Nurse Assistant
Training Program
ONLINE Information Session

WEBINAR – July 9th, 2020 from 1:30pm-2:30pm
WEBINAR – July 13th, 2020 from 6:00pm-7:00pm
WEBINAR – September 2nd, 2020 from 5:00pm-6:00pm
WEBINAR – October 15th, 2020 from 5:00pm-6:00pm

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Program Overview:

Do you enjoy helping people, learning, and working with a team? Dartmouth-Hitchcock offers a Nurse Assistant Training Program 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 along with 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.

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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:

Summer Program 2020
Webinar – Program Information Sessions July 9th or 13th
Interviews July 14th & 15th
Program Enrollment TBD
D-H Pre-employment screening July 20th – 31st
D-H General Orientation TBD
Classroom/Skills Training/Clinical Training August 10th – September 14th
Job Shadowing Dates September 4th
NH State Competency Exam September 15th
Anticipated Start Date October 5th

*Dates/times subject to change

Early Fall Program 2020 Fall Program 2020
Program Information Session September 2nd October 15th
Interviews September 9th &10th October 20th & 21st
Program Enrollment TBD TBD
D-H Pre-employment screening September 14th & 25th October 26th – November 6th
D-H General Orientation September 21st November 2nd
Classroom/Skills Training/Clinical Training October 5th – November 9th November 16th – December 16th
Job Shadowing Dates October 28th & 29th December 4th
NH State Competency Exam November 10th December 17th
Anticipated Start Date November 30th January 11th, 2021

*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