Obtaining Your New Hampshire Nursing License

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New Hampshire is an Enhanced Nurse Licensure Compact (eNLC) state

New Hampshire Board of Nursing

121 S Fruit Street, Suite 102
Concord, NH  03301
TEL: 603-271-2323
FAX:  603-271-6605

License by Endorsement

Processing Fees  
Application $120
Temp license $20
Background check $47

Temp License Processing

Approximately 4-6 weeks.
Temp licenses issued only to applicants from Massachusetts, Connecticut and Vermont.  Valid for 120 days.
Must not have any prior convictions OR disciplinary actions.

Documents Needed Temp Perm
Completed application Yes Yes
Verification of original state license No Yes
Verification of current active license Yes Yes
Copy of driver’s license Yes Yes
Fingerprint cards – background check Yes Yes

Send an email to boardquestions@nursing.state.nh.us with contact info to request the required fingerprint card.  No temp license can be issued until the background check results are received and reviewed by the board of nursing.

Must have 400 hours of nursing practice in the past 4 years, and 30 contact hours of CE in past 2 years OR successfully passed the NCLEX within the 2 years immediately prior to applying for licensure in NH.

*Temporary permits are issued while other required docs are in process of receiving a permanent license. Additional necessary steps to receive a permanent license MUST also be initiated.

License Renewal

Processing Fees   Renewal License Processing
Timely $80  
Reinstatement $120 Must call the board or send email to board.questions@oplc.nh.gov to request a reinstatement application
Online Renewal
Verify an New Hampshire license

NOTE:  Mailing address to send application/docs may be different than the physical address