Governor Northam will not renew the COVID state of emergency when it expires on June 30. This means that Virginia’s NPs will need a practice agreement or autonomous practice licensure beginning July 1. Thanks to the success of House Bill 1737, NPs with at least two years of clinical experience are eligible to apply for autonomous practice licensure. The application has been updated on the Board of Nursing web site, and applications are now being accepted.
If you have at least two years of clinical experience (equivalent to 3,600 hours), you have two options –
- Apply for autonomous practice licensure
- Re-enter a practice agreement
Apply at https://www.dhp.virginia.gov/Boards/Nursing/ApplicantResources/ApplyforLicense/NursePractitioner/.
Please note that you will receive an email when you application is approved. You will not receive a new license until your next license renewal.