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New Hampshire RN Programs

RN programs in New Hampshire are a great way to start a promising career in healthcare. Registered nurses are everywhere in the medical field, working in hospitals, nursing homes, doctor's offices, and other healthcare facilities. This job is thriving in the midst of the recession, and offers many opportunities for advancement and continuing education.

Those looking into RN programs in New Hampshire must be sure to attend an accredited program. Those who complete such a program can then pass the licensure exam and begin a new career. New Hampshire RN programs are a great start to a challenging and rewarding life as a registered nurse.

Becoming Licensed by Examination in New Hampshire

In order to become an RN in New Hampshire, one must first have completed an approved nursing education program consisting of at least 1080 hours of sufficient classroom and clinical training.

To become licensed by examination, an individual must complete the following steps after graduating from a nursing program:

  • Complete FBI Criminal Background Check and pay required fee
  • Complete and submit the NH Application for Licensure by Examination
  • Complete and submit the Application for Temporary License (if applicable)
  • Have the school's Office of Registrar submit official transcript
  • Register for the NCLEX ($200 fee), obtain ATT, and schedule exam (individual must pass to become licensed)

Becoming Licensed by Endorsement in New Hampshire

An individual can become licensed by endorsement if he or she is licensed in another state or jurisdiction and completes the appropriate application. In addition, he or she must submit verification of original licensure. One is eligible for licensure by endorsement in New Hampshire if one of the following is true:

  • He or she has practiced as a nurse for at least 400 hours in the past 4 years and completed at least 30 continuing education contact hours in the past 2 years
  • He or she passed the licensing exam within the past 2 years

New Hampshire is a member of the Nurse Licensure Compact. Those who reside in another compact state cannot apply for licensure in New Hampshire, but can obtain multi-state privilege in the state of residence.

Renewing an RN License

In order to be eligible for renewal, one must complete at least 30 continuing education contact hours in the 2 year renewal period and have practiced as a nurse for at least 400 hours in the past 4 years. In the latter is not true, he or she must have passed the NCLEX or completed a refresher course in the past 2 years.

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The Best RN Schools in New Hampshire

By offering the most complete directory of nursing schools, NurseGroups.com helps New Hampshire residents find the best local RN programs, as well as the best online RN schools whose accreditation is accepted by the New Hampshire Board of Nursing.

Why Online RN Classes?

Being a registered nurse is a great career. But many working adults who want to become an registered nurse have an extremely busy schedule - balancing a full-time job, family commitments and other personal responsibilities. The traditional classroom setting offered by most local nursing schools doesn't offer the same flexibility as taking their RN classes online.

Online nursing programs allow each student to fit their education into his or her already busy schedule. Online students can participate in "classroom" discussions and take exams when it's convenient for them. RN nursing students can access their virtual classroom 24 hours per day / seven days per week.

Also, taking RN courses online saves students even more time, as online students don't need to commute to school. Online schools enable busy people to get an RN degree, without interfering with their current professional and personal life.


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New Hampshire Board of Nursing
21 South Fruit Street
Suite 16
Concord, NH 03301-2341
Phone: (603) 271-2323
Fax: (603) 271-6605

New Hampshire Nurses Association

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Other Schools with RN Programs in New Hampshire

New Hampshire Community Technical College
2020 Riverside Drive
Berlin, NH 03570
New Hampshire Community Technical College
1 College Drive
Claremont, NH 03743
New Hampshire Technical Institute
31 College Drive
Concord, NH 03301
University of New Hampshire
105 Main Street
Durham, NH 03824
New Hampshire Community Technical College - Manchester
1066 Front Street
Manchester, NH 03102
St Anselms College
100 Saint Anselm Drive
Manchester, NH 03102
New Hampshire Community Technical College - Nashua
505 Amherst Street
Nashua, NH 03063
Rivier College
420 South Main Street
Nashua, NH 03060
St Joseph School of Nursing
5 Woodward Avenue
Nashua, NH 03060
Colby-Sawyer College
541 Main Street
New London, NH 03257
New Hampshire Community Technical College - Stratham
277 Portsmouth Ave.
Stratham, NH 03885

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