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.
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