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Frequently Asked Questions > License Verification Information for Employers

How does an employer know if a nurse's and nursing assistant's license is valid?

What about a licensee who has been disciplined by a Board of Nursing?

How do you know if a license is in "good-standing"?

What about licensees who are currently enrolled in the "Road to Recovery" program in New Hampshire?

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How does an employer know if a nurse's and nursing assistant's license is valid?

  • As it is under single-state licensure models, it is the responsibility of the employer to verify licensure at all significant times of change in status of nurses they employ. To validate a New Hampshire license, please utilize the online verification tool on our web site. To learn whether a NH nursing license is a multi-state or single-state license, you must connect to the national data base called NURSYS.
  • To validate the multi-state license of a non-resident nurse, please contact the jurisdiction in which the license is held, and follow the verification process for that jurisdiction. Web site addresses for the other boards of nursing can be accessed by going to the National Council State Boards of Nursing web site, www.ncsbn.org. Employers may also electronically access the national licensing data information system called NURSYS. Basic licensure information as well as disciplinary history for licensees is provided through NURSYS. There is a nominal fee for this service for employers. Payment must be made by credit card
  • To validate the license of a licensed nursing assistant go to board verification.

What about a licensee who has been disciplined by a Board of Nursing?

A RN/LPN licensee is only eligible for a multi-state license if the person's license is in "good-standing". If a nurse has been disciplined and is working under a settle agreement with stipulations, the nurse is only eligible for a single-state license.

How do you know if a license is in "good-standing"

Licensees and employers can verify discipline status by accessing the on-line verification system. Employers can verify licensure for individuals licensed in other compact and non-compact states at NURSYS

What about licensees who are currently enrolled in the "Road to Recovery" program in New Hampshire?

Licensees enrolled in the Road to Recovery program in NH have most likely been granted a single state only license that allows practice only in NH. However, there may be circumstances in which another compact state will agree to allow the licensee to practice in a different compact state. Call the Board of Nursing for further information.


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