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Pre-Licensure Nursing Education Programs

Current or prospective student, please visit the Prospective Students page.

The content on this page is intended for administration, faculty, and staff of Virginia’s approved education programs as well as those wishing to establish an education program in Virginia. Be advised the Virginia Board of Nursing does not regulate or approve out of state or post licensure nursing education programs.

Education Seminars

**Registration is required. Two participants per program permitted for in-person seminars. Please register via email to Beth Yates at with the following information: NAME, NURSING CREDENTIALS, POSITION TITLE, PROGRAM NAME, EMAIL ADDRESS.

For questions, please contact Beth Yates by phone at 804-367-4473 or email. **  

Orientation on Establishment of a PN or RN Pre-Licensure Nursing Program
*Sessions are held twice each year.

Prior to submission of an application and fee to establish a nursing education program, 18VAC90-27-30 (1) requires the program director attend a Board orientation session. This session will include a review of regulation and information regarding the application process. 

Session LocationSession DateSession TimeDeadline to Register
2024 Dates TBA      


Preparation and Regulation Review for Program Directors and Faculty of PN and RN Pre-Licensure Nursing Programs
Sessions are held three times each year.

Nursing education program directors and faculty members are encouraged to attend this session to assist in the understanding of regulatory compliance. Program staff and administration are also welcome. This year the sessions will focus on preparation for continued approval survey visits and reviewing the Regulations Governing the Nursing Education Programs.

Session LocationSession DateSession TimeDeadline to Register
2024 Dates TBA      


Archived Webinars

Recordings and files related to previous webinars can be accessed on our archive page

Board Actions

Check for Board actions on Virginia’s Nursing, Nurse Aide and Medication Aide Programs.

Reference Guide

The Nursing Education Program Administration Reference Guide can be found here.

Application Forms

Note: Applications Cannot Be Faxed or Emailed – Original Applications Must Be Sent to the Board

Survey Visit Report Forms

Exception Requests

Program Changes

Quarterly Report

 - Quarterly Report

Licensure Application Process

Laws, Regulations and Guidance Documents 

 Nursing Education and Practice

NCLEX pass rates 

NCLEX Pass rates are located on our Prospective Students page.

Virginia Board of Nursing
Jay P. Douglas, MSM, RN, CSAC, FRE, Executive Director
Cynthia M. Swineford, MSN, RN, CNE, President