TITLE XXX
OCCUPATIONS AND PROFESSIONS

CHAPTER 326-B
NURSE PRACTICE ACT

Section 326-B:17


See Emergency Order #29 (NH LEGIS E.O. 2020-29-Emerg. (2020, 2029:1.)); Emergency Order #46 (NH LEGIS E.O. 2020-46-Emerg. (2020, 2046:1.)); and Emergency Order #75 (NH LEGIS E.O. 2020-75-Emerg. (2020, 2075:1.)), issued pursuant to Executive Order 2020-04 (NH LEGIS E.O. 2020-04 (2020, 1004:1.)) as extended by Executive Orders 2020-05 (NH LEGIS E.O. 2020-05 (2020, 1005:1.)); 2020-08 (NH LEGIS E.O. 2020-08 (2020, 1008:1.)); 2020-09 (NH LEGIS E.O. 2020-09 (2020, 1009:1.)); 2020-010 (NH LEGIS E.O. 2020-010 (2020, 1010:1.)); 2020-014 (NH LEGIS E.O. 2020-014 (2020, 1014:1.)); 2020-015 (NH LEGIS E.O. 2020-015 (2020, 1015:1.)); 2020-016 (NH LEGIS E.O. 2020-016 (2020, 1016:1.)); 2020-017 (NH LEGIS E.O. 2020-017 (2020, 1017:1.)); 2020-018 (NH LEGIS E.O. 2020-018 (2020, 1018:1.)); 2020-020 (NH LEGIS E.O. 2020-020 (2020, 1020:1.)); 2020-021 (NH LEGIS E.O. 2020-021 (2020, 1021:1.)); 2020-022 (NH LEGIS E.O. 2020-022 (2020, 1022:1.)); 2020-023 (NH LEGIS E.O. 2020-023 (2020, 1023:1.)); 2020-024 (NH LEGIS E.O. 2020-024 (2020, 1024:1.)); 2020-025 (NH LEGIS E.O. 2020-025 (2020, 1025:1.)); 2021-01 (NH LEGIS E.O. 2021-01 (2021, 1001:1.)), related to the COVID-19 State of Emergency, for potential impact on the terms of this section.
    326-B:17 Registered Nurse and Licensed Practical Nurse; Initial License by Examination. –
I. The board shall administer the examination to applicants for licensure as RN's or LPN's.
II. The board may employ, contract, and cooperate with any entity in the preparation and process for determining results of a valid, reliable, legally defensible and uniform licensure examination. When such an examination is utilized, the board shall restrict access to questions and answers.
III. The board shall determine whether a license examination may be repeated, the frequency of reexamination, and any requisite education prior to reexamination.
IV. An applicant for licensure by examination to practice as an RN or LPN who successfully meets the requirements of this section shall be entitled to licensure as an RN or LPN, whichever is applicable.
V. Applicants for licensure by exam as an RN or LPN shall graduate from or verify successful completion and eligibility for graduation from a board approved nursing education program or a program that meets criteria comparable to those established by the board.
VI. An internationally educated applicant for RN or LPN licensure by examination shall meet the requirements as established by the board.

Source. 2005, 293:1, eff. July 1, 2005 at 12:01 a.m.