Board of Nursing New Hampshire comprises of 11 Board members that are appointed by the Governor/Legislatures. The board members represent nursing field and public. Out of 11 board members, 4 members are Registered Nurses, 2 LNAs, 2 Licensed Practical Nurse, 1 Advance Practice Registered Nurse and 2 public members.
The Mission Statement of the New Hampshire Board of Nursing is to protect the public health, safety and welfare from the practice of the unauthorized, unqualified or individuals that apply improper application of services. Therefore, to safeguard the public health, safety and welfare of the NH state citizens, a regulatory authority has been created and adequately funded. The Board has been entrusted with the responsibility and authorized to regulate these public health safety measures and powered to enforce the stipulations of Nurse Practice Act and law chapters. According to the law and board, any practicing individuals or who offer to practice nursing or who represent themselves as RNs or LPNs without qualifying under this chapter will be held responsible as endangering the public health.
The board further implies that nursing practice is advanced continuous process and evolves more sophisticated patient care activities. Hence, the board has been offered clear legal authority for functions and procedures for general acceptance and usage. The board must also recognize the overlapping functions between RNs and other licensed health care providers for offering safe and competent health care services.
The board has also set of various committees for reviews and policy changes for making nursing practice and education more effective and they include:
- ARPN Liaison Committee: meets frequently to review the applications of RNs seeking approval as advanced registered nurse practitioners
- Practice and Education Committee meets on a regular basis to discuss and review nursing practice concerns referred to them by the Board of Nursing.
- Education Advisory Committee. The Education Advisory Committee provides suggestions and recommendations to the Board concerning nursing education, faculty prerequisites, curricular requirements, and rules.
Board of Nursing New Hampshire approves following Education programs:
- Registered Nurse and Practical Nurse Programs
- Nursing Assistant and Medication Nursing Assistant Programs
- Program Review Schedules
The services, duties and functions of the NH Board of Nursing are based on following field:
- Contact Us
- Board & Meetings
- Educational Programs
- Forms, Applications, Publications
- Nursing Practice
- Nurse Practice Act
- Site Map
The contact details of New Hampshire Board of Nursing
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