Virginia Regulatory Town Hall
Department of Health Professions
Board of Nursing
Regulations Governing the Practice of Nursing [18 VAC 90 ‑ 19]
Name tag requirement for foreign graduates
Action 5479
General Information
Action Summary In response to a petition for rulemaking, the Board has amended 18VAC90-19-130 to allow an applicant who is a graduate of a foreign education program and is practicing nursing during a 90-day period following submission of an application to use the title “RN Applicant” on a nametag.
Chapters Affected Only affects this chapter.
Executive Branch Review This action will go through the normal Executive Branch Review process.
RIS Project Yes  [006296]
Associated Petitions for Rulemaking Change requirement for nametag
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
8891 Fast-Track Stage complete. This regulation became effective on 10/15/2020.
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.