The Salter School of Nursing & Allied Health offers a three-week course designed to teach students the skills of direct care giving. The focus of the program is how to best assist patients with basic care needs and how to contribute to their quality of life. The program also includes training on BLS (basic life saving) and AED (automated external defibrillator) for adults, infants, and children.
At the end of the course, students are placed in a 60-hour externship at a local long-term skilled care facility. The externship gives our students real-world experience in caring for patients and builds the students’ confidence in their clinical skills.
Most students can complete the entire program within a few months or a semester. After graduation, students are highly encouraged to independently schedule their liensing exam, so they can practice in the state of New Hampshire and use their skills to help others.
Preparing Students for the Workplace
The course prepares students for entry-level nursing assistant positions in nursing homes, skilled nursing facilities, long-term care facilities, rehabilitation and acute care hospitals, and home care settings.
All information and techniques provided in the course material are based on current treatments in accordance with the Federal OBRA and the State of NH Board of Nursing regulations.
Located in Manchester, New Hampshire, the Salter School of Nursing & Allied Health is committed to training students to deliver compassionate care. We realize that every patient is a unique person with individual needs. Our nursing assistant program demonstrates our philosophy of blending empathy and humanism with the clinical and technical skills required in today’s healthcare workforce.