Pre-nursing program offered by Laconia Academy

LACONIA —Laconia Academy, the adult evening high school diploma program, will be offering high school level Chemistry with a Lab, Algebra I/Accuplacer, Human Biology with a Lab courses beginning the week of January 13–16. 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/health care profession, explained Peggy Selig, Program Director. 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 need for 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 15 week period. Algebra I/Accuplacer, and Human Biology & Lab will meet 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. Chemistry will be offered on Tuesday and Thursday evenings starting on Tuesday, January 14 and Thursday, January 16. Algebra I/Accuplacer will be held on Monday, January 13. Human Biology & Lab on Thursday evening, January 16.

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