If you are a caring person who wants to change lives, work in health care, and will study hard to meet your goals, then come to Great Bay! Faculty committed to your growth will guide you in class, clinical and lab to help you “think like a nurse”, learn new skills and teach others to stay healthy. You will work with the health care team to build safe and healing settings for patients.
Faculty are passionate about Nursing as a calling and a profession that helps people to be as healthy as possible. We support and guide each student to help maximize both learning potential and personal growth. We love Nursing and we want you to love it too.
Registered nurses work in a variety of settings and have many career paths they can follow. Our graduates are working in areas such as the emergency department, medical-surgical, telemetry, cancer care, maternity, administration, home care, hospice, dialysis, school nursing, psych-mental health, addictions, travel nursing, and corrections nursing. Some of our graduates have become nurse practitioners specializing in adult-geriatric, family, or psych-mental health.
Find out more information about different Career Options for nurses.
Prior to meeting all program course requirements, the matriculated Nursing student may be eligible to apply to the NHBON for licensure after successful completion (defined as achieving a minimum course grade of “C+” ) of the following Nursing courses:
• Nursing I: Apply for additional licensure as a Licensed Nursing Assistant (LNA)
• Nursing III: Apply for additional licensure as a Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN)
The associate degree nursing program at Great Bay Community College meets the state education requirements for a Registered Nurse license in the states of New Hampshire and Massachusetts. Great Bay Community College has not determined if the associate degree nursing program at Great Bay Community College meets the state education requirements in any other state, any U.S. Territory, or the District of Columbia. Contact the state regulatory agency for nursing in any other state for which this information is needed.
The associate degree nursing program is approved by the New Hampshire Board of Nursing (NHBON). Upon satisfactory completion of the program, the graduate is eligible to apply to the New Hampshire Board of Nursing (NHBON) and Pearson VUE NCLEX Candidate Services for the National Council Licensing Examination for Registered Nurses (NCLEX-RN). The New Hampshire Board of Nursing’s licensing regulations may restrict candidates who have been involved in civil or criminal legal proceedings.
Questions about licensing restrictions should be addressed to the New Hampshire Board of Nursing:
Address: NHBON Office of Professional Licensure & Certification, 7 Eagle Square, Concord, NH 03301.
The associate degree nursing program at Great Bay Community College located in Portsmouth, NH is accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN). Contact:
Address: 3343 Peachtree Rd. NE, Suite 850, Atlanta, GA 30326
Phone: (404) 975-5000.
The most recent accreditation decision made by the ACEN Board of Commissioners for the associate degree nursing program is Continuing Accreditation.