Nursing Schools in New Hampshire

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Nursing schools in New Hampshire are turning away hundreds of highly qualified applicants each year because there are not enough spots in the classrooms. Nursing faculty vacancies and limited clinical sites are the catalysts at this point. This has created a critical shortage of nurses in New Hampshire that has many organizations trying to find a solution. Nursing school waitlists and competition for slots in nursing programs should not be looked at as a negative light on the nursing profession. Nursing school spots have always been competitive and even with more faculty, more clinical sites and admission of more students, there will be competition and waitlists. Nursing is a highly sought after profession with many wonderful benefits.

Do your research on nursing programs and excel in every area you can including academics and work to keep yourself competitive with other applicants. If you are not currently a Registered Nurse in New Hampshire, you will want to read How to Become a Registered Nurse in New Hampshire to learn about the various entry paths to the Registered Nursing profession.

According to a study by Linda Aiken and Colleagues, published in the Journal of American Medical Association (JAMA), Master’s prepared nurses at patients’ bedsides leads to better patient outcomes and more cost effective care. Many Health Care agencies and hospitals are partnering with nursing schools to offer scholarships to students as a means for recruiting highly qualified nurses. $5,000 scholarships from the Foundation for Healthy Communities in Concord are offered to MSN students in exchange for a commitment to teach nursing courses within registered nurse programs in New Hampshire following their graduation. The University of Phoenix School of Nursing offers an online Master’s in Nursing Health Care Education that will prepare registered nurses for teaching at nursing schools in New Hampshire. New Hampshire is in dire need of master’s prepared nursing faculty at its nursing schools and the pay is on par with the rest of the nation for nurse educators.

Online Nursing Schools in New Hampshire

Until recently there have not been many solutions presented to alleviate the shortage of nurses or to allow more nurses to enter nursing programs in New Hampshire. We are hoping to provide some relief by offering CCNE (Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education) accredited online nursing programs in New Hampshire. These nursing schools do not waitlist qualified candidates at this time and help the student arrange for the clinical training component near their community. Of particular popularity are the LPN to BSN, RN to BSN and MSN programs we offer through these nursing schools. Many New Hampshire hospitals registered nurse job postings state that they are seeking registered nurses with baccalaureate nursing degrees. Our schools make it easy to pursue an advanced nursing education with the flexibility of online courses and a cost per credit similar to other New Hampshire nursing schools. It is worth your while to request information from these nursing programs and consider your options for nursing programs in New Hampshire.

New Hampshire Nursing Job Outlook and Salary Information

According to the state Board of Nursing, the average RN in New Hampshire is 48. Over the next 10 to 15 years many of these nurses will be retiring and as the state’s baby boomers begin to retire over the next few years the nursing shortage will get worse. Now, this is a bad thing for the state of New Hampshire but for those nursing school candidates and registered nurses looking to advance their education and careers, this is a fantastic situation. There is job security projected for at least the next two decades and probably longer for nurses and hospitals are mounting fierce recruiting battles for registered nurses. Hospitals and other health care agencies are offering incredible benefits packages and enticements to come work for them. There has not been a better time to begin or advance a career in nursing.

ADN Programs Approved by the New Hampshire Board of Nursing

White Mountains Community College
Berlin, NH
PH: 603-752-1113 ext. 3032
River Valley Community College
Claremont, NH
PH: 603-542-7744
Keene Academic Center
Keene, NH
www.rivervalley.edu/keene.html
Lakes Region Community College
Laconia, NH
PH: 603-524-3207
Manchester Community College
Manchester, NH
PH: 603-206-8072
Nashua Community College
Nashua, NH
PH: 603-882-6923 ext. 1612
Great Bay Community College
Portsmouth, NH
PH: 603-427-7678
NHTI - Concord's Community College
Concord, NH
PH: 603-271-7168
River College
Nashua, NH
PH: 603-888-1311 ext. 8530
St. Joseph School of Nursing
Nashua, NH
PH: 603-594-2567
   

BSN Programs Approved by the New Hampshire Board of Nursing

Colby-Sawyer College
100 Main Street
New London, NH
PH: 603-526-2010
St. Anselm College
Manchester, NH
PH: 603-641-7080
University of New Hampshire
Durham, NH
603-862-2260
Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences School of Nursing
Manchester, NH
PH: 603-314-0210

Direct Entry Master's in Nursing Programs

University of New Hampshire
Durham, NH
PH: 603-862-2260
     
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