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Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN)

Becoming a Licensed Practical Nurse at LNA Health Careers prepares you for a career in a fast-paced healthcare environment. The Practical Nursing Training program incorporates classroom learning with simulated clinical activities in our lab along with a robust clinical experience to prepare you for a successful entry into the healthcare workforce. With a high demand in New Hampshire for LPNs, there is no better time to start than today!

LNA Health Careers carries the belief that learning is enhanced in an environment where there is mutual respect between teacher and learner. LNA Health Careers accepts the responsibility to provide an environment which encourages a learner’s development as a person and as a professional member of the health care team. Learning will be accomplished through theory, hands on lab practice and clinical application.

LPN at work, certification program

The admission process to the Practical Nursing Training Program is selective. It is 1401 hours that are designed as a 12-month program with a full-time schedule Monday through Friday. Courses are taken in sequence requiring that each class be successfully completed before progressing to the next course. There are no pre-requisite courses for admission. Courses may be accepted toward the PN diploma if approved by the Director and taken within 4 years. The evaluation of course work completion will be done by the Program Director. All courses cannot be over four years old at the time of entry into the program. Applicants for the Practical Nursing Training Program are chosen using a ranking system.

LNA Health Careers may accept educational credits from other education entities after evaluation and approval by the Director. Students with foreign transcripts must cover the cost of third party credentialing and translation.

Items required for Application consideration:

  • Completed LPN application
  • Paid application fee
  • TEAS test results sent to LNA Health Careers
  • Official High School Transcripts, GED, or College transcripts sent to LNA Health Careers
  • Have an active LNA license in the State of NH or be an MA or EMT and take a 16-hour lab to cover LNA skills
  • Pass the pre-entrance exam interview with LNA Health Careers Directors.
  • Submit documentation of a safe to work exam by a medical provider within 18 months of start date. Students are responsible to obtain a new safe to work examination if required
  • Submit documentation of Hep B vaccine series or declination
  • Submit proof of immunization records for measles, mumps and rubella, varicella, tetanus (within 10 years), and COVID-19 vaccination
  • Provide a copy of current BLS Healthcare Provider CPR card that will not expire before the completion of the program

While receiving education through the Practical nursing Training Program, students shall comply with all the regulations and requirements set forth by LNA Health Careers in our handbook. The Practical Nursing Training Program diploma is an 12-month program that, when completed, enables the individual to apply for licensure and to apply for the National Licensure Examination for Practical Nurses (LPN).

Acceptance into the program will be determined by meeting all of the above criteria. Applications are accepted during specific beginning and ending dates. Submission of a competed application packet is the responsibility of each nursing candidate. Candidates will not be considered for admission until all admission requirements have been met and uploaded by the student into the online application site.

Acceptance will not be influenced by race, color, religion, age, national origin, marital status, or sexual preferences.  Students with disabilities will also be considered for the program provided they can perform the functions safely. All students will be given equal clinical opportunities. 

It is recommended that students have a laptop, an intermediate skill level of computers, the ability to use a printer, download, and upload documents, and evolving technologies and software to complete coursework.  Failure to upload required admission documents independently is a cause for disqualification during the application process.

Acceptance into the LPN Program does not guarantee licensure.

Additional Information:

There are six general education course within the LPN Program. LNA Health Careers does accept general education transfer credits if the classes were taken within the last 5 years and from an accredited institution. General education courses are also available online through LNA Health Careers (click here for more information about online general education course). 

  • English Lit
  • Anatomy & Physiology I
  • Anatomy & Physiology II
  • College Math
  • Psychology 
  • Human Growth and Development

The following standards must be met prior to acceptance into the Practical Nursing Training program:

  • High School Transcripts or GED sent to LNA Health Careers
  • Have an active LNA license in the State of NH
  • Has an active Health Insurance plan and card
  • Resume and Essay submitted with application
  • Register for and complete the Test of Essential Academic Skills (TEAS) of Assessment Technologies Institute (ATI) – www.atitesting.com
    • Students must achieve minimum overall score of 48%.
  • Has not been convicted of a felony. All students will complete a State of NH criminal background check prior to being accepted into the program.
  • Submit documentation of a safe to work exam by Medical provider within 18 months of start date. Students are responsible to obtain a new safe to work examination if required.
  • Submit documentation of a two-step TB test dated within the past year or results of a negative chest x-ray dated within the past 5 years.
  • Submit documentation of Hep B vaccine series or declination.
  • Submit proof of immunization records for measles, mumps and rubella, varicella, tetanus (within 10 years).
  • Submit copy of immunization records.
  • Submit documentation of current year’s flu vaccine (if taking class Oct-Apr) or signed declination. If a student declines to receive the flu vaccine, they will be required to wear a mask during clinical.
  • Provide a copy of current BLS Healthcare Provider CPR card that will not expire before completion of the program.

Acceptance into the program will be determined by meeting all the above criteria. Applications are accepted during specific beginning and ending dates. Submission of a competed application packet is the responsibility of each nursing candidate. Candidates will not be considered for admission until all admission requirements have been met. Acceptance will not be influenced by race, color, religion, age, national origin, marital status, or sexual preferences. Students with disabilities will also be considered for the program provided they can perform the functions of a Practical Nurse safely. All students will be given equal clinical opportunities.

Practical Nursing Program Fees: 

   Application Fee: $450 (due upon application submission, non-refundable)
   Registration Fee: $450 (due upon acceptance of offer letter, non-refundable)
   Criminal Record Check: $25
   Supplies Fee: $2,000
   Textbooks Fee: $1,050
   Liability Insurance: $50
   Lab Fee: $1,500
   NCLEX Prep: $2,500
   Tuition: $25,000
   TOTAL $33,025

Graduates of the Licensed Practical Nursing program are eligible to take the National Council’s Licensing Examination (NCLEX- PN).

*Please note: LNA Health Careers can accept only specific transfer of credits from an accredited institution for the LPN Program only. Additionally, at this time our LPN program cannot provide transfer credits to any other institution.

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