Virginia Nursing License

Virginia Nursing License


Want to work as a nurse in Virginia? Whether you are looking to work as a travel nurse in Virginia, or you are looking for a permanent nurse job in VA, we usually suggest the same process. First, apply for your temporary license, and once you receive this you can start working and can apply for your permanent nursing license. Virginia is part of the Enhanced Nurse Licensure Compact (eNLC). If you are currently licensed in another eNLC participating state, you are eligible to work in Virginia without getting a Virginia nursing license.

Temporary Virginia Nursing License

In order to get your temporary nursing license in the state of Virginia, you will need to apply to the state board. Usually within 10 days of submitting your application, if everything checks out, you will receive your temporary license. This VA temporary nursing license is valid for 30 days after the issue date, giving you plenty of time to complete the application process for your permanent license.

Permanent Virginia Nursing License

In order to get your permanent nursing license in the state of Virginia, you will need to apply to the state board and pay a fee of $190. Once all your application requirements are met, and if everything checks out, you will usually receive your permanent Virginia nursing license within 4-6 weeks.


Get your Virginia Nursing License for Free

Want to get your Virginia License for free? If you get placed by trustaff in a job in Virginia, trustaff will reimburse your Virginia Licensure cost in full!


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The licensure information above was provided by the Virginia Board of Nursing in August of 2018; information is subject to change.

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