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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.

Announcements

Nur 602 Initial Proposal pdf file

On February 28, 2019, the NH Board of Nursing voted on an initial rulemaking proposal regarding Nur 602.07. The Board will be holding a public comment hearing on this proposal on May 23, 2019 at 8:00 a.m. at the Office of Professional Licensure and Certification, 121 South Fruit Street, Concord, NH 03301.

Persons interested in providing oral testimony on this proposal may do so in person at the public hearing.  Written testimony on this proposal will be accepted through the end of the public comment hearing, and may be submitted through mail at the address listed above or via email to Thomas.Broderick@oplc.nh.gov.

Nur 704.04-Notice of Rulemaking Action pdf file

On January 24, 2019, the NH Board of Nursing voted on an initial rulemaking proposal regarding Nur 704.04.  The Board will be holding a public comment hearing on this proposal on May 23, 2019 at 8:00 a.m. at the Office of Professional Licensure and Certification, 121 South Fruit Street, Concord, NH 03301.

Persons interested in providing oral testimony on this proposal may do so in person at the public hearing.  Written testimony on this proposal will be accepted through the end of the public comment hearing, and may be submitted through mail at the address listed above or via email to Thomas.Broderick@oplc.nh.gov.

The Board of Nursing has the following 3 board member openings:

An Advanced Practice Registered Nurse (APRN), Licensed Nursing Assistant (LNA) position with experience in Long Term Care (LTC) and a public member.

Interested parties should contact Sheri Walsh at sheri.walsh@oplc.nh.gov with a letter of interest and a resume of experience.

Advanced Nursing Education Nurse Practitioner Residency Program
HRSA-19-001
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
Nursys.com 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 Nursys.com under the Help section ( https://www.nursys.com/Help/HelpVideoPlayer.aspx?VID ) 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: hope@keystonehall.org
  • Free Educational Courses that award contact hours for Nurses and Nursing Students are being offered online at www.ncsbn.org. 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

Contact

121 South Fruit Street, Suite 102
Concord, NH 03301
board.questions@oplc.nh.gov
(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