New Hampshire Nursing Assistant / Nurse Aide Guide
Who Grants Certification: The New Hampshire Board of Nursing grants certification to New Hampshire nursing assistants and nurse aides.
The Qualifications to become Certified:
There are three ways to qualify to receive a nurse aide license in New Hampshire: Competency Evaluation, Comparable Education and Endorsement. Please see here for detailed information.
How to Apply for Certification:
After taking a state approved nursing assistant training course, you can apply for a license with these forms.
How to Apply to Take the Exam
Use the application to sign up to take the New Hampshire Certified Nurse Aide Exam. It is the same form as above because applying for license and tests are the same thing in New Hampshire.
The NNAAP test has two parts, a Skills Evaluation and a Written (or oral) part. Both parts must be passed to be listed on the New Hampshire Nurse Aide Registry. The written section is 70 questions in length, 60 are multiple choice and 10 are reading comprehension questions. Take two pencils with you. You will have two full hours to complete the exam. (The oral exam if given in place of the written exam is 160 questions in length.) The Skills Evaluation will be a 25 minute time period given to complete 5 randomly selected nurse aide skills.
Content topics include:
- Activities of Daily Living – Hygiene, Dressing and Grooming, Nutrition and Hydration, Elimination, Rest/Comfort/Sleep
- Basic Nursing Skills - Infection Control, Safety/Emergency, Therapeutic/Technical Procedures, Data Collection and Reporting
- Restorative Skills – Prevention, Self-care/Independence
- Psychosocial Care Skills – Emotional and Mental Health Needs
- Spiritual and Cultural Needs
- Client Rights
- Legal and Ethical Behavior
- Member of the Health Care Team
Certification Renewal and Continuing Education Requirements:
If your license is still active and you would like to renew it before it lapses, see the requirements to renew your license on the NHBON website.
Here are the requirements to renew a current license:
- 200 hours active nursing assistant practice in past two years under the supervision of an LPN, RN or APRN
- 12 CEU’s per year, totaling 24 for the past two years;
- A clinical and written competency test successfully completed within the past two years.
NH Nurse Aide Registry
NH Board of Nursing
21 South Fruit Street, Suite 16
Concord, NH 03301-2431
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Dorothy Belding, RN, MSH
Diane Hill, RN, BSN
National Nurse Aide Assessment Program (NNAAP) Exam Content Outline Review
I. Physical Care Skills
A. Daily Living Activities:
- Dressing and Grooming
- Nutrition and Hydration
B. Skills of Basic Nursing:
- Infection Control
- Therapeutic/Technical Procedures
- Data Collection and Reporting
C. Restorative Skills:
- Self Care/Independence
II. Psychosocial Care Skills
A. Emotional and Mental Health Needs
B. Spiritual and Cultural Needs
III. Nurse Aide Roles
B. Client Rights
C. Legal and Ethical Behavior
D. Member of the Health Care Team