New Hampshire Nursing Schools

Explore Nursing in New Hampshire

Registered nurses are near the top of the list of occupations with the highest volume of job openings in New Hampshire. Between 2006 and 2016, job openings for nurses in the state will increase by 31% over the ten year period. A majority of these jobs will be geared towards employing nurses with at least a bachelor’s degree in nursing. Over the next several years, New Hampshire intends to comply with the Institute of Medicine’s initiative to increase the nursing workforce with higher education so that by the year 2020, 80% of nurses will have a bachelor’s degree in nursing or higher. By 2015, New Hampshire is expected to reach a 36% deficit in their nursing workforce. Additionally, the population of people 65 and older in New Hampshire will double by 2020, increasing the need for nurses even more. The demand for nurses extends beyond hospitals to home care services and specialty nursing occupations. A few of the top employers of nurses in New Hampshire include Concord Hospital, Elliot Hospital, and Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center.


About New Hampshire

New Hampshire is known as “The Granite State” due to the myriad granite formations and quarries throughout the state.  The capital of New Hampshire is Concord, and its largest city is Manchester. The state in New England does all it can to sustain the validity of the New Hampshire motto “Live Free or Die.” Therefore, it limits taxation on residents. New Hampshire does not have an established general sales tax nor does it have personal income tax at state or local levels. New Hampshire boasts a vast geography, with the White Mountains range, forests, rivers, and although short, a beautiful Atlantic coastline. Activities offered in New Hampshire, like in all New England states, are seemingly endless, with plenty of outdoor activities to appease any level of adventurer, in addition to motor sports, historical landmarks and museums, to name a few.

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Nursing programs offered in New Hampshire

  • Colby-Sawyer College +
    • Programs Offered

      • BSN



  • Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences +
    • Programs Offered

      • Nursing (MSN) Family Nurse Practitioner Track
      • Nursing (Post Baccalaureate BSN)



  • Rivier University +
    • Programs Offered

      • A.S. Nursing
      • Advanced Placement for Licensed Practical Nurses (evening program)
      • BS Nursing, RN-BSN (online)



  • Saint Anselm College +
    • Programs Offered

      BSN RN - BSN



  • University of New Hampshire +
    • Programs Offered

      • BSN
      • RN-BSN
      • Family Nurse Practitioner
      • Clinical Nurse Leader
      • Evidence-Based Nursing
      • Direct Entry MSN
      • Post-Master's Family Nurse Practitioner Certificate
      • DNP