White Mountains Community College and River Valley Community College have partnered together to offer the Licensed Practical Nursing (LPN) program on the WMCC campus. Students apply to RVCC and are taught by RVCC nursing faculty. Students attend class and labs on the WMCC campus. Clinicals are held at healthcare organizations in the White Mountains Region.
Becoming a Licensed Practical Nurse will prepare you for a career in a fast-paced healthcare environment in just one year. Each LPN course incorporates classroom learning with simulation laboratory activities and are designed in every way to prepare you for a successful entry into the healthcare workforce. With a high demand in New Hampshire for LPN, starting your path to your career can start today!
With our LPN program closely linked with our rigorous associate degree nursing program, students who wish to continue their healthcare career journey will be eligible to apply to the LPN to RN track at White Mountains Community College.
Long term care, hospitals, physician/outpatient health centers, visiting nurse and home health care.
Interested students are required to attend a mandatory nursing informational session. Due to Covid-19, face-to-face info. sessions have been suspended. Please contact Dolores Gifford, MSN, RN, and she will forward the Nursing Information Session PowerPoint presentation to you for your review. We will continue to monitor the situation and will resume our face to face info sessions as appropriate.
Effective February 8, 2021, this nursing program is a candidate for initial accreditation by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing. This candidacy status expires on February 8, 2023.
Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN)
3343 Peachtree Road NE, Suite 850
Atlanta, GA 30326
Note: Upon granting of initial accreditation by the ACEN Board of Commissioners, the effective date of initial accreditation is the date on which the nursing program was approved by the ACEN as a candidate program that concluded in the Board of
Commissioners granting initial accreditation.
The clinical portion of the degree program is offered at area health care facilities (“clinical sites”). Clinical sites establish their own requirements for persons entering their facilities for educational purposes. Clinical sites may have established vaccination requirements, including vaccination for COVID-19. As with all clinical program requirements, the clinical site reserves the right to deny participation to any student who does not meet required clinical criteria and do not follow clinical site policies. Individual programs of study do not have the authority to secure clinical experience(s) for students who do not meet eligibility criteria. Students participating in clinicals must adhere to the sites’ requirements. While these are not college requirements, failure to adhere to the clinical site requirements will result in ineligibility to complete the Nursing program. Students may request exemptions through the appropriate college or clinical coordination representative, who will forward the request to the clinical site for consideration. Until an exemption or approval for attendance is granted by the clinical site, students will not be able to attend their assigned clinicals. Inability to attend clinical could impact clinical attendance, continuation in the program, and financial aid. Students should contact Sarah Baillargeon MSN, RN, WMCC Nursing Program Coordinator to find out a clinical site’s vaccine requirements and the process for seeking exemption.