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National Certification (APRN)

APRNs licensed in New Hampshire MUST maintain National Certification from one of the organizations listed below in order for their NH APRN license to be considered valid.

An APRN whose certification lapses is considered to have an invalid NH APRN license and if she/he continues to practice in the APRN role, is considered practicing without a license.

Certification Examinations Approved by the Board of Nursing for APRN Licensure

American Academy of Nurse Practitioners

  • Adult Nurse Practitioner
  • Family Nurse Practitioner

American Nurses Credentialing Center

  • Acute Care Nurse Practitioner
  • Adult Nurse Practitioner
  • Adult Psychiatric and Mental Health Nurse Practitioner
  • Family Nurse Practitioner
  • Family Psychiatric and Mental Health Nurse Practitioner
  • Gerontological Nurse Practitioner
  • Pediatric Nurse Practitioner

Pediatric Nursing Certification Board

  • Pediatric Nurse Practitioner

National Certification Corporation for the Obstetric, Gynecologic and Neonatal Nursing Specialties

  • Neonatal Nurse Practitioner
  • Women's Health Nurse Practitioner

ACNM Certification Council

  • Certified Nurse Midwife

Council on Certification of Nurse Anesthetists

  • Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetists

New Hampshire Board of Nursing
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