Frequently Asked Questions

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An LNA – or also called a “Certified Nursing Assistant” or “caregiver” – plays a critical role in patient care. Becoming an LNA also serves as a starting point for a healthcare career that focuses on compassion and making a difference in the community. As an LNA, you’ll get a flexible work schedule in a close-knit community filled with purpose and job security.

An LNA provides basic nursing care which includes assisting patients and residents with bathing, dressing, eating and mobility. Among other tasks, they also take vital signs, work closely with other members of the healthcare team to observe and report information and provide companionship to those they care for.

Becoming an LNA is a great first step in entering the healthcare  field – from an LNA to a Medication Nursing Assistant (MNA), Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN), and/or a Registered Nurse (RN).

Starting off as an LNA can open doors to specialty fields outside of nursing too, such as:

  • Social worker
  • Occupational therapist
  • Healthcare Administrator
  • Physician Assistant
  • Physician
  • And many others!


For a full list of career options, take a look at the Southern New Hampshire Area Health Education Center’s Health Career Catalogue or download this NH Nursing Careers Pathways flyer. 

NH Needs Caregivers! is a training initiative – we are not an employer. We help to train LNAs and connect them with openings at skilled nursing facilities and long-term care facilities throughout New Hampshire.