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 Article 2 of the Administrative Process Act.
RIS Project No project yet assigned to this action
New Periodic Review This action will not be used to conduct a new periodic review.
Stages associated with this regulatory action.
Stage ID Stage Type Status
2489 NOIRA Stage complete. Comment period ended 01/14/2003.
2705 Proposed Stage complete. Comment period ended 10/08/2004.
3015 Final Stage complete. This regulation became effective on 03/09/2005.
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.