Virginia Regulatory Town Hall
Department of Health Professions
Board of Nursing
Regulations Governing the Practice of Nursing [18 VAC 90 ‑ 19]
Waiver of CGFNS and TOEFL
Action 4871
General Information
Action Summary Section 120 of Regulations Governing the Practice of Nursing is being amended to allow the Board to waive requirements for a credentials review by the Commission on Graduates of Foreign Nursing Schools (CGFNS) and examination of English proficiency for a person whose nursing education was received in another country, if the applicant has been licensed in another state and she can provide evidence that those requirements were met for licensure in the other state.
Chapters Affected Only affects this chapter.
Executive Branch Review This action will go through the normal Executive Branch Review process.
RIS Project Yes  [005226]
New Periodic Review This action will not be used to conduct a new periodic review.
Stages associated with this regulatory action.
Stage ID Stage Type Status
8005 Fast-Track Stage complete. This regulation became effective on 12/28/2017.
Contact Information
Name / Title: Jay P. Douglas, R.N.  / Executive Director
Address: 9960 Mayland Drive
Suite 300
Henrico, VA 23233
Email Address:
Phone: (804)367-4520    FAX: (804)527-4455    TDD: ()-

This person is the primary contact for this board.