I support the petition for rule-making to amend regulation 18VAC90-19-130 Section D1
Internationally educated nurses (IENs) who practice nursing as provided in this regulation have completed rigorous screening to provide evidence from the Commission on Graduates of Foreign Nursing Schools (CGFNS) that their secondary education and nursing education are comparable to those required for Registered Nurses in the Commonwealth. There is no justification for internationally educated nurses to use a different designation from other candidates. This is discriminatory. It is also saying that the Commonwealth of Virginia has a double-standard in the vetting process of Registered Nurses.