New Hampshire Nursing License

Get Your New Hampshire Nursing License for Travel Nursing

New Hampshire residents have a great deal of pride in their state and its history, evidenced in part by their state motto of “Live Free or Die,” which was based on a rallying cry penned during the Revolutionary War. The state is also ranked by U.S. News as the No. 2 Best State to live in and attracts numerous visitors every year.

Travel nurses in New Hampshire are free to enjoy the state’s New England charm during their assignments, including quaint towns, historic landmarks, a small Atlantic seashore, and the majestic White Mountains. There are plenty of activities to keep you busy throughout the year. The fall foliage is legendary, winter sports are popular, and the beautiful Lakes Region beckons to city-dwellers throughout the summer.

Whether you already hold a multistate nursing license with the Nurse Licensure Compact or need to get your New Hampshire RN license by endorsement, the team at American Mobile can help you find the right travel assignment, set you up with housing, and get you licensed to practice in the beautiful Granite State.

Is New Hampshire a Compact Nursing State?

Yes! New Hampshire participates in the Nurse Licensure Compact (NLC), which allows RNs or LPNs to have one multistate nursing license. Over 30 states are considered a compact state for nursing licenses, which allows travel nurses to take jobs in different locations!

If you hold a multistate license in a compact state, issued by your primary state of residency, you can work travel nursing jobs in New Hampshire (and other compact states) without applying for a new license.

How to Submit Your Application

Nurses who do not have an NLC multistate license can apply for licensure by an endorsement through the New Hampshire Board of Nursing (NHBON).

Endorsement, also known as reciprocity, is the licensure process for those who have never held a nursing license in New Hampshire but have successfully passed the NCLEX and currently hold an active nursing license in another state or U.S. territory. Endorsement applicants are required to have 400 hours of active-in-practice within the immediate previous 4 years and show that they have either passed the NCLEX or completed 30 continuing education contact hours within the past two years.

A New Hampshire nurse license application may be completed using the state’s online licensing system, and applicants must pay the endorsement licensure fee (currently $120 for RNs). FBI fingerprint and the criminal record release authorization forms must be filed with the NH Division of State Police, and received and reviewed by the Board of Nursing before a license can be issued.

Nurses applying for licensure by endorsement may request an application for a temporary license to allow them to practice nursing in the state while their application is being processed. Applicants can use the NHBON website or the Nursys verification system for their nursing license lookup.

The licensing team at American Mobile is available to answer any questions and help you through the licensure process.

Renew Your New Hampshire Nursing License with these Simple Steps:

Every licensed nurse in New Hampshire must renew her/his license every two years, before midnight of her/his birthday. Licensees are notified by mail approximately 6 weeks before their renewal date and are encouraged to submit their license application online, via the state board of nursing’s website.

Experience the New England Gem!

The travel nursing experts at American Mobile can find your ideal assignments, walk you through the New Hampshire nurse licensing process, and may reimburse your licensing fees. 



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