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Licensed practical nurses (LPNs) provide both bedside care and basic medical care for patients. Bedside care enables sick, injured, and elderly patients to accomplish important quality-of-life tasks, such as bathing, eating, and using the restroom. LPNs are also trained to complete basic medical tasks like recording a patient’s vitals, monitoring catheters and medical equipment, dressing wounds, and administering medications. LPNs are often supervised by registered nurses (RNs), working in tandem to monitor a patient’s health and solve any arising issues.

New Hampshire’s LPNs must complete a state-approved certificate program, which typically requires one to 1.5 years of focused study. The LPN certificate program is offered at several accredited schools across the state, including public community colleges like NHTI and private institutions like the Salter School. All LPN candidates must pass the NCLEX-PN national licensure examination before beginning practice.

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New Hampshire’s 2,100 LPNs work in a broad array of healthcare settings. These include hospitals like Exeter Hospital and Cottage Hospital, as well as outpatient providers like the Department of Veterans Affairs. LPNs earn a median annual salary of $46,600 in the state of New Hampshire. High-performing and long-tenured LPNs can earn top-quartile pay of $53,800 or more annually.

To provide additional information for New Hampshire’s aspiring nurses, we’ve profiled below all of the accredited schools that offer a state-approved LPN certificate program.

Featured Schools

Manchester / Nashua area

Salter School of Nursing & Allied Health
  • Certificate in Practical Nursing: 86.6% NCLEX pass rate (2008 through 2012)
Harmony Health Care Institute
  • Certificate in Practical Nursing: 80.1% NCLEX pass rate (2008 through 2012)
School Program NCLEX score Time period
Salter School of Nursing & Allied Health
Certificate in Practical Nursing 86.6% 2008 to 2012
Harmony Health Care Institute
Certificate in Practical Nursing 80.1% 2008 to 2012

Other New Hampshire cities

NHTI, Concord's Community College
  • Certificate in Practical Nursing: 96.3% NCLEX pass rate (2008 through 2012)
River Valley Community College
  • Certificate in Practical Nursing: 88.2% NCLEX pass rate (2008 through 2012)
School Program NCLEX score Time period
NHTI, Concord's Community College
Certificate in Practical Nursing 96.3% 2008 to 2012
River Valley Community College
Certificate in Practical Nursing 88.2% 2008 to 2012