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Staff Education

Littleton Regional Healthcare strives to educate and develop all employees to provide quality, compassionate and accessible healthcare in a manner that brings value to our staff, patients, and their families. Regularly scheduled classes and courses for LRH staff are listed on this website.  If you would like to register for a course or need more information please email cflores@littletonhospital.org.

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Lippincott Nursing Procedures & Skills

Lippincott's Nursing Procedures  & Skills is our official source for step-by-step clinical nursing procedures for all hospital clinical areas.  The nursing management team has moved most LRH clinical nursing procedures to this location and has customized frequently used Lippincott procedures so they are consistent with our policies.

Lippincott's Nursing Procedures & Skills is the LRH official Nursing Department Clinical Procedure Manual.  The website has over 2000 clinical procedures that are updated quarterly.  This website can be accessed at the point of care through our Workstations on Wheels (WOWs) and all desk top computers on campus with access to the internet. To create a user ID and Password to access this resource off campus or through your smart phone or iPad, contact the Education Department.

Lippincott's Nursing Solutions

Lippincott's Nursing Solutions is a suite of courses designed to provide nursing staff with evidenced-based knowledge to acquire basic and advanced skills for the acute, critical care, maternal child and peri-operative settings.  Most of the courses are approved by the ANCC for continuing nursing education contact hours.  Click here to access the course catalog.  Click here for instructions to access the courses through Healthstream.

Mosby Nursing Consult

Mosby's Nursing Consult offers access to nursing journals, reference books and continuing education for LRH employees on this website. 

Mosby's Nursing Consult contains access to all nursing textbooks and journals published by Mosby.  This includes the online edition of Gahart's IV Medication Administration, which is approved by our Pharmacy & Therapeutics Committee as the source of current information for safe administration of infusion therapy. Use this resource to access free nursing continuing education programs, patient education resources and the nursing literature. 

Information about BLS, CPR, ACLS, PALS, PEARS, NRP Course Schedule 

 

LRH Education and Staff Development Websites and Resources

eLearning Websites 

Access the Healthstream website on or off campus by clicking on the above logo. Instructions for accessing Healthstream from your home computer. 

Access the American Association of Critical Care Nurses E-Learning Website on or off campus by clicking on the above logo.

Online Education Opportunities for all Employees 

Drexel University - Through an educational partnership between Littleton Regional Healthcare and Drexel University Online, employees and their immediate family members can achieve their academic goals by earning a distinguished degree or certificate conveniently online.  Nursing staff can complete their BSN degree or consider an online RN-MSN bridge program or other graduate degrees in business.   Take advantage of this exclusive opportunity to advance your education with one of “America’s BEST Colleges 2013” as ranked by U.S. News & World Report.  Learn more about the programs and benefits available to LRH employees through this program by clicking on the Drexel University Online button or hyperlink (above) or enter this URL in your internet browser www.drexel.com/LRHC.

Online Nursing Programs

RNtoBSNOnline.com, is a comprehensive online resource for registered nurses considering a bachelor's degree in nursing. This team has collected all the unbiased, research based information you need to make informed decisions about your education.

Georgetown University School of Nursing & Health Studies offers an innovative Master’s in Nursing online. Georgetown will match the tuition reimbursement benefits offered to LRH nurses in addition to scholarships and assistance with grant applications.  For more information visit the Littleton Regional Hospital & Nursing @ Georgetown website or contact Sandy OStrander, RN BSN.


Plymouth State University
offers a generic (full-time, on campus) BSN program and an online RN-BSN completion program. Nurses who completed an ADN at any Community College in the New Hampshire University System (WMCC, LRCC) pay the same tuition rate for the BSN completion program. For more information visit https://www.plymouth.edu/academics/undergraduate-programs/course-details/?code=RN&type=J&department_code=NU.


Southern New Hamshire University
offers a variety of online programs.  Through an educational partnership between SNHU and LRH, employees and their family members qualify for a 10% discount on all SNHU online degrees.  In addition, nurses who completed an ADN at any New Hampshire Community College since 2010 can complete their BSN online for the same tuition rate plus the 10% discount!  For more information go to http://www.snhu.edu/ps/default.asp

St. Anselm College in Manachester, NH offers a mostly online RN-BSN program. For more information visit their website at http://www.anselm.edu/Academics/Majors-and-Departments/Nursing/RN-to-BSN.htm.

University of Maine - Fort Kent Online RN-BSN program.  This program is designed to be as flexible and responsive to individual student needs as possible within the constraints of curriculum, university and accreditation requirements, and quality educational theory. The length of the program is dependent upon the amount of acceptable transfer credit; success in completion of CLEP, proficiency, and nursing examinations; and part-time or full-time status. In most instances a minimum of two years should be anticipated for completion. 

Need money to go back to school or pay off a student loan? Here are some hyperlinks to information about Scholarships and Student Loan Forgiveness programs for healthcare professionals in high need areas.

The National Health Service Corps offers loan repayment assistance to support qualified health care providers who choose to bring their skills where they’re most needed. These awards are based on the need of the community where the graduate works, not on his or her income or assets.  To access more information about this program go to http://nhsc.hrsa.gov/loanrepayment/.

 Every year the NURSE Corps Loan Repayment Program enables dedicated registered nurses committed to caring for underserved people to serve in hospitals and clinics in some of America's neediest communities, improving the lives of their patients and transforming their own.  To acces more nformation about this program go to http://www.hrsa.gov/loanscholarships/repayment/nursing/index.html .

 

LRH Department Websites

LRH Dept of Nursing Administration
LRH Infection Control Department
 

Nursing Profession Websites

New Hampshire Nursing Association THe NHNA offers membership services and LRH hosts online teleconferencing to NHNA meetings.  Register for programs and meetings on this website.

New Hampshire Board of Nursing Time to renew your licence?  Do it online in minutes.  Need information on the scope of nursing practice in New Hampshire?  Here's where to begin. You can also find information about continuing competency requirements for nurses and LNAs on this webpage.

Lippincott's Nursing Center offers access to Lippincott's nursing journals and inexpensive nursing continuing education courses. 

 

Clinical Specialty Websites

American Physical Therapy Association (APTA)

American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC)

American Association of Critical Care Nurses (AACN)

American Society of Radiologic Technologists (ASRT)

Association of periOperative Registered Nurses (AORN)

Association of Women's Health, Obstetric and Neonatal Nurses (AWHONN)

Emergency Nurses Association ENA)

Sigma Theta Tau (International Honor Society of Nursing)

Society of Urologic Nurses and Associates (SUNA)

Society of Gastroenterology Nurses and Associates, Inc. (SGNA)

Society of Pediatric Nurses

Free Continuing Education Websites

These websites may require you to set up an account in order to access the free continuing education courses they offer.

Medscape has a wealth of resources for continuing education, disease and drug information.

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention CEU/CME Home Page

Medline University

Mosby's Clinical Updates CE Program - LRH staff can establish an account wiith Mosby on the Nursing Consult home page.  This will allow access  from an off campus computer. 

Lippincott's Nursing Center.com LRH staff can create an account with Lippincott from any computer on campus to access free and low cost continuing education, nursing news, journals and other clinical and professional information from home.

Nurse CEU.com This website provides a directory of free continuing education courses from a variety of university, professional organization and vendor sources.

More Educational Resources

National Library of Medicine

Last updated: Nov 17, 2014

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