Agencies | Governor
Virginia Regulatory Town Hall
Department of Health Professions
Board of Nursing
Regulations Governing the Licensure of Nurse Practitioners [18 VAC 90 ‑ 30]
Changes to criteria for licensure/endorsement
General Information
Action Summary The intent of this action is to clarify that the education, specialty certification and licensure should be congruent; to specify that a master's degree is required for licensure; and to allow for licensure by endorsement.
Chapters Affected Only affects this chapter.
Exempt from APA No, this action is subject to the Administrative Process Act and the standard executive branch review process.
RIS Project No project yet assigned to this action
Note This action is not intended to satisfy the requirement that an entire regulation be reviewed every 4 years.
Stages associated with this regulatory action.
Stage ID Stage Type Status
2489 NOIRA Stage complete. Comment period ended 1/14/2003.
2705 Proposed Stage complete. Comment period ended 10/8/2004.
3015 Final Stage complete. This regulation became effective on 3/9/2005.
Contact Information
Name / Title: Jay P. Douglas, R.N.  / Executive Director
Address: 9960 Mayland Drive
Sutie 300
Richmond, VA 23233-1463
Email Address:
Phone: (804)367-4520    FAX: (804)527-4455    TDD: ()-

This person is the primary contact for this chapter.