Home Care Nursing
Advanced Registered Nurse Practitioner
Advanced Registered Nurse Practitioners (ARNPs) have obtained advanced education and training enabling them to provide primary care to patients of all ages. When caring for patients, ARNPs may collaborate with physicians and other health professionals or practice independently. ARNPs may specialize in one or more areas, and their responsibilities include performing physical examinations, diagnosing and treating a full range of health problems, ordering and interpreting tests, and prescribing medications.
Education, Training, and Certification
Advanced Registered Nurse Practitioners (LRNPs) must first obtain a M.S. in nursing and hold an RN certification. In New Hampshire, all nurses seeking to practice in an advanced role must hold current certification by a nationally recognized credentialing center in the practice category in which they are licensed. All ARNP programs are graduate level and last from one to three years, offering a master's degree upon completion. Doctorate programs are also available.
In addition, HCANH periodically offers educational programs with and without CEU credit.
Nursing Schools and Colleges in the Granite State
- Rivier College, 420 Main Street, Nashua, NH 03060-5086, 603/888-1311, www.rivier.edu.
- University of New Hampshire, 4 Garrison Avenue, Durham, NH 03824, 603/862-1360, www.unh.edu.
Source: New Hampshire Area Health Education Centers, New Hampshire Health Careers, available at www.nnahec.org/health_careers_catalog.html.