Nursing Education

Nursing education and training support nurses in advancing their knowledge, while strengthening the nursing workforce at Dartmouth-Hitchcock. Excellence in nursing is the result of a commitment to lifelong learning on the part of our individual nurses and our organization.

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D-H Nurse Kristi O'Connor

Dartmouth-Hitchcock's Nursing Continuing Education Council is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation. As an accredited provider, Dartmouth-Hitchcock nurses, and nurses from member organizations, can feel confident that our continuing nursing education activities are of the highest quality to meet ongoing certification or licensure requirements. View the schedule of upcoming events here.

Resource Features
Tuition Discounts & Affiliated Nursing Schools
  • A number of the schools listed on this page offer tuition discounts to Dartmouth-Hitchcock employees.
  • All of the schools listed on this page have affiliation agreements with Dartmouth-Hitchcock. An affiliation agreement allows Dartmouth-Hitchcock student-employees to complete clinical hours or projects at Dartmouth-Hitchcock locations.
Nursing Student Projects
  • Learn more about our process for conducting a nursing student project at a Dartmouth-Hitchcock location.
Continuing Education for Professionals
  • Reduced or no-cost courses, conferences and events for D-H nurses
  • Continuing Nursing Education (CNE) and online transcripts provided
Nursing Grand Rounds
  • Attend in person at the Lebanon campus or virtually
  • Free Continuing Nursing Education (CNE)
Life Support Program

Courses offered:

  • Basic Life Support (BLS), Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) and Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS)
  • Electrocardiogram (ECG) rhythm recognition
  • Moderate sedation
Patient Safety Training Center
  • Skills training for practice and competency development
  • Team training to develop communication skills and teamwork
  • Surgical task trainers (robots) to develop procedural and surgical skills
  • Standardized patient programs
  • Center for research studies and product testing
Northern New England Geriatric Education Center
  • Education and resources designed to improve the health and quality of life for older adults in New Hampshire and Vermont by expanding the capacity of the healthcare workforce to provide high-quality, safe, and interdisciplinary care.
The Regional Program for Women’s and Children’s Health
  • Access to regional and national conferences and events
  • The latest pediatric and perinatal guidelines and protocols
  • A network of the region’s participating hospitals
D-HH Human Research Protection Program (IRB)
  • The D-HH Human Research Protection Program (HRPP) is the Institutional Review Board (IRB) at Dartmouth-Hitchcock - a federally mandated committee with the charge of overseeing institutional research projects involving human participants.
Dartmouth Biomedical Library
  • Offers instruction to help users with information resources, such as full-text journals and textbooks, MEDLINE, and the Internet.
  • Regularly-scheduled workshops
  • Workshops-on-request
  • Individual tutorials
Ethics Committee
  • Serves as a resource to D-H personnel, patients and families in dealing with ethical questions related to hospitalization and treatment
  • Sponsors educational programs for its members and the broader health care community in the region
  • Offers clinical ethics research opportunities
  • Provides community outreach
Gear Up for Research
  • Gear Up For Research is an information fair designed to inform researchers of the resources, tools, and consultation services available from departments across Dartmouth. This site includes links to many Dartmouth College and Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center resources that can assist you with your research, from proposal submission to publication.