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New Training Program - Coming Soon!

For more information on training program admission call the Admissions Office at (603) 884-4631. For Medical Assisting and Phlebotomy information e-mail Mrs. Kim Reda at For Nursing Assistant information e-mail Mrs. Yolaine Beaulieu at

Hover over the Training Programs Links in the box to the right for more information or to APPLY NOW.

Nursing Assistant Training Program Information

Next start date: March 11, 2024

Deadline to apply: Friday, February 23, 2024

The Nursing Assistant Training Program at St. Joseph School of Nursing, 5 Woodward Avenue, Nashua, NH, includes 54 hours of theory class time (including 15 hours nursing skills lab) and 72 hours of clinical practice at St. Joseph Hospital, for a total of 126 training hours.  After successful completion of the course, trainees will be eligible to take the NH nursing assistant state examination (60 test questions and a practical demonstration) and then apply for a NH nursing assistant license.  

Nursing assistants provide direct care to clients in a variety of health care settings under the supervision of the professional nurse.  The training program begins with the student in the classroom setting to learn basic nursing theory. Basic nursing care procedures, body mechanics and safety techniques are taught in the classroom and practiced in concurrent lab sessions. Scope of practice, professionalism and effective communication skills are incorporated into the curriculum.

The nursing assistant training program is based on a unique body of knowledge designed to support the health care needs of persons, community and society. We believe in demonstrating sensitivity to individuals' cultural diversity.

The nursing assistant curriculum progresses from the simple to complex and includes opportunities for the student to acquire knowledge, skills and an appreciation for the multidimensional nature and holistic view of persons, community and society in order to function effectively in their roles. The nursing assistant training program provides the student with a foundation upon which additional education may be built.  

Funding may be available through the Southern New Hampshire Services Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act or through St. Joseph Hospital for employees. 


Medical Assisting Training Program Information (Milford Satellite)

UPDATE: Next Start Date: March 18, 2024 

Deadline to apply: March 8, 2024

The Medical Assisting program at our Milford Satellite is a 12-week training program with 288 hours of classroom lecture and classroom clinical lab, and 160 hours of externship for a total of 448 program hours.

The training prepares trainees for employment as a medical assistant. Upon completion of the program, the graduate is eligible to take the CCMA (NHA) exam, leading to national credentialing as a Certified Clinical Medical Assistant.

The team-based learning model focuses on a high standard of clinical skills, medical ethics, and professionalism to meet the complex demands in medical offices, hospital clinics, outpatient care centers, and urgent care centers.

The training focuses in areas including laboratory testing, phlebotomy, obtaining vital signs, assisting with exams and minor outpatient procedures, medical coding, and patient scheduling. This fast paced training will require students to successfully demonstrate a range of administrative and clinical competencies including managing electronic medical records, medical coding, medical billing and patient scheduling, phlebotomy, laboratory testing, collecting and preparing specimens for microbiological testing, obtaining vital signs, assisting with exams and minor outpatient surgical procedures, maintaining infections control and sterilization techniques, and applying pharmacology principles to prepare and administer medications and vaccines.

Phlebotomy Training Program Information (Milford Satellite)

Next start date: June 10, 2024

Deadline to apply: May 24, 2024

The Phlebotomy Training Program at our Milford Satellite integrates theoretical, practical and interpersonal skills, providing the basis for the trainee to effectively perform as an entry-level phlebotomist upon completion of the program. Classroom learning consists of 120 hours combined with an externship requirement of 32 hours and 50 successful venipunctures. The externship will be performed in a clinical laboratory or other health care facility, providing the trainee with the knowledge and skills necessary to take the national credentialing exam for phlebotomist. Phlebotomy technicians provide critical support to clinical practitioners, collecting and analyzing blood specimens among other lab duties. Good communication ability, fine motor skills and some mobility are required for phlebotomists to successfully perform in most clinical settings.


1. Application

An application for admission to St. Joseph School of Nursing must be completed at  An application fee of $25 is due with the application.  An applicant can pay by phone at (603) 884-4631 using a credit card or send in a check or money order made payable to: St. Joseph School of Nursing. An admission file will be considered "incomplete" and will not be considered for admission if the credit card or personal check payment cannot be processed by the application deadline due to insufficient funds or other account problem(s).  A charge of $25 will be made for any returned checks. The application fee will be credited towards the tuition fee. Inquiries may be made by phone at (603) 594-2567 or (603) 884-4631.

2. Transcript(s)

PLEASE NOTE:  All transcripts must come from the institution(s) directly either by email, US mail, or if hand carried must be in an unopened official school envelope with seal.

a) High School/GED/HiSET

The applicant must submit an official high school or GED or HiSET transcript from a US Department of Education approved school or facility.  The high school diploma, GED or HiSET must show courses of study related to math, science, reading, and writing skills as part of the secondary school education.

b) Foreign Documents/Transcripts

Applicants with foreign documents must have them translated through the Center for Educational Documentation in Boston, MA or World Education Services, Inc. in New York, NY.  Translation must indicate that the applicant has the equivalent of a US High School Diploma.

Center for Educational Documentation(CED)     
PO Box 170116                                                                    
Boston, MA 02117                                                                 
Tel: (617) 338-7171                                                              
Fax: (617) 338-7101 on-line:    
World Education Services Inc. (WES)
Bowling Green Station
PO Box 5087
New York NY  10274-5087