New Hampshire Advanced Practice Registered Nurses CE Requirements, Accreditations & Approvals

New Hampshire Nurses

In support of improving patient care, NetCE is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.

The New Hampshire Board of Nursing accepts courses from any provider who is ANCC accredited.

Continuing Education Requirement

The New Hampshire Board of Nursing accepts NetCE courses.

RNs and LPNs are required 30 contact hours every two years; or to maintain national certification.

APRNs are required 30 contact hours every two years to maintain RN license. Current national certification in specialty will meet requirements for 30 continuing education hours for nursing licensure. APRNs are required to complete an additional 30 hours, 20 of which must be in the area of specialty, including 5 hours of pharmacology. APRNs with an active DEA registration number for prescribing in New Hampshire must dedicate 3 of the 5 pharmacology hours to the topics of opioid prescribing, pain management, or substance abuse disorder.

Beginning with DEA initial registrations or renewals starting June 27, 2023, all DEA-registered practitioners (with the exception of DVM-only license holders) are required 8 hours on treating and managing patients with opioid or other substance use disorders, including the appropriate clinical use of all FDA-approved drugs for the treatment of a substance use disorder, one-time only.

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For More Information

Please contact the New Hampshire Board of Nursing at (603) 271-2323, or visit their website at

Additional information regarding your continuing education requirements may be found at: - Nurse Practice Act RSA 326-B:31 for All Licensees. - RNs and LPNs (Rule 403.01(a)); APRNs (Rule 403.01(d)). - All Licensees.