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Applying for New LNA License

If you have never been placed on the Nurse Aide Registry in the state of New Hampshire, you may apply for Nursing Assistant Licensure by:

Licensure by Competency Evaluation

  • Successful completion of a Board approved nursing assistant program completed within 5 years; and
  • Successful completion of written and clinical competency testing within 2 years.

Licensure by Endorsement

  • You must hold an active out of state nursing assistant license/certification; and
  • You must meet requirements of 200 hours of active in practice as a nursing assistant within two years under an APRN, RN or LPN supervision and 12 continuing education hours per year (a total of 24 within two years), or have completed written and clinical competency testing within two years.

Licensure by Comparable Education

  • RN/LPN students who have successfully completed "Fundamentals of Nursing" within 5 years. If "Fundamentals of Nursing" is completed, a letter from the school or an official transcript is required; or
  • Completion of a Challenge Program and written and clinical competency testing within two years.

Challenge Process

  • Approval requires documentation of comparable or greater nursing education completed within five years immediately prior to date of application. Comparable education must contain curriculum noted in Nur 704.09.
  • Formal approval must be requested from the Board of Nursing to take a Challenge Program and written and clinical competency testing.

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