NEW HAMPSHIRE NURSING LICENSE

Important Note: Nursing licensure and practice requirements are subject to change. Nursing License Map makes its best effort to keep content accurate; however, the official source is the State Board of Nursing. Make sure to confirm licensing requirements with the New Hampshire Board of Nursing before applying for licensure or renewal. Last updated: 1/20/2015

Education Requirements for Nursing Licenses in New Hampshire
Nursing Licenses in New Hampshire Master's Required?
Adult or Pediatric Nurse Practitioner (NP) Y
Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist (CRNA) Y
Certified Nurse Midwife (CNM) Y
Registered Nurse (RN) N
Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) N
Licensed Nursing Assistant (LNA) N

New Hampshire Nursing Salary Average

Licensed Nursing Assistant: $28,550
Licensed Practice Nurse: $46,930
Registered Nurse: $64,540
Advanced Practice Registered Nurse: >$80,000*
 
*The Salary of an advanced practice nurse in New Hampshire can vary widely based upon specialization. Learn more about New Hampshire nursing salary.

Learn about financial aid options for nurses on our nursing scholarships and grants page.

There are many paths to become a nurse in New Hampshire. The path you take will mostly depend upon the type of nurse you’d like to become and your current or prospective level of education. The higher your level of education, the more opportunities you’ll have to choose where and how you pursue your career in nursing.

In addition to nursing salaries in New Hampshire, you’ll find information on acquiring and maintaining several types of New Hampshire nursing licensure. We’re constantly making updates, but with the speed of change in the healthcare sphere it’s difficult to stay current. If you have any comments or suggestions for our information on nursing in New Hampshire, please let us know!

Compact State Status

New Hampshire is a Nursing Licensure Compact State.

Prescriptive Authority in New Hampshire

Advanced Practice Registered Nurses may apply for prescriptive authority for Schedule II-V controlled substances.

New Hampshire Nursing Licensure Renewal

License renewal is required through the New Hampshire Board of Nursing every two years.

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Advanced Practice Registered Nurse (Adult or Pediatric Nurse Practitioner, Certified Nurse Midwife, Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist) in New Hampshire

Education
Varies for Different Certifications

Examination

Fees
$100 Application Fee, $39.75 Background Check Fee, Examination Fee (Varies for Different Certifications)

Experience
400 Hours of Clinical Practice within the Past 4 Years, 225 Hours of Theoretical Nursing Coursework, 480 Hours of Supervised Clinical Practice (Both Requirements May Be Fulfilled through Master’s Degree Program Transcript), Some Certifications May Impose Additional Experience Requirements

Certification Required
Adult or Family Nurse Practitioner from the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners (AANP), Nurse Practitioner Certification from American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), Pediatric Nursing Certification Board (PNCB), National Certification Corporation for the Obstetric, Gynecologic and Neonatal Nursing Specialties, Certified Nurse Midwife from (ACNM), Nurse Anestheitst from Council on Certification of Nurse Anesthetists. Please Note That the Certification Requirement May Be Waived for Individuals Who Have Obtained Their Master’s Degrees within the Past 2 Years

Renewal
Four hundred hours of active practice in specialty must be completed for renewal eligibility. Educational requirements include completion of 60 board-approved continuing education hours, 30 of which are for the registered nurse (R.N.) requirement, with an additional 20 hours related to nursing specialty and five continuing education units (CEUs) related to pharmacology. These requirements are in addition to any national certifications held and requirements per that certifying body. A fee of $100 per renewal period is required.

Additional Information
An Active New Hampshire Registered Nurse License Is Required for Application.

 

Registered Nurse (RN) in New Hampshire

Education
Completion of an Approved Registered Nurse Program

Examination
NCLEX-RN

Fees
$120 Application Fee, $200 Examination Fee, $39.75 Background Check Fee

Experience
None

Renewal
Educational requirements include completion of 30 continuing education hours. A fee of $80 per renewal period is required.

Additional Information
None

Endorsement
Individuals with Equivalent Licensure in Another State May Apply for Licensure through Endorsement, Subject to a $120 Application Fee and $39.75 Background Check Fee. Endorsement Applicants Must Provide Proof of At Least 400 Hours Using Nursing Knowledge, Judgment, and Skills within the Past 4 Years, and 30 Contact Hours of Continuing Education within the Past 2 Years. Registered Nurses Who Hold an Active License in Another Compact State Need Not Apply for Licensure in New Hampshire, Unless They Plan to Change Their Permanent Residency to New Hampshire.

 

Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) in New Hampshire

Education
Completion of an Approved Licensed Practical Nurse Program

Examination
NCLEX-PN

Fees
$120 Application Fee, $200 Examination Fee, $39.75 Background Check Fee

Experience
None

Renewal
Educational requirements include completion of 30 continuing education hours. A fee of $80 per renewal period is required.

Additional Information
None

Endorsement
Individuals with Equivalent Licensure in Another State May Apply for Licensure through Endorsement, Subject to a $120 Application Fee and $39.75 Background Check Fee. Endorsement Applicants Must Provide Proof of At Least 400 Hours Using Nursing Knowledge, Judgment, and Skills within the Past 4 Years, and 30 Contact Hours of Continuing Education within the Past 2 Years. Licensed Practical Nurses Who Hold an Active License in Another Compact State Need Not Apply for Licensure in New Hampshire, Unless They Plan to Change Their Permanent Residency to New Hampshire.

 

Licensed Nursing Assistant (LNA) in New Hampshire

Education
New Hampshire Nursing Assistant Education Program or the Basic Components of a Registered Nurse or Licensed Practical Nurse Education Program

Examination
None

Fees
$35 Application Fee, $39.75 Background Check Fee

Experience
None

Renewal
Renewal Is Required Every Year. Requirements for Renewal Are the Successful Completion of 12 Contact Hours of Continuing Education, and Payment of a $25 Renewal Fee.

Additional Information
None

Endorsement
Individuals with Equivalent Licensure in Another State May Apply for Licensure through Endorsement, Subject to a $35 Application Fee and $39.75 Background Check Fee.

FEATURED ONLINE HEALTHCARE PROGRAMS


Nursing@Georgetown

Nursing@Georgetown is an academically rigorous, evidence-based program that culminates in a Master of Science degree in Nursing, delivered online by Georgetown University’s nationally ranked School of Nursing & Health Studies.

Nursing@Simmons

Nursing@Simmons is an online Family Nurse Practitioner program designed for currently licensed RNs who are at various stages of their career.

Nursing@USC

The USC Suzanne Dworak-Peck School of Social Work Department of Nursing offers an online Master of Science in Nursing program for aspiring family nurse practitioners through Nursing@USC.

MPH@Simmons

MPH@Simmons, the online Master of Public Health from Simmons College, is designed to give you the real-world skills you need to address health inequity on a local, national, and global level.

MPH@GW

An innovative online Master of Public Health program offered by the top-ranked Milken Institute School of Public Health at the George Washington University.

MHA@GW

Offered by the Milken Institute School of Public Health at the George Washington University, this online Executive Master of Health Administration program is designed for healthcare professionals who aspire to become leaders in their field.

HealthInformatics@GW

This online Master of Science in Management of Health Informatics and Analytics program from the Milken Institute School of Public Health at the George Washington University enables graduates to improve the efficiency of health care organizations through the use of data and technology.

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