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Board of Nursing

Welcome to the Board of Nursing.

Mission Statement

The mission/mandate of the New Hampshire Board of Nursing (NHBON) is set forth in RSA 326-B:1:

I. …to safeguard life, health, and the public welfare of the people of this state and in order to protect the people of the state of New Hampshire from the unauthorized, unqualified, and improper application of services by individuals in the practice of nursing, it is necessary that a regulatory authority be established and adequately funded. To further this policy the practice of nursing shall be regulated through the New Hampshire board of nursing, and said board shall have the power to enforce the provisions of this chapter.

II. Nursing is a dynamic discipline and its practice is continually evolving to include more sophisticated patient care activities. The purpose of this chapter is to provide clear legal authority for functions and procedures that have common acceptance and usage and to recognize the overlapping functions between registered nurses and other licensed health care providers in the delivery of health care services.

Contact

7 Eagle Square
Concord, NH 03301
board.questions@oplc.nh.gov
(603) 271-2323 (Nursing)
(603) 271-6382 (Nursing Assistant)
(603) 271-6605 (Fax)

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

Board Office Staff

Licensed Nursing Assistant (LNA)

Debbie Hoos
Licensure Clerk (LNA) – LNA Competency Evaluation, LNA Comparable Education and Medication Nursing Assistant (MNA) Licensure
(603) 271-0284
debbie.hoos@oplc.nh.gov

Joann Seaward
Licensure Clerk (LNA) - LNA Renewals, Reinstatements and Endorsements
(603) 271-3974
joann.seaward@oplc.nh.gov

Kim Cicchetto
Program Assistant II - LNA Registry, Discipline Reporting and Reimbursement
(603) 271-6604
kim.cicchetto@oplc.nh.gov

Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN), Registered Nurse (RN), Advanced Practice Registered Nurse (APRN)

Emily Whittaker
Program Assistant I – LPN/RN license by exam
(603) 271-7809
emily.whittaker@oplc.nh.gov

Linda Clark
Licensure Clerk – LPN/RN endorsement and APRN licensure
(603) 271-0282
linda.clark@oplc.nh.gov

Kathryn Roy Jameson
Licensure Clerk – LPN, RN, APRN license renewal and reinstatement
(603) 271-6349
kathryn.royjameson@oplc.nh.gov

Complaints and Enforcement

(603) 271-4127
enforcement.complaints@oplc.nh.gov

Other Board Staff

Celina Waryasz
Licensure Clerk – all license name and address changes
(603) 271-0283
celina.waryasz@oplc.nh.gov

Board Staff Nurses

Maggie Dolfini RN, BSN
RN/LPN Education Program Specialist
(603) 271-8282
margaret.dolfini@oplc.nh.gov

Lynne Theuner, MEd, LPN
LNA/MNA Education Program
(603) 271-6382
lynne.theuner@oplc.nh.gov

Board Office Fax Number
(603) 271-6605

Board Members

Beth Fersch, LPN
LPN - Term expires: 05/10/2021

Tracey Collins, DNP, RN, CNRN, NEA, CPHQ
RN - Term expires: 05/11/2022

Gene Harkless, DNSc, APRN, FNP-BC, CNL, FAANP
APRN - Term expires: 05/10/2022

Samantha L. O’Neill, Public Member
Public Member - Term: 05/10/2021

Somer H. Andrews, BSN, RN
RN - Term expires: 05/10/2021

Wendy Stanley Jones, BSN, RN
RN - Term expires: 05/10/2022

Melissa Tuttle, LNA
LNA - Term expires: 10/24/2019
Jeanne Donohoe, RN
RN - Term Expires: 05/10/2021

Maureen Murtagh, LPN
LPN – Term Expires: 11/16/2021

Melissa Underhill, LNA
LNA - Term expires October 24, 2022

Vacancy
Public Member

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Office of Professional Licensure and Certification
7 Eagle Square |  Concord, NH 03301
Main Telephone: (603) 271-2152