Featured DNP Programs (RN Required)

No schools are currently offering DNP programs in New Hampshire, but there are many reputable online schools that have accredited programs available.

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Proof of a dedicated history of academic success is imperative when applying to these programs. You will need to have completed all graduate coursework with outstanding grades. If you have not yet obtained your MSN, there are bridge programs that will allow you to achieve this. Each school has their own requirements and their application procedures differ. Ensure that you are familiar with their policies and submit your completed applications on time. Cohorts studying their doctorate are small in number and space is limited. Applicants compete with one another for a place and schools base their decisions on those they consider the most suitable. This is a list of what you will need when applying to a DNP program from New Hampshire:

  • Three letters of recommendation are required to prove your ability to complete doctoral studies. They must come from relevant individuals such as academic advisors, medical doctors, working colleagues and employers.
  • Current licensure to practice in New Hampshire as a registered Advanced Nurse Practitioner must be unencumbered in any way.
  • Completion of the BSN and MSN degrees are non-negotiable. They will only be considered valid if acquired through an accredited university or college.
  • All clinical hours worked must be proven. These include those experienced as a specialized nurse and as a graduate student.
  • You must have passed nursing theory, research and statistics courses in the last five years. A minimum grade of C, or higher, must have been achieved.
  • While the school is likely to perform a thorough background check, you will need to get yourself vaccinated against certain diseases and provide evidence of your latest full health check.
  • Grant the school a personal interview at the time requested of you.
  • Update your Curriculum Vitae to include all achievements and experiences in your academics, professional career, and voluntary work.
  • Your career objectives must be clearly explained in a well-written essay. State your professional ambitions and explain how the doctorate is essential for you to achieve them.
  • All post-secondary schools that you have attended are required to provide official transcripts on your behalf.
  • On a 4.0 scale, the minimum Grade Point Average accepted is 3.5. You may still be eligible for consideration with a score of no less than 3.0, depending on the school.
  • Examples of your creative written work will be requested and scholarly papers are usually accepted.