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Important Announcement about Nurse Aide Program Training and Blackout Period for Nurse Aide Testing ...read more
NCSBN Substance Abuse Disorder Courses for Nurses - FREE ...read 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
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.
VaAware.com offers resources for combating RX drug and heroin abuse
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 VaAware.com, 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
Primarily 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 ....read more
Public Health Information ....read more
Address of Record ....read more
Extension of renewal requirements for deployed military and spouses ....read more
Duty to Report Adult Abuse, Neglect or Exploitation ....read more
View the list of Professions regulated by the Board.
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.
Find out about RN, PN, Nurse Aide and Registered Medication Aide education programs.
Laws & Regulations
Board Members, Meetings and Minutes
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:
National Nurse Aide Assessment Program (NNAAP)
Promissors website has information and an application to sit for the state Nurse Aide exam.
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.