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.
The Department of Health Professions (DHP) has been made aware that some licensees have received fraudulent communications from individuals claiming to be from one of our licensing boards or another agency
COVID-19 Information for Nurse Aide and Nursing Education Programs
Information on the management of the COVID-19 restrictions experienced by Virginia's nursing and nurse aide education programs.
More information on the Nursing Calendar Page.
Virginia Board of Nursing
Jay P. Douglas, MSM, RN, CSAC, FRE, Executive Director
Brandon A. Jones, MSN, RN, CEN, NEA-BC, President