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9960 Mayland Drive, Suite 300
Henrico Virginia 23233-1463
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Own Your Future: Virginia's Long-Term Care Awareness Campaign
Meningitis and Stroke Associated with Potentially Contaminated Product
For more information read the following
- 11/01/2012: Update on NECC Products: Samples of injectable betamethasone and cardioplegia solution test positive for bacterial contamination
- 10/31/2012: FDA reports voluntary recall of all Ameridose drug products; product list released
- 10/22/2012 - FFDA Update on Fungal Meningitis Outbreak; NECC Customer List; Advice to NECC customers, patients, and healthcare professionals
- 10/07/2012 - UPDATE: Fungal Meningitis Associated With Potentially Contaminated Product
- 10/06/2012 - Notification by NECC
- 10/05/2012 - Letter from the Virginia State Health Commissioner
- 10/04/2012 - CDC Advisory
Virginia Board of Nursing Initiates Bi-Annual Orientation for Nursing Leaders
Virginia Board of Nursing (BON) Executive Director, Jay Douglas, R.N., M.S.M., C.S.A.C., conducted a workshop on BON 2013 laws and regulations to nursing leaders and employers of nurses at the Department of Health Professions. Click here for a full summary of the presentation.
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 May 7, 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.
As of July 1, 2012, the Licensing Examination of the Federation of State Massage Therapy Boards is acceptable by the Board for certification as a massage therapist. The Board also continues to accept the National Certification Exam for Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork and the National Certification Exam for Therapeutic Massage.
Fee Increases - July 6, 2011
Fee increases for Board of Nursing regulated professions and nursing education programs became effective July 6, 2011. Click here to view the fees for regulated professions. Click here to view the fees for education programs.
Applicants for licensure as Licensed Practical Nurse and Registered Nurse can now apply online. Click here to begin the online application process.
In observance of the 2011 National Nurses Week activities, the Board of Nursing (BON) launched a new online licensure application process for Registered Nurses (RN) and Licensed Practical Nurses (LPN). Read the press release.
Public Health Information
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)
Important Information regarding the Nurse Licensure Compact
Click here to view the National Council of State Boards of Nursing's Nurse Licensure Compact (NLC) Fact Sheet for Licensees and Nursing Students
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
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)
View the list of Professions regulated by the Board.
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.