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Nurse Practitioner Autonomous Practice

Published on Jan 8, 2019

New autonomous practice law enacted by Governor Northam and the associated emergency regulations promulgated by the Committee of the Joint Boards of Nursing and Medicine are in effect as of January 7, 2019. 

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Medicaid Expansion

Published on Mar 1, 2019

 In 2018 Virginia passed legislation to expand eligibility under Medicaid for up to 400,000 adult Virginians who have not been eligible for Medicaid in the past. 

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Changes to the Fees for Nurse Aide Test Effective February 1, 2019

Published on Jan 7, 2019

Changes to the Fees for Nurse Aide Test Effective February 1, 2019

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New Enhanced Nurse Licensure Compact

Published on Feb 7, 2018

Virginia implemented the new Enhanced Nurse Licensure Compact (eNLC) on January 19, 2018.

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Nursys e-Notify

Published on Jan 17, 2018

Nursys e-Notify is a free service that can provide you with electronic licensure renewal notifications and license status changes.

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New Controlled Substances CE Requirements for Nurse Practitioners

Published on Dec 29, 2017

Nurse Practitioners must now obtain 2 hours of Type 1 (CAT I) continuing education (CE) in the 24 months prior to your next biennial renewal.

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One Time Renewal Fee Reductions

Published on Jul 12, 2017

Licensure renewal and registration fees are temporarily reduced for certain nursing professions and specific expiration dates. See if your renewal is affected.

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Drug Take Back Day Saturday April 27 2019

Published on Apr 16, 2019

DHP  Encourages Health Practitioners to Advise Patients to Participate April 27, 2019 in DEA Drug Take Back Day. An Open Letter from DHP Director, David Brown, D.C..

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Virginia Board of Nursing
Jay P. Douglas, MSM, RN, CSAC, FRE, Executive Director
Louise Hershkowitz. CRNA, MSHA, President