State law restricts patient access to NP care. State licensure limits NP practice to a physician-led team and managed patient care.
VA Code Ann. § 54.1-2957 and VA Code Ann. § 54.1-2900
State law requires an RN license, a graduate degree in an NP role and national certification.
18 VAC 90-30-80
CE hours are to be completed in accordance with national certification requirements. For NPs with prescriptive authority, an additional eight hours are required every two years. See the Board of Nursing for details.
18 VAC 90-30-105 & 18 VAC 90-40-55
Medical staffs are composed pursuant to the facility’s governing body and bylaws.
12 VAC 5-410-180
One physician may enter into supervisory agreements with no more than six NPs.
VA Code Ann. § 54.1-2957.01
*Contact hours in specific topics may be required. Please contact your state’s Board of Nursing for current information.
**Medical staff membership refers to governing and voting privileges and is not reflective of clinical or admitting privileges within institutions.
Updated November 2017