|Board of Nursing|
| Perimeter Center
9960 Mayland Drive, Suite 300
Henrico Virginia 23233-1463
Directions to the Board
Phone: (804) 367-4515
Hours: Mon-Fri 8:15 to 5:00
|Other Citizen Services|
Own Your Future: Virginia's Long-Term Care Awareness Campaign
Please Note: The Department of Health Professions’ office will be closed on Thursday, January 1, 2015, and Friday, January 2, 2015. It will re-open on Monday, January 5, 2015, at 8:15a.m. Renewal payments made online between December 31, 2014, and January 4, 2015, will be processed on January 5, 2015, and updated information will be available through License Lookup on January 6, 2015. You may also call the IVR (804-270-6836) for licensure verification, this information will display in real time as payments are being processed.
Message from the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB):
NTSB has recently adopted a safety study about the risk of impairment in transportation accidents. As a result, it has made several recommendations including publication and dissemination of a reminder to all prescribers and pharmacists of the importance of routinely discussing with patients the effect their diagnosed medical conditions or recommended drugs may have on their ability to safely operate a vehicle in any mode of transportation. Click here to read an excerpt from the study.
Ebola Virus Update for healthcare practitioners from Virginia Department of Health
October 15, 2014 - As the Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) continues to make news, it is important for licensees of health regulatory boards to be informed. In addition to public outreach, the Virginia Department of Health (VDH) is the Commonwealth’s top resource on Ebola for healthcare providers and facilities. For up to the minute information, please visit VDH’s website.
October 3, 2014 - I am providing you with a update on Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) and will continue to do so regularly as needed over the coming weeks. The safety of all health care providers and keeping the health care community and the public informed are our top priorities. Read the full letter from the State Health Commissioner.
FSMTB & NCBTMB Reach Agreement
On October 3, 2014 The Federation of State Massage Therapy Boards (FSMTB) and the National Certification Board for Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork (NCBTMB) have worked cooperatively to reach an agreement that the NCBTMB will no longer provide examinations for licensure purposes. The Massage & Bodywork Licensing Examination (MBLEx) to be utilized as the sole licensure exam for the massage profession.
Click here to read the full announcement on FSMTB's website, or click here to read the full announcement on NCBTMB's website.
Click here for NCBTMB's frequently asked questions about this announcement.
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
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
NCSBN Learning Extension Courses available:
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.
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
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
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)
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.