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Who We Are

The Virginia Board of Nursing consists of a 14-member Board, a 5-member Massage Therapy Advisory Board, as well as administrative, licensing, discipline, education, and support staff.

What We Do

We regulate Nurses (RN and LPN), Nurse Practitioners including Nurse Anesthetists and Nurse Midwives, Nurse Aides, Advanced Certified Nurse Aides, Clinical Nurse Specialists, Medication Aides and Massage Therapists. We also regulate Prescriptive Authority for Nurse Practitioners. The Board also approves and regulates in-state education programs for Nurses (RN and LPN), Nurse Aides, and Medication Aides.


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Apply for a License

Recent graduates, professionals licensed outside of Virginia, and those wanting to reinstate licenses.

File a Complaint

The Department of Health Professions investigates complaints about Virginia healthcare practitioners who may have violated a regulation or law.

Education and Workforce Information

Considering becoming a Registered Nurse, Practical Nurse, Nurse Aide or  Medication Aide? Find out more about education programs in Virginia here.

Renew License

Health Professionals who are licensed in Virginia can renew their licenses online.

Practitioner Info

Lookup or verify a license, review case decisions.

Laws and Regulations

Review state laws and regulations that apply to health professionals.

Featured News

COVID-19 Information for Nurse Aide and Nursing Education Programs

Information on the management of the COVID-19 restrictions experienced by Virginia's nursing and nurse aide education programs.


Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) Updates

VDH has information on the Coronavirus Disease for both healthcare professionals and the general public which is updated regularly, as new information becomes available.  


Upcoming Events

Mon, Jun 29, 2020 10:00 AM
Massage Therapy Advisory Board Meeting
Board Room 4

Wed, Jul 8, 2020 9:00 AM
Education Informal Conference Committee
Board Room 4

Tue, Jul 21, 2020 9:00 AM
Regular Board Meeting
Board Room 2

More information on the Nursing Calendar Page.

Virginia Board of Nursing
Jay P. Douglas, MSM, RN, CSAC, FRE, Executive Director
Jennifer Phelps, BS, LPN, QMHP-A, CSAC, President