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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. 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.

Announcements and Notices 

  • Please renew your nursing license online using your newly assigned registration number. E-mail for all technical assistance with online licensing.

  • Open Positions for the NH BON: The NH Board of Nursing has open positions that are required to be filled. An immediate need is for a Public Member. Public members are not and never have been, members of the nursing profession or the spouse of any such person. The second position is for a Licensed Nursing Assistant with Long Term Care experience.

    For further information on serving on the Board, please contact the Board office at 271-2323. To apply for one of these positions, please contact the Governor’s Office at 271-2121 and speak with Meagan Rose.

  • Resource for Addiction or Substance Misuse
  • For immediate assistance with addiction or substance misuse call the New Hampshire Statewide Addiction Crisis Line toll-free at 1-844-711-HELP (4357) or via email:
  • Free Educational Courses that award contact hours for Nurses and Nursing Students are being offered online at
  • The course titles are: "Understanding Substance Use Disorder in Nursing" and “Nurse Manager Guidelines for Substance Use Disorder."

  • PDMP Registration Instructions for APRNs

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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