Find Your Nursing Licensure Guide

New Hampshire, NH

eNLC: Yes
Walk-Through: No
Temp License: Yes
Nursys: Yes
BON website
P: (603) 271-2152



Endorsement Application: $148.00

Temporary Permit: $108.00


Permanent License

The BON does not commit to a timeframe for permanent licensure.

Temporary License

Approximately 1-2 days upon receipt of all required documents.  


  • Renewal cadence: Every two years. Your first renewal will occur on the second birthday from issue date, not to exceed 2 years 
  • Renewal fee: $108
  • Required contact hours: Complete 30 contact hours, as well as one of the following Active in Practice requirements:
    – 400 hours active in practice in 4 years immediately prior to the date of application.
    – Have completed a board-approved refresher program within 2 years of application or have successfully completed NCLEX examination within 2 years of application Complete one of the following Continuing Education requirements
    – Successful completion of a refresher course within 2 years of date of application

Important Things to Know

  • Your application is valid for 180 days. If incomplete after 180 days have passed, your application will be discarded and you must reapply and repay the application fee.
  • Note that It can take 4-6 weeks for the New Hampshire State Board of Nursing to receive the results from your criminal background check and you cannot receive a temporary license until then.
  • Paper applications are not accepted.

Licensure by Endorsement


Permanent License

  1. Submit an application online and pay the fee.
  2. Provide a copy of your state issued Driver’s License
  3. Request verification of licensure via Nursys from your original state of licensure and the state where you are currently employed. If these states do not participate in Nursys, you will need to contact that state’s BON and request verification be sent to the New Hampshire BON.
  4. Provide a background check with fingerprints. Instructions for fingerprinting can be found here.

Temporary License

  1. Applicants from Massachusetts, Connecticut, and Vermont may apply for an immediate provisional/temporary license and must submit the temporary license application with the license application for permanent licensure.
  2. Temporary permits are valid for 120 days.
  3. Once all items have been received by the board except your verification of licensure from a state that does not participate in Nursys, or your background check results, you may be issued a provisional license.
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