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.
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- The NHBON adopted emergency rules on Opioid prescribing on 12/18/2015. BON Emergency Rules for Opioid Prescriptions for Pain Control. These rules do not apply to cancer patients or patients receiving palliative care.
- Opioid Prescribing Resources for prescribers are also available here.
- 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: firstname.lastname@example.org. 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.