Nursing (Practical / LPN)

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Licensed Practical Nurses(LPN) are important members of the healthcare team. The LPN duties include providing routine care, observing patients’ health, assisting doctors and registered nurses, and communicating with patients and their families.

The Licenced Practical Nurse(LPN) Program prepares the student for the beginning level of practice and for the National Licensure Examination-PN (NCLEX-PN) for Practical Nurses (PN). Graduates of this certificate program are prepared to enter the nursing profession as safe and effective health care professionals who contribute to the health and wellness of their communities.

Upon completion of the Licensed Practical Nurse(LPN) Program, students are qualified to sit for NCLEX-PN License examinations. The program has full approval from the New Hampshire Board of Nursing and pending national accreditation from the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN). Graduates may obtain employment in a variety of different settings including (but not limited to):


Private Practices

Ambulatory Healthcare

Home Healthcare

Residential Care Facilities

Learning experiences may vary in time, location, and may include days, evenings, and/or weekends. Students admitted into the Practical Nursing program must achieve a minimum grade of B- (80%) or higher in the nursing theory courses and a grade of “Pass” in the work-based learning clinical courses in order to continue in the program. All Core Liberal Arts Courses must be achieved with a grade of “C” or higher. All science classes that are transferred into the program must be less than 10 years old.

The clinical portion of the degree program is offered at area health care facilities (“clinical sites”).  Clinical sites establish their own requirements for persons entering their facilities for educational purposes.  Clinical sites may have established vaccination requirements, including vaccination for COVID-19.  As with all clinical program requirements, the clinical site reserves the right to deny participation to any student who does not meet required clinical criteria and do not follow clinical site policies. Individual programs of study do not have the authority to secure clinical experience(s) for students who do not meet eligibility criteria.  Students participating in clinicals must adhere to the sites’ requirements.  While these are not college requirements, failure to adhere to the clinical site requirements will result in ineligibility to complete the Nursing program.


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