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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.


Additional Written Public Comment – Nur 900

In order to prepare a response pursuant to RSA 541-A:13, V(c) to a preliminary objection to Final Proposal 2019-71 made on September 20, 2019 by the Joint Legislative Committee on Administrative Rules, the Board of Nursing is soliciting additional written public comment for the final proposal for Nur 900 pdf file.

Persons interested in providing written comments on this final proposal may do so by submitting written comments at the address listed on this website or via email to Written comments on this final proposal will be accepted until 6:00 p.m. on October 10, 2019.

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

An LPN Board member and a Public member.

Interested parties should contact the BOARD OF NURSING (271-2323) to submit a letter of interest and a resume of experience.

New Dates for Nurse Licensure Compact Webinars for Public

NLC Webinar Presentations Dates & Times  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

  • 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."


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