Laconia Adult Ed offering nursing program prerequisite courses

LACONIA — Laconia Academy, the adult evening high school diploma program, will be offering high school level Chemistry with a Lab, Algebra I, Algebra II/Accuplacer/ and Human Biology with a Lab courses beginning the week of August 26-August 29. These courses are required pre-requisites for anyone desiring to enter a nursing program.

"In the Lakes Region area the interest and need is very high for people wanting to enter the nursing or health care related professions," explained Mrs. Peggy Selig, Program Director. The Laconia Adult Education Program. 

The New Hampshire State Nursing Program requires a High School level Chemistry with a Lab, Algebra I, and Human Biology with a Lab as entrance level courses for those people going into the nursing profession. It is also recommended that future nurses who have been out of high school for six years or more, take a refresher course in these subjects. There is a shortage of nurses in New Hampshire and these classes meet the entrance requirements for people wishing to become an RN or LPN. These required courses are also necessary for anyone desiring to become a Radiology Technician or going into Dental Hygiene.

Laconia Academy will be offering these classes over a fifteen week period. Algebra I meets on Tuesday evenings and Human Biology & Lab meets on Thursday evenings from 6-9 p.m. Algebra II/Accuplacer/ meets on Monday evenings from 6-9 p.m. The Chemistry with a Lab class will meet two nights per week on Tuesday and Thursday evenings from 6-8:30 p.m. Each class is worth one high school credit.

Pre-registration is required in all three classes. Anyone interested in enrolling or obtaining more information should contact the Laconia Adult Education Office at 524-5712.