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Nursing Assistant, Licensed (LNA)
License Description

Licensed Nursing Assistants (LNA) perform routine nursing-related services to patients in health care facilities and clinics, under the training or supervision of a registered nurse or licensed practical nurse. Duties of the LNA involve provision of direct care or assistance to care recipients. LNA nursing-related services may include: personal care (bathing, grooming, dressing); elimination; nutrition; positioning and transferring; transporting; and taking vital signs (temperature and blood pressure readings). They may work in hospitals, nursing homes, and in the community.

Legislation: NH RSA 326-B; Administrative Rules Chapter Nur 100-800

Licensure Requirements:

  • Ability to read and write the English language
  • Graduate from a Board-approved nursing assistant education program; or demonstrate comparable nursing educational preparation recognized by the Board
  • To continue or re-enter practice, validate 200 hours active-in-practice within two years prior to renewal, reinstatement, or endorsement; or submit successful results of a nursing assistant competency test taken within two years immediately prior to application date
  • Applicants for initial permanent licensure or endorsement must submit a notarized criminal history record release form along with a complete set of fingerprints taken by a qualified law enforcement agency or authorized employee of the New Hampshire Department of Safety

Examination: Written examination required

Continuing Education: 24 hours every two years at renewal that enhance knowledge and skills


  • Initial license: $35
  • Verification: $25
  • Endorsement: $35
  • Biennial renewal: $25
  • FBI Criminal History Record, including fingerprinting (through the NH State Police): $47

Reciprocity: No, but license may be issued by endorsement

revised Jan 2018

Licensing Agency
New Hampshire Board of Nursing
Office of Professional Licensure and Certification
121 South Fruit Street
Concord , NH 0330
(603) 271 0284
Active Status
Continuing Education
Continuing education required
Criminal Record
Background check required
Degree required
State exam required
License Type
Stand-alone license
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