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Check Application Status

Please allow adequate processing time for applications. Applications that are complete, fully documented, and meet the minimum requirements of the Regulations will be processed within 30 business days (6 weeks) from the date the application and fee was received. If you have provided an email address with your application, you will receive an email notification of the status of your application following the evaluation of your file.

Online Applicants:

CNA Endorsement, Advanced CNA, Clinical Nurse Specialist, Licensed Practical Nurse, Licensed Massage Therapist, Licensed Nurse Practitioner, Prescriptive Authority, Registered Nurse, Registered Medication Aide

PLEASE NOTE:  If you applied online, you may return to the Initial Applications website to view your checklist and track the progress of your application as well as print any additional instructions and/or forms provided by the Board.

Once you have accessed the system, enter the User ID and Password that you previously created then click Login

Once you have successfully logged in, please click the View Checklist link located next to your licensure type (i.e. Registered Nurse) under Pending Licenses on the Welcome page.

Initial screen after logging into application website

At the top of the Checklist Information Page, you will find a link which will allow you to download/view any additional instructions/forms/guidance documents provided by the Board.

At the bottom of the Checklist Information Page, you can view the Checklist (License Requirements) that the Board utilizes as they process your application.  This checklist allows you to track the progress of your application.

Sample Checklist for Licensed Nurse Practitioner (LNP):
Sample checklist from the application web site

“Unchecked” status means that the requested information may have been received but is pending review. *Do not send duplicate documents unless requested by Board staff. Due to the volume of pending applications, Board staff is not able to research every request for application or document delivery status as it causes a delay in processing.

“Completed” status means that documentation related to the requirement has been received and added to your file.

“Incomplete” status means that the information submitted has been received, but that some information may be missing or incorrect. You will be notified by Board staff regarding any additional information is required to complete your application review.

“Not Applicable” status means that this particular requirement does not apply to you. No action is needed.

“Waived” status means that this requirement has been met under some other requirement. No action is needed.

Reinstatement Applicants

Reinstatement applications for all professions within the Board of Nursing are not accepted online so you will not have a ‘checklist’ to track to the progress of your application.  All reinstatement applications are available for review and may be printed directly from the Board’s application page. Please allow adequate time for the Board to receive and process your application. The review process can take up to 30 business days from the date that all documentation was received. The Board will send you a notification by email or mail regarding the next steps in the process once your application has been properly evaluated by Board staff.

The Board keeps incomplete applications on file for one year from the date of submittal. If your application has expired, you will be required to submit a new application and fee. Please contact the Board at (804) 367-4515 for this information.

If you have submitted your application and required fee online, but no longer see it listed in the Pending Licenses section below, it may have been issued by the Board. Please visit out Online Licensing page and use your current UserID and Password to login or go to License Lookup to view your newly issued license.

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