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The New Hampshire Board of Nursing (NHBON) is a regulatory board that safeguards the life, health and public welfare of NH 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.

Announcements and Notices

  • Important Online Licensing Browser Settings
    Before going to the Online Licensing web page, please check your browser settings. Here are the browser settings for the Online Licensing web page.  PDF file
  • In Person License Renewals and Reinstatements
    In order to renew or reinstate a license in person, please look up your license number by accessing the Online Verification and Nursing Assistant Registry before coming to the office. After you click on the link, please add under “profession” either nursing or nursing assistant and then type your first and last name. Click on your name for your license number. This action assists with getting your license application processed more quickly.
  • Open Position for NH BON Public Member
    The NH Board of Nursing has an open position for a public member. Public members shall not be, and never have been, members of the nursing profession or the spouse of any such person. For further information on serving in this position, please contact Denise Nies, Executive Director at 271-0741 or email: To apply for the position, please contact the Governor's Office at 271-2121 and speak with Catherine George.
  • NH BON Public Hearing for Rules Revision
    The NH BON will hold a public hearing on Thursday, May 19, 2016 from 1-2 PM to address rule revision. Written comment can be submitted for board consideration until the end of the hearing. The meeting will be held in Room B-119 in the Philbrook Building at 121 S. Fruit Street Concord, NH.

    Nursing 501.06 Initial Proposal PDF file

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New Hampshire Board of Nursing
121 South Fruit Street   |  Concord, NH 03301
Nursing (603) 271-2323  |  Nursing Assistant (603) 271-6282
Fax (603) 271-6605