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.
Update: Licensed Nurse Practitioners (except CNMs, CRNAs, and CNSs) – Change in Clinical Experience Requirement to Apply for the Autonomous Practice Designation
Effective July 1, 2022, the clinical experience requirement to practice without a written or electronic practice agreement will revert back to five (5) years due a sunset clause included in Hb1737 passed in the 2021 Special Session I.
Thu, Dec 1, 2022 9:00 AM
Special Conference Committee - E
Training Room 1
Fri, Dec 2, 2022 9:00 AM
Special Conference Committee - G
Training Room 1
Mon, Dec 5, 2022 9:00 AM
Special Conference Committee - F
Board Room 1
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