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  • Virginia Nursing License, Renewal, and Verification Information

    Virginia Nursing LicenseTake advantage of nursing opportunities in beautiful Virginia with a nursing license in Virginia. 

    Below is important information about getting your nursing license in Virginia, in addition to information on the Virginia nursing license renewal requirements. 

    Need additional help? Simply fill out the form to the right to get in touch with our licensure experts. 

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    How to Get a Virginia Nursing License

    Before you get started on the Virginia nursing license process, check out these important facts below.  

    • The cost of getting your nursing license in Virginia is $190
    • Virginia is a member of the Enhanced Nurse Licensure Compact; therefore, you can work in any compact state if you get a multistate license in Virginia
    • Virginia nursing licenses are exclusively completed online
    • You must have a finger-print based background check

    Virginia Nursing License Verification

    If you want to verify your license with another state, you must go through Nursys and there is a $30 fee. 

    You can check if you are registered using the licensure look up.

    In addition, you can sign up for free updates on the status of your Virginia nursing license on NURSYS here.

    Virginia Nursing License Renewal

    Need to renew your Virginia nursing license? Here’s what you should know about the Virginia nursing license renewal process. 

    • You must renew your Virginia nursing license every 2 years
    • If you are born in an even numbered year, you must renew your Virginia nursing license by the last day of your birthday month in even years
    • If you are born in an odd year, you must renew your Virginia nursing license by the last day of your birthday month in odd years
    • $140 renewal fee for RN licenses and $50 if late
    • $225 to reinstate a  Virginia RN license and $300 after it is revoked
    • You can renew your RN license online if you receive a renewal notice
    • Continuing education requirements can be satisfied with 30 contact hours, 15 contact hours and 640 hours of active practice, or a refresher course

    Additional Information and Links

    Virginia Board of Nursing

    Perimeter Center 

    9960 Mayland Drive, Suite 300

    Henrico Virginia 23233-1463

    Website: https://www.dhp.virginia.gov/nursing/ 

    Phone: (804) 367-4515 

    Email: nursebd@dhp.virginia.gov

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