RVCC’s Licensed Nursing Assistant (LNA) Program is a starting point in the Nursing field. This is a fast-paced 7 week course that combines classroom, lab, and clinical practice.
The Licensed Nursing Assistant (LNA) program includes:
- 40 hours of theory
- 24 hours of laboratory
- 60 hours of clinical
for a total of 124 hours of coursework. The theory and laboratory portions will be delivered at RVCC. Clinical hours are arranged at a variety of settings in the region.
In New Hampshire, Licensed Nursing Assistants (LNAs) are forecast to have the largest number of annual openings among occupations requiring some post-secondary training, at 1,169, between 2016-2026.*
Completing an LNA training program is a great way to get started in the Nursing profession and gain hands-on experience. Many LNAs use the knowledge and experience they have gained working in healthcare to gain entrance into competitive LPN and RN degree programs.
By successfully completing the training program, the student will be prepared for a role as an assistant to nurses. As an LNA, students will have the skills to:
- perform activities of daily living in a professional manner
- provide direct patient care
- effectively communicate
- understand infection control procedures
- perform safety and body mechanics
- comprehend legal and ethical issues
Upon successfully completing the course, students will be prepared to sit for the state certification examination and submit their Board of Nursing LNA license application.
The Nursing Lab is made possible by generous donations from the
Jack and Dorothy Byrne Foundation and Mascoma Bank Foundation.