Education

Department of Education and Staff Development


The mission of the Department of Education and Staff Development is to provide evidence-based educational opportunities, through the use of simulated learning experiences, that supports clinical staff in meeting the unique needs of a rural community. To develop a culture that embraces knowledge, competence, and a professional practice based on interdisciplinary collaboration and respect for all. In congruence with mission of Littleton Regional Healthcare, the department of education will empower staff to strive for excellence and provide compassionate, quality, patient-centered care to improve the health and wellness of the community.

Littleton Regional Healthcare’’S New Graduate Nurse Transition to Professional Practice Program

Littleton Regional Healthcare is proud to provide new graduate nurses with a robust Transition to Practice program to support you as you develop your professional practice. The mission of the education department is to provide evidence-based educational opportunities, through the use of simulated learning experiences, that support clinical staff in meeting the unique needs of a rural community. The education department is committed to creating a welcoming, safe learning environment where learners can develop critical thinking and clinical reasoning skills as they apply theory to practice. We pair each learner with an experienced nurse mentor to support you in your new role and prepare you to meet the challenges of caring for the complex needs of our patients. The program includes:

  • Experienced nurse preceptors to guide your unit orientation
  • Skill review sessions to provide “hands-on” practice with important nursing skills, including IV placement
  • High and Low Fidelity simulations in our SimLab that provide a safe environment to practice and refine a clinical skill, decision making, and prioritization
  • Debriefing sessions with other new graduate RNs that encourage and support reflective practice and successful role transition.

Littleton Regional Healthcare nurses are passionate about providing safe quality care that optimizes patient outcomes. Through our Transition to Practice Program, our goal is to share that passion as we support new nurses as they develop their professional practice.

Last updated: Oct 26, 2020

Littleton Regional Healthcare’s Medical Student Program & Clinical Rotations

Littleton Regional Healthcare hosts a wide variety of students looking to get hands-on clinical time to complete their educational degrees. We partner with local and national colleges and high schools to help teach any type of student that needs guidance.

Clinical rotations we host:

  • PA Students
  • RN Students
  • NP Students
  • DO Students
  • PT Students
  • CRNA Students
  • Radiology Tech Students
  • MD Students
  • LNA Students
  • MA Students
  • Lab Students

Last updated: Oct 26, 2020

Because of COVID-19 restrictions, we are not currently offering any scheduled classes. Please check back for updated information. 

Franklin Pierce University – Franklin Pierce University offers a 20% tuition discount to Littleton Regional Healthcare employees and immediate family members (to include spouse and children up to the age of 26). This discount applies to any online undergraduate program of study or any Master of Business Administration, Master of Education, Master of Science in Nursing, or Master of Science in Accounting program of study. Please visit their website or contact Admissions for more information.

BSNedu.org – Are you considering beginning or continuing your nursing education? Are you having difficulty deciding what type of program is right for you? Here is a website that contains reliable information about the programs that exist, and links to programs in New Hampshire (and the other 49 states) that may meet your needs.

Southern New Hampshire University – Southern New Hampshire 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

Rivier University – Rivier University offers academic programs at the Undergraduate, Professional Studies, Graduate, and Doctoral levels. You can choose from online and hybrid classes besides traditional in-person classes. Rivier offers a 15% discount to Littleton Regional Healthcare employees. The tuition billed focourses will be at the prevailing tuition per credit rate, less 15%. Under this agreement, the discount will apply to undergraduate (Professional Studies) and master’s level Graduate Division on-campus and online students only. This agreement does not apply to full-time undergraduate day programs nor to doctoral study. For more information, please visit the Rivier University website using the link below.

Plymouth State University – 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. 

Saint Anselm College – St. Anselm College in Manchester, NH offers a mostly online RN-BSN program. For more information visit their website with the link below.

Drexel University – Through an educational partnership between Littleton Regional Healthcare and Drexel University 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.

Salve Regina – Salve Regina offers a 100% online, RN to BSN, MSN-FNP, and DNP programs that gives RNs the chance to complete their degrees in an incredibly affordable, efficient, and flexible manner. Their RN to BSN program is designed for licensed registered nurses who graduated from an accredited program awarding an associate degree or a diploma in nursing with a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.7. Our flexible program builds on the foundation of your previous experiences to provide an educational and competitive edge in your field. Nurses, as well as family members of hospital employees, will receive a preferred tuition rate.

  • RN to BSN – $7,000 for Core Nursing Curriculum @$233.33 per credit hour
  • MSN-FNP – $34,000 for Core Nursing Curriculum @ $708.33 per credit hour
  • DNP – $20,500 for Core Nursing Curriculum @ $683.33 per credit hour

For information on the program, please visit the Salve Regina website.

Last updated: Dec 16, 2020

Contact Info


William Demers, RN
Manager of Education
(603) 444-9352

Kristyna Sullivan, RN, BSN
Clinical Coordinator Physician Practices
(603) 575-6221

Danielle Paquin-Pushee
Clinical Education/Student Coordinator
(603) 575-6104