Virginia Regulatory Town Hall
Department of Health Professions
Board of Nursing
Regulations for Nurse Aide Education Programs [18 VAC 90 ‑ 26]
Amendments to regulations governing nurse aide education programs
Action 5929
General Information
Action Summary 1) Amend 18VAC90-26-10, 90-26-20, and 90-26-50 to allow nurse aide training to occur outside of a nursing home facility focusing on geriatric care; 2) amend 18VAC90-26-30 to update requirements of the program coordinator, primary instructor, and other instructional personnel to clarify roles and duties of each, to remove requirements for geriatric care experience for RN and LPN instructors, and to allow instructional personnel from other health professions to supplement the primary instructor; 3) amend 18VAC90-26-50 to require program documentation be maintained for 2 years following each site visit; and 4) amend 18VAC90-26-70 to update procedures for program closures.
Chapters Affected Only affects this chapter.
Executive Branch Review This action will go through the normal Executive Branch Review process.
RIS Project Yes  [7116]
Associated Petitions for Rulemaking Nurse aide education programs
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
9569 Fast-Track Stage complete. This regulation became effective on 03/16/2023.
Contact Information
Name / Title: Jay P. Douglas, R.N.  / Executive Director
Address: 9960 Mayland Drive
Suite 300
Henrico, VA 23233
Email Address:
Phone: (804)367-4520    FAX: (804)527-4455    TDD: ()-

This person is the primary contact for this board.