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Advanced Practice Registered Nurse (APRN)

Resources for APRNs

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 Danielle.Weiss@dhhs.nh.gov with questions or concerns.

Resources for Opioid Prescribing

Clinical Resources

Treatment Tools

  • Buprenorphine providers are available to assist patients in need of medication assisted treatment for a substance use disorder.
  • Find providers offering withdrawal management, outpatient counseling, residential treatment, recovery supports and other types of services for people experiencing problems with alcohol and other drug use, including addiction.
  • Additional resources for providers and patients can be found at drugfreenh.gov.
  • HB 0271 relative to possession and administration of an opioid antagonist for opioid-related overdoses
    Board of Nursing Advisory: An Advanced Practice Registered Nurse (APRN) shall be under a professional duty to comply with the requirements of the Controlled Drug Act, RSA 318-B, and all administrative rules of the board of pharmacy adopted thereunder, and shall be afforded the benefit of the exemption for actions taken with an opioid antagonist provided in RSA 318-B:15,IV.

DEA Changes Registration PDMP Renewal Process

As of January 2017, Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) will no longer send its second renewal notification by mail. Instead, an electronic reminder to renew will be sent to the email address associated with the DEA registration.

In addition, DEA will retain its current policy and procedures with respect to renewal and reinstatement of registration. The policy is described below.

If a renewal application is submitted in a timely manner prior to expiration, the registrant may continue operations, authorized by the registration, beyond the expiration date until final action is taken on the application.

DEA allows the reinstatement of an expired registration for one calendar month after the expiration date. If the registration is not renewed within that calendar month, an application for a new DEA registration will be required.

Regardless of whether a registration is reinstated within the calendar month after expiration, federal law prohibits the handling of controlled substances or List 1 chemicals for any period of time under an expired registration.

Additional information is available on the DEA Diversion Control Division website.

APRN Licensure and Certification Requirement

Resources for APRN Practice

Continuing Education

New Releases by CDC in Opioid Overdose Prevention, April 2017

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Office of Professional Licensure and Certification
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Main Telephone: (603) 271-2152