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Complete CNA certification training in 3 months to become a licensed nursing assistant
New Hampshire, like most other states, is experiencing high demand for CNAs (Certified Nursing Assistants). Also known as Nurse Aides, these individuals assist patients or clients with healthcare needs under the supervision of a Registered Nurse or a Licensed Practical Nurse. In fact, some hospitals and nursing facilities in New Hampshire that are strapped for nursing assistants might be willing to offer free on-the-job training to those who will work for them.
The duties and responsibilities of a CNA include taking and recording vital signs, measuring the patient’s blood pressure, respiration, pulse, and temperature. CNAs should also be able to measure the patient’s input and output. The input means observing and recording how many ounces the patient has drunk and amount of meals they ate. Recording the output includes the urine, stools, emesis, sputum, and/or blood. The most common outputs recorded are urine and stool. As a basic care provider, CNAs should always keep the patient’s bed dry and make sure that the patient is hydrated. Assisting patients with dressing, walking, toileting, eating and drinking when necessary is part of the job. The CNA will also be trained to assist with Range of Motion (ROM) exercises if the patient’s mobility is an issue and may transport patients to hospital appointments. This will include transferring the patient from bed to chair and moving them by wheelchair or litter.
To become a CNA in New Hampshire, an individual must complete the one hundred fourty-four (144) hours of training that is required. CNA students have the option to attend the training program on a full-time or part-time basis. Full-time students complete the nursing assistant course within eight weeks while part-time students complete the same training in twelve weeks. Enrollment typically takes place twice a year, during the fall and spring semesters. Students who are interested in attending CNA classes have a lot of choices when it comes to selecting a training facility. The nursing assistant programs prepare students for the nurse aide certification exam and for entry level positions in health care environments.
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New Hampshire CNA Career Training Schools
Browse our list of New Hampshire schools that offer CNA training courses to become a certified nursing assistant. Nurse aide programs are usually offered at community colleges, junior colleges, trade schools and technical/vocational schools. Our directory includes as many CNA programs as possible, but is not complete as there may be additional CNA programs that are not listed here. Many long-term care facilities offer CNA training to current employees and trainees. In many cases these programs are not widely advertised, but can be discovered by contacting the facilities directly.
3 Steps to New Hampshire CNA Certification
1) Graduate from an approved CNA training program
2) Pass the New Hampshire CNA certification exam (must achieve passing score in the written portion and the clinical skills portion)
3) Pass the New Hampshire CNA test within 24 months of completing a nurse aide education program
How can I become a CNA in New Hampshire if I currently hold a CNA license in another state?
You can apply for a New Hampshire CNA license by way of reciprocity through the New Hampshire State Board of Nursing. If reciprocity is granted you will then need to request to be included on the New Hampshire nurse aide registry list so that your license can be verified by potential employers.
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