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

Phone: (804) 367-4515
Fax: (804) 527-4455
Complaints: (800) 533-1560
Automated License Verification: (804) 270-6836
Email: nursebd@dhp.virginia.gov

Hours: Mon-Fri 8:15 to 5:00
except Holidays

 

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Human Trafficking in Virginia

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FDA News Release - Downing Labs/NuVision Pharmacy of Texas

September 9, 2014 - FDA reminds health care professionals and consumers not to use sterile products from Downing Labs/NuVision Pharmacy of Texas - Read the full news release.

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Effective 2/27/14, regulations for Nurse Aide Education Programs can be found in 18VAC90-26-10 et seq., rather than in 18VAC-25-10 et seq.

Effective 2/27/14, regulations for Medication Administration Training Programs and Immunization Protocol may be found in 18VAC90-21-10 et seq., rather than in 18VAC90-20-10 et seq.


FDA Warns Health Care Providers to Not Administer Sterile Products from NuVision Pharmacy, Dallas Facility

Click here for FDA updates

Nationwide Recall of All Compounded Sterile Products from Specialty Compounding, Cedar Park, TX

CDC updates at - http://emergency.cdc.gov/HAN/han00353.asp


Continued Competency Requirements for Nurses

Notice regarding Continued Competency Regulations for Registered Nurses and Licensed Practical Nurses (pdf)

Final Regulations Governing the Practice of Nursing

Frequently Asked Questions regarding Continued Competency Licensure Renewal Requirements for RNs and LPNs (pdf)

NCSBN Learning Extension Courses available:

http://learningext.com/nurses/default.aspx
https://www.ncsbn.org/022013_AllCourseSheet.pdf
http://learningext.com/


Provisional Licensure

Emergency Regulations - Provisional Licensure as a Registered Nurse - Effective 8/1/2013 to 1/28/2015


DMV Announcement Regarding Issuance of Temporary Disabled Parking Placards (pdf)


Nurse Practitioner Regulations

New regulations for the practice and prescriptive authority of nurse practitioners became effective May 8, 2013. The “emergency” (or temporary) regulations will remain in effect until November 6, 2014, during which time the Boards will be replacing them with permanent regulations. Amended regulations implement HB346, passed by the 2012 General Assembly, for practice by nurse practitioners in collaboration and consultation with a patient care physician (or physicians) as part of a patient care team.

Regulations Governing the Licensure of Nurse Practitioners (Chapter 30)

Regulations Governing Prescriptive Authority for Nurse Practitioners (Chapter 40)


Online Applications

Applicants for licensure as Licensed Practical Nurse, Registered Nurse and Nurse Practitioner can now apply online. Click here to begin the online application process.


Public Health Information

Important Public Health Information from the Department of Health


Meningitis and Stroke Associated with Potentially Contaminated Product

For more information read the following


Address of Record

Section 54.1-2400.02.B of the Code of Virginia requires the Department of Health Professions (DHP) to collect an official address of record from each health professional to be used by DHP for agency purposes. The Code also requires DHP to provide an opportunity for a health professional to provide a second address for the purpose of public dissemination. If there is no second (public) address provided, the official address of record will be used as the public address for the purpose of public dissemination. If the health professional would prefer that his/her address of record remain confidential, then an alternative public address must be provided to DHP. (Note: the License Lookup feature on the DHP public website does not contain the full address. However, public addresses are available by contacting Virginia Interactive Premium Service or the Board.) An individual is not required to submit a place of residence for either the official address of record or the public address. A post office box or a practice location is acceptable.

Changes to either address may be made at the time of renewal or at any time by written notification to the Board. Changes to the address of record may also be made at any time by accessing your licensure information through the online system. Any change that is made to one of the addresses does not automatically update the other address. Address information should be kept current for the address of record and the public address (if different from the address of record) at all times.


Extension of renewal requirements for deployed military and spouses

Virginia law allows active duty service people or their spouses who are deployed outside the U.S. to have an extension of time for any requirement or fee pertaining to renewal until 60 days after the person’s return from deployment.  The extension cannot last beyond 5 years past the expiration date for the license.  For more information, please read attached policy and contact the applicable board for your license.


Licensed Nurse Practitioners Random Audit (Word doc)


See Guidance on Nurse Practitioner Protocols (Word doc)


Change In Processing of Verifications - Virginia Verifications Now Processed By NURSYS (Word doc)


Online Licensing - Licensees can now renew a license, change an address and request a duplicate license online. (CNAs cannot apply for a duplicate certificate online.  Please submit a written request to the Board of Nursing if you need a duplicate CNA certificate.  There is no fee for a duplicate CNA certificate.)


Duty to Report Adult Abuse, Neglect or Exploitation - More information...
The Adult Protective Services Program at the Virginia Department of Social Services is pleased to announce the availability of a new online educational opportunity for mandated reporters of abuse, neglect and exploitation of older or incapacitated individuals. This online training course has been developed for, and with the assistance of, mandated reporters and APS professionals to assist mandated reporters in understanding adult abuse and their responsibilities as mandated reporters. Read More...(word .doc)


Study On Nurse Practitioners With Prescriptive Authority (Word doc)

Regulated Professions

View the list of Professions regulated by the Board.

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)

NCSBN

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.