|License Category||Continuing Education Requirements||Active in Practice Requirements|
|APRN||30 hours for RN licensure, 30 additional hours specific to the area of advanced practice specialization, 5 of which must be related to pharmacology. Current certification in specialty will meet requirements for 30 continuing education hours for RN licensure.||400 hours active in practice specialty in 4 years immediately preceding date of application.|
|LNA||12 contact hours per year including conferences, lectures or other education offerings designed to enhance nursing assistant knowledge, judgment, and skills or successful completion of nursing assistant competency test within 2 years of date of application.||A minimum of 200 hours of nursing assistant related activities under the supervision of a licensed nurse within the 2 years immediately prior to the date of application or successful completion of nursing assistant competency testing within 2 years prior to date of application.|
|MNA||4 of the 12 required contact hours for LNA must be related to medication administration||A minimum of 50 hours of medication nursing assistant related activities under the supervision of a licensed nurse within the 2 years immediately prior to the date of application.|
|RN/ LPN||30 contact hours in 2 years immediately preceding license application including workshops, conferences, lectures or other education offerings designed to enhance nursing knowledge, judgment, and skills.||400 hours active in practice in 4 years immediately prior to date of application, or have completed a board approved refresher program within 2 years of application, or have successfully completed NCLEX examination within 2 years of application.|
The Board does not require that your contact hours be earned at conferences that provide "official" contact hours granted by a professional organization. However, the educational offering must:
The licensee should maintain documentation of attendance that includes: the title, length and date of the offering and the name of the entity providing the offering.
|Activities/Topics Eligible for Continuing Education||Activities/Topics NOT Eligible for Continuing Education|
(One contact hour = 60 minutes of organized learning)
(One academic credit = 15 contact hours)
Individualized Learning Activities are acceptable and may include:
** There is no limit to the number of contact hours that can be completed through independent study. However, individualized learning courses must have some method of verifying that the course was completed.
New Hampshire Board of Nursing
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