Virginia Regulatory Town Hall
Department of Health Professions
Board of Nursing
Regulations Governing Nursing Education Programs [18 VAC 90 ‑ 27]
Accreditation of RN Education programs
Action 4570
General Information
Action Summary The Board of Nursing intends to amend its regulations to require all pre-licensure registered nursing education programs in Virginia to have accreditation or candidacy status with a national accrediting agency recognized by the U. S. Department of Education by the year 2020.
Chapters Affected Only affects this chapter.
Executive Branch Review This action will go through the normal Executive Branch Review process.
RIS Project Yes  [004925]
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
7573 NOIRA Stage complete. Comment period ended 11/16/2016.
7860 Proposed Stage complete. Comment period ended 09/22/2017.
8138 Final Stage complete. This regulation became effective on 02/07/2018.
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.