(Photo of students from current LPN class. From left to right: Jennifer Davis Fogarty, Ellalynn May Caulker, Beverly Cogburn (Instructor), Kassidy MacDowell, Alexis Sanborn, Rhoda Ondabu, and Ashley Lynn)
In response to the severe staffing shortages in healthcare, LNA Health Careers (LNAHC) is implementing a strategy to increase the number of qualified healthcare professionals entering the field. By offering flexible schedules and online start dates, LNAHC is on track to celebrate the graduation of 100 workplace-ready healthcare professionals per month by Summer 2022.
Licensed Nursing Assistant (LNA), Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN), Medication Nursing Assistant (MNA), Phlebotomy Technician, and Pharmacy Technician make up just some of the programs offered at LNAHC.
Nursing in particular, has been a difficult area for many long-term care facilities and home health agencies to fill in recent months due to the limited hiring pool. As a way to lower the barrier of entry into a career in nursing, LNAHC has programs designed to accommodate working individuals, as well as high school and college students, looking to earn their licenses as quickly and conveniently as possible. LNAHC is meeting that need by offering evening, weekend, and online-start courses to appeal to the non-traditional student. The length of time to complete a course is key to growing the number of qualified employees, which is why LNAHC ensures that most programs offered can be finished in less than 6 weeks. The longest of these programs is the Licensed Practical Nursing (LPN), which is three semesters and consists of a rigorous curriculum covering in-depth nursing topics.
“We know that people need to work, which is why we constructed the LPN program to allow for full time employment while going to school,” said Melissa Smith, LPN Program Director. “Our LPN students are simply amazing. Most of them work full time to support their families and are able to maintain their grades and continue their studies to prepare for their NCLEX.” The success of the new LPN program is demonstrated by 100% of students maintaining a GPA of 3.0 or above.
In addition to offering flexible classes, LNAHC is dedicated to finding ways to improve the affordability of a healthcare education by assisting students financially.
“What really helped is our facility partners coming together and contributing to our scholarship program: Fund the Force. We have many applicants who struggle with program fees and having this scholarship to offer has taken a financial burden off their shoulders and made earning their license that much more affordable,” said Kerri Dutton, LNA Health Careers Owner and Director. “For every student who graduates from one of our programs, that is one more nurse available to hire, and our scholarship program is an essential component in allowing that training to happen.”
Courses at LNAHC are held in their new 13,000sf campus location at 70 Market St, Manchester, NH as well as at their Meredith campus on 8 Maple St, Suite 3.
About LNA Health Careers:
LNA Health Careers is a licensed Vocational School with campuses in Meredith and Manchester, NH offering education in: Licensed Practical Nursing, Licensed Nursing Assistant, Medication Nursing Assistant, Phlebotomy Technician, Pharmacy Technician, EKG Technician, Basic Life Support and more. Financial aid available. LNA Health Careers is dedicated to providing a core foundation in healthcare education and graduating workplace ready professionals.
Those interested in a program at LNAHC can find more information at www.LNAHealthCareers.com.
Those interested in making a donation to the Fund the Force Scholarship Program can reach out to Brenda Rees at [email protected].