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Board of Nursing

Welcome to the Board of Nursing.

The New Hampshire Board of Nursing (NHBON) is a regulatory board that safeguards the life, health and public welfare of New Hampshire citizens. It also provides oversight of the Nursing Assistant (NA) Registry. The practice of nursing is regulated under the Nurse Practice Act RSA 326-B and further defined under the Administrative Rules 100-800. All licensees are responsible for knowing their scope of practice. No person may practice as a nurse or nurse aide without a license. In addition to direct care activities, NHBON also defines "practicing" as attendance at employee orientation or completing other types of non direct care activities.


Letter About Proposed Nursing Assistant Legislation pdf file

Proposed legislation to address workforce barriers for Nursing Assistants is in process. Representatives from health care associations, ie., Home Healthcare, NH Hospital Association, NH Long Term Care and NH Nurses Assoication, and NH Workforce Groups are involved in this discussion concerning the proposed legislation. Questions regarding this legislation can be addressed to

NH Training Institute on Addictive Orders Training Survey

New Hampshire is in the midst of a substance use, to include opioids, and mental health crisis. As professionals working together to address these issues, we, the NH Training Institute on Addictive Disorders want your input as we seek to expand professional development opportunities for behavioral health and healthcare professionals.

Please complete this 5-minute training survey to let us know what professional development opportunities you need. Your input will help provide timely, relevant and responsive training.

Please complete this survey by Monday, March 11, 2019. Thank you for your time and input!

The Board of Nursing has the following 2 board member openings:

Licensed Nursing Assistant (LNA) position with experience in Long Term Care (LTC) and a public member.

Interested parties should contact Sheri Walsh at with a letter of interest and a resume of experience.

Advanced Nursing Education Nurse Practitioner Residency Program
Advanced Nursing Education Nurse Practitioner Residency (ANE-NPR) Program

The purpose of this program is to prepare new nurse practitioners (NPs) in primary care for practice in community-based settings through clinical and academic focused 12-month Nurse Practitioner Residency (NPR) programs, with a preference for those projects that benefit rural or underserved populations.

Nurse Licensee Monitoring Program pdf file

Videos Updated has released videos to reflect the addition of the Authorization to Practice Map and changes in the display of licenses status that were launched earlier this year. The updated videos can be found on under the Help section ( ) or by clicking on the link(s) below.

Enhanced Nurse Licensure Compact

Resource for Addiction or Substance Misuse

  • For immediate assistance with addiction or substance misuse call the New Hampshire Statewide Addiction Crisis Line toll-free at 1-844-711-HELP (4357) or via email:
  • Free Educational Courses that award contact hours for Nurses and Nursing Students are being offered online at The course titles are: "Understanding Substance Use Disorder in Nursing" and "Nurse Manager Guidelines for Substance Use Disorder."
  • Free Training on the Family Impact of Addiction. pdf file


121 South Fruit Street, Suite 102
Concord, NH 03301
(603) 271-2323 (Nursing)
(603) 271-6282 (Nursing Assistant)
(603) 271-6605 (Fax)

The Board of Nursing cannot return calls from other countries, including Canada.

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Office of Professional Licensure and Certification
121 South Fruit Street |  Concord, NH 03301
Main Telephone: (603) 271-2152