A student can be dually enrolled after completion of the first semester of NHTI's Nursing program. Students fill out an application form that informs both NHTI and SNHU registrars, academic advisors and admissions staff of the student's intent to participate in the dual program.
Once the application and necessary sign-offs are complete, the student shall be conditionally admitted to the Bachelor of Science in Nursing program (BSN) at SNHU until completion of the associate nursing degree at NHTI. This admission process allows students to be concurrently admitted at both institutions and there is no additional application or application fee for SNHU.
An earned associate's degree in nursing from a state approved or nationally accredited nursing program with a 2.5 minimum cumulative grade point average (GPA). NHTI students will be considered conditionally admitted to SNHU's BSN program until completion of the associate's degree with a minimum GPA of 2.5.
Students who do not meet the 2.5 GPA requirement may also be conditionally admitted to the BSN, but they must meet the 2.5 GPA requirement within their first six credits to gain unconditional admission to the program
NHTI graduates may enter the program while awaiting the results of their NCLEX score. However, students must pass the licensure exam and show evidence of unencumbered State RN licensure upon completion of the first SNHU nursing course. Students must maintain an unencumbered license to practice as a registered nurse in New Hampshire or another jurisdiction while you are a student in the RN to BSN program at SNHU.
5. How many of the credits that I have earned in my associate's degree program will be accepted by SNHU for the RN to BSN program? What about transfer courses from other colleges or universities that I have attended?
Credit from the associate's degree awarded by NHTI will transfer as a block of 69 credits into the SNHU BSN degree. Courses completed at NHTI or another college/university, and challenge examinations, will be reviewed on an individual basis and may be accepted for transfer above the 69 credits accepted from the associate's degree nursing program. So, students can have up to 90 transfer credits which include the block 69 credits from your nursing program.
You may begin your nursing courses at SNHU at any time following your graduation from the associate's degree program.
If, during your enrollment at NHTI as an associate's degree nursing student, you are considering continuing your nursing education at SNHU following graduation, you should contact the nursing department to obtain the required documents.
During your pre-licensure program, the department head and/or faculty from the nursing department at NHTI will be providing academic advising. Students may also be working with advisors in the Advising Center if you are dual-enrolled in Nursing and General Studies or Liberal Arts. They will be able to help you select courses that will meet SNHU academic requirements. You may also contact the SNHU nursing department at any time to discuss your education plans.
Financial aid packages, issues and questions are the responsibility of NHTI until you graduate from the nursing program. Once you are enrolled in the last 30 credits of the BSN degree (nursing courses) you will pay the applicable SNHU rate and receive financial aid through the SNHU financial aid office.
For the first 67 and up to 90 credits, students may pay the NHTI tuition rate and receive financial aid through NHTI, whether taking the course at SNHU or at NHTI. To receive financial aid for courses outside the requirements of the NHTI nursing program, you must be dually enrolled in the General Studies or Liberal Arts program.
SNHU will offer a per-credit hour scholarship to NH resident NHTI students who transfer and enroll directly from NHTI into the BSN program. This scholarship shall be equal to 50% of the difference between the per-credit hour tuition rates of NHTI and SNHU. Only NHTI alumni who were awarded an associate's degree in 2012 or later who seek to enroll in the BSN program will be eligible for the per-credit SNHU scholarship.
Dual enrollment students who are taking courses for the associate's degree program will pay tuition to NHTI. If you take a course at SNHU while you are a student in the associates degree program, you must pay tuition to the institution where the course is taken.