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Board of Nursing

NOTICE OF DELIVERY SERVICE DELAYS

DC Health is experiencing delays in mail availability due to the impact of COVID-19 on the US postal service.

We appreciate your patience as we continue to process all mail in as timely a manner as possible.

 

                                                                                                                                                                                    ***RENEWAL UPDATE***

LPN RENEWALS ARE NOW LIVE! Licensees can access the renewal portal by going to https://dohlicenseinfo.secure.force.com/dchealthrenewals/ and logging in with their user credentials from the last renewal. Licensees renewing for the first time will need to register/sign-up first. For more information, please review the User Guide HERE.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                    ***COVID 19 UPDATES***

DC Health Regulation and Licensing Administration (HRLA) Processing Center will be open to the public by appointment only on Mondays and Wednesdays from 9:00 am – 1:00 pm. The online appointment scheduler is http://appts.dcvsims.com.

 

Scheduled Appointments:

  • Masks are required. Customers must wear a mask that covers their nose and mouth before entering the building.
  • Only the appointment holder and one additional guest will be allowed into the Processing Center.
  • Appointment holders will be given a 15 minute grace period. If you arrive after the grace period, you may be asked to reschedule your appointment in consideration of other scheduled customers.
  • If you cannot select highlighted days on the calendar, all appointments have been booked for this month. Please check the next month.
  • If the calendar does not advance to the next month, there are no future appointments available at this time. Please check back later.

 

All HRLA related applications should be mailed to one of the lockboxes listed here. Individuals may also call the Processing Center at 1 (877) 672-2174 to get an update on their pending applications.

 

In response to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, all Health Professional Board meetings are currently held virtually. Please check each board's respective website for information on when the next meeting will take place. If you are already in contact with a Health Licensing Specialist (HLS), please forward any documents to said HLS via email.

 

Board of Nursing is committed to doing our best to continue normal operations and prioritize tasks; please understand that responses and actions may be delayed. We are currently processing routine applications within 30- 45 business days, if the application is complete. We appreciate your patience during this unprecedented time.

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Licensure Waivers

In response to COVID-19, DC Health has waived all licensure requirements for practitioners who are licensed in good standing in another jurisdiction. You can read more about the waiver process HERE.

 

If you require assistance from the Board of Nursing, please contact the following individuals by email:

 

Board of Nursing Renewal Update

The RN and APRN renewal portal has closed. If your RN or APRN license expired after October 31, 2020, you must submit a completed Reinstatement application to obtain an active license status. Instructions are provided with the application.

Exam Information

For updates on how COVID-19 has impacted NCLEX candidate exam schedules and testing, visit Pearson Vue.

Committee on Impaired Nurses (COIN)

In response to the COVID-19 pendemic, the Committee on Impaired Nurses meetings for April 17, 2020 and May 15, 2020 are cancelled.  However, should any hospitals or nursing facilities have any referrals, please send them to [email protected].

Discipline

Please continue to send all notices of terminations related to practice or abuse to [email protected]

Board of Nursing Meeting Dates

The Board meets the first Wednesday of the month, with the exception of August. All meetings are open to the general public and are held at 899 N. Capitol Street NE Washington, DC 20002. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, all board meetings will be held virtually during the declared public health emergency.  Special meetings may be called by the executive director or the full board itself. 

To ensure that business is on the agenda for the Board to consider at its next meeting, submit all documentation to the Board office no later than 4:30 PM ten full working days before the meeting date.

 


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Mission Statement

 “The mission of the Board of Nursing is to safeguard the public’s health and well-being by assuring safe quality care in the District of Columbia. This is achieved through the regulation of nursing practice and education programs; and by the licensure, registration and continuing education of nursing personnel.”


The Board of Nursing, a division within the DC Department of Health, Health Regulation and Licensing Administration (HRLA), is responsible for the licensure and regulation of registered nurses (RNs), licensed practical nurses (LPNs), advanced practice registered nurses (APRNs) (i.e., nurse midwives, nurse anesthetists, clinical nurse specialists and nurse practitioners), nursing assistive personnel (NAPs) (i.e., dialysis techs (DTs), certified nursing assistants (CNAs ), and home health aides (HHAs).  The Board also approves and regulates the education and training programs of the health care providers listed above.

The Board issues a quarterly newsletter, DC NURSE, as a communication vehicle to the DC Nursing Community.

The Board administers a rehabilitation program, the Committee On Impaired Nurses (COIN), which was established to monitor the practice of nurses impaired due to substance abuse or mental illness.  

The Board has eleven (11) members, of which seven (7) are RNs, two (2) are LPNs, and two (2) consumer members appointed by the Mayor with the advice and consent of the DC Council.


Board of Nursing Meeting Dates
The full board meets formally on the first Wednesday each month except in the event of a scheduling conflict. The Board does not meet during the month of August. Special meetings may be called by the executive director or the full board itself.  

2020 – 2021 Meetings

January 6, 2021

March 3 , 2021

May 5 , 2021

June 2 , 2021

July  7 , 2021

Sept 1 , 2021

 



The Board shall regulate the practice of advanced practice registered nursing, registered nursing, practical nursing, and nursing assistive personnel. The Board shall recommend for promulgation by the Mayor curricula and standards required for the approval of nursing schools and nursing programs in the District of Columbia.                                                                                                                                                                                                                     

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