Do you enjoy helping people, learning, and working with a team? Dartmouth-Hitchcock, in collaboration with River Valley Community College, is offering a Nurse Assistant Training Program at the Lebanon Academic Center, Lebanon, NH. You will learn entry-level nursing skills, how to be a valuable and adaptable employee, communication for the healthcare professional, how to care for people and be empathetic, along with teamwork and a diversity of 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, skills lab, 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 in Lebanon, NH.
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:
Spotlight on a current LNA:
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 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.”