The Virginia Board of Nursing consists of a 14-member Board, a 5-member Massage Therapy Advisory Board, as well as administrative, licensing, discipline, education, and support staff.
We regulate Nurses (RN and LPN), Nurse Practitioners including Nurse Anesthetists and Nurse Midwives, Nurse Aides, Advanced Certified Nurse Aides, Clinical Nurse Specialists, Medication Aides and Massage Therapists. We also regulate Prescriptive Authority for Nurse Practitioners. The Board also approves and regulates in-state education programs for Nurses (RN and LPN), Nurse Aides, and Medication Aides.
Recent graduates, professionals licensed outside of Virginia, and those wanting to reinstate licenses.
The Department of Health Professions investigates complaints about Virginia healthcare practitioners who may have violated a regulation or law.
Considering becoming a Registered Nurse, Practical Nurse, Nurse Aide or Medication Aide? Find out more about education programs in Virginia here.
Health Professionals who are licensed in Virginia can renew their licenses online.
Lookup or verify a license, review case decisions.
Review state laws and regulations that apply to health professionals.
Notification of Changes and Issuances of Licenses, Registrations and Certificates
The Virginia Board of Nursing is implementing a process to cease mailing hard-copy licenses, registrations and certificates that contain an expiration date.
The Board has become aware that some of our licensees have received threatening scam calls and bogus written communications.
Tue, Oct 15, 2019 9:00 AM
Special Conference Committee - G
Board Room 3
Wed, Oct 16, 2019 9:00 AM
Committee of the Joint Boards of Nursing and Medicine - Business Meeting
Board Room 2
Wed, Oct 16, 2019 9:05 AM
Public hearing on autonomous practice proposed regulations
Board Room 2
More information on the Nursing Calendar Page.
Virginia Board of Nursing
Jay P. Douglas, MSM, RN, CSAC, FRE, Executive Director
Louise Hershkowitz. CRNA, MSHA, President