Virgin Islands Board of Nurse Licensure

Welcome to the V.I. Board of Nurse Licensure

The goal of the VI Board of Nurse Licensure is to safeguard the public's health, safety and welfare through the regulation of nursing education, entry to nursing practice, and promotion of continuing safe nursing practice.

We are committed to honesty, fairness, and objectivity in all deliberations, transactions, and relationships. Working with others in a cooperative spirit to build strong professional and public relationships is simply what we are about.

VBNL aspires to set the standard of excellence for regulatory agencies by making evidence-based decisions that are legally sound, fiscally responsible, operationally efficient, technology integrated, quality driven and publicly accountable in the territory of the United States Virgin Islands.

Notice to the Public

The Virgin Islands Board of Nurse Licensure serves to protect the public welfare. This Board is alerting the public of the need to view nurses licenses and nurse assistant certificates before allowing nursing services to be provided in your home. It is imperative that the public ask pertinent questions of individuals, before home care is provided, to you and your loved ones. Asking pertinent questions, evaluating the responses and viewing the licenses or certificates will help to assure that you and your loved ones receive safe care.

When you are hiring persons to provide services in your home, it is imperative that you know the qualifications, competencies, and responsibilities of that individual. It is also imperative that you know what activities these individuals can legally perform. Following are questions and related information to assist you:

  1. Does the agency/individual (RN, LPN, CNA) have a US Virgin Islands Business License?
    The Department of Licenses and Consumer Affairs has requirements/standards for those who provide care in the home.
  2. Does the individual have a certificate to work as a Certified Nursing Assistant or certification to provide Home Health?
    The Virgin Islands Board of Nursing regulates Certified Nursing Assistants, Licensed Practical Nurses and Registered Nurses. The Department of Human Services trains homemakers for Elder Care through the Family Care Giver Support Services Program.
  3. Who is the supervisor of the person providing services?
    Certified Nursing Assistants and the Home Health workers must provide services under the supervision of a Licensed Nurse or Physician. Homemakers provide services with supervision from the Department of Human Services. Patient assessment must be done by a Registered Nurse.

For additional information you may contact the Virgin Islands Board of Nurse Licensure (VIBNL) at 340-776-7397.

  • Family Giver Support Services - 773-2323 ext. 2126/2127
  • Housekeeping and Personal Care Assistance - 774-0930
  • AARP - 719-2277

United States Virgin Islands Department of Health