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Qualified military members can get temporary nursing assistant licenses to help in NH nursing homes

Qualified military members can get temporary nursing assistant licenses to help in NH nursing homes
Military members with certain specialty codes indicating medical training, who have used that training in the last three years, can apply for temporary nursing assistant licenses through the state Board of Nursing. Emergency medical technicians can apply for temporary nursing assistant licenses, too.

Qualified military members can get temporary nursing assistant licenses to help in NH nursing homes N.31, 2020, allowing emergency medical technicians and military members whose training has equipped them for work in nursing homes to work in long-term care facilities with temporary licenses.(Tribune News Service) —  Emergency medical technicians and military members whose training has equipped them for work in nursing homes can work in long-term care facilities with temporary licenses, after Gov.Nursing homes and other long-term care facilities have been hit hard by the COVID-19 pandemic, and industry leaders say there are not enough staff in many facilities.

"We're in a real battle, and we need all the troops we can get until we get everyone vaccinated," Brendan Williams president and CEO of the New Hampshire Health Care Association, a trade group for nonprofit nursing homes, said in a statement Friday.Another program aimed at keeping nursing homes staffed was a $300-per-week stipend for workers, on top of their wages.

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