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New Hampshire Board of Nursing License Renewal Requirements for Nurses

What are the state license renewal requirements for a nurse in New Hampshire?

For registered nurses, licensed practical nurses, and advanced practice registered nurses in the state of New Hampshire, there are specific license renewal requirements that the New Hampshire Board of Nursing determines. These requirements include courses for RNs, LPNs and APRNs.

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CE Requirements for Nursing Licenses

Every two years, the New Hampshire Nursing Board requires nurses to complete the following continuing education contact hours to comply with licensing requirements:

  • 30 contact hours for RN license renewal
  • 30 contact hours for LPN license renewal
  • 60 contact hours for APRN license renewal
    • Specialty certification: 30 of the 60 required contact hours and an additional 30 hours should include 5 hours of pharmacology
    • For licensees with an active DEA # for prescribing in New Hampshire, 3 of the 5 pharmacology hours must address opioid prescribing, pain management, or substance abuse disorder

License Expiration and Renewal

Registered Nurse Licenses:

New Hampshire RN licenses expire every two years one day before the nurse's birthday.


Licensed Practical Nurse Licenses:

New Hampshire LPN licenses expire every two years one day before the nurse's birthday.


Advanced Practice Registered Nurse Licenses:

New Hampshire APRN licenses expire every two years one day before the nurse's birthday.


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New Hampshire nursing license renewal information as of September 2019.

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