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Regulations Governing Nursing Education Programs [18 VAC 90 ‑ 27]
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Chapter Information
Description This chapter sets out requirements for initial and continuing approval of nursing education programs.
State Authority Section 54.1-2400 and Chapter 30 of Title of Title 54.1
Federal Authority none
Exempt from APA No, changes to this chapter are subject to the Administrative Process Act and the standard executive branch review process.
Text of Regulation Link to Virginia Administrative Code
Goals of Regulation To establish standards for nursing education programs that enable students to pass the licensure examination and practice with skill and competency

Contact Information
Name / Title: Jay P. Douglas, R.N.  / Executive Director
Address: 9960 Mayland Drive
Suite 300
Richmond, VA 23233
Email Address:
Telephone: (804)367-4520    FAX: (804)527-4455    TDD: ()-
Current Actions
Action Title Latest Stage Status
Definition of full approval and timing of criminal background checks for nursing education programs Fast-Track Comment period is underway and will end on 9/5/2018.

Past Actions
Action Title Latest Stage Status
Accreditation of RN Education programs Final Stage complete. This regulation became effective on 2/7/2018.
Promulgate New Chapters 19 and 27 and Repeal Chapter 20 Fast-Track Stage complete. This regulation became effective on 2/24/2017.