RN and LPN Licensure by Examination
RN/LPN Application: http://www.nh.gov/nursing/forms/documents/license-examination-rn-lpn.pdf
RN and LPN Applications: $120.00
RN and LPN Applications with temporary permit $140.00 ($120.00 + $20.00 for permit)
Fees are payable to "Treasurer State of New Hampshire"
Fingerprint/Criminal Background Check Fee: $41.50 (payable to "State of NH Criminal Records")
As part of the application process, you must:
The State Police Criminal Records Unit offers Livescan fingerprint capture for individuals requiring a record check through the FBI.
Electronic/Digital fingerprinting is STRONGLY recommended over paper and ink prints for ALL applicants.
To have your fingerprints taken, call the NH State Police in Concord at (603) 223-3867 and ask to be scheduled for applicant (or licensee) fingerprinting.
Be on time. Arrival of more than 10 minutes late will require you to reschedule at another date and time. Expect the process to take approximately 20 minutes.
You will be required to bring:
The location you will go to is:
Department of Safety Building
33 Hazen Dr.
Concord NH 03305
First Floor, Room 124
Hours of Operation: Monday thru Friday 8:30 am to 3:30 pm
Once the application, fee, criminal background check results and supporting documents have been reviewed, the Board will determine if you are eligible to test.
If you are eligible to take the NCLEX, you will receive an authorization to test (ATT) and instructions on scheduling the test.
When passing NCLEX results are received by the board, a license will be issued.
About Temporary Permits:
Temporary licenses, which allow you to practice nursing while awaiting NCLEX results, are issued by the state of New Hampshire. Temporary licenses are valid for 120 days or until test results have been processed Your temporary license or permanent license must have been issued before you begin any job, including employee orientation.
If you require special testing accommodations due to disability, you must fill out the form found here:
Need More Information?
Access the site for the New Hampshire Board of Nursing here: http://www.nh.gov/nursing/