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Virginia Regulatory Town Hall
Department of Health Professions
Board of Nursing
Regulations Governing the Practice of Nursing [18 VAC 90 ‑ 19]
Action Registration of clinical nurse specialists
Stage Proposed
Comment Period Ends 3/20/2020
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1/27/20  9:18 am
Commenter: Lisa Abrams, APN - MH ( BC) VACNS

Registration of Clinical Nurse Specialist

I support the proposed measure to register the Clinical Nurse Specialist in the state of Va. Clinical Nurse Specialist are Master Prepared Nurses and are considered APRN in most states. By allowing them to be registered it will assist in the quest to allow them to practice to the full practice authority and give more people access to quality care. I recently moved to the state and the current regulations have handicapped me in the way I can practice after moving from a more progressive state. My hope is that Virginia will eventually allow CNS will be allowed to practice to the full practice authority.

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