Gain the practical nurse skills you need to enter today’s job market with confidence
For residents of Manchester, Concord, and Nashua, New Hampshire, did you know there is a nursing school in downtown Manchester? If you are looking to become a practical nurse (LPN), your path may be right around the corner. The Salter School of Nursing and Allied Health offers a Practical Nurse training program that can prepare you for entry-level LPN jobs in hospitals, nursing homes, doctors’ offices, and other healthcare facilities.
How long does it take to become an LPN?
The LPN program at the Salter School of Nursing is 1200 hours. As a full-time student, you can complete it in about one year. The program starts three times per year, so we encourage students to enroll at any time of year, since a new program is always starting soon. After graduation, you will need to take the state’s licensing exam before you can practice in New Hampshire.
What are the benefits of becoming an LPN?
Most of our students say that one of the first benefits you will find is a sense of pride when you graduate from our school. Most students enter our school with no previous healthcare experience and leave one year later with a whole set of healthcare skills that they never knew they could gain. After graduation, the benefits of this career include being an important part of the healthcare industry, having healthcare skills that are portable and marketable, and knowing that you are truly helping your patients.
Is it hard to become a practical nurse?
The answer to this question depends on what kind of student you are. Becoming an LPN will definitely require hard work and commitment on your part. You need to attend all your classes, do all your homework, and study hard for exams. But if you are a dedicated student, you shouldn’t find it that hard to master the material and pass your classes. And remember, after graduation, you will have to pass the state’s licensure exam.
How much do LPNs make in NH?
The salary of an LPN in NH is going to vary, depending on your employer, your years of experience, and other factors. The U.S. Department of Labor published a median annual wage for LPNs in the Occupational Outlook Handbook. This figure helps you get a ballpark idea of what you might make in this field.
What is the career path for LPNs?
In the field of nursing and allied health, there are many different career paths. Many people start out with nursing assistant training or LPN training. From there, they might go back to school to earn an associate’s or bachelor’s degree as a registered nurse (RN). Or for those who want to go the extra mile, they may earn a master’s degree to become a nurse practitioner.
How do I get into an LPN program?
To apply for admission to the LPN program at the Salter School of Nursing, students must have a high school diploma or equivalent. There are also additional admissions requirements. Our representatives would be happy to walk you through the process. Contact us online to learn more about enrolling in our program. We hope your nursing career begins with us!