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Regulations Governing the Practice of Nursing [18 VAC 90 ‑ 19]
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11/29/19  5:16 pm
Commenter: John A. Watters, Jr., MD Retired Ophthalmologist, private and USAF practic

Support for NOT requiring derogatory titile - "Foreign Nursing Graduate"

I am a retired physician with both private and USAF experience.  I have been a medical director of medical centers and commanded USAF hospitals.  I have had a great experience with all kinds of medical personnel.  I feel strongly that once the US qualifications have been met for both training and licensure that to required "foreign" in a title is absolutely derogatory in many ways.  I have seen many better "foreign-trained" nurses than many trained in the US.  Just when the US is trying to be seen as non-discriminatory in race, age, gender and sex we do not need another category of "foreign".

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