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Online Nursing Degrees

Southern New Hampshire University answered the call in 1995 to begin making higher education more accessible to working adults. And in the early 2010s, it did the same for nursing education.

A pioneer in innovative online education, our programs meet the demands of the nursing profession and address the needs for prepared nurses in such areas as:

  • Education
  • Administration
  • Quality improvement
  • Patient care
  • Clinical leadership
  • Evidence-based practice
  • Leadership
  • Global health
  • Equitable care

Our online nursing programs, developed by doctoral-prepared nursing faculty, feature curricula based on new standards for the 21st-century healthcare industry as defined in the Institute of Medicine report ''The Future of Nursing: Leading Change, Advancing Health.''

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Our Nursing Philosophy

At Southern New Hampshire University, we view the students in our online nursing programs as respected colleagues who come to the learning environment with their own unique views of the world and nursing.

Students are valued for the contributions they bring to the learning environment and are appreciated for their diverse values and beliefs. Students are viewed as both learners and learning resources.

Mission of the Department of Nursing

The mission of the Department of Nursing programs flows from the mission and vision of Southern New Hampshire University.

Our mission is to empower students to be successful nurse leaders, prepared to promote a culture of health within a diverse society and responsive to meet the challenges of an ever-evolving healthcare system. This mission is fulfilled through innovative programs responsive to the needs of adult learners in an online environment.

The program provides the nursing professional with the knowledge, attitude, skills and behaviors to lead patient-centered collaborative healthcare. Graduates are prepared to apply theory-guided, culturally competent, evidence-based professional nursing practices to improve the well-being of diverse populations within complex healthcare systems at the local, national and international levels.

Nursing Curriculum Conceptual Framework

  • Builds upon prior nursing knowledge to provide a broad knowledge base for evidence-based, clinically competent, professional practice in the care of individuals, groups, families, communities and populations
  • Prepares nursing leaders in professional roles and attributes
  • Develops nurses into empowered change agents ready for successful integration into the dynamic, complex healthcare system within a global context

CCSNH Nursing Partnership

Our nursing partnerships include a seamless academic pathway for transferring community college credits, a tuition discount and financial aid.

If you are a graduate of a New Hampshire community college nursing program interested in learning more about the online BSN and online MSN programs or the accelerated RN to MSN, contact an SNHU admission counselor for more information.

CCNE Accredited Nursing Program

The baccalaureate degree program in nursing and the master’s degree program in nursing at Southern New Hampshire University are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education, 655 K Street NW, Suite 750, Washington, DC 20001, 202.887.6791.

ANCC Accredited Provider

At Southern New Hampshire University, we’re committed to your success — even beyond graduation. That’s why we’re committed to delivering accredited continuing education for nurses and healthcare professionals. From one-hour webinars to multi-day conferences and more, these opportunities are built to help you continue to meet the needs of communities across the globe.

Visit our SNHU continuing education page to learn more.

Southern New Hampshire University is accredited as a provider of nursing continuing professional development by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's (ANCC) Commission on Accreditation.

HEaRT Experiential Learning

Looking to gain professional healthcare experience, even before you graduate? Do it with HEaRT.

Specially designed for learners in healthcare and nursing, HEaRT (Higher Education and Real World Training) is a powerful experiential learning opportunity at SNHU. These online, asynchronous, voluntary experiences help connect students with employers to help solve real-world business problems – so you can be ready to make an impact in your field.

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