Looking for an accredited New Hampshire DNP? We’re here to help. Our practical guide contains discussions of best and most affordable DNP programs in New Hampshire, advice on online NH doctorates, and notes on BSN to DNP options. Interested in a specific school? Skip ahead to our detailed listings.
Top New Hampshire DNP Programs
There are only 2 schools that offer a nursing doctorate in New Hampshire: UNH’s DNP and Rivier’s DNP. These are primarily post-master’s programs that are offered online. You’ll find full details on each one in our listings.
Because both universities often go unranked by U.S. News & World Report for their nursing graduate programs, we decided not to assign them our own DNP rank. That doesn’t mean they’re bad! It just means we didn’t have enough data to make an evaluation. We also had trouble finding independent reviews from DNP alumni (Rivier received good feedback on its NP programs).
To decide if New Hampshire is right for you, have a look at the program websites, talk to former DNP students, and ask to see examples of recent capstone projects. Once you have a university in mind, you may want to compare it to top schools in neighboring states (e.g. Massachusetts).
Most Affordable DNP Programs in New Hampshire
To decide which DNP program in New Hampshire was the cheapest, we examined the school’s per credit tuition rate. Multiply this by the total number of credits to get a ballpark figure of the total cost.
1. University of New Hampshire
UNH charges different per credit DNP tuition rates for in-state residents & out-of-state residents. The rates aren’t too far apart, but it’s something to keep in mind. You’ll also be obliged to pay for certain fees (e.g. per semester technology fee).
2. Rivier University
Rivier is a private, Catholic university, so the per credit tuition rate for the DNP is the same for all students. This rate is not much more than UNH’s, but Rivier’s doctorate has more credits. Additional fees will apply (e.g. technology fee per course).
Online DNP Programs in New Hampshire
Online DNP programs are available in New Hampshire, but it’s a limited selection. In our listings, you’ll see that UNH and Rivier have chosen to focus on master’s-level doctorates. Most of the work in these online DNPs can be done through distance learning, but there are short campus components in each program. For example:
- UNH: UNH’s DNP includes two short residencies. The first is a 2-day intensive at the beginning of the program. The second is a 2-day campus visit during the final term, when students present and defend their final scholarly DNP Project.
- Rivier: All of Rivier’s DNP tracks include four face-to-face sessions on the Nashua campus. Ask the program coordinator for a sample calendar.
Coming from out-of-state? Because neither school is offering a DNP that leads to NP certification, you won’t have to deal with many state authorization issues. But we always recommend checking with the DNP program coordinator to make sure you’re eligible to apply.
Note: Want to compare online degrees in neighboring areas? Have a look at the complete directory of Online DNP Programs. They are organized by state.
BSN to DNP Programs in New Hampshire
As of 2020, we couldn’t find any New Hampshire university that was willing to offer BSN to DNP programs in APRN specialties. However, schools are always switching up their nursing tracks, so keep an eye on the DNP program website. We have links in our listings.
Note: Looking for more options? Consult our full directory of campus-based and online BSN to DNP Programs.
New Hampshire Nursing Organizations
- New Hampshire Board of Nursing
- New Hampshire Nurse Practitioner Association (NHNPA)
- New England Multistate Division (NEMSD)
- New Hampshire Association of Nurse Anesthetists (NHANA)
- Organization of Nurse Leaders (ONL)
Below you'll find a list of all of the Doctor of Nursing Practice programs available in New Hampshire.