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Last Updated: Monday, June 6, 2016 11:42 AM
Created On: Thursday, October 6, 2011 7:21 PM

RN, LPN Requirement:
Effective August 1, 2013, RNs and LPNs shall complete at least one of the following activities for licensure renewal:

* Current specialty certification by a national certifying organization, as defined in 18VAC90-20-10.

* Completion of a minimum of three credit hours of post-licensure academic education relevant to nursing practice, offered by a regionally-accredited college or university.

* A board-approved refresher course in nursing.

* Completion of nursing-related, evidence-based practice project or research study.

* Completion of publication as the author or co-author during a renewal cycle.

* Teaching a nursing-related course resulting in no less than three semester hours of college credit or specialty certification.

* Teaching nursing-related continuing education courses for up to 30 contact hours.

* 15 contact hours of workshops, seminars, conferences or courses relevant to the practice of nursing and 640 hours of active practice as a nurse.

* 30 contact hours of workshops, seminars, conferences or courses relevant to the practice of nursing.

These regulations will affect licensure renewals beginning August 1, 2015. 

Virginia State Board of Nursing Phone:



Virginia State Board of Nursing

Mailing Address:
Department of Health Professions

Vermont State Board of Nursing
Perimeter Center
9960 Mayland Drive, Suite 300
Henrico, Virginia 23233-1463

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