The RN Board is established by the West Virginia Legislature to promote and protect public health, safety, and welfare through the regulation of registered professional nurses and dialysis technicians.
West Virginia Board of Examiners for Registered Professional Nurses
101 Dee Drive, Suite 102, Charleston, WV 25311-1620
Tel: 304.558.3596 or 877.743.NURS (6877) Fax: 304.558.3666
 

Conference Call: Caring for Patients with Ebola in U.S. Hospitals: A Nursing Perspective

 

West Virginia Ebola Information Resource Center - West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources

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Current Newsletter September 2014
 
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CORRECTION TO RN NEWSLETTER volume 8 issue 2 page 5
under Prescriptive Authority Notes
TRAMADOL (ULTRAM) IS NOW CONSIDERED A CONTROLLED SUBSTANCE
IN WEST VIRGINIA AND REQUIRES A DEA NUMBER TO PRESCRIBE
 
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DIALYSIS TECHNICIAN RENEWAL CYCLE ENDED AT 12 MIDNIGHT. If you failed to renew your certifcation do NOT practice until you have reinstated your certification as it is illegal to practice without it.
 
The WV RN Board implements the Single State licensure model and is not a member of the Nurse Licensure Compact. To work as a registered professional nurse in WV one must first have a WV RN license.
 
 
FOR AN UP TO DATE VERIFICATION CLICK HERE FOR ONLINE LICENSE VERIFICATION. MAKE SURE THAT YOU CLICK THE NAME OF THE LICENSEE TO ACCESS LICENSE DETAILS.
IF YOU HAVE A LAPSED LICENSE, CLICK HERE TO ACCESS THE REINSTATEMENT APPLICATION.
DO NOT PRACTICE WHILE YOUR LICENSE IS LAPSED
NEWSLETTER CORRECTION
TITLES AND ABBREVIATIONS FOR APRNs
Each advanced practice registered nurse shall use the designation
APRN and designated role title as a minimum for purposes of identification and documentation. When providing nursing care, the APRN shall wear clear identification and indicates his/her APRN designation.
PRACTICE PENDING LICENSURE
An individual authorized to practice pursuant to subsection (1) of this section may use the title "APRN Applicant" or "APRN App".



APRN License Application click here to pay online, complete the application and print it for mailing
 
 
 
Paperless Licensing
October 31, 2010 the Board implemented a paperless licensing system, or a less paper licensing system. During the last renewal season Registered Professional Nurses received a license that is a permanent wallet license. A statement on the license directs an individual wishing to verify the license status to the Board's online verification system. This minimizes the opportunity for fraud related to copying the license, and assures the most current license information is reviewed on the web site. A more detailed article is in the current news magazine . Please take time to read this article. Click here to navigate to an article about nursing regulation in Nursing Spectrum.
 

Continuing Education Information

There is no longer CE requirement for End of Life Care Including Pain Management.  

 

CE requirement related to substances of abuse guidelines from Senate Bill 437 are in the news magazine excerpt linked below  

 

Click here for more information on Senate Bill 437.

 

 
 
 

APRN RENEWAL CE REQUIREMENTS

Guidelines and Criteria for Nurse Continuing Education for Adavnced Practice Registered Nurses

Advanced Practice Registered Nurse CE Provider Resources for Pharmacotherapeutics and Clinical Management Nurse CE

 

 

 

 

 

APRN CONTROLLED SUBSTANCE MONITORING REQUIREMENT

 

 

 

 

 

 

Authorized prescribers writing prescriptions for controlled substances are required to access and query the Board of Pharmacy Controlled Substance Monitoring Database for a specific client prior to writing a prescription for a controlled substance. To sign up to have access to this database visit the Board of Pharmacy web site and click Login to RXData Track. Then click on the selection to sign up. The PHYSICIAN selection may also be used by APRNs. Complete the information online. If you prefer to not use the online system, drugsfort.com,you may also download and complete a paper form to fax in to the Board of Pharmacy. Do either online or paper but not both. It will take several business days to process the application. Please review the related Emergency Rule to learn all of the regulatory requirements related to the query, prescribing and documentation of findings.

 

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"a monitoring and recovery program for nurses"
PO Box 11626  

Charleston, WV 25339  

Charleston, WV 25339  

304- 932-7675  

W V R ES TORE PEER F ACI LI T A TOR TR AINING  

 

There is not a WV Restore Peer Facilitator training sc h e d u l ed at this time. If int e r est ed in bec o m i ng a WV R e st o re Pe er F a c il i tat or pl ease do w n l oad, co m p l ete and s u b m it t he WV R es t o re P eer F a cilt at or A p pl ic a t i on l o c at ed on t he WV Restore w ebs ite at w w w.wvrestore.org and send to WV R est o re PO B ox 11626, C ha r l est on WV 2 5 339. Pl ease e m a il WV R es t o re at wvrestore@wvrestore.org  

Save the dates Announcement for the upcoming WV Restore

"Nurses Caring for Nurses- Together We Can" Conference at the Marriott 9/25/14 and 9/26/14.  

 

 

 

 

 

 
 

The Board's online verification system is maintained and controlled by the Board. The informtion is live and considered as a primary source for verification of this information. This information is not accessible to input from any other source. Notification of disciplinary action, if applicable, is posted to the site promptly.
PRIMARY SOURCE VERIFICATION:The WV RN website is considered primary source verification and is actually the preferred method of licensure validation instead of viewing the license card. License cards, which are an additional evidence of licensure, may take several days to arrive. If a licensee presents a paper license card that shows different information than you find on this verification system ,immediately phone the WV RN Board office at 304-558-3596 or e-mail rnboard@wv.gov to verify the information.
WV RN does primary source verification of an initial applicant's nursing education. This process requires a written request and a fee of thirty dollars ($30.00) in the form of a money order or cashiers check. Send the request to
WV RN Board, 101 Dee Drive, Suite 102, Charleston, WV, 25311.
CRIMINAL BACKGROUND CHECK INFORMATION
The WV State Police have contracted with L-1 to obtain finger prints for background checks. To obtain a criminal background check have your credit card ready if you are paying online and something to write down the confirmation number of your appointment.
Visit http://www.l1enrollment.com/, click on the State of West Virginia, Click on Make a New Appointment, from the drop down box select WV Licensing RPN for the State background check, then click "next" and follow the online instructions. You will need to make a second appointment for the Federal background check. Follow the instructions above and in the drop down box select WV Hardcard which is the Federal background check. You will be able to complete the fingerprinting for both background checks at the same appointment. For any questions call the 800 number listed on the web site, they are very helpful.
There are fingerprinting sites across the state and should be one near you. You may pay online or at the facility. NO CASH is accepted. In some cases the American Express card is not accepted however Visa is. Take some lotion with you as moist fingertips help the fingerprint show up on the scan. This is a new system. The process is evolving and the equipment is sensitive. Plan for extra time in the event there is an equipment failure or your fingerprints are difficult to capture.
The facility will have the Federal Background cards and will print your fingerprints onto the card. Except for the mobile sites at Beavers, Summersville and Williamson where they will do the ink and roll finger prints on the card. You will then complete the card and send it to the FBI as has been done in the past. As we learn more information we will post it on the web site.
Please e-mail the Board at rnboard@wv.gov if you experience any difficulties so we can provide the feedback to the company.
Thank you for your patience with the implementation of this new process.

 

 

 

 

 

 



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