Originally an agricultural state, New Hampshire today is brimming with high-tech industries. But, the past still lingers in many historical sites and attractions. Tourists love this state, especially in the fall, when autumn brings colorful foliage to the White Mountains. Nurses in New Hampshire can enjoy all this, plus a plentiful nursing market that seeks registered nurses and nurse technicians of all types.

Becoming a Nurse in New Hampshire

Nurses who seek a master’s degree in nursing can find opportunities at Rivier College in Nashua. This college offers specialties in adult and family care, geriatrics, nurse education and psychiatric and mental health care. Nurses who attend this college can obtain certifications, an associate’s degree, a BSN or MSN. The University of New Hampshire in Durham offers other specialties for the nurse who seeks a BSN or MSN. Anatomy, community health, management, nutrition and physiology are this university’s focuses. Other nursing degrees can be sought at Saint Anselm in Manchester, which offers a BSN in nursing, and New Hampshire Community Technical College in Berlin, Claremont and Manchester, where the nursing student can earn certifications and an associate’s degree.

Nursing Jobs in New Hampshire

Some of the largest health care employers in New Hampshire include St. Joseph Healthcare that serves the Greater Nashua area, western New Hampshire and northern Massachusetts; Portsmouth Regional Hospital, established in 1884; and, Monadnock Community Hospital, which opened its doors to Peterborough in 1923. Nursing salaries in New Hampshire vary, depending upon the nurse’s experience and degree earned, the job description and location. For instance, an LPN in Peterborough can earn between $22,000 and $44,000 per year, and an RN in that same town can earn between $42,000 and $90,000 per year. The latter salary is the average earned by an RN travel nurse with an MSN degree.

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Top 10 Online Nursing Schools

University of Phoenix
University of Phoenix — BSN, MSN, and Certificate. The University of Phoenix is the nation's largest online university and currently offers several nursing programs at three different degree levels, based on previous nursing education and experience.

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Kaplan University
Kaplan University — Bachelor's, and Master's Nursing Degrees. Kaplan's School of Nursing offers specializations for nurse administrators and nurse educators.

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Grand Canyon University
Grand Canyon University — BS in Nursing (BSN) and MBA/MS in Nursing. Grand Canyon University offers a unique MBA/MS in nursing degree program that teaches students about the business aspect of healthcare, specifically nursing healthcare. Current nurses who want more business experience will find this may be an ideal fit.

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Liberty University
Liberty University — RN to BSN Degree and MSN Degree. The Department of Nursing at Liberty prepares students for baccalaureate level nursing, putting strong emphasis on Christian ethical standards and viewing nursing as a ministry of caring.

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Walden University
Walden University — M.S. in Nursing (RN Track), M.S in Nursing (BSN Track). Walden offers a wide variety of nursing degrees and certificates that are all accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education.

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