programs in New Hampshire

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The New Hampshire Board of Nursing regulates the LPN profession and approves Practical Nurse programs in the state. The New Hampshire Board of Nursing approves LPN programs based on set standards for curriculum and clinical training they believe is appropriate to adequately prepare students to function as a Licensed Practical Nurse in the state of New Hampshire. A listing of the approved LPN programs can be found below.

The steps to become a practicing LPN in New Hampshire begin with completing an approved LPN program and then successfully passing the NCLEX-PN national licensure exam. Only LPNs with an unencumbered and current license can practice in the state of New Hampshire. LPNs can and are encouraged to pursue continuing education opportunities and certifications such as IV certification.

The curriculum and training students receive in an approved LPN program helps prepare them to function to function in a professional capacity as an LPN in New Hampshire. LPN job duties, depending on setting, will often include assisting the physicians and Registered Nurses in developing and implementing treatment and care plans for patients, documenting conditions, changes in those conditions and reporting of these changes, supervision and delegating of CNAs in some situations and other nursing responsibilities within the scope of the LPN practice.

According to the New Hampshire Economic & Labor Market Information Bureau, an LPN in New Hampshire makes an average hourly wage of $21.01 and an average annual salary of $43,693. They also project there to be 24.4% job growth for LPNs in New Hampshire through 2016, which is around 133 openings a year. With the nursing shortage plaguing the state of New Hampshire, the average age of LPNs being over 50, retirement approaching for many of these LPNs, the salary data above and the job projections, it appears to be an opportune time to be researching the LPN profession and education in the state of New Hampshire. Below are the approved LPN programs in New Hampshire. Contact these schools to learn more about their programs and wait lists if any at no obligation.

You may also be interested in learning about the Medical Assistant programs in New Hampshire. This is another growth profession in the state of New Hampshire with less training time involved that an LPN program. This may be an option for anyone who has been wait listed at an LPN or RN program or who is interested in testing out the health care field and doesn't want to commit to an LPN program at this time.

New Hampshire Technical Community College: Claremont
1 College Drive Claremont, NH 03743-9707
PH: 542-7744, ext. 2723
New Hampshire Technical Institute - Concord
31 College Drive
Concord, NH 03301
PH: 271-7168
First Choice Training Institute
19 Keewaydin Drive
Salem, NH 03079
PH: 890-8999
St. Joseph School Nursing
5 Woodward Avenue
Nashua, NH 03060
PH: 594-2567
Harmony Health Care Institute
10 Al Paul Lane, Suite 204
Merrimack, NH 03054
PH: 886-0822 or 877-886-0822
Care Med Educational Services
24 Southmayd Road
Campton NH 03223
PH: 726-9992
   

*List courtesy of the New Hampshire Board of Nursing

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