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.