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9960 Mayland Drive, Suite 300
Henrico Virginia 23233-1463
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Important Announcement about Nurse Aide Program Training and Blackout Period for Nurse Aide Testing more

NCSBN Substance Abuse Disorder Courses for Nurses - FREE more

New Controlled Substances CE Requirements for Nurse Practitioners

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. It is the responsibility of the licensee to find and complete the CE activities. Please click here to read the FAQs related to Controlled Substances CE Requirements.

9 things to consider when choosing a Nursing Education Program Guidance for selecting a nursing education program

Prescription Drug Take Back

Drug Takeback Day April 29 2017 April 29th marks the 12th annual drug takeback day in Virginia. Safely dispose of your expired or unused prescriptions in a safe, convenient, and responsible way at a drug takeback location near you.

  • Read a letter from DHP Director Dr. David Brown
  • Learn more about the DEA prescription drug takeback initiative
  • Find a collection site near you

    Opioid Addiction Crisis Declared a Public Health Emergency in Virginia

    On November 21, 2016 Governor McAuliffe issued a News Release stating that State Health Commissioner Marissa Levine has declared Virginia’s opioid abuse crisis a Public Health Emergency in the Commonwealth.

    Visit the Virginia Department of Health for more information.
    Download Commissioner Levine’s message to healthcare practitioners on dispensing Naloxone. offers resources for combating RX drug and heroin abuse

    vaaware.comPrescription drug and heroin abuse throughout the Commonwealth has reached epidemic proportions, with annual drug overdose deaths outnumbering deaths caused by car accidents.

    In response to this crisis of addiction, Governor Terry McAuliffe’s Task Force on Rx Drug and Heroin Abuse in Virginia recommended that state agencies create a comprehensive website. Here is, an online resource developed as an informational tool for all citizens of Virginia.

    The site features specific pages for parents, educators, licensed practitioners, law enforcement officers and drug dependents, and offers best practices for recognizing, preventing, diagnosing, treating, and recovering from opioid/heroin abuse.

    2017 Spring Break Zika Awareness Toolkit

    Image of Asian tiger mosquito. Zika. www.ZikaVA.orgPrimarily a mosquito borne disease, the Zika virus is most impactful in warmer seasons when illness can be transmitted by insects carrying the virus from one person to another. Maintaining a keen awareness for the transmission and treatment of Zika virus infection is an imperative for healthcare practitioners.

    Along with their Zika Virus information page, the Virginia Department of Health (VDH) now offers a Spring Break Toolkit featuring printable infographics and online resources to help Virginians spread Zika awareness on social media.



    Renewal notices for May 2017 expiration dates have been mailed. You can renew online now by clicking here.

    Continued Competency Requirements for Nurses more

    Public Health Information more

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    Extension of renewal requirements for deployed military and spouses more

    Duty to Report Adult Abuse, Neglect or Exploitation more

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    Regulated Professions

    View the list of Professions regulated by the Board.

    Online Services

    Applicants for initial licensure as a Licensed Practical Nurse, Registered Nurse, Nurse Practitioner, Clinical Nurse Specialist, Licensed Massage Therapist, Medication Aide, Nurse Aide, and Advanced Certified Nurse Aide, can apply online. Click here to begin the online application process.

    Existing Licensees can renew a license, change an address and request a duplicate license online.

    Forms & Applications

    Download the available forms and applications from the Board.

    Education Programs

    Find out about RN, PN, Nurse Aide and Registered Medication Aide education programs.

    Laws & Regulations

    Laws and Regulations Governing the Board of Nursing

    Board Members, Meetings and Minutes

    View the calendar of upcoming Board Meetings, minutes from past Board meetings and the current Members of the Board.

    Guidance Documents

    View and download the list of available guidance documents. These documents provide information or guidance to the public to interpret or implement statutes or the agency's rules or regulations

    Annual Report Forms:

    Nurse Aide Program | Advanced Nurse Aide Program (Word documents)


    Please Note: Change in Testing Service for NCLEX Candidates(Word doc).
    The National Council of State Boards of Nursing has information about NCLEX and other NCSBN activities.

    National Nurse Aide Assessment Program (NNAAP)

    Promissor’s website has information and an application to sit for the state Nurse Aide exam.

    Board Reports

    View reports on board statistics, discipline and our workforce survey.

    Regulatory Town Hall

    The Virginia Department of Planning & Budget has designed a Regulatory Town Hall for anyone interested in the proposal of regulations or meetings of regulatory boards.