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Regulations Governing the Practice of Nursing [18 VAC 90 ‑ 19]
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12/4/19  8:41 pm
Commenter: Ty Rodriguez

Support to Amend Section 130 - Change “Foreign Nurse Graduate” on name tag

There is no sound reason for an international nurse to have “foreign nurse graduate” printed on their name badge when waiting to take the boards. It is racist and discriminatory, and no different than the Jewish armbands worn during the Holocaust.

If it is a concern regarding English proficiency, the Commission of Graduates of Foreign Nursing Schools (CGFNS) is required to review applicant credentials to ensure this qualification is met. The CGFNS also ensures all educational and clinical requirements are verified, minimizing the licensure of less competent applicants.

“RN Applicant” or “RNA” is sufficient. 


Ty Rodriguez


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