American Red Cross
Nurse Assistant Training Program
Information Session

December 9th, 2019 from 5:30pm-7:30pm

Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center Auditorium E

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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:

Winter 2020*
Program Information Session

December 9th   – Auditorium E
( 5:30p – 7:30p)

Interviews December 16th & 17th
Program Enrollment December 19th
D-H Pre-employment screening December 23rd through January 17th, 2020
D-H General Orientation January 13th
Classroom/Skills Training (65 hours) January 20th through, February 5th, and March 2nd
Clinical Training (60 hours) February 15th through March 1st
(Sat and Sun 7:00a – 5:30p)
Job Shadowing Dates February 10th & 11th
NH State Competency Exam March 3rd
Anticipated Start Date March 23rd, 2020

*Dates/times subject to change


Documents to bring to the information session:

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