Licensed Nursing Assistant
The Licensed Nursing Assistant (LNA) training program consists of 106 hours of course work:
• 46 hours of theory and lab, held at LRCC
• 60 hours of clinical at a local healthcare facility.
The clinical portion of the course is conducted at a healthcare facility and does not begin until the classroom portion has met for at least 16 hours. The clinical is done on Saturday and Sunday for the full term evening course. The clinical is Mondays and Wednesdays for the accelerated daytime course.
In order to attend clinical, you must present proof of negative two-step mantoux TB test or chest x-ray done within a year of the end date of your nursing assistant course, LRCC receives results of the BEAS and the NH Criminal Record Release with no findings, drug testing by the college drug testing vendor with no findings, and any other documents required by the clinical site.
- Once your class has begun, you will receive the information on drug testing, which is covered by your tuition payment (please note that any additional/random drug testing is at the student's expense)
- Criminal Background Check: Obtain the required Criminal Record Release Form from the college. The form must be notarized and a fee of $25 is sent to the State of NH - Criminal Records. The form should be sent to the State of NH when you register for the LNA class as the results need to be back to the college prior to the start of clinical. You will also complete and send in a BEAS form to BEAS State Registry, which at this time has no cost.
- Allow yourself adequate time to get the two-step TB test as it requires you have the test done and then 48 – 72 hours later return for the reading of the results. You repeat the process a week later. You may go to your own health care provider or an occupational health office. Failure to provide proof of mantoux TB test results or chest x-ray will result in failure to participate in the clinical portion and therefore failure of the LNA course.
Refunds will not be provided after the college’s drop with refund date.
If you have any questions, please contact Cathy Weigel at (603) 366-5341 or email her at: email@example.com.
Course Fee: $1,362.00 (includes drug testing fee)
- Textbook (paperback): Hartman's Nursing Assistant Care: Long-Term Care and Home Health. 2nd ed. Alvare, Susan. ISBN:978-1-60425-037-4. $52.75 New, $39.75 Used, $29.54 to Rent from LRCC's Bookstore
- Workbook: Hartman's Nursing Assistant Care Long-Term Care & Home Care. ISBN: 978-1-60425-038-1. $17.75 New, $13.50 Used. Please call the Bookstore at (603) 524-0697 for the most current prices.
- Uniform: About $30.00, the price for shoes starts at $35. (Can be purchased at Uniformly Yours in Laconia).
- Licensed Nursing Assistant Competency Exam: $160.00 (This fee is subject to change, and is paid at the completion of the course) This final evaluation is required by the NH Board of Nursing.
- .Mantoux TB test fees.
- Background check from the Division of State Police.
Tuition Assistance: Financial Aid is not available for the LNA course. You may contact the Business Office to make a payment plan, but if you need help paying for the course, it is your responsibility to research scholarships and loans. Click on the following link for information about the State of NH Medicaid Reimbursement Program for LNA's
This program is eligible for financial assistance under the Workforce Investment Act (WIA)
Language requirements are:
Verbal and written English skills are critical for anyone in a healthcare profession. The Board of Nursing requires English competency skills be reviewed before students enter the program to assure students are able to understand, read, and write the English language in order to do their coursework and to communicate with their colleagues and patients in the workplace. A student who does not pass the competency assessment may be dropped from the program if they have already registered. The College will make every effort to assist the student in finding remediation for any identified language deficiency. Students must assume financial responsibility for any tutoring or coursework necessary to address their language deficiency.
Uniform requirements are:
A light blue scrub top, black pants (cannot be black jeans), non-skid soled black shoes (open-backed shoes or clogs are unacceptable), black sneakers are acceptable, black socks or natural stockings, a wristwatch with a second hand, and a gait belt are required. These may be purchased at your local uniform store.
Uniforms need not be worn until the clinical portion of the course begins.
Please Note: It is helpful to have a blood pressure cuff with a separate stethoscope.
Per Board of Nursing rules, clinical is limited to 8 students. If the classroom size exceeds 8 students, arrangements to offer two different clinical sessions may be necessary. Register and make payment arrangements as soon as registration opens in order to secure a seat in the course. Once a course has reached its limit, you may register to be on a waiting list.
A student may not exceed 3 hours of theory (class) absence. Students are responsible for contacting the instructor, and making arrangements to complete any missed work. The clinical portion must have 100% attendance. If an absence occurs, it must be made up on the scheduled make-up day in order to be eligible to graduate.
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The Full Term LNA Course begins August 29, 2017 and ends December 5, 2017, also meeting the first 4 Thursdays of the semester. Click here for the detailed schedule: Fall 2017 LNA Schedule
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The Fall 2017 Accelerated LNA Course begins October 16, 2017 and ends December 4, 2017. Click here for the detailed schedule: Fall 2017 Accelerated LNA Schedule
After you have graduated:
To receive your LNA license from the state of New Hampshire, you must complete the application process with the Board of Nursing, which charges $35. They will require a copy of your Nurse's Aide Certificate from Lakes Region Community College and "Passing" results from the State competency testing done after you successfully pass the course. The Board of Nursing also requires fingerprinting and a criminal background check that is done through the Division of State Police, with a $55.25 fee. More information can be found on the Board of Nursing website: http://www.nh.gov/nursing/nursing-assistant/index.htm
LNA Competency Exam
If you were a Licensed Nursing Assistant and your license has expired, you may be able to take the LNA Competency Exam to re-instate your license. The first step is to call the Board of Nursing, (603) 271-6282, who will review your situation and provide a letter of reinstatement for you to bring to the exam as proof of eligibility. Click here for LNA Competency Testing Information at the college.
Please note that these additional fees are not required to graduate from Lakes Region Community College, but occur after you leave the college.