In order to safeguard life, health, and the public welfare of the people of this state and in order to protect the people of the state of New Hampshire from the unauthorized, unqualified, and improper application of services by individuals in the practice of nursing, it is necessary that a regulatory authority be established and adequately funded. To further this policy the practice of nursing shall be regulated through the New Hampshire board of nursing, and said board shall have the power to enforce the provisions of this chapter. Any persons who practice or offer to practice nursing or who represent themselves as registered nurses or licensed practical nurses without qualifying under this chapter endanger the public health.
Nursing is a dynamic discipline and its practice is continually evolving to include more sophisticated patient care activities. The purpose of this chapter is to provide clear legal authority for functions and procedures that have common acceptance and usage and to recognize the overlapping functions between registered nurses and other licensed health care providers in the delivery of health care services.
Boards and Meetings
The Board meets regularly on the third Thursday of each month at the Board office, 21 S. Fruit Street, Concord NH. All meetings are scheduled to begin at 8:00. Open Forum is the time on the Board agenda for direct communication with the Board Individuals seeking to address the Board should contact the Board Office at least two weeks before the scheduled meeting time for specific information and guidelines.
Classes or parties of 6 or more should call the Board office ahead of time, to be certain there is room available to observe the Board meetings
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New Hampshire Board of Nursing
21 South Fruit Street | Suite 16 | Concord, NH 03301-2431
Nursing (603) 271-2323 | Nursing Assistant (603) 271-6282
Fax (603) 271-6605