March 31, 2017

TO:  Division Superintendents

FROM:  Steven R. Staples, Superintendent of Public Instruction

SUBJECT: Announcing Changes for the Virginia Board of Nursing Examination Process for Nurse Aide Programs and Training Workshops

The Virginia Board of Nursing and Pearson Virtual University Enterprises (VUE) recently announced changes for the nurse aide examination process that will become effective May 9, 2017.  All existing information regarding nurse aide registration and testing will be transferred to a new server/platform.  There will be a “blackout period” from April 22 through May 9 to test the transfer of information.  Afterwhich, students will be able to register online and schedule their exams with a test date on or after May 19, 2017.
Please advise students of the upcoming change and the following requirements needed to access the new system:

At least one person from each Virginia nurse aide program is encouraged to preregisterThis link takes you out of the Virginia Department of Education website, as space is limited.  There is no registration fee for the following workshops, which will be held from 9-11 a.m.  

A recorded webinar will be available at the conclusion of each workshop for those who are unable to attend.

If you have any questions, please contact Michele R. Green-Wright, Specialist for Health and Medical Sciences and Related Clusters, Office of Career, Technical, and Adult Education, at or by telephone at (804) 225-3119.



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