Nurse Assistant
Training Program
ONLINE Information Session

Keene Program: Wednesday, September 30th at 12:00pm OR 7:00pm

Lebanon Program: Thursday, October 1st at 12:00pm OR 5:00pm

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Program Overview:

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.

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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  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:

Lebanon Fall Program 2020
Online Information Sessions October 1st
Interviews October 5th & 6th
Program Enrollment October 9th
D-H Pre-employment screening October 10th – November 6th
Classroom/Skills Training/Clinical Training November 9th – December 14th
Job Shadowing Dates December 4th
NH State Competency Exam December 15th
Anticipated Start Date January 11th, 2021

*Dates/times subject to change

Keene Fall Program 2020
Online Information Sessions September 30th
Interviews October 6th & 7th
Program Enrollment October 9th
Pre-employment Screenings October 12th – 30th
Classroom/Skills Training/Clinical Training November 2nd – December 9th
Job Shadowing Dates TBD
NH Competency State Competency Exam December 10th 0r 11th
First Day of Work December 28th or January 11th (based on licensing)

*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