RN to BSN Pathway Program

The RN to BSN Pathway program is a partnership between the Community College System of NH (CCSNH) and the University of New Hampshire College of Professional Studies (CPS). This is a “public pathway” just for graduates of any CCSNH college to enroll in the RN to BSN Program. 

Graduates with an Associate of Science Degree in Nursing from any of NH’s community colleges are eligible to enroll – whether they graduated years ago or are current community college students applying for this pathway.

*Students may be conditionally admitted into the CCSNH Nursing Partnership RN to BSN Program with conferral of the associate degree in nursing from a CCSNH institution. Full admittance to the program requires an active RN license. 

There is financial aid available for the first two years of the program (through CCSNH), with the same requirements as other associate degree programs (e.g., minimum six credits). Financial aid will also be available through CCSNH  institutions for students enrolled in third year courses, prescribed by the RN to BSN Pathway curriculum guides, at a CCSNH institution. Financial aid for fourth year nursing courses is available through UNH CPS.

Students who are accepted into a CCSNH Associate of Science Nursing degree program would first complete the two-year program, then apply to transfer to UNH CPS. 

This BSN degree completion program is a total of 120 credits over four years, including the NH community college Nursing program course requirements and the BSN Nursing courses at UNH CPS.

Yes, the RN to BSN Program at UNH CPS is a fully accredited program by  the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE).

Contact the Director of the Department of Nursing at the NH community college from which you graduated. 

You may also inquire by reaching out to admissions.cps@unh.edu or giving us a call at 855-472-4255.