Programs of Study
The nursing program is nationally accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education, One Dupont Circle NW, Suite 530, Washington, DC 20036-1120.
The vision for the department of nursing is to be a center of excellence for education, research, and service grounded in evidence-based nursing.
The mission of the department of nursing is to enhance the health of individuals, families, groups, and communities by preparing nurses who are:
- skilled, knowledgeable, and reflective practitioners and leaders;
- generating, disseminating, and applying evidence-based nursing knowledge to improve nursing practice; and
- influencing public policy, participating in professional activities, and providing consultation.
Statement of Philosophy
The philosophy of the nursing department is reflected in the American Association of Colleges of Nursing’s The Essentials of Baccalaureate Education for Professional Nursing Practice and The Essentials of Master’s Education for Advanced Practice Nursing and faculty beliefs about nursing education.
The Department of Nursing offers a bachelor of science degree in nursing (BS). This four-year degree program prepares nurses to be leaders in their field. Program Descriptions.
R.N. Baccalaureate Program
The department offers the R.N. Baccalaureate Program (RN-BP). Registered nurses with a valid registered nurse license who meet University admission criteria may pursue, on a full- or part-time basis, a bachelor of science degree with a major in nursing at UNH in Durham.
Graduate Program in Nursing
Graduate Program in Nursing (for registered nurses with degree)
The Graduate Program in Nursing currently offers three clinical practice tracks: family nurse practitioner (FNP), clinical nurse leader (CNL), and evidence-based nursing (EBN). Within the evidence-based nursing track, students can complete a program of study in clinical nursing education. All tracks prepare nurses for evidence-based practice through critical inquiry using a variety of instructional modalities. Program descriptions.
Direct Entry Master's in Nursing Program
Direct Entry Master's in Nursing Program (2nd Degree)
The Direct Entry Master's in Nursing Program is for non-registered nurses with a BA/BS or higher degree in a field other than nursing. Program descriptions.
Post-Master’s Family Nurse Practitioner Certificate Program
The Department of Nursing offers the Post-Master's Family Nurse Practitioner Certificate Program for students who completed a master's of science degree in nursing. Program description.
Doctor of Nursing Practice Program
The purpose of the DNP is to prepare clinically focused advanced practice nurses who are capable of translating knowledge into the clinical setting. DNP prepared practitioners address the multiple strengths and weaknesses in the current health care systems through roles as leaders, educators and agents of change. The transfer of knowledge by DNP graduates positively impacts the development of individuals, families, communities, society and the discipline of nursing.Students previously enrolled in a CCNE-accredited, DNP program will be allowed to transfer two courses or 6 credits into the UNH DNP program. Waiver of required courses based on transfer courses will be determined by the Doctoral Program Director in collaboration with the Department of Nursing Student Affairs Council and The Graduate School. Program description.
- Academic Programs
- Undergraduate Program
- R.N. Baccalaureate Program
- Graduate Program
- Direct Entry Master’s in Nursing
- Post-Master’s FNP Certificate Program
- Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP)
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- Major Declaration
- STTI Honor Society
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