How to Obtain Your New Hampshire Nursing License | Enhanced Nurse Licensure Compact (eNLC) State

License by Endorsement

ASSOCIATED FEES

Application

$120

Temporary License

$20

Background Check

$47

License Renewal

Link to Online Renewal

ASSOCIATED FEES

PROCESS

Timely

$80

Reinstatement

$120

Must call the board or send an email to board.questions@oplc.nh.gov to request reinstatement application.

Temporary License Processing

It takes approximately 4-6 weeks to receive a temporary license. Temporary licenses are only issued to applicants from Massachusetts, Connecticut, and Vermont. The license will last for up to 120 days (must not have any prior convictions or disciplinary action to obtain).

NECESSARY DOCUMENTS

TEMPORARY

PERMANENT

Completed Application

Yes

Yes

Proof/Verification of Original State license

No

Yes

Proof/Copy of Current License

Yes

Yes

Copy of Driver’s License

Yes

Yes

Fingerprint Cards/Background Check

Yes

Yes

Nurses must send an email to boardquestions@nursing.state.nh.us with contact information to request the required fingerprint card. 

No temporary license can be issued until the background check results are received and reviewed by The New Hampshire Board of Nursing.

Nurses must have 400 hours of nursing practice in the past 4 years, and 30 contact hours of CE in past 2 years or have successfully passed the NCLEX within the 2 years before apply for a license in New Hampshire.

Temporary licenses are only issued while other required documents are being processed. There are additional steps that must be completed to receive a permanent license.

Additional Information

Check for proper mailing address when sending in applications as it may differ from the physical address provided.

View license verification information here.

Contact Information & Mailing Address

New Hampshire State Board of Nursing
121 S Fruit Street, Suite 102
Concord, NH  03301

Phone: 603-271-2323

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