We've organized a comprehensive list of New Hampshire nursing schools. Below you'll find information on specific nursing programs such as LPN certificates and ADN, BSN, and MSN degrees. You'll also find a profile of nursing education and careers in each major New Hampshire city.

Nursing education can be quite costly, especially when one factors in the expenses beyond tuition. For example, science and medical textbooks can be very pricey. It’s prudent to budget $800-1,000 per semester for books, although students can save by buying used or renting. Another significant cost factor is living expense, which includes the cost of rent and meals. Students who commute to school can save money by living at home during their studies. Finally, most schools require a handful of additional charges like library fees and parking permits.

Public colleges and universities are schools that generally offer four-year bachelor’s degrees to students across a variety of fields and majors. These institutions are partially funded through state and federal funds, which often results in lower tuition costs for students who live in-state or in-county. They also typically have larger student bodies than their private school counterparts. Because of this scale, public schools are able to offer more resources, a vibrant campus life, and very well-equipped libraries and classrooms.

Community colleges, also known as vocational or career colleges, are great options for those interested in starting a nursing career. These colleges specialize in shorter programs; the longest degree they typically offer is a two-year associate’s degree, though some programs may be slightly longer. Community colleges in New Hampshire such as Manchester Community College, Lakes Region Community College, and River Valley Community College are cheaper than traditional four-year colleges, due to both lower cost per credit hour and shorter program duration.

Four-year colleges and universities embody the traditional college experience, where students matriculate immediately after high school, live on or near campus for four years, and eventually earn a bachelor’s degree in their field of choice. However, more and more students are applying to four-year colleges well after their high school graduation, interested in pursuing a particular career.