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Pictured above: St. Joseph School of Nursing students Maggie Paré and Cosmo Rowell. (Courtesy photo)

St. Joseph School of Nursing: A Path That Offers Purpose, Passion and Possibilities

Are you looking to begin your career or navigate a career change? Are you interested in a path that offers purpose, passion and lots of possibilities? If so, health care may be the calling for you.

Health care organizations across New Hampshire, including St. Joseph Hospital, need medical and nursing assistants. Both are an integral part of any health care system. Medical assistants typically work in doctor’s offices and urgent care centers while nursing assistants provide direct patient care in hospitals or other care settings.

A Bright Future

St. Joseph School of Nursing programs provide a solid footing for a successful medical career. Best of all, graduates are poised to potentially take on full-time positions at St. Joseph Hospital.

Maggie Paré is a Nashua resident and a student in the associate of science nursing program. She is also the president of her cohort, which will graduate in August 2022. In addition, she works at St. Joseph Hospital as a licensed nursing assistant, or LNA. Maggie plans to continue pursuing her education with the ultimate goal of working in women’s health or critical care.

“What I like most about the St. Joseph School of Nursing is its supportive instructors and small classes. Everyone is caring and nurturing. It genuinely feels like a family,” Paré says. “Nursing is more than taking care of people. It’s about being a light for patients who may be experiencing their darkest days. I’m thankful to St. Joseph’s for preparing me to take on such a rewarding career.”

Certified in Eight to Twelve Weeks

“If a student has the heart it takes to work in health care, I will help them to succeed,” said Kim L. Hashem-Dugal, MBA, CCMA, associate dean of St. Joseph School of Nursing. “I take great pride in supporting the launch of new careers.”

Offered in-person at the St. Joseph School of Nursing, training for high-demand positions like medical and nursing assistants takes as little as eight to 12 weeks. Once a student completes classroom lectures, hands-on clinical labs and internships, they’re encouraged to take national certification exams to bolster their marketability.

Hashem-Dugal adds, “Being nationally certified reinforces to prospective employers that candidates have the knowledge and experience they need.”

Learn More

To learn more about St. Joseph School of Nursing as well as its specific programs and application deadlines, please visit sjson.edu, scan the QR code below or call 603.594.2567.

SJH QR CodeSt. Joseph Hospital is a member of Covenant Health.

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