I too am new to the forum and am in the same boat that you are. I was a CNA in another state and just passed my NH LNA exam so I will be a working LNA in NH in a few weeks. I'm excited to get back into healtcare and am looking into LPN programs myself. I have spoken to people at The New England School of Practical Nursing (HCTA) and I'm pretty convinced that their program is legit. There is another LPN school in Salem, NH called First Choice Training Institute. I haven't spoken to anyone there but I haven't been lead to believe that there is anything covert about either of these institutions.
Holden Medical Institute, Nashua Campus was another LPN school in the area but was shut down. However their website is still active. You can find archived articles from the local paper. Just google HMI and you can find and read them. :typing
I am really excited to start an LPN program but am scared about trying to pay for it. In my research I have found that LPN career training is not federally funded = no federal financial aid. And with the economy the way it is I'm sure that it is going to be very hard to get a loan or to even be able to pay for the LPN program. But you may have found some different info in your research.
I hope all this info helps shed some light for you. If you hear anything else about different programs or
loan/payment options please let me know. And if I come across anything that may help you along the way I will pass it along. Good luck!
P.S. If you haven't stumbled upon this yet, I think this will help...