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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 that includes 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 Organizational 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  PDF file
  • APRN Prescribing Guidelines for Controlled Substances PDF file
  • Nur 402.04(b) intro and (b) (2);Nur 404 Initial Proposal Amending and Repealing Language; Ethical Standards: Professional Duties of an Advanced Practice Registered Nurse (APRN) Rule Number: Nur 501.04
  • HB 0271 relative to possession and administration of an opioid antagonist for opioid-related overdoses
    NH BON 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.
  • 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 Jennifer Kuzma.
  • HB 484 an Act relative to medication administration by licensed nursing assistants should not be interpreted as law until the Board of Nursing has developed an educational plan that is accepted by the Board and rules have been revised and submitted for approval. When this occurs an announcement will be posted on our website.

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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