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9960 Mayland Drive, Suite 300
Henrico Virginia 23233-1463
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Background checks for Massage Therapist
Effective January 1, 2017, the Virginia Board of Nursing will incorporate both state and federal criminal background checks as part of the application process for MASSAGE THERAPIST. This requirement applies to applicants by initial application, endorsement and reinstatement. Upon submission of an application, information on criminal background checks will be provided to the potential licensee. New Criminal Background Check Requirement for Licensure …read more
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.
Growing number of Zika virus cases reported in Virginia
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. In fact, 15 cases have been reported in the Commonwealth as of May 12, 2016. Maintaining a keen awareness for the transmission and treatment of Zika virus infection is an imperative for healthcare practitioners. The Virginia Department of Health (VDH) offers a variety of related information and tools on its website.
Board of Nursing (BON) Executive Director Jay Douglas represents DHP and Virginia’s 13 health regulatory boards on Governor McAuliffe’s newly established Zika Virus Task Force. Read more
View Governor McAuliffe’s February 26th press release
Renewal notices for November 2016 expiration dates will be mailed the week of October 10, 2016. You can renew online now by clicking here.
New Criminal Background Check Requirement for Licensure …read more
Changes to Nurse Aide Exam Score Reports ....read more
FSMTB & NCBTMB Reach Agreement .....read more
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, Certified 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.