We want to hear from LNAs
We are reaching out to our members and followers to see if you can help us identify LNA's that would like to speak before a New Hampshire Legislative Study Committee that is meeting to discuss transitioning from Licensing Nursing Assistants (LNA) to Certified Nursing Assistants (CNA) here in New Hampshire. The hearing is scheduled for Wednesday, September 25, 2019 at 1:00pm in the Legislative Office Building in Concord.
As you may recall, the New Hampshire Nurses Association (NHNA) conducted a survey of LNA's last year regarding this matter and 60% of the respondents preferred to remain LNAs. 20% preferred to transition to CNA and 20% did not care one way or the other. Many LNA's responded that losing the title Licensed Nursing Assistant was perceived as a loss of professionalism.
Unfortunately, the survey NHNA conducted was anonymous. Now we are looking for LNAs that would like to speak to either side of the issue. Joan Widmer, Nurse Executive Director, will be present at this meeting and will be happy to help any LNA volunteers to prepare for speaking to the three state legislators that comprise the Committee (two of whom are nurses themselves). Anyone interested should contact NHNA by emailing us at firstname.lastname@example.org and put LNA Meeting in the subject line.
Thanks for sharing this out reach with your LNA colleagues.