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New Hampshire Nursing Schools

Accredited Nursing Schools in New Hampshire

In New Hampshire and in other US states, our experts help nursing students and nursing schools connect. Below is our list of nursing schools in New Hampshire accredited by at least one of the two major US nursing commissions: Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE) and National League for Nursing Accreditation Commission (NLNAC or NLN). Browse our list of accredited online nursing schools and New Hampshire campus locations, then request free information from any or all New Hampshire nursing schools that have provided online information request forms. To view another US state, please visit our all nursing schools guide home page.

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Nursing Schools Explore your nursing or healthcare career opportunities with a top ranked university through The College Network. The College Network is a partnership of well known universities in the United States. For strategic reasons, these universities have joined together to share technology and best practices. The College Network offers accredited LVN / LPN to RN, Diploma RN to BSN, RN to BSN, LVN / LPN to BSN, RN to MSN and Health Care Administration Master Degree programs online and in home study formats. Nursing school degrees are accredited by either the National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission (NLNAC or NLN) or the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE), the same accreditations as nursing schools in New Hampshire with traditional on campus based nursing school programs. Dynamic programs allow you to complete general education and elective courses using comprehensive learning materials to pass proficiency exams (CLEP, Prometric, DANTES). Local clinicals are made available at nursing schools in New Hampshire with no clinical testing, and costs are kept low with the added benefit of guaranteed financing.

New Hampshire Nursing Schools No classes to attend, complete virtually 100% of your coursework from the comfort of your home. Currently licensed LPN's and RN's in New Hampshire are pre-approved for financing. Fast-track options are available for most New Hampshire nursing programs, however, you can complete your coursework at your own pace. Academic advisors are available 8am to 11pm Monday through Friday, and The College Network guarantees your academic success. Currently The College Network education partners are the National League for Nursing, Angelo State University, Bellevue University, Boston University, Cornell University, Deaconess College, Indiana State University, Regis University, Salve Regina University, University of Southern California, and Vicennes University. The first step to advancing your nursing career is to request free information from The College Network.

New Hampshire Nursing Degrees: Request Free Info

  • Licensed Practical Nurse to Associate of Science in Nursing LPN to ASN
    Note: commonly referred to as LPN to Registered Nurse LPN to RN
  • Licensed Practical Nurse to Bachelor of Science in Nursing LPN to BSN
  • Licensed Vocational Nurse to Bachelor of Science in Nursing LVN to BSN
    Note: LVN to BSN please select "LPN to BSN" when requesting info
  • Registered Nurse to Bachelor of Science in Nursing RN to BSN
  • Diploma/Foreign Trained RN to BSN (must be licensed RN)
  • Registered Nurse to Master of Science in Nursing RN to MSN
  • Master of Science in Nursing MSN, BSN to MSN

New Hampshire Healthcare Degrees: Request Free Info

  • Bachelor of Business Administration with Minor in Healthcare
  • Bachelor of Science in Health Information Management (Informatics)
  • Bachelor of Science in Healthcare Administration
  • Bachelor of Science in Public Administration with Healthcare Minor
  • Master of Business Administration MBA Healthcare Management
  • Master of Science in Healthcare Administration

Accredited Nursing Schools in New Hampshire

RNs: Registered nurses in New Hampshire must have a nursing education either gained through a nursing diploma from a nursing school, an associate degree in nursing, or a bachelor degree in nursing. Those interested in nursing careers should be advised that many major health care employers and medical facilities do require that registered nurses have a bachelor’s degree in nursing. New Hampshire also has a mandatory nursing license and no individual wishing to practice in the state as a nurse or nursing assistant can do so without a license. In order to become a nurse in New Hampshire, individuals must also successfully complete the NCLEX-RN, which is a nationally standardized final test. In addition, applicants must pass a criminal record check, submit fingerprints, and pay an application fee when applying to take this exam. There are approximately 13,330 registered nurses practicing in the state of New Hampshire.

LPNs: Licensed practical nurses, also referred to as LPNs, must be licensed by the state in order to practice as a nurse or nurse assistant. LPNs must be a graduate of an approved program in practical nursing and be able to validate 400 hours of active-in practice within four years to qualify for a license to practice in New Hampshire. Most approved programs include a nursing diploma program from an accredited nursing school or a associate or bachelor degree in nursing. All LPNs must also successfully complete the NCLEX exam and submit to a criminal history and fingerprint check. They must also complete 30 hours of continuing education of workshops, conferences, or in-service educational sessions per renewal period. There are 2,490 licensed practical nurses practicing in New Hampshire.

The Best Cities in New Hampshire for Nursing Jobs 

  • Manchester. Being the largest city in New Hampshire and in northern New England, it’s no surprise that Manchester is a solid place for healthcare and nursing. Manchester is home to the Elliot Health System, which is the largest provider of comprehensive healthcare services in Southern New Hampshire. Additionally, Manchester boasts more than 900 acres of parks, playgrounds, swimming pools, attractions, and a beach for residents to enjoy. This city was voted as one of the cheapest 100 cities to live in by Forbes magazine in 2009.
    • RNs: Manchester employs approximately 2,280 RNs, with the average salary coming to $65,490 annually.
    • LPNS: Manchester employs approximately 600 LPNs, with the average salary coming to $42,740 annually.
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  • Nashua. The second largest city in New Hampshire, has several healthcare facilities with great opportunities for those individuals looking to pursue a career as a nurse. The city is home to St. Joseph Hospital, which also operates an ANCC accredited nursing school, and the Southern New Hampshire Medical Center. In addition, Nashua has twice been named the "Best Place to Live in America" by Money magazine and has one of the lowest crime rates in the U.S.
    • RNs: Nashua employs approximately 2,210 RNs, with the average salary coming to $61,500 annually.
    • LPNS: Nashua employs approximately 360 LPNs, with the average salary coming to $45,180 annually
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  • Lebanon. Located near the Connecticut River, Lebanon is home to Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center. It is the state’s only academic medical enter and home to numerous other hospitals and medical centers. In addition, Lebanon offers a diverse business community as well as active and accessible recreation programs for people of all ages.
    • RNs: Lebanon employs approximately 2,190 RNs, with the average salary coming to $67,220 annually.
    • LPNS: Lebanon employs approximately 260 LPNs, with the average salary coming to $41,850 annually.

Major Hospitals in New Hampshire

  • Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center. Located in Lebanon, this is New Hampshire’s only Level I trauma center and only one of three in Northern New England. It is made up of medical offices, hospitals, clinics, and Dartmouth Medical School, which is one of the oldest and most respected schools in the U.S. The center is also home to a children’s hospital, a cancer center, and a cancer institute.
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  • Catholic Medical Center. Located in Manchester, Catholic Medical Center offers medical and surgical care in more than 29 health specializations. The center is home to the nationally recognized New England Heart Institute with 28 board-certified cardiologists and mid-level providers that diagnose and treat heart patients.
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  • Southern New Hampshire Medical Center. Located in Nashua, this medical center has one of the largest physician networks in southern New Hampshire. The hospital was recognized for its high quality stroke care for its patients when it received a Silver Plus Achievement Award from the American Heart Association.
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  • Concord Hospital. Located in Concord, the Concord Hospital is a Level II trauma center with centers for cardiac, orthopedic, cancer, urologic, and women’s care services. Twenty of Concord Hospital’s physicians were recognized as Top Doctors in the April issue of New Hampshire magazine.
     
  • Parkland Medical Center. Located in Derry, Parkland Medical Center offers specialty services in cancer, urology, cardiovascular, women’s and emergency care. The hospital is a Trauma III center and has grown to be one of New Hampshire’s premier medical centers having won numerous awards and recognitions for cardiovascular treatments.
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Colby Sawyer College School of Nursing
Nursing School Location: New London, New Hampshire
Nursing Degree Programs: BSN
School Founded In: 1837
Nursing Accredited By: Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE)
Nursing School Website: http://www.colby-sawyer.edu

Rivier College School of Nursing
Nursing School Location: Nashua, New Hampshire
Nursing Degree Programs: BSN, MSN
School Founded In: 1933
Nursing Accredited By: National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission (NLNAC)
Nursing School Website: http://www.rivier.edu

Saint Anselm College School of Nursing
Nursing School Location: Manchester, New Hampshire
Nursing Degree Programs: BSN
School Founded In: 1889
Nursing Accredited By: Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE)
Nursing School Website: http://www.anselm.edu

University of New Hampshire School of Nursing
Nursing School Location: Durham, New Hampshire
Nursing Degree Programs: BSN, MSN
School Founded In: 1866
Nursing Accredited By: Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE)
Nursing School Website: http://www.unh.edu