Licensed Nursing Assistant
NURS1000L Licensed Nursing Assistant CL2 C9 CRS: The NH Board of Nursing approved Licensed Nursing Assistant (LNA) program consists of 46 hours of classroom theory/lab and 60 hours of clinical for a total of 106 hours of coursework. The theory portion is delivered at the college. The clinical is arranged at a local health care facility. The College offers semester long and accelerated LNA courses. After successfully completing the LNA program, all students must register for the state competency written and clinical exam and complete criminal background checks/fingerprinting as part of the process to obtain their LNA license with the State of New Hampshire. This course is not part of the Associate Degree in the Nursing Program.
Once you have registered for the class, you will receive a detailed packet of information.
The following is required in order to attend the clinical portion of the class:
- A negative Two-Step Mantoux TB test or chest X-Ray done within one year from the end date of your nursing assistant course.
- No findings on the Bureau of Elderly and Adult Services State Registry from
- No findings on a NH State criminal background check
- No findings on a urine drug screen
- Any additional documents required by the clinical site
Refunds will not be provided after the college's drop with refund date.
- Textbook (paperback): Hartman's Nursing Assistant Care: Long-Term Care and Home Health, third edition. Alvare, Susan. ISBN 978-1-60425-070-1. Please contact LRCC'S Bookstore at (603) 366-5202 for the most up-to-date cost.
- Workbook: Hartman's Nursing Assistant Care: Long-Term Care and Home Care, third edition, ISBN 978-1-60425-071-8. Please contact LRCC's Bookstore for the most current prices.
- Uniform: About $30; Shoes: Start at $35; Both can be purchased at Uniformly Yours in Laconia.
- Mantoux TB test fees
- Background check from the Division of State Police
- Licensed Nursing Assistant Competency Exam: $160 (this fee is subject to change and is paid at the completion of the course). This final evaluation is required by the NH Board of Nursing.
Click on the follwing links for information about tuition assistance:
If you meet the requirements, your tuition can be reimbursed through State of NH Medicaid Reimbursement Program for LNA's.
Language requirements: Verbal and written English skills are critical for anyone in a healthcare profession. The board of Nursing requires English competency skills be reviewed before students enter the program to assure students are able to understand, read, and write the English language in order to do their coursework and to communicate with their colleagues and patients in the workplace. A student who does not pass the competency assessment may be dropped from the program if they have already registered.
- Light blue scrub top with black pants (no jeans)
- Non-skid soled black shoes with black socks or natural stockings (no open back shoes or clogs)
- Watch with a second hand
- Gait belt
- Blood pressure cuff with a sepearate stethoscope is helpful, but not required
- Class absences may not exceed three hours. Students are responsible for contacting the instructor and making arrangements to complete any missed work
- Clinical absences are not allowed. If an absence from clinical occurs, it must be made up on the scheduled make up day in order to be eligible to graduate
If you were a Licensed Nursing Assistant and your license has expired, you may be able to take the LNA Competency Exam to reinstate your license. The first step is to call the Board of Nursing at (603) 271-6282. They will review your situation and provide a letter of reinstatement for you to bring to the exam as proof of eligibility. Click here for the LNA Competency Testing Information at the college.
Photo: From left to right: Dana Kenerson, Savannah Barden, Nikki Gaudreault, Danielle Richards, Lexy Lane, Madison Grace, Annabelle Nowack and Cheyenne Weisberg Fall 2018 Graduates