Virginia Regulatory Town Hall
Department of Health Professions
Board of Nursing
Regulations Governing the Licensure of Advanced Practice Registered Nurses [18 VAC 90 ‑ 30]
Changes to criteria for licensure/endorsement
Action 1388
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.
Executive Branch Review This action will go through the normal Executive Branch Review process.
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.