Granite State College has partnered with the Community College System of New Hampshire (CCSNH) to build an affordable pathway to a Bachelor of Science in Nursing.

Students with an associate degree in nursing from a CCSNH institution are eligible for this pathway. This affordable option allows students to remain at or return to a CCSNH institution to take third year courses toward the B.S.N. degree program and conclude their fourth year studies, including all NUR courses and CRIT 502, at Granite State at a reduced tuition rate for in-state residents.

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For specific information on which Year Three courses should be taken at each community college, please review the course requirements for the CCSNH institution where you received/will be receiving your associate degree in nursing.

Degree Program Details

An overview of what we offer, what you’ll learn, and how to get started.

  • Conducting Critical Inquiry
  • History, Economics, or Politics Elective
  • The Emerging U.S. Health Care System
  • Law and Ethics for Health Care and Human Services
  • Statistics
  • Evidence-Based Nursing Care
  • Nursing Care of Populations
  • Nursing Care of an Aging Population
  • The Nurse as Leader
  • Nursing Implications of Genetics
  • Informatics and Technology in Nursing
  • Capstone Practicum in Nursing

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Students will

  • Deliver safe, competent, and compassionate care within frameworks of law and ethics to patients, families, and the diverse groups of a community.
  • Be productive citizens characterized by significant contributions to society that are enlightened by knowledge of health care policy and politics and how they affect health care and nursing practice.
  • Advocate locally and nationally for social justice and equity in healthcare accessibility and quality.
  • Use a variety of technologies to intervene in health-related problems of individuals, families, communities, and within the health care system.
  • Identify, evaluate, apply, and/or compile evidence from a variety of resources to apply to health-related problems of individuals, families, communities, and the health care system.
  • Collaborate as member and/or leader of teams characterized by effective communication and mutual respect that enhance the quality of health care services and their delivery.
Applications for admission are accepted on a rolling basis, offering the opportunity to begin studies at Granite State College at any term during the year. Admission is granted to students who earned a high school diploma, completed a high school education in a homeschool setting under state law, or demonstrate high school equivalency. Successful completion of one of the following exams will be required for demonstrating high school equivalency: the GED, HiSET, or TASC.

Additional Criteria for full acceptance to the R.N. to B.S.N. program:

  • An associate degree in nursing from a regionally-accredited college or university or
  • A nursing diploma earned from a school of nursing or teaching hospital
  • An active R.N. license issued from the state where the student is currently practicing.

Conditionally admitted students who have not yet submitted proof of conferred A.S. Nursing degree and passed the NCLEX-RN may only take non-NUR courses and NUR602 and may not proceed with other NUR courses until they have an active R.N. license.

Statistics is a pre-requisite for NUR 602 Evidence-Based Nursing, as well as proof of conferred A.S. Nursing degree. Academic Advisor approval is required for registration to be processed.

An applicant with a bachelor’s or master’s Degree in another discipline will be required to take only the 30 credits of nursing courses and MATH 504 Statistics will be required if not satisfied in transfer.

Please see the Granite State College for details related to the necessary health, character, and technical standards to succeed in the Bachelor of Science in Nursing Program.

Additional Criteria for the CCSNH Partnership

Students may be conditionally admitted into the CCSNH Nursing Partnership R.N. to B.S.N. program with conferral of the associate degree in nursing from a CCSNH institution. Full admittance to the program requires an active R.N. license.

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In order to progress through the program, the student must earn grades of 2.0 or better in each required course and maintain RN licensure in the state where they practice.
Pathway students are currently eligible for a Tuition Waiver to cover the full tuition cost of the CRIT 502 course at Granite State, as this course is not currently available at the CCSNH institutions. The course fees are not waived.

Pathway students are eligible for a tuition waiver for all NUR courses which will discount the Granite State College tuition rate to the CCSNH tuition rate. The waiver amount will be updated each term to reflect any changes in the CCSNH rate. If you have any questions on how the charges will be reflected on your bill, please contact our Student Accounts Office.

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Career Outlook

Registered Nursing is the top occupation in terms of career growth. More than 45.1% of employers require new hires to have a minimum of a bachelor’s degree, while 79.6% express a strong preference for BSN graduates, according to the American Association of Colleges of Nursing. Further career advancement into leadership positions can be achieved by pursuing a master’s in nursing.