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Online Nursing Programs Accredited Nursing Degree School

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.

Online Nursing Degrees

Our online nursing degree programs are rooted in traditional academic systems and bring the same academic traditions of quality and integrity to the online environment. This approach removes barriers to advancement for working nurses and provides an affordable, flexible and transfer-friendly opportunity for higher education.

Our innovative programs meet the demands of the nursing workplace and address the needs for prepared nurses in such areas as education, administration, quality improvement, patient care and clinical leadership.

SNHU is a nonprofit university with a New England-based campus and a long history of serving working adults.

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.''

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 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 with New Hampshire's community colleges includes a seamless academic pathway, 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 BSN and 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.

Heroes Behind the Scrubs: SNHU Nurse Leaders Share Their Stories

Nurse leaders at Southern New Hampshire University participated in a roundtable discussion about the role nurses play in transforming healthcare. With 12% job growth projected through 2028 – that's over 370,000 registered nurse roles that could be filled – there's quite the demand to change the lives of others. And yours, as well.


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