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Board of Nursing
Perimeter Center
9960 Mayland Drive, Suite 300
Henrico Virginia 23233-1463
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Phone: (804) 367-4515
Fax: (804) 527-4455
Complaints: (800) 533-1560

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


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Growing number of Zika virus cases reported in Virginia

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.  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.

Download the Virginia State Zika Response Plan
For quick information, consult VDH’s Zika Fact Sheet

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 more

FSMTB & NCBTMB Reach Agreement more

Continued Competency Requirements for Nurses more

Public Health Information more

Address of Record more

Extension of renewal requirements for deployed military and spouses more

Duty to Report Adult Abuse, Neglect or Exploitation more

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, 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.

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.