About American School of Nursing


American School of Nursing and Medical Careers is a private career training school that offers healthcare career education. We are dedicated to meeting the needs of our students through quality education and support services while fostering an environment that inspires academic excellence, intellectual curiosity, social responsibility, and an interest in life-long learning and continued higher education.

Our career training program at our Manchester, New Hampshire campus provide hands-on career training in practical nursing. The program can be completed in under a year. We support our current and graduated students through career and placement services.

A History of Career Training

American School of Nursing and Medical Careers was founded in 1997, by Health Career Training Associates, LLC, as a small post-secondary proprietary school with a Nursing Assistant Program. The primary focus of the Health Career Training Associates School was a competency-based vocational program for nursing students. The Practical Nursing program was developed in 2002 and received approval by the New Hampshire Board of Nursing in February of 2003. In July of 2007, they gained accreditation through NLNAC (National League for Nursing Accreditation Commission), now called ACEN (Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing). At this time, they changed the name of their school from HCTA to NESPN (New England School of Practical Nursing) to identify its purpose in the title within the organization. In December of 2009, The New England School of Practical Nursing was purchased by Premier Education Group (PEG). The name of the school was changed to The Salter School of Nursing and Allied Health and remained at the 60 Rogers Street location until February 2012. In February 2012, Premier Education Group relocated the campus to 670 N. Commercial Street, Manchester, New Hampshire within the historic Jefferson Mill Building. Change in the location allowed the students additional classroom space, well-equipped labs and a pleasant neighborhood surrounding other schools of higher learning. In August of 2019 it became American School of Nursing and Medical Careers

Mission & Philosophy Statement

American School of Nursing and Medical Careers is dedicated to the provision and promotion of quality, career-oriented educational opportunities for Practical Nurses through classroom participation, hands-on laboratory experience, and applicable on-the-job training in clinical opportunities.

It is our belief:

  • That the courses offered to be designed to provide each participant with the knowledge and skills that will foster successful employment in the health care field.
  • That the schedule of courses is designed to offer each participant the opportunity to choose a career path.
  • That an equal opportunity for education and employment be afforded to each participant without discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, national and ethnic origin, gender, age, sexual orientation, disability, veteran status, or marital status.

American School of Nursing and Medical Careers fosters a career advancement program, beginning with basic academic skills and an opportunity for those with existing family and/or work responsibilities to acquire a health career education in a non-traditional scheduling format, offered on various schedules.