New Hampshire Technical Institute (NHTI), the college destined to become Concord’s Community College was founded in 1965 as an engineering college. Years later, the college introduced non- engineering programs and this warranted the change of name to represent the modern status yet giving credit to the past. The college offers about 30 associate degree programs, 30 certificate programs and the only diploma in Practical Nursing. It is one of the colleges that offer all its programs in one campus location.
Nursing Programs at NHTI
The college offers three nursing programs: two leading to the associate degree in nursing and the only diploma in the college in practical nursing. The programs are approved by the New Hampshire Board of Nursing and accredited by the National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission. Besides the mainstream programs, the college also offers Continuing Education for nurses. The College has also recently been approved by the American Bar Association to start offering a Legal Nurse Consultant Certificate.
Nursing Program Practical Nursing Diploma
The practical nursing program offers a curriculum that prepares students to take the NLCEX-PN exam to become licensed practical nurses (LPNs). Prior to admission, students must complete a NHTI placement testing. Admission is very competitive and selection is based on cumulative point system derived from the score from the placement and prerequisite college courses.
Classes commence in January each year and progresses for three semesters including a summer semester. The coursework is designed to be completed in one year of full time study otherwise; students can take more time but not exceed two years from admission date. A total of 42-43 credits are required to become eligible to graduate with a Practical Nursing Diploma and take the NCLEX-PN exam.
Nursing Associate Degree
The nursing associate program offers a curriculum designed to prepares students to become registered nurses by taking the NCLEX-RN exam. Admission is competitive and is also based on the cumulative system point system as of the practical nursing program. Those students who make their applications before November 21st may be considered for an Early Action Admission. The program has two entry options: a Day Option for entry-level students and a LPN-RN Advancement Option. Admission occurs every fall semester.
For the generic day option, students must take 72-73 credits at NHTI community college which can be completed in 2 years but not in more than 4 years. Satisfactory completion of the coursework awards the students an Associate in Science in nursing degree: a transferable degree. Students also become eligible to apply and take the NLCEX-RN exam to become registered nurses (RN).
Nursing Program LPN-RN Advancement Option
LPNs who wish to become registered nurses are welcomed to take this route. Candidates must have current LPN licenses for the state of New Jersey to be allowed to take the National League for Nursing (NLN) Acceleration Challenge Exam. The scores for this exam are used for selection purposes. After admission, students take a LPN-RN Advancement Course to receive advanced placement into the associate degree.
Nursing Professional Development
New Hampshire Technical Institute is an approved provider of nursing Continuing Education through the state’s board of nursing by the American Nurses Credentialing Center. The college also offers a certificate program for those interested in becoming legal nurse consultants.
RN graduates from NHTI have the opportunity to take advantage of the existing articulation agreements. This enables them to transfer seamlessly to the Bachelor of Science in nursing programs in the following universities:
- University of New England
- Franklin Pierce University
- University of New Hampshire
New Hampshire Technical Institute
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