Category Archives: General News

AANPCB Expands Recertification Requirement Options

To better fit the scope of clinically focused roles available to NPs today, the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners Certification Board (AANPCB) updated its requirements for recertification by practice and CE, effective April 1. To qualify for recertification by practice and CE, a certificant must complete a minimum of 1,000 practice hours as an NP in the population-focus of their certification, within their five-year certification period. In addition to a direct patient care role, eligible practice hours can now include administrative, educational and research roles. Additional information can be found on the AANPCB website.

Health Commissioner Update: Meningococcal Disease Outbreak Update, Invasive Group A Strep Infections

Attached is a letter from Dr. Colin Greene, Virginia State Health Commissioner, which was distributed to practitioners across the Commonwealth as well as to several state medical associations and organizations. 

This information is also available on the VDH Resources for Health Care Professionals web page.

2023 VCNP Member Survey

The VCNP Membership Committee is excited to distribute a survey to its members to evaluate our members’ needs and compare them to our current member benefits. The results will impact future services and benefits. Be on the lookout for more information by email and make sure to take the survey! Your response will help us better understand your needs, and you can enter for a chance to win an Amazon gift card! 


HB 2183: HWI Subcommittee Update

During yesterday’s House Health, Welfare & Institutions subcommittee, House Bill 2183 failed to move forward after a tie vote. With support from the Governor’s Office and our patron, Delegate Roxann Robinson, VCNP is working through the legislative process. HB 2183, like all legislation, is not dead until the General Assembly adjourns in March. 

We thank all of you for your support and will continue to update you on legislative developments. The General Assembly moves and changes quickly. Look to VCNP to provide the latest updates.

If you have questions about the legislative process, please contact us at