Board of Nursing New Hampshire is a state regulated agency located in Concord NH and the Board is established to regulate nursing practice in the state of NH, which is governed by 2 types of documents including the Nurse Practice Act, and the Administrative Rules, also known as Nur 100 – 800.
In order to safeguard the life, public health, safety and welfare of the NH state citizens, a regulatory authority in the form of Board has been created with adequate funds to regulate safe public health measures and powered by the Nurse Practice Act and law chapters.
As per the stipulations of the Board and Law, any individual pertaining to practice or offer to or who feign themselves as RNs or LPNs without proper qualification through licensing, education or competency evaluation will be termed unlawful and may be held responsible for endangering the public health.
The basic mission of the NH Board of Nursing is to protect life, health, and the public welfare of New Hampshire citizens from the incompetent, unauthorized and improper practice of nursing professionals. The state law and Nurse Practice Act have authorized the Board to regulate nursing practice in the state.
Composition of NH Board of Nursing
Board of Nursing New Hampshire composes of 11 members, representing nursing profession and public and appointed by the Governor and the Council. Out of the 11appointed members, five members are registered nurses including one APRN, 2 Licensed Nurse Assistants, which include one medication licensed nursing assistant, 2 LPNs and 2 members represent Public.
The Board members are appointed for a serving term of 3 years for 3 consecutive terms or appointed member can serve for 9 consecutive years.
The Authority of the NH Board of Nursing
The Board has been vested with following Authorizations:
Setting up of nursing practice standards.
Approve or disapprove nursing education programs
Licensure – Licenses renew and reinstate RNs, LPNs, advanced registered nurse practitioners and LNAs.
Certify LNAs to administer medication;
Fees Schedule and Collection
Conduct Investigation on complains of misconduct by both licensees and licenses applicants, and take disciplinary action for any misconduct findings.
Nurse Licensure Compact Implement
The Boar further emphasis that advanced continuous process demands more specialized patient care activities and accordingly the Board has been authorized to implement functions and procedures for general acceptance and usage.
NH Nursing Board Committees
The board has established few committees for suggestions and recommendations for reviewing and policy changes that can make practice more effective and they include:
ARPN Liaison Committee
Practice and Education Committee
Education Advisory Committee for Registered Nurse and Practical Nurse Programs, Nursing Assistant and Medication Nursing Assistant Programs and Program Review Schedules.
NH Nursing Board Services
The Board offers following services, information and Applications:
Information on Board & Meetings
Information on Educational Programs for Registered Nurse and Practical Nurse Programs, Nursing Assistant and Medication Nursing Assistant Programs and program Review Schedules.
Different types of Licensure, Programs and other Forms, Applications, Publications
Licensure- by examination, by endorsement, online status verification service, Endorsement and Reinstatement, Renewal of license, Duplicate license
Nurse Practice Act
The contact details of New Hampshire Board of Nursing are:
New Hampshire Board of Nursing
21 South Fruit Street, Suite 16?Concord NH 03301-2431
Telephone: ?(603) 271-2323 (Nursing)?(603) 271-6282 (Nursing Assistant)
Fax: (603) 271-6605