Overall, there are over a dozen different accredited nursing schools in New Hampshire.

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Despite its limited number of overall schools, the state still offers many very excellent degree programs, including a master’s degree program for people with a previous degree that want to change their careers and become nurses (Direct Entry MSN).


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Aside from that special degree program, University of New Hampshire’s nursing school also offers master’s degrees, post-graduate programs for LPNs, and more. Like virtually every other area of the country, New Hampshire is suffering from a shortage of “fresh blood” in its nursing programs- its current nurse population is getting closer to retirement age, and there aren’t enough new nursing students to fill the demand for qualified RNs and LPNs.

Careers for New Hampshire Nurses

Like most other areas, New Hampshire nursing salaries vary. This variation can be chalked up to all kinds of factors, from what area of the state a nurse works in, to what kind of setting he or she is employed in (like a hospital versus a small private office, for example).

A Registered Nurse in Concord has a median income of about $68,000, while the same nurse in Portsmouth would earn about $1,000 less. Meanwhile, the same nurse in Nashua could look forward to earning nearly $70,000. In all cases, nursing salaries in New Hampshire are well above the national average. All figures are from the BLS.


Nursing Degrees by Program in New Hampshire

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Incentives for NH Nurses

Experts project that there will be a shortage of at least 800,000 nurses in the next eight years. As a result, nursing schools and health care centers alike are offering several incentives for new nursing students. These include:
– Scholarships and other programs to help nursing students pay for school
– Sign on bonuses for new hires, sometimes in the thousands of dollars (check with the potential employer for specific figures)
– Excellent health benefits packages
– Salaries that are well above the median income for a nurse in the U.S.

Nurses also have a lot of career options open to them, including working for hospitals, doctor’s offices, psychiatric centers, and other areas that require patient contact. Even some organizations that do work overseas, like Doctors Without Borders, are looking for qualified nurses to help them.

New Hampshire’s Board of Nursing

New Hampshire’s Board of Nursing is an important resource for licensed or registered nurses, and nursing students. It can provide information on licensing and examinations, approved New Hampshire nursing schools and programs, and more. The Board of Nursing can be reached through their website, or at 21 South Fruit St., Ste. 16, Concord, NH, 03301-2341.

Nursing Scholarships & Grants Info for New Hampshire

The following nursing scholarships and grants are for students attending schools in New Hampshire.

The Ayer Scholarship Trust
Nurses seeking continuing education in New Hampshire may be eligible for a scholarship from the Trust. Students must be attending an accredited nursing program to be considered.  Scholarship awards are based on the merit of the education including how students plan to use the education to better the community. Awards range from $2,000 to $5,000.  There are no deadlines for applications. Interested nursing students should contact the Trust at P.O. Box 96, Plymouth, NH 03264 for applications and guidelines.  Completed applications must be mailed to the Trust at 66 Main Street, Plymouth, NH 03264.

Blanche A. Bruce Trust
If you are a resident of New Hampshire attending an accredited nursing program, you may be eligible for nursing scholarship from the Trust.  Scholarships are awarded based on community, financial need, overall merit, and academic scores.  Award amounts vary and there are no deadlines to apply for Trust scholarships.  For applications and guidelines, contact the Trust at 95 Market Street, Manchester, NH 03101 or by calling (603) 699-4140.

University of New Hampshire
Nursing students enrolled in The College of Health and Human Services at the University are eligible for general and nursing scholarships. For example, the Alice M. Yarnold and Samuel Yarnold Scholarship Trust, administered by the New Hampshire Charitable Foundation, provides scholarships for non-traditional nursing students ranging up to $5,000.  To obtain more information on this and other nursing scholarships, contact the College at (603) 862-2260 or the financial aid office at (603) 862-3600.

The Butler Foundation
Nursing students whose parents are employed by NES labs may be eligible for scholarships from the Foundation.  Scholarships are awarded based on academic scores and personal essays.  There are no deadlines and award amounts vary beginning at $2,000.  Students who meet eligibility criteria should contact the Foundation for applications and guidelines.  Write the Foundation, c/o Charter Trust Company, 90 North Main Street, Concord, NH 03301 or call them at (603) 224-1350.

Concord Hospital Associates
Employees of the Hospital are eligible to apply for nursing scholarships for continuing education.  Scholarships are awarded based on demonstrated financial need.  There are no deadlines and award amounts vary.  Contact the Associates, c/o Concord Hospital, 253 Pleasant Street, Concord, NH 03301 for applications.

Parkland Medical Center Nursing Memorial Scholarship Fund
The Fund awards small scholarships to area high school students who have been accepted into an accredited nursing program in the state. Scholarships are awarded based on academic, personal, and financial criteria.  There are no deadlines.  Interested students should write the Fund at 38 Marsh Avenue, Salem, NH 03079 for application forms.  Completed applications must be submitted to the Fund at 11 King Edward Drive, Londonderry, NH 03053.

George B. Green Scholarship Trust
Nursing students who are residents of Barrington, New Hampshire and pursuing a degree at an accredited nursing program in the state may be eligible to apply for a nursing scholarship from the Trust.  Scholarships are awarded based on financial need, academic scores, and letters of recommendation. The deadline for applications is May annually. Award amounts vary.  Interested students should contact the Trust for applications and guidelines.  Write the Trust at 180 Locust Street, Dover, NH 03820 or call (603) 749-4435.

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Colby-Sawyer College

Nursing Programs Offered: Bachelor’s of Science in Nursing (BSN) Accreditation: Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education 541 Main St New London, New Hampshire 03257-7835 Phone:(603) 526-3000 Website: www.colby-sawyer.edu Colby-Sawyer College is a 4-year, private not-for-profit institution.

Franklin Pierce University

Nursing Programs Offered: Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) Registered Nurse to Bachelor of Science in Nursing (RN to BSN Mobility) Registered Nurse to Master of Science in Nursing (RN to MSN) Accreditation: National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission (NLNAC) 40 University Drive Rindge, New Hampshire 03461-0060 Phone:(603) 899-4000 Phone: (800) 437-0048 Website: www.franklinpierce.edu Franklin Pierce University is a 4-year, private not-for-profit institution.

Great Bay Community College

Nursing Programs Offered: Associate Degree in Nursing (ADN) Accreditation: National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission (NLNAC) 320 Corporate Dr Portsmouth, New Hampshire 03801-2879 Phone:(603) 427-7600 Phone: 800) 522-1104 Website: www.greatbay.edu Great Bay Community College is a 2-year, public institution.

Lakes Region Community College

Nursing Programs Offered: Associates Degree in Nursing (ADN) 379 Belmont Road Laconia, New Hampshire 03246 Phone:(603) 524-3207 Website: www.lrcc.edu Lakes Region Community College is a 2-year, public institution.

Manchester Community College

Nursing Programs Offered: Associate’s Degree in Nursing (ADN) Accreditation: National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission (NLNAC) 1066 Front St Manchester, New Hampshire 03102 Phone:(603) 206-8000 Website: www.manchestercommunitycollege.edu Manchester Community College is a 2-year, public institution.

Nashua Community College

Nursing Programs Offered: Associate’s Degree in Nursing (ADN) Accreditation: National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission (NLNAC) 505 Amherst St Nashua, New Hampshire 03063-1026 Phone:(603) 578-8900 Website: www.nashuacc.edu Nashua Community College is a 2-year, public institution.

NHTI-Concord’s Community College

Nursing Programs Offered: Associates Degree in Nursing (ADN) Licensed Practical Nursing (LPN) Licensed Practical Nursing to Registered Nurse (LPN/RN) Accreditation: National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission (NLNAC) 31 College Drive Concord, New Hampshire 03301-7412 Phone:(603) 271-7134 Website: www.nhti.edu NHTI-Concord’s Community College is a 2-year, public institution.

River Valley Community College

Nursing Programs Offered: Associate’s Degree in Nursing (ADN) Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) Licensed Practical Nursing (LPN) One College Drive Claremont, New Hampshire 03743-9707 Phone:(603) 543-1844 Website: www.rivervalley.edu River Valley Community College is a 2-year, public institution.

Rivier College

Nursing Programs Offered: Bachelors of Science in Nursing (BSN) Masters of Science in Nursing (MSN) Family Nurse Practitioner Nurse Educator Adult Psychiatric/Mental Health Nurse Practitioner Post-Master’s of Science in Nursing Certificate Accreditation: National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission (NLNAC) 420 South Main St Nashua, New Hampshire 03060 Phone:(603) 888-1311 Phone: (800) 447-4843 Website: www.rivier.edu Rivier College is a 4-year, private not-for-profit institution.

Saint Anselm College

Nursing Programs Offered: Bachelor’s of Science in Nursing (BSN) Registered Nurse to Bachelor’s of Science in Nursing (RN to BSN Mobility) Accreditation: Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education 100 Saint Anselm Drive Manchester, New Hampshire 03102-1310 Phone:(603) 641-7000 Website: www.anselm.edu Saint Anselm College is a 4-year, private not-for-profit institution.

St. Joseph School of Nursing

Nursing Programs Offered: Associate’s Degree in Nursing (ADN) Licensed Practical Nursing (LPN) Accreditation: National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission (NLNAC) 5 Woodward Ave Nashua, New Hampshire 03060 Phone:(603) 594-2567 Website: www.sjhacademiccenter.org St. Joseph School of Nursing is a less than 2-year, private not-for-profit institution.

University of New Hampshire at Manchester

Nursing Programs Offered: Bachelor’s of Science in Nursing (BSN) 400 Commercial Street Manchester, New Hampshire 03101-1113 Phone:(603) 641-4101 Website: www.unhm.unh.edu University of New Hampshire at Manchester is a 4-year, public institution.

University of New Hampshire-Main Campus

Nursing Programs Offered: Bachelor’s of Science in Nursing (BSN) Registered Nurse to Bachelor’s of Science in Nursing (RN to BSN Mobility) Master’s of Science in Nursing (MSN) Clinical Nurse Leader Family Nurse Practitioner Evidenced Based Nursing Post-Master’s of Science in Nursing Certificate Accreditation: Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education 4 Library Way Hewitt Hall Durham, New Hampshire 03824-3547 Phone:(603) 862-1252 Website: www.unh.edu University of New Hampshire-Main Campus is a 4-year, public institution.

White Mountains Community College

Nursing Programs Offered: Associate’s Degree in Nursing (ADN) 2020 Riverside Road Berlin, New Hampshire 03570 Phone:(603) 752-1113 Phone: (800) 445-4525 Website: www.wmcc.edu White Mountains Community College is a 2-year, public institution.


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