American Red Cross Nurse Assistant Training Program2019-07-23T14:02:08+00:00

American Red Cross
Nurse Assistant
Training Program

Join us at one of our Information Sessions in 2019:
August 7

Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center

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Program Overview:

Do you enjoy helping people, learning, and working with a team? Dartmouth-Hitchcock and Alice Peck Day Hospital have partnered with the American Red Cross to offer Nurse Assistant Training in Lebanon, NH. You will learn entry level nursing skills, how to be a valuable and adaptable employee, communication, how to care for people and be empathetic, along with teamwork and diversity skills for the workplace.

Up to eight (8) individuals will be selected to participate in each session. The training program is taught using a combination of classroom instruction and clinical training. If selected, there is no cost to participate in the training. Upon completion of the program and obtaining your Nurse Assistant license, you will be offered a full-time Licensed Nurse Assistant position at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center or Alice Peck Day Hospital.Alice Peck Day

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Attributes of a Successful Licensed Nurse Assistant:

  • Enjoys working with people
  • Effective communicator
  • Open-minded
  • Team player
  • Proactive
  • Thoughtful & compassionate
  • Helpful
  • Engaged
  • Courteous & Respectful
  • Acts with dignity & integrity

The Role of a Licensed Nurse Assistant:

Licensed Nurse Assistants (LNAs) are the heart of medicine, a compassionate touch, and foundation of the care teams that provide care to our patients. The role of an LNA is fast-paced, interesting, and patient safety guides every interaction. LNAs work under the guidance of registered nurses and other medical workers. Much of an LNAs work is spent directly with patients. LNAs:

  • Obtain and record patient vital signs, temperature, pulse, height, weight and blood pressure, intakes and outputs
  • Document in patient’s electronic medical record
  • Assists the RN – tasks delegated by their direct care RN
  • Assist other LNAs with designated assignments
  • Assist with discharges/admissions
  • Keeps room/unit clean
  • Provide exceptional patient experience and care

Spotlight on a current LNA:

Meet Sharon:

Sharon is a current Licensed Nurse Assistant working at D-H.

“When I began my journey in early 2016, I was coming from nearly a 20 year career in retail sales. I was a supervisor in a pet store and wanted a change where I could be something more. I had no background in healthcare and wanted a challenge that allowed me to work more closely with people. I happened to learn of the Nurse Assistant Training program provided by the American Red Cross at Dartmouth-Hitchcock. I knew that this opportunity was meant for me! I had a supportive family and the timing was right. This training has given me the opportunity to build a career in healthcare. I enjoy building relationships with our patients, seeing their improvements, and making them smile every day. I am fortunate that this training has brought me to D-H were our teams are like families and we all have a passion for helping patients during times of need. My advice for someone considering the program, take the leap, you could be the sunshine in someone’s rainy day.”

Program Timelines:

FALL 2019-04
Program Information Session August 7th
(5:30p – 7:30p – Auditorium E)
Interviews August 12th and 13th
Program Enrollment August 16th (10:00a-12:00p)
D-H General Orientation August 26th
Classroom/Skills Training (65 hours) September 16th through October 4th & October 28th
(M-Th 5:00p – 10:00p)
Clinical Training
(60 hours)
October 12th through October 27th
(weekends, both Sat and Sun 7:00a – 5:30p)
Job Shadowing Dates October 8th and 9th
NH State Competency Exam October 29th
Anticipated Start Date November 18th

Documents to bring to the information session:

  • Valid government issued photo I.D. (e.g. license, passport, etc)
  • Current resume