• Be A Nursing Assistant

    The American Red Cross Medical Education and Testing program prepares students for one of the highest demand jobs in the state.

    In the Red Cross Nurse Assistant training (NAT) program, students learn to care for residents of nursing homes, hospitals, and home healthcare organizations. This rewarding program trains students to help clients maintain their quality of life. Classes are flexible and offered day and night. The valuable skills learned in the nine-week NAT program give students a solid foundation for entering the healthcare field.

    Other Medical Education and Testing programs offered by the Red Cross include a re-entry program and Instructor Training Courses.

    Nurse Assistant Training Scheduled Dates and Locations

    Questions? Call 1-800-733-2767

    Related Links: Download Winter Class Cancellation Policy

    Betsy Burtis | Program Manager | Elizabeth.Burtis@redcross.org

    American Red Cross Nurse Assistant Training Program

    Information/Orientation Sessions:
    Sessions last approx. 1-1.5 hours.

    • 2 Maitland Street - Concord, NH
      1:30pm every Wednesday

    • 438 Washington Street (River Valley Community College) - Keene, NH
      1:00pm every Tuesday

    • 320 Corporate Drive (Great Bay Community College) - Portsmouth, NH
      Classroom 127
      2:30 every Tuesday

    Please bring photo ID. All applicants must take pre-assessment screening test.

    Classes offered in NH - Concord, Franklin, Portsmouth, Keene Peterborough, Lebanon and Manchester.

    NAT (Nurse Assistant Training)

    The American Red Cross Nurse Assistant Training course provides 150 hours of classroom, lab, and clinical instruction which prepares students to deliver quality nursing care in long-term and acute-care facilities, as well as in-home care. This program is approved by the NH Board of Nursing, NH Department of Education Career School Commission & VT Board of Nursing. The valuable skills learned in this NAT program give students a solid foundation for entering the healthcare field. CPR/FA & AED certification is included in tuition.

    Daytime classes and evening classes are available.

    Minimum Requirements:

    • Must be 16 or older
    • Successfully complete personal interview and screening exam
    • Attend a Curriculum and Financial Information Session
    • High School diploma or GED is NOT required

    Program Objectives - Students Will...

    • Learn to care for residents in long-term facilities, at home and in the hospital
    • Help clients maintain independence and quality of life
    • Be eligible for the NH State licensing exam
    • Be able to apply for jobs with benefits
    • Build self-esteem and confidence
    • Gain first-hand experience in local long-term clinical settings

    For registration and class locations in New Hampshire only call 1-800-733-2767.

    Nursing Assistant Competency Evaluation Exam

    The American Red Cross Testing Office is approved by the NH Board of Nursing to administer the LNA exam for both initial & reinstatement licensure.

    We arrange testing dates for both individual & student groups for daytime and evenings.

    If you or your students have successfully completed the Nursing Assistant Training in NH or your LNA license has expired, please contact us for the test form, preparation guide and fees.

    We can be reached at 1-800-962-4337 or by email: Kristen.Oleson@Redcross.org Or Rosanne.Cancellieri@Redcross.org.

    Other Important Related Info:

    To verify your LNA license or inquire about renewal or reinstatement requirements & access related forms, you may contact the New Hampshire Board of Nursing located at 121 S. Fruit St. Concord NH 03301, telephone 603-271-6282, web:


    Instructor Training

    Participants will learn how to teach a Licensed Nurse Assistants program to work in today's direct care workforce. We are a NH Board of Nursing & VT Board of Nursing approved Train the Trainer program.