Virginia Continuing Education Requirements for Nurses and License Renewal

Elite offers courses and CEU credits that are needed for license renewal and meeting Virginia nursing continuing education requirements. Here is a summary of the requirements you need to meet in the state of Virginia

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8 Mandatory Hours
22 Elective Hours
30 Total Hours
0 Mandatory Hours
30 Elective Hours
30 Total Hours
0 Mandatory Hours
30 Elective Hours
30 Total Hours

Learn what's required for your nursing license in Virginia

This nursing licensing information summarizes the minimum requirements established by the Virginia Department of Health Professions, Board of Nursing. We recommend you contact the Virginia Department of Health Professions, Board of Nursing for more detailed information or changes.

If you obtain nursing licenses in multiple states, we recommend you check each state's requirements.

Virginia Nursing: APN

Total Hours Required: 30
Mandatory Hours: 8
Elective Hours: 22
Renewal Cycle in Years: 2

Online Info

If initially licensed on or after May 8, 2002, CE contact hours are not required.  If licensed prior to May 8, 2002, required to complete 40 contact hours of CE every 2-year renewal period.  

Mandatory Subjects:                                              Pharmacology – 8 contact hours every 2-year renewal period.

Additional requirement for APNs with prescriptive authority: 
Controlled Substances – 2 contact hours of Type 1 (CAT I) every 2-year renewal period.

Online Limitations

There are no online limitations.

Roster

No roster required

Governing Agency

Name: Virginia Department of Health Professions, Board of Nursing
Phone: 8046629909
Fax:
Address:
9960 Mayland Drive Suite 300
Henrico, VA 23233

Virginia Nursing: RN

Total Hours Required: 30
Mandatory Hours: 0
Elective Hours: 30
Renewal Cycle in Years: 2

Online Info

30 CE contact hours or 15 CE contact hours and 640 hours of active practice as a nurse.

Online Limitations

There are no online limitations.

Roster

No roster required

Governing Agency

Name: Virginia Department of Health Professions, Board of Nursing
Phone: 8046629909
Fax:
Address:
9960 Mayland Drive Suite 300
Henrico, VA 23233

Virginia Nursing: LVN-LPN

Total Hours Required: 30
Mandatory Hours: 0
Elective Hours: 30
Renewal Cycle in Years: 2

Online Info

30 CE contact hours or 15 CE contact hours and 640 hours of active practice as a nurse.

Online Limitations

There are no online limitations.

Roster

No roster required

Governing Agency

Name: Virginia Department of Health Professions, Board of Nursing
Phone: 8046629909
Fax:
Address:
9960 Mayland Drive Suite 300
Henrico, VA 23233

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Note: This license renewal information is provided as a convenience only and is subject to change at any time. It's ultimately the responsibility of the licensee to be sure that he or she is meeting all requirements for each license and corresponding renewal period.