Protecting and enhancing the scope of practice for NPs and ensuring legislative and cultural environments that empower NPs to be leaders in healthcare are our key priorities.  We further believe that NPs can provide an important and valuable perspective in shaping all health policy.  NHNPA and NPs should be at every table where these decisions are being made. As an association, we work in partnership with the American Association of Nurse Practitioners to serve as the collective voice of NHs NPs.  As individuals, NPs also provide an important and valuable perspective as highly-qualified healthcare providers and we encourage and support our members as they engage in related advocacy efforts.


  • Supports legislation/policy that protects and enhances full scope of practice for NPs
  • Opposes legislation/policy that could restrict or otherwise negatively impact NP practice in NH
  • Supports non-physician centric language in proposed legislation/policies and rule making language
  • Supports the inclusion of NPs on relevant commissions and other groups  
  • Opposes legislation/policy that could negatively impact the governance role of the BON
  • Supports legislation/policy designed to support employers of NPs and NPs as employees or business owners
  • From time to time there will be other legislation that we find important/interesting and we may want to follow those bills and respond to requests from other associations who may have prioritized them.  These are addressed on a case-by-base basis.

Our staff, consultants and members have decades of experience navigating the NH State Government including the legislative and executive branches.  Our team includes recognized leaders in both the state and national capital. Our advocacy work includes: legislation, rulemaking, administrative hearings, and licensure and regulatory matters.  NHNPA is also represented on a wide-rage of legislative committees through appointed seats.