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Regulations Governing the Practice of Nursing [18 VAC 90 ‑ 19]
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12/7/19  1:21 pm
Commenter: Erlinda C. Paguio

Support to amend Sec 130 "Foreign Nurse Grad" name tag designation

I propose that all nurse RN applicants regardless of where they obtained their nursing education (here or abroad) must only have one identification after their names which is "RN applicant". This will eliminate potential prejudice, bias, confusion, etc from patients and fellow health care professionals. Foreign graduate nurses (FGN) have met all the rigorous evaluation by  passing the CGFNS requirements which evaluates the FGN's credentials not only in nursing education and licensure but also the secondary education and English proficiency when appropriate. I do not see any value in identifying a FGN RN applicant who provides the same patient care as US educated RN applicant. At worse, this can only create acrimonious relationship amongst entry level nurse workers and patients instead of building a healthy relationship of trust, respect and teamwork.

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