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Application Wizard - Nurse Practitioner

Please note: In Virginia, Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetists (CRNA) and Certified Nurse Midwives (CNM) practice as a category of a Nurse Practitioner license.

Please choose one of the following:

I want to start a first-time application for a Nurse Practitioner License

I am licensed in another state and want a Virginia Nurse Practitioner License

I want to add Authorization to Prescribe to my Nurse Practitioner License

I want to add additional Specialties to my Nurse Practitioner License

I am a licensed nurse practitioner and want to apply for autonomous practice

I want to reinstate my Nurse Practitioner License

   

You may qualify for License by Examination.

Note: Virginia participates in the Enhanced Nurse Licensure Compact (eNLC), which allows nurses living in compact states to practice in all other compact states with a single multi-state license. You can view an Implementation Map to determine if your state participates in the Compact. If your primary state of residence is a compact state, you must apply for licensure in that state.

What you need in order to apply:

  • Evidence of a current Virginia RN license OR RN license with multi-state privilege (from an ENLC compact state)
  • Please review the Laws & Regulations regarding Nursing and Nurse Practitioners in the state of Virginia
  • You will need verification of professional certification for the specialty area of your educational preperation (see the Application Instructions for more information).
  • You will need to submit an official transcript from your graduate degree program in nursing designed to prepare nurse practitioners (see Application Instructions for more information).
  • Please carefully review the Application Instructions.

Click the "Apply Now" button below to begin the online registration process for Nurse Practitioner License by Examination.

Your may qualify for Licensure as a Nurse Practitioner by Endorsement.

Note: Virginia participates in the Enhanced Nurse Licensure Compact (eNLC), which allows nurses living in compact states to practice in all other compact states with a single multi-state license. You can view an Implementation Map to determine if your state participates in the Compact. If your primary state of residence is a compact state, you must apply for licensure in that state.

What you need in order to apply:

  • Evidence of a current Virginia RN license OR RN license with multi-state privilege (from an ENLC compact state)
  • Verification of professional certification in the specialty area of your educational preparation issued by one of the agencies listed in 18 VAC 90-30-90 (more details in Application Instructions below).
  • Verification Form - Nurse Practitioner (form required ONLY for applicants who have been licensed as a nurse practitioner in another state/jurisdiction)
  • Read the Application Instructions carefully

Click the button below on the right to begin the online application process for Licensure as a Licensed Nurse Practitioner by Endorsement.

To add Authorization to Presribe to your Nurse Practitioner license, go to the Prescriptive Authority Application Wizard.

If you already have a Nurse Practitioner license and you wish to add additional specialties, you will need to contact the Board of Nursing at nursebd@dhp.virginia to request a paper application for Licensure as a Licensed Nurse Practitioner be emailed or mailed to you.  You cannot use the online nurse practitioner application process to apply for additional specialties. When emailing to request a paper application please include in the subject line of the email: Request paper application LNP License #(add license number).

Reinstatement Applications for Nurse Practitioners

This application is a PDF form that will need to be printed, filled out and sent to:

Virginia Board of Nursing
Perimeter Center
9960 Mayland Drive, Suite 300
Henrico, Virginia 23233-1463

Note: Virginia participates in the Enhanced Nurse Licensure Compact (eNLC), which allows nurses living in compact states to practice in all other compact states with a single multi-state license. You can view an Implementation Map to determine if your state participates in the compact. If your primary state of residence is a compact state, you must apply for licensure in that state.)

What you need in order to apply

Licensed Nurse Practitioners (except Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetists and Certified Nurse Midwives) with the equivalent of 5 years of full-time clinical experience may apply for full practice authority (autonomous practice).  

What you need in order to apply:

  • Please review the law at Virginia Code § 54.1-2957 and emergency regulations at 18 VAC 90-30-86.
  • Evidence of a license in good standing as a nurse practitioner and current Virginia RN license OR RN license with multi-state privilege.
  • Current professional certification in accordance with 18 VAC 90-30-90. (See the Application Instructions for more information).
  • Complete and submit the Autonomous Practice Application for Nurse Practitioner to:

Virginia Board of Nursing
Perimeter Center
9960 Mayland Drive, Suite 300
Henrico, Virginia 23233-1463

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