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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.


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.

2018/2019 NH APRN Licensure Survey

The NH Division of Public Health Services, in partnership with the NH Board of Nursing and the NH Nurse Practitioner Association, is collecting key practice and capacity data from licensed APRNs during license renewal.

Pursuant to RSA 326-B:9-a, licensees are “required, as part of the license renewal process,” to complete the survey. However, providers may also opt out of participation by sending the opt-out form found on the Health Professions Data Center website.

The data collected will be confidential and protected; the aggregated, de-identified data will only be used for statewide health care workforce assessment, planning, emergency preparedness, recruitment and retention initiatives, and other functions requiring accurate statewide data on provider capacity.

To begin the renewal process, please complete the NH APRN Licensure Survey.

Please contact Health Workforce Data Center Manager, Danielle Weiss, at with questions or concerns.

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