Nursing FNP

Family Nurse Practitioner

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Advance Your Nursing Career

UNH’s Master of Science in nursing program offers a family nurse practitioner option that provides graduates with the specialized knowledge and clinical competency to practice as primary care providers to individuals, families and groups.

How to Apply

Key Program Highlights:

  • Choose full or part-time. Can be completed in three to four semesters of full-time study, including one summer. Individual plans are available for those wishing to pursue part-time study.
  • National certification: As a graduate you’ll be eligible to sit for national FNP exams.
  • Fully accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education.
  • Outstanding faculty: Our faculty participate in meaningful research and bring real-world experience to the classroom and clinical settings.
  • Autonomy: Upon licensure family nurse practitioners can practice independently depending on their state's scope of practice, as well as in collaboration with other healthcare professionals.
  • Many scholarships available through the Advanced Nursing Education Workforce (ANEW) grant for students interested in rural and underserved areas.

Program Details

Location: Durham
Full-time and part-time options available

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State-supported family nurse practitioner program in New Hampshire

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UNH nurse practitioner graduates who practice in New Hampshire

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Reasons to Choose UNH

There are many reasons graduate students choose UNH. Here are just a few.


Numerous scholarships are available for students pursuing a graduate degree in nursing.

Outstanding Faculty

UNH graduate faculty are recognized leaders in their fields


UNH is a top-tier research university







Accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education

“At a time when the primary care shortage leaves dozens of openings unfilled each year, nurse practitioners step up and assume greater leadership roles in healthcare. UNH’s nursing program makes this easier by educating generations of students in the evidence-based practice and independent thinking for which UNH is recognized nationally and globally.” Christina Ferreri ’02G, President, New Hampshire Nurse Practitioner Association

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    Meet a Wildcat

    Nursing graduate student Katie St. Pierre ’21G is becoming a nurse practitioner so she can work with kids through the lifecycle so she can see the whole picture of care. Eventually she wants to be in the behavioral health field in a family clinic.

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    Meet a Wildcat

    One of the graduating students hitting the front lines is Laura Howard, 22, of Jaffrey. She has been hired to work in the medical surgical unit at Exeter Hospital, where she will interact with patients who may require more advanced heart monitoring if they have been diagnosed with COVID-19.

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