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Regulations Governing the Practice of Nursing [18 VAC 90 ‑ 19]
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11/26/19  12:02 am
Commenter: Carmina Bautista

Change requirement for nametag

I support the petition for rule-making to amend the regulation to change the requirement for an applicant from another country to use the  designation of "foreign graduate nurse" to the designation of "RN Applicant"on nametags or when signing official records.

Internationally educated nurses(IENs) who practice nursing as provided under this regulation had completed rigorous screening to provide evidence from the CGFNS that their secondary education and nursing education is comparable to those required for registered nurses in the commonwealth. There is no justifications for internationally educated nurses to use a different designation from other candidates. The continued use of foreign graduate nurse can unnecessarily expose the nurse applicant to undue discriminatory treatment and practice which can negatively impact not only the IEN's physical and psychological well being but the quality of patient care and  healthcare organizational cost.

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