New Hampshire Post-Graduate Certificate in Nursing Programs
Obtaining a New Hampshire Post-Graduate Certificate in Nursing enhances the career opportunities for nurses who already hold MSN degrees. Completing a post-graduate nursing certificate program allows RNs to work in their care area of choice, and can even lead to a higher salary.
New Hampshire offers options for obtaining a post-graduate certificate in nursing. The limited on-campus options sometimes lead nurses to pursue an online program.
Nurses that consider an online post-graduate certificate in nursing should make sure that the state is a State Authorization Reciprocity Agreement (SARA) member state. SARA allows nurses to complete online programs offered by universities in other states. Online programs listed here are located in SARA member states.
Pursuing a New Hampshire Post-Graduate Certificate in Nursing requires nurses to meet admission requirements. Nurses must hold current licensure as a registered nurse (RN). Some requirements potentially vary among different universities.
For example, the admission requirements for the University of New Hampshire Post-Master’s Family Nurse Practitioner certificate include:
- Submitting transcripts showing completion of a Master of Science in Nursing degree
- Providing proof of address if claiming New Hampshire residency
- Writing a brief essay
- Submitting a resume
- Submitting two letters of professional recommendation
- Submitting admissions documents by the designated fall or spring deadline
Contact the program directly if you have admissions questions.
The required courses for the New Hampshire Post-Graduate Certificate in Nursing vary with the specific program. The University of Maine offers the Graduate Certificate in Nursing Education, a 10-credit hour online program available to New Hampshire RNs.
Program courses include:
- NUR 512 – Curriculum and Course Development and Evaluation in Nursing Education
- NUR 515 – Assessment, Measurement, and Evaluation in Nursing Education
- NUR 516 – Field Experience in Nursing Education
Different programs at the same university potentially differ in the number of required credit hours and the number of courses when there are multiple specialization options.
The length of a specific post-master’s certificate in nursing program possibly plays a role in the decision that a nurse makes when deciding which school to attend.
Completing the University of New Hampshire Family Nurse Practitioner program requires 12 to 39 credit hours of study. Compare this to the Patient Safety and Quality post-graduate certificate program at Southern New Hampshire University, which is a 12-credit hour program.
Tuition and Cost of Attendance
Tuition varies among the schools offering a New Hampshire Post-Graduate Certificate in Nursing program, and sometimes between programs offered in a traditional format and in an online format. It is important that nurses understand that the cost of tuition covers only the cost of attending the required courses and classes. Tuition does not cover the cost of fees, books, supplies, uniforms or required equipment.
The tuition for students completing any of the post-master’s nursing certificates through Rivier University in Nashua is $630 per credit for nursing courses, and $1,015 per credit for clinical courses.
There are limited traditional classroom options for Post-Graduate Certificate in Nursing programs in New Hampshire. Nurses are sometimes too busy to attend traditional on-campus classes, and recognize the benefits of completing an online program. SARA participating states offer online programs for nurses that pursue a post-master’s certificate in nursing program.
Featured Online School
Georgetown University offers the Advanced Practice Registered Nurse Post-Graduate Certificate. There are four specialization options, including the FNP, Nurse Midwife, Women's Health Nurse Practitioner, and Adult Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner.
There are numerous nursing career pathways when a nurse obtains a post-graduate certificate in nursing, such as:
Post-Graduate Nursing Certificate Salary and Job Outlook
PayScale lists the average annual salary of a psychiatric nurse practitioner at $105,658, and the average annual salary for an Acute Care Nurse Practitioner at $101,069 in the U.S.
The Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) lists an annual salary range of $106,290 to $111,060 for nurse practitioners in New Hampshire.
Advance your nursing skills, provide improved patient safety, and provide specialized care by obtaining a New Hampshire Post-Graduate Certificate in Nursing. Peruse the program listings below to get started today.
The University of New Hampshire
Durham, NH 03824
Southern New Hampshire University
- Patient Safety & Quality Online
Manchester, NH 03106
Nashua, NH 03060
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