New Hampshire Licensure & Registration Info

The New Hampshire State Board of Nursing licenses registered nurses and practical nurses. New Hampshire is a Nurse Licensure Compact (Compact) state, meaning that nurses licensed by another Compact state do not need to apply for licensure unless they plan to make New Hampshire their primary state of residency.

Select license type you’re applying for:

Registered Nurse - Initial Licensure

Service(s) Required

English Language Proficiency Exam Results

Exam scores not required to be resubmitted to CGFNS for CP Verification Letter

Notes

Registered Nurse - Endorsement

Service(s) Required

English Language Proficiency Exam Results

Exam scores not required to be resubmitted to CGFNS for CP Verification Letter

*Exam scores are required to be submitted to CGFNS for CES

Accepted English Language Proficiency Test and Passing Exam Scores:

  • TOEFL Internet Based Test Passing Score: 83; Speaking score: 26
  • IELTS: Overall Test Passing Score: 6.5; Speaking score: 7.0

Notes

*Applicants are English Exempt if they were educated in Australia, Barbados, Canada (except Quebec), Ireland, Jamaica, New Zealand, South Africa, Trinidad/Tobago, United Kingdom, United States

Licensed Practical Nurse - Initial Licensure

Service(s) Required

English Language Proficiency Exam Results

*Exam scores are required to be submitted to CGFNS for CES

Accepted English Language Proficiency Test and Passing Exam Scores:

  • TOEFL Internet Based Test Passing Score: 83; Speaking score: 26
  • IELTS: Overall Test Passing Score: 6.5; Speaking score: 7.0

Notes

*Applicants are English Exempt if they were educated in Australia, Barbados, Canada (except Quebec), Ireland, Jamaica, New Zealand, South Africa, Trinidad/Tobago, United Kingdom, United States

Licensed Practical Nurse - Endorsement

Service(s) Required

English Language Proficiency Exam Results

*Exam scores are required to be submitted to CGFNS for CES

Accepted English Language Proficiency Test and Passing Exam Scores:

  • TOEFL Internet Based Test Passing Score: 83; Speaking score: 26
  • IELTS: Overall Test Passing Score: 6.5; Speaking score: 7.0

Notes

*Applicants are English Exempt if they were educated in Australia, Barbados, Canada (except Quebec), Ireland, Jamaica, New Zealand, South Africa, Trinidad/Tobago, United Kingdom, United States

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