About Us

Meet Our Faculty

Quality Heath Careers Training in New Hampshire

Kerri Dutton, RN, is a masters prepared nurse with a focus on education and leadership. Kerri has an accomplished career as Director of Nursing for over 25 years in the long-term care industry. Prior to becoming an RN, Kerri started her career as an LNA in 1992. After working 9 years as an LNA, Kerri went on to become an LPN. As an LPN Kerri worked in Massachusetts and New Hampshire. Kerri worked in acute care and dialysis in addition to her fulltime position in long term care. Kerri now is focusing on education of nursing assistants, directing LNA Health Careers, the premier LNA education site for almost 20 years in New Hampshire!

Kerri Dutton, RN
Owner & Director of LNA Health Careers

Melissa Smith is an RN with a master’s degree in nursing education. Her route to get here was not an easy one. Melissa took her first LNA class in 2003, and she was unable to complete this class. In 2005, she tried once more and succeeded in earning her LNA license. This sparked her drive for advancement in nursing. She took the next step to enroll at Lakes Region Community College where she graduated with her ADN, and began working as a long term care nurse. As her journey continued, she went back to school at Southern New Hampshire University, she graduated in 2016 with her BSN in Nursing Leadership. During Melissa’s nursing career she quickly rose to the management role. After receiving her MSN in from SNHU, she left the long-term care setting to try out acute care as a floor nurse on a geriatric med surg unit, she then applied to an open management position and was hired as the manager for that unit and a geriatric psychiatry unit. Today, Melissa is the LPN Program Director here at LNA Health Careers. Melissa has a passion for learning and helping others achieve their goals. In her spare time Melissa enjoys participating in events for Veterans. She loves spending time with her 3 children, husband, and all of her animals!

Melissa Smith, RN, MSN
LPN Program Coordinator