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CNA Programs in New Hampshire

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CNA training courses are specialized classes for those that want to become Certified Nursing Assistants.

Becoming a CNA in New Hampshire

In the state of New Hampshire, one can become either a Licensed Nursing Assistant (LNA) or a Medication Nursing Assistant (MNA). In order to become an LNA, one must first complete a board-approved training program. Then, he or she must pass a competency exam.

An LNA can become an MNA by completing additional training that consists of 30 classroom hours and 30 clinical hours. In addition, the individual must have been an LNA for 5 years, having been full-time for at least 2 of them. The LNA must also be proficient in English and math and have an unrestricted license. The role of the MNA differs in that he or she is also authorized to assist the RN/LPN with administering medication to patients.

Renewing a CNA License

In New Hampshire, a LNA or MNA must complete continued competence requirements in order to be relicensed. Both must complete 12 continuing education hours. For an MNA, 4 of the required 12 hours must be related to the administration of medication. In addition, LNAs must complete 200 supervised hours in active practice as a nursing assistant or complete the competency exam within 2 years of applying. For MNAs, 50 of the required 200 hours must be spent in activities specific to MNAs.

A Nursing Assistant in New Hampshire must renew his or her license every 2 years in order to avoid becoming inactive.

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New Hampshire CNA Certification

New Hampshire CNA Certification Requirements

To get your CNA certificate in New Hampshire, you first need to complete the required course work and/ or training program. You will need to pass the Certified Nursing Assistant Exam. Applicants must then submit fingerprint cards. Licenses/certificates and will not be issued without the results of a state and federal background check coming back in good standing. As prescribed by federal law, the typical New Hampshire CNA certificate program lasts approximately 8 to 13 weeks to gain 75 accredited hours of CNA course work and 100 hours of clinical rotation. Individual schools often have special requirements to begin training. After passing the Certified Nurse Assistant exam, you must be placed on the New Hampshire Nurse Aide Registry.

Required Hours for New Hampshire CNA Certification

In New Hampshire, you are required to complete a minimum of 75 hours of CNA course work and 100 hours of clinical rotation before challenging the state CNA licensing exam. The nurse aide classes typically last 2-6 months. Individual schools often have special requirements to begin the training program.

New Hampshire CNA Certification Prerequisites

In New Hampshire, CNA prerequisites include a current background check, two fingerprint cards, Photo ID, two photos (passport size). A negative TB test within the past 6 months and proof of immunizations will be required. You will also be required to show a high school diploma or GED.

New Hampshire CNA Licensing Resources

White Mountain Community College

Merrimack County Nursing Home

  • 325 Daniel Webster Highway
    Boscawen, NH 03303
    Programs: CNA

Rockingham County Nursing Home

  • 117 North Road
    Brentwood, NH 03833
    Programs: CNA

Clinical Career Training

  • 80 Brookwood Park Road
    Bristol, NH 03222
    Programs: CNA

River Valley Community College

American Red Cross

  • 2 Maitland Street
    Concord, NH 03301
    Programs: CNA

NH Health Care Association

  • 125 Airport Road
    Concord, NH 03301
    Programs: CNA

Hearts and Minds, LLC, Healthcare Training

  • 1 Oleson Road
    Derry, NH 03038
    Programs: CNA

Riverside Rest Home

  • 276 County Farm Road
    Dover, NH 03820
    Programs: CNA

Med Pro Educational Services LLC

American Red Cross NH West Chapter

  • 83 Court Street
    Keene, NH 03431
    Programs: CNA

Cedarcrest, Inc.

  • 91 Maple Avenue
    Keene, NH 03431
    Programs: CNA

Lakes Region Community College

  • Rt 106, Prescott Hill
    Laconia, NH 03246
    Programs: CNA

Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center

  • 1 Medical Center Drive
    Lebanon, NH 03756
    Programs: CNA

Lebanon Center Genesis

LNA Health Careers, LLC

Golden View Health Care

  • 19 NH Route 104
    Meredith, NH 03253
    Programs: CNA

American Red Cross

  • 28 Concord Street
    Nashua, NH 03064
    Programs: CNA

St Joseph School of Nursing

Mountain View Nursing Home

  • 10 County Farm Road
    Ossipee, NH 03864
    Programs: CNA

American Red Cross

  • 273 Corporate Drive
    Portsmouth, NH 03801
    Programs: CNA

Edgewood Center

  • 928 South Street
    Portsmouth, NH 03801
    Programs: CNA

Coos County Nursing Hospital

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