One university in New Hampshire offers a hybrid (online and on-campus) family nurse practitioner (FNP) degree program. The master of science in nursing degree (MSN) at Rivier University is designed for registered nurses with various types of preparation.
Accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN), Rivier University prepares aspiring family NPs to meet the primary care needs of patients from infancy through adulthood to the elder years.
|FEATURED ONLINE FNP PROGRAMS THAT ACCEPT STUDENTS FROM NEW HAMPSHIRE (RN LICENSE REQUIRED)|
|Simmons College||Online MSN (BSN or Non-Nursing Bachelors accepted) and RN to MSN (ADN or Diploma) FNP programs with FT and PT options. RN Required.|
|Georgetown University||Online BSN to MSN and BSN to DNP FNP programs. No GRE required.|
|University of Southern California||Online BSN to MSN FNP program with FT and PT options. No GRE required.|
|Maryville University||Online MSN (BSN required), Post-MSN Certificate, MSN to DNP with New or Second Specialty (any MSN accepted), and DNP (BSN required) FNP programs with 100% online instruction (no campus visits required). No GRE required.|
|Regis College||Online FNP program with MSN (BSN or Non-Nursing Bachelors accepted), RN to MSN (ADN required), Post-MSN Certificate New or Second Specialty (any MSN accepted) and DNP (BSN Required) tracks with 100% online instruction (no campus visits required). No GRE required.|
|Sacred Heart University||Online MSN FNP program that accepts RNs with either a BSN or Non-Nursing Bachelors degree. No GRE required.|
|Duquesne University||Part-Time online FNP program with BSN to MSN and post-MSN certificate tracks. Multiple start dates per year, no GRE required.|
|Walden University||Online MSN (BSN or Non-Nursing Bachelors accepted) FNP Programs. RN Required. 100% Online Instruction. No GRE Required.|
|Purdue University Global||Online MSN and MSN-to-DNP family nurse practitioner programs. 100% online instruction. No GRE required.|
|Sponsored online FNP programs|
A description of the school’s online FNP degree offerings and information on FNP licensing requirements in the state of New Hampshire follow.
Program Information: Online FNP Programs in New Hampshire
Located in Nashua, New Hampshire, Rivier University prepares nursing professionals for leadership roles as family nurse practitioners with instruction in advanced theory and clinical education. The university has pathways to the MSN-FNP for registered nurses with diplomas, associate, or bachelor’s degrees, as well as a “bridge program” for RNs with non-nursing bachelor’s degrees. These hybrid programs blend on-campus and distance learning through online coursework, several campus visits, and hands-on clinical practice. The FNP can be completed within three to five years.
Students of all pathways to the MSN in the family nurse practitioner specialization are required to have completed a prerequisite courses in statistics; students in the bridge or diploma and associate tracks must also have two years of professional nursing experience, a 3.0 grade point average from an accredited nursing program, and a portfolio documenting mastery of BSN competencies. GRE scores are not required for admission to any of these programs.
FNP Licensing Requirements in New Hampshire
The following information on APRN licensing in New Hampshire comes from the Office of Professional Licensure and Certification in the State of New Hampshire Division of Health Professions. Applicants must provide the following:
- A completed application for a license as an APRN in New Hampshire and associated $100 fee
- A current New Hampshire RN license (or a license in a compact state)
- Verification of original nursing license
- A criminal record report
- Official transcript from graduate RN study verifying the completion of an approved educational program, including 225 hours of theoretical nursing content and 480 hours of clinical nursing practice with a precepted experience and pharmacological interventions
- Documentation from a graduate program director verifying the presence of pharmacological interventions within the program of study (if a formal pharmacology course is not included on the transcript)
- Proof of current national certification