Schools with PhD Programs in New Hampshire

Unfortunately, there are currently no schools offering PhD programs in New Hampshire, but many accredited programs are available online.

PhD Nurse Checklist

The terminal degree is extremely competitive. There is a limit of available space in these cohorts and schools are very strict with their requirements. It is imperative that you understand each application procedure and admissions policy of the schools that you apply to. Stringent deadline dates must be met and all documentation should be complete and delivered. There are several non-negotiable prerequisites that you will need to have if you are to be considered an eligible candidate. Bridge programs are available for those without their MSN degree, but this still needs to be completed with exceptional grades in order to continue into the doctorate. Here is a list of what is needed when applying to a PhD program from New Hampshire:

  • A background check will be performed by the school and proof of specific immunizations and medical records may be required.
  • The minimum Grade Point Average accepted is 3.5 on a 4.0 scale. There are schools willing to consider applicants with a score of 3.0, but never any less.
  • You must be registered as an Advanced Practice Nurse and have current licensure that allows you to practice unrestricted in New Hampshire.
  • Official transcripts from each post-secondary institution attended are imperative.
  • Ensure that your latest achievements and experiences in your career, academic and voluntary histories are included in your resume.
  • Scholarly papers are accepted examples of your creative written work and the school will request this.
  • A short essay must be written by you stating your exact career ambitions. Describe what your professional objectives are and highlight the need for a doctoral degree.
  • You will need three letters of reference from academic tutors, medical doctors, employers or working colleagues.
  • A minimum grade of C (preferably higher) must have been achieved on courses in statistics, research and nursing theory within the last five years.
  • You must provide evidence of the number of clinical hours that you have completed as both a specialized nurse and a graduate scholar.
  • Submit proof that the BSN and MSN degrees have been completed at accredited institutions.