For Professionals

Eligibility for Licensure

Licensure: Registered Nurse

Upon graduation, the graduate is eligible to file an application to write the examination for licensure in the primary state. Satisfactory results in the examination grants licensure which is required in order to practice as a registered nurse and to seek licensure by endorsement in other states. Virginia is a member of the Nurse Licensure Compact States.
In accordance with the Code of Virginia Section 54. 1-3007-Refusal, revocation or suspension, censure or probation: The Board may refuse to admit a candidate to any examination, refuse to issue a license or certificate to any applicant and may suspend any license or certificate for a stated period or indefinitely, or revoke any license or certificate or censure or reprimand any licensee or certificate holder or place him on probation for such time as it may designate for any of the following causes:

  1. Fraud or deceit in procuring or attempting to procure a license
  2. Unprofessional conduct
  3. Willful or repeated violation of any of the provisions of this chapter
  4. Conviction of any felony or any misdemeanor involving moral turpitude
  5. Practicing in a manner contrary to the standards of ethics or in such a manner as to make his practice a danger to the health and welfare of patients or to the public.
  6. Use of alcohol or drugs to the extent that such use renders him unsafe to practice or any mental or physical illness rendering him unsafe to practice.
  7. The denial, revocation, suspension or restriction of a license or certificate to practice in another state, the District of Columbia or a United States possession or territory.
  8. Abuse, negligent practice, or misappropriation of a patient’s or resident’s property.