RN to BSN in New Hampshire

Many schools in New Hampshire are adding RN to BSN programs to their academic calendars, making obtaining an advanced nursing education easier than its ever been.The majority of these new programs offer online courses, as well as hybrid online/on campus curricula, to make obtaining a degree more convenient for busy nurses.

Nurses have the greatest employment opportunities in Manchester, Nashua and the Rochester-Dover areas. Salaries are above national averages, with nursing assistants earning about $28,000 per year, and licensed/vocational nurses making $47,000 per year. Registered nurses make about $65,000 annually, and nurse practitioners top the list at $99,000 per year. New Hampshire is part of the Nurse Licensure Compact (NLC), so anyone earning a license to practice in this state can also practice in 23 other states.

RN-to-BSN Programs in New Hampshire

We have compiled a comprehensive list of New Hampshire’s RN to BSN programs. In the summaries below, you will find all the essential program information to help you quickly and easily narrow down your RN to BSN search. NCLEX-RN pass rates are as reported by the school.

Colby-Sawyer College

$ 300 per credit hour

Application Deadlines

November 15th

  • RN to BSN program is exclusively online.
  • Students can transfer up to 90 credits.
  • Traditional BSN degree and BS in Public Health are offered on campus.
Online 541 Main St
New London, NH 03257-7835

Franklin Pierce University

Application Deadlines

Rolling Admissions

  • RN to BSN, MS in Nursing Leadership or Education and a Graduate Certificate in Nursing Education are also offered.
  • All courses for all nursing programs are offered exclusively online.
  • Transfer credits are welcomed and subject to evaluation when admitted.
Online 40 University Drive
Rindge, NH 03461-0060

Granite State College

$ 285 per credit hour

Application Deadlines

Rolling Admissions

  • Online RN to BSN program offered with the option to complete some coursework on campus.
  • Four start dates are offered throughout the academic year.
  • Students can transfer of up to 90 credits.
Hybrid and Online 25 Hall Street
Concord, NH 03301-3471

Keene State College

$ 347 per credit hour

Application Deadlines

April 1st

  • A traditional BSN program is also offered.
  • On campus classes are scheduled during late afternoon and evening hours and on weekends.
  • Courses like those in the Nurse of the Future Nursing Core Competencies curriculum are offered.
Campus 229 Main Street
Keene, NH 03435-1506

Plymouth State University

$ 347 per credit hour

Application Deadlines

April 1st and December 1st

  • RN to BSN program is available exclusively online.
  • Traditional BSN program requires 120 credit hours.
  • Students have the option to maintain part-time status when taking prerequisite or general education classes.
Online 17 High Street
Plymouth, NH 03264-1595

Saint Anselm College

$ 300 per credit hour

Application Deadlines

February 1st

  • RN to BSN program requires both campus classes and online coursework.
  • Traditional BSN and continuing education courses are necessary for the maintenance of licensure offered.
Hybrid 100 Saint Anselm Drive
Manchester, NH 03102-1310

Southern New Hampshire University

$ 320 per credit hour

Application Deadlines

Rolling Admissions

  • Online coursework for RN to BSN and MSN degrees are both offered.
  • Patient Quality and Safety Graduate Certificate program is offered.
  • Partnership with local community colleges allows for the maximum number of transfer credits for students.
Online 2500 North River Road
Manchester, NH 03106-1045

Please contact the RN to BSN program in New Hampshire that you are interested in enrolling in to confirm details and to learn more. If you run an accredited RN to BSN program in New Hampshire that is not listed above; please reach out to us with program information and proof of accreditation. Thank you!

State Commitment to RN to BSN Education Paths

The Future of Nursing campaign is a nationwide effort to bring the country up to the standards of nursing as outlined in the 2010 Institute of Medicine Report, The Future of Nursing: Leading Change, Advancing Health. As a part of the effort, New Hampshire has formed a State Action Coalition with the singular objective of achieving the goals set forth by the campaign. Having at least 80% of the nursing workforce hold a BSN degree is an integral part of this initiative and we have outlined below the ways in which New Hampshire is actively progressing on this front.

  • Education
  • Leadership
  • Practice & Care
  • Interprofessional Care
  • Diversity
  • Data

What is being done to increase the number of New Hampshire RN’s with a BSN?

The AC is promoting partnerships with ASN and BSN programs for easy academic transition.

Are students enrolled via identified promising models of education progression?

Yes. State or Regional Competency Based Programs, and other methods.


What programs are being implemented to prepare nurses to lead change to advance health?

The New Hampshire Nurses Association is promoting the American Nurses Association Leadership Institute to development training and mentoring.

Practice & Care

Is the Coalition working to remove barriers to RN level of care?

No specific plans announced.

Are they advancing state policy to remove barriers to care provided by APRNs?

No specific plans announced.

Interprofessional Care

Is the state working to improve communication, transparency, and cooperation between healthcare providers?

The AC developed a workgroup on this issue and collaborates with Massachusetts and Rhode Island. The three states plan to organize an annual interprofessional conference.


How are they improving diversity of the nursing workforce and care provided?

The AC collaborates with the New Hampshire Nursing Diversity Pipeline Project to promote nursing as a promising career for minority youth.


What steps are being taken to remove gaps in workforce and health care data?

The AC is currently building partnerships to investigate how to gather more comprehensive data on the state’s nursing workforce.

Contact Info

Kelly Clark

State Director
AARP New Hampshire

Shawn LaFrance

Executive Director
New Hampshire Foundation for Healthy Communities

Sandra McBournie

Primary Contact
New Hampshire Nurses Association

Source: Campaign for Action

For a detailed progress report and additional workgroup contact information, please see the New Hampshire Action Coalition page and their Action Coalition Status Report (opens as PDF).

New Hampshire Licensing

New Hampshire is part of the Nurse Licensure Compact (NLC). If you move to another state participating in the NLC (pictured in green), you can practice without getting a new license. For licensing information, visit the New Hampshire Department of Health and Human Services.

licensure map

Nursing Employment Outlook

Nursing Supply and Demand Projections

Source: "The Future of the Nursing Workforce," US HRSA, accessed June 2015.

What Nurses Make on Average in Major Cities

Source: BLS OES, May 2013. Accessed May 2014. Some data not provided.

Additional Information

  • National Student Nurses’ Association (NSNA) Chapters in New Hampshire

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    New Hampshire SNA

Other State RNtoBSN Information