Featured Nursing Program: Rivier University

School: Rivier Universityrivier spring shoot (56 of 393)_resized

Location: Nashua, NH

Enrollment size: 2,373

Degrees offered:

  • Associate of Science in Nursing (Evening)
  • Professional Track Bachelor of Science in Nursing, Professional Track (Day)
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing, RN to BS (Online)
  • Master of Science in Nursing including specializations in:
    • Family Nurse Practice
    • Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practice
    • Nursing Leadership and Health Systems Management
    • Nursing Education

As well as:

  • Post master’s level nursing specialization certificates
  • Articulation agreement with Simmons College Doctor of Nursing Practice (D.N.P.) program
  • Doctorate of Education (Ed.D.) in Leadership and Learning – Nursing Education specialization

Cost:

  • Full-time Undergraduate Day Tuition (12 or more credits): $13,740/semester
  • Undergraduate Day Courses (1-11 credits): $912/credit
  • Evening or Online Undergraduate non-clinical courses – $312/credit
  • Evening Program Nursing Clinical Courses: $916/credit
  • Graduate non-clinical courses: $513/credit
  • Graduate Nursing Clinical courses: $916/credit

Entrance exam used: the HESI A2 Admission Assessment with Critical Thinking. No pre-admission test is required for students with recent (within past 6 years) SAT or ACT scores.

Link to Rivier Admissionshttp://www.rivier.edu/admissions/

NCLEX Pass Rate: 92% (national average = 90%)

Link to course listings:  http://www.rivier.edu/academics/departments/default.aspx?id=150

Highlights:

Rivier University’s 68-acre campus is conveniently located in the heart of New England in Nashua, N.H. – close to Boston, the New Hampshire seacoast, beaches and the mountains. Rivier, regionally accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges (NEASC), offers a range of academics including nursing, education, liberal arts and sciences, and business programs at all levels from associate through doctoral degrees.

Rivier’s Nursing Division in Sylvia Trottier Hall includes a state of the art simulation lab, and is the only school in New Hampshire where all programs are accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN, formerly the National League for Nursing Accreditation Commission, NLNAC). Rivier has been providing nursing degree programs for over 30 years and is based on a foundation of building relationships, with faculty and students working together. Rivier nursing students are compassionate, motivated, bright, enthusiastic, and passionate about being a nurse.

Rivier has developed strong partnerships with a variety of healthcare organizations throughout the Metro Boston and Southern NH region, offering the opportunity for nursing students to learn about a wide range of specialties and settings.  These partnerships include some of the country’s most prestigious hospitals, such as Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, and Boston Children’s Hospital.

The Rivier Nursing Division offers several admissions entry and completion options, including:

  • Undergraduate
    • Freshmen (for Day or Evening)
    • Transfer (for Day or Evening)
    • Online RN-BS degree completion
    • Evening LPN to RN advanced placement transfer
  • Graduate
    • Traditional entry for RNs with a BS in Nursing degree
    • MS Bridge for non BS Nursing students who have a bachelor’s degree in a non-nursing field
    • RN-MS for RNs who have no bachelor’s degree

For more information, visit www.Rivier.edu.

If you want to look into becoming a CNA, which is an introductory level of nursing, you can look at our study material here.

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