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CCNH Launches Pathways Program to Advance Nursing Careers

By Michael McDonough | March 2, 2021
Catholic Charities New Hampshire's Pathways Program

Catholic Charities NH, which operates seven skilled nursing facilities statewide, announced the creation of its “Pathways” program, offering unique career development and advancement opportunities for New Hampshire residents seeking a rewarding career in the healthcare field.

The Pathways program consists of several opportunities:

  • For entry-level candidates/unit aides seeking a Licensed Nursing Assistant (LNA) license, we provide full financial assistance to pursue an LNA Certificate program. We will cover the cost of the program prior to starting it, and upon completion, participants will be placed into a full-time or part-time LNA role (based on your preference).
  • For Licensed Nursing Assistants (LNAs), Catholic Charities NH offers select full-tuition scholarship opportunities to attend a full-time Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) degree program at Harmony Health Care Institute in Merrimack.
  • For LPNs, Catholic Charities NH offers select scholarship opportunities for Registered Nurse (RN) degrees.

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While participating in these various development opportunities, healthcare professionals will also gain valuable hands-on experience within a unique faith-based, nonprofit work environment committed to person-centered care. Employees earn competitive pay and benefits, including flexible working schedules, comprehensive health insurance, additional career advancement opportunities and more.

“A career in healthcare is a unique and rewarding chance to make a lasting difference on hundreds of lives every day,” said Alain Bernard, avp of healthcare services for Catholic Charities NH. “But developing a career can be difficult for those who are balancing work with family and other priorities, or lack the financial resources to pursue appropriate education. This program provides an easier and more flexible way to cultivate and grow in a career that you love while creating a better path forward in your personal life.”

“I wouldn’t be where I am in my career without the opportunities provided by Catholic Charities NH,” said Roxanne Perry, assistant nursing director of Mt. Carmel Rehabilitation and Nursing Center in Manchester, who started with Catholic Charities five years ago as an LPN. “They helped me attain my Associate of Science in Nursing (ASN) and become a registered nurse (RN) through a scholarship program between Rivier University and Catholic Charities NH. I don’t see any other organization doing what Catholic Charities is doing. They are giving people opportunities to grow in their career and you have no idea how that can change someone’s life.”

The program is available to employees at all Catholic Charities NH skilled nursing facilities. This includes Mt. Carmel Rehabilitation and Nursing Center in Manchester, St. Teresa Rehabilitation and Nursing Center in Manchester, St. Joseph Residence in Manchester, St. Ann Rehabilitation and Nursing Center in Dover, St. Francis Rehabilitation and Nursing Center in Laconia, St. Vincent Rehabilitation and Nursing Center in Berlin and Warde Senior Living in Windham.

For more information and to apply for a career with Catholic Charities NH, visit cc-nh.org/pathways.

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