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National Certification for APRNs

Certification examinations approved by the New Hampshire Board of Nursing for APRN Licensure.

APRNs licensed in New Hampshire must maintain National Certification from one of the organizations listed below in order for their New Hampshire APRN license to be considered valid.

An APRN whose certification lapses is considered to have an invalid New Hampshire APRN license and if s/he continues to practice in the APRN role, is considered practicing without a license.

American Academy of Nurse Practitioners

  • Adult Nurse Practitioner
  • Family Nurse Practitioner

American Nurses Credentialing Center

  • Acute Care Nurse Practitioner
  • Adult Nurse Practitioner
  • Adult Psychiatric and Mental Health Nurse Practitioner
  • Family Nurse Practitioner
  • Family Psychiatric and Mental Health Nurse Practitioner
  • Gerontological Nurse Practitioner
  • Pediatric Nurse Practitioner

Pediatric Nursing Certification Board

  • Pediatric Nurse Practitioner

National Certification Corporation for the Obstetric, Gynecologic and Neonatal Nursing Specialties

  • Neonatal Nurse Practitioner
  • Women's Health Nurse Practitioner

ACNM Certification Council

  • Certified Nurse Midwife

Council on Certification of Nurse Anesthetists

  • Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetists

AACN Certification Corporation

  • Acute Care Nurse Practitioner (Adult-Gerontology)
  • Acute Care Nurse Practitioner (Adult)

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