New Hampshire Nurse Practitioner Programs

As a nurse practitioner in the state of New Hampshire, you are officially known as an advanced registered nurse practitioner or ARNP.
Other specializations such as nurse midwifery, psychiatric/mental health nursing, clinical nurse specialists, and nurse anesthetists fall under the spectrum of advanced practice nursing, but here we will focus specifically on the nurse practitioner specialization.

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In order to become licensed as an NP in New Hampshire you must first have a valid RN license in the state. In addition, you must graduate from a master’s level nursing program that adequately prepares you to become a nurse practitioner. Such programs must be approved by the board of nursing. It is not uncommon for online NP programs not to be listed as “approved” programs by a state’s board of nursing. However, if such a program is accredited by a national organization such as the CCNE or NLNAC, it will most often meet a state board of nursing’s guidelines for approval. Though all of the programs listed below are accredited, before enrolling in any nurse practitioner program, it is wise to check to see if the specific school and program you are considering will be accepted by the New Hampshire Board of Nursing. Looking beyond the scope of advanced practice nursing, you may be interested in exploring additional MSN programs in New Hampshire as well.

In addition to the above, in order to become licensed to practice as an ARNP in NH, you must also be able to show that you have passed a National Certifying Exam in your specialty area. Certification exams approved by the New Hampshire Board of Nursing include those given by the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners, the American Nurses Credentialing Center, the Pediatric Nursing Certification Board, and the National Certification Corporation for the Obstetric, Gynecologic, and Neonatal Nursing Specialties. Along with proof of national certification, you must must be able to validate that you have completed at least 400 hours of “active practice” within the four years preceding your application for licensure.

According to the Advance for Nurse Practitioners 2007 salary survey, the average salary for an nurse practitioner is $77,038 per year in New Hampshire. This varies and is dependent upon conditions such as employer, location, and specialty, just to name a few. It does seem consistent however that those that practice within an emergency care department or neonatal unit have the potential to make significantly more money while those who practice in an educational setting are at the lower end of the pay scale.

Nurse Practitioner and related Advanced Practice Nursing Programs in New Hampshire

Maryville University

Maryville University – St. Louis offers two CCNE accredited online MSN Nurse Practitioner Programs: Family Nurse Practitioner and Adult Geriatric Nurse Practitioner.

Programs Offered Online: MSN – (Family Nurse Practitioner -FNP, Adult Geriatric Nurse Practitioner – AGNP)

Spring Arbor University

The Spring Arbor University MSN programs are in the accreditation process with the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE) and are accredited by the The Higher Learning Commission (HLC). The MSN – Nurse Practitioner program is designed to prepare graduates to sit for National certification as an Adult and/or Gerontology Nurse Practitioner. Request information about these MSN programs today.

Programs Offered: Online MSN – (Concentrations: MSN/MBA, MSN/Education, MSN/Nurse Practitioner)

Frontier Nursing University – Distance Education

The Frontier Nursing University is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of College and Schools. They offer online MSN Programs with post masters certificates in the following areas: Certified Nurse Midwifery (accredited by ACME), Women’s Health Care Nurse Practitioner (accredited by the NLNAC). FSMFN also offers an online DNP program accredited by the AACN.

Programs Offered: Online ADN – MSN (Tracks: Nurse Midwifery) , Online MSN – (Tracks: Nurse Midwifery), DNP (Online)

Graceland University – School of Nursing

The RN-BSN, RN to BSN/MSN and MSN programs are CCNE and NLNAC accredited. RN to BSN and RN to BSN/MSN program Practicums can be completed in the student’s community.

Programs Offered: RN to BSN, RN to BSN/MSN and MSN – (Specializations: Family Nurse Practitioner, Nurse Educator), Post-Graduate Certificate (Specializations: Family Nurse Practitioner, Nurse Education), Doctor of Nursing Practice DNP (Online)

Regis University – Loretto Height School of Nursing

The Regis University School of Nursing is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE).

Programs Offered: RN to BSN, RN to MS in Nursing (Tracks: Leadership in Health Care Systems – Management or Education), Online DNP – (Tracks: Advanced Practice Nursing, Advanced Leadership in Health Care)

Schools Based in New Hampshire that Offer Nurse Practitioner Programs

University of New Hampshire

The nursing programs are CCNE accredited.

Programs Offered: Direct Entry Master’s Program (2nd Degree), Master’s in Nursing (FNP, EBN, or CNL concentrations), and Post Master’s Certificates in Nursing.

4 Library Way
Durham, NH 03824
Phone: 603-862-2390

Rivier College

The nursing programs are NLNAC accredited.

Programs Offered: MSN – Family Nurse Practitioner Track, Nursing Education Track, ARNP Degree Completion option.

Rivier College
420 South Main Street
Nashua, NH 030604
Phone: 603-897-8219

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