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Update: Licensed Nurse Practitioners (except CNMs, CRNAs, and CNSs) – Change in Clinical Experience Requirement to Apply for the Autonomous Practice Designation

Published on Jun 28, 2022

Effective July 1, 2022, the clinical experience requirement to practice without a written or electronic practice agreement will revert back to five (5) years due a sunset clause included in Hb1737 passed in the 2021 Special Session I. 

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Temporary Nurse Aides to Certified Nurse Aides (‘TNA2CNA’)

Published on Jun 28, 2022

Updated 6/28/2022

Beginning on July 1, 2022 the Board will resume accepting TNA2CNA applications online via Credentia CNA365 through the E5 application route.   

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New and improved nurse aide system for NNAAP® test registration launching on February 14, 2022!

Published on Feb 1, 2022

During the migration from Pearson VUE legacy systems to the new Credentia CNA365® system, there will be a “downtime” period of no exam dates from 1/27/22 through 2/13/2022.

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HB1747 - Clinical Nurse Specialists (CNSs) Jointly licensed by Boards of Nursing and Medicine as Nurse Practitioners (LNPs)

Published on May 27, 2021

On March 18, 2021, Governor Northam signed into law HB 1747 affecting the licensure and practice of CNSs. 

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Committee of Joint Boards of Joint Boards of Nursing and Medicine Updates

Published on Jul 1, 2020

Committee of Joint Boards of Joint Boards of Nursing and Medicine Updates on Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetists,  Rx Authority, COVID-19 Waivers and Paperless licensing.

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Licensed Nurse Practitioners – Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetists (CRNAs)

Published on Jul 1, 2020

Effective July 1, 2020, new provisions added to state law that allow Nurse Practitioners licensed in the category of Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetists (CRNAs) to prescribe during the periprocedural care of a patient.

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Electronic Prescribing of Opioids

Published on Apr 13, 2020

Initially passed in 2018, opioid prescriptions must be transmitted to the pharmacy electronically. There are exceptions in the law and a waiver can be requested.

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Licensed Nurse Practitioners – Elimination of Prescriptive (Rx) Authority License

Published on Jan 29, 2020

Regulatory changes resulted in the elimination of the requirement for nurse practitioners to obtain/maintain a separate prescriptive (Rx) authority license.

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Virginia Board of Nursing
Jay P. Douglas, MSM, RN, CSAC, FRE, Executive Director
Brandon A. Jones, MSN, RN, CEN, NEA-BC, President