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Regulations Governing the Practice of Nursing [18 VAC 90 ‑ 19]
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11/26/19  10:53 am
Commenter: Joan Pascua-Colasito

Change requirement for Nametags for Foreign Nurses

I support the petition to amend the requirement for international nurses to use the designation of  "RN applicant" instead of "Foreign Graduate Nurse." 

There is no justification for internationally educated nurses to use a different designation from other candidates that are waiting to take their NCLEX exam.  I fear the use of "Foreign Graduate Nurse" will subject the nurse to undue discriminatory treatment and practices which can negatively impact the physical and psychological well-being of the Rn-applicant.  

Any consideration given is highly appreciated.  

Joanna Pascua-Colasito RN, BSN, CCRN

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