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PorcBeliever

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What degrees do nurses need in order to practice?
« on: September 26, 2012, 08:54:26 pm »

Hello,

My wife currently has a two year degree in Nursing and will soon be an Registered Nurse. Do RN's in New Hampshire need a 2 year degree or more schooling in order to practice?
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Re: What degrees do nurses need in order to practice?
« Reply #1 on: September 26, 2012, 09:52:27 pm »

The answer is probably somewhere here:

http://www.nh.gov/nursing/
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Re: What degrees do nurses need in order to practice?
« Reply #2 on: October 17, 2012, 10:47:29 am »

An RN is an RN so her degree should be acceptable as long as it's from an accredited school.  She will need to take the NCLEX-RN exam in order to be licensed and practice  - that's required nationally.  However, NH is part of the Nurse Licensure Compact, so if she becomes licensed in your current state, and it's on the list of 24 participating states (see here: https://www.ncsbn.org/nlc.htm ) then she should be all set.  Otherwise, she would have to apply for licensure once in NH.
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