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Associate Degree Nursing Program FAQs

Are there a limited number of seats available for entry into the Associate Degree Nursing (ADN) program?
Program capacity varies based on availability of faculty and clinical sites. All qualified applicants will be considered. Returning students who have left the programs and are accepted for re-admission will be admitted to nursing courses on a space available basis.

What are the admission requirements for entry into the nursing program?
Access Admission Requirements information.

How long does it take to complete the nursing program?
Students typically take 2-3 years to complete the program. LPN-RN Advancement Option students take 2 years to complete the program.

Should I work while I am in the nursing program?
Full-time employment is not recommended since total course hours are 15½ hours/week for Nursing I, 21 hours/week for Nursing II-A and II-B, and 19 hours/week for Nursing III and you will be involved in the total academic program 4 or 5 days per week. You should also plan to allow yourself adequate time for assignments and study.

What's the typical schedule like for a student in the ADN Program?

SEMESTER 1 - FALL FRESHMAN YEAR:
Nursing I - NU 115: 5 hours lecture, 3 hours Sim Lab and 6 hours clinical per week
  Lab: You will be assigned to one section of lab that meets one day a week for three hours
  Day Clinical: Thursday or Friday 7-3
  Evening Clinical: Thursday or Friday 2-10
SEMESTERS 2 & 3 - SPRING & FALL:
Nursing II - NU 116, 117: 6 hours lecture and 15 hours clinical per week
  Day Clinical: Thursday and Friday 7-3
  Evening Clinical: Thursday and Friday 2-10
SEMESTER 4 - SPRING SENIOR YEAR:
Nursing III - NU 215: 4 hours lecture and 15 hours clinical per week
  Day Clinical: Thursday and Friday 7-3
  Evening Clinical: Thursday and Friday 2-10

How do I register for nursing courses? What courses should I take?
First semester students will receive a letter with registration dates, times and location. On registration days the Department Head and/or designated faculty will be available tto help you through the registration process and answer your questions. Continuing students will be able to register for their courses online after meeting with their advisor.

What is the dress code for clinical? Where can I buy uniforms?
The following are the uniform requirements for the NHTI ADN program and is purchased from Uniformly Yours of Laconia:

Top with emblem:       Scrub top with NHTI emblem, wine
Pant:                              Elastic waist pant or drawstring scrub pant, wine
Jacket with emblem:  Jacket with NHTI emblem and cuffs, white
Shoes:                          Sturdy white, no clogs, no sneakers, no colors
Socks/Nylons:             White only
Name Pin:                    White lettering on wine color background.

 


STUDENT NAME, SN
NHTI NURSING PROGRAM

 

When and how can I apply for my Nursing Assistant license?
Nursing students will be eligible to apply for their LNA license after successful completion of Nursing I. Applications may be obtained from the New Hampshire Board of Nursing at (603) 271-6599.

Do you offer CPR courses?
Occasionally CPR training may be offered on campus through Health Services (603) 230-4043 and Granite State CPR (603) 230-4042. The American Red Cross, American Heart Association and other organizations routinely offer these courses. All nursing students are required to be CPR certified before attending the first day of clinical. CPR course should include one and two person, adult, infant and child CPR. First aid is not required.

What is the admission test for LPNs who wish to advance to RN? When is the next test date? Can I get study/prep materials? What score do I need to get?
Incoming students who are already licensed as LPNs and wish to enter the LPN-RN Advancement Option take the Foundations of Nursing portion of the Acceleration Challenge Examination I prepared by the NLN. For test dates and registration contact the Admissions Office at (603) 230-4011.

Practical Nursing Program FAQs

Are there a limited number of seats available for entry into the Practical Nursing program?
The PN Program is currently limited to 24 students.

What are the admission requirements for entry into the Practical Nursing program?
Access Admission Requirements information.

How long does it take to complete the Practical Nursing program?
The Practical Nursing program takes one year. It begins in January and continues through December.

Should I work while I am in the Practical Nursing program?
Full-time employment is not recommended since total course hours are 16 hours/week for Practical Nursing I, 18 hours/week for Practical Nursing II, and 19 hours/week for Practical Nursing III and you will be involved in the total academic program four days per week. You should also plan to allow yourself adequate time for assignments and study.

What's the typical schedule like for a Practical Nursing student?

SEMESTER 1 - SPRING:
Practical Nursing I: 4 hours lecture, 4 hours Sim Lab and 7½ hours clinical per week
  Lab You will be assigned to one section of lab that meets one day a week for four hours.
  Day Clinical: Thursday or Friday 7-3
  Evening Clinical Thursday or Friday 2-10
SEMESTER 2 - SUMMER:
Practical Nursing II: 3 hours lecture and 15 hours clinical per week
  Clinical: Thursday and Friday 7-3
SEMESTER 3 - FALL:
Practical Nursing III: 4 hours lecture and 15 hours clinical per week
  Clinical: Thursday and Friday 7-3

How do I register for nursing courses? What courses should I take?
First semester students will receive a letter with registration dates, times and location. On registration days the Department Head and/or designated faculty will be available to you to help you through the registration process and answer your questions. Continuing students will be able to register for their courses online after meeting with their advisor.

What is the Practical Nursing program dress code for clinical? Where can I buy uniforms?
The following are the uniform requirements for the Practical Nursing program and is purchased from Uniformly Yours of Laconia:

Top:                               Gray polo shirt
Pant:                              Elastic waist pant or drawstring scrub pant, white
Jacket with emblem:  Jacket with cuffs, wine
Shoes:                          Sturdy white, no clogs, no sneakers, no colors
Socks/Nylons:             White only
Name Pin:                    Wine color lettering on grey background.

 


STUDENT NAME, SN
NHTI PRACTICAL NURSING PROGRAM

 

When and how can I apply for my Nursing Assistant license?
Nursing students will be eligible to apply for their LNA license after successful completion of Practical Nursing I. Applications may be obtained from the New Hampshire Board of Nursing at (603) 271-6599.

Do you offer CPR courses?
NHTI does not offer CPR courses on a regular basis. Occasionally CPR training may be offered on campus through Health Services (603) 230-4043 and Granite State CPR (603) 340-5970. The American Red Cross, American Heart Association and other organizations routinely offer these courses. All nursing students are required to be CPR certified before attending the first day of clinical. CPR course should include one and two person, adult, infant and child CPR. First aid is not required.

 

Mary Jean Byer
Nursing Department Head
(603) 271-6484 x4272
mjbyer@ccsnh.edu

Admissions
31 College Drive
Concord, NH 03301
(603) 230-4011
nhtiadm@ccsnh.edu

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