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Department of Health Professions
 
Board
Board of Nursing
 
chapter
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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1/20/20  9:26 am
Commenter: Cindy Ward, DNP, RN-BC, CMSRN, ACNS-BC

Support for regulations change
 

Clinical nurse specialists are advanced practice registered nurses with advanced education and expertise in patient care. I fully support this proposed change to the regulations for registration of clinical nurse specialists.

Cindy Ward, DNP, RN-BC, CMSRN, ACNS-BC

President, Virginia Association of Clinical Nurse Specialists

CommentID: 78860
 

1/20/20  9:40 am
Commenter: Monica Coles, DNP, RN-BC, ACNS-BC, CDP- Carilion Clinic

Support CNS registration change
 

CNSs are APRNs with advanced education and expertise in patient care. I fully support the proposed change to the CNS nursing registration regulation in Virginia.

CommentID: 78861
 

1/20/20  12:22 pm
Commenter: Erin Smith, MSN, RN, ACCNS-AG,CCRN-CMC; Sentara healthcare

Support for proposed legislation HB-1057
 

As a clinical nurse specialist (CNS) and member of the VACNS, I fully support the amendment to PROPOSED LEGISLATION-HB 1057. This amendment would extend the current statute to include all CNSs who render any and all health care services, which aligns with the reimbursement practices of governmental payers. Current legislation recognizes mental health CNSs as providers by commercial payors in the commonwealth. If passed, all clinical nurse specialists would be able to bill for services that are entirely within their scope of practice as Clinical Nurse Specialist.

CNSs are recognized for Part B participation in Medicare, Title 18 and may independently bill for those services. They also are recognized as eligible for Medicare’s Primary Care Incentive Program in the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act.

CommentID: 78863
 

1/20/20  12:47 pm
Commenter: Catherine Smith, DNP, RN, CCNS, CCRN; VaCNS

Support Regulation Revisions
 

Clinical Nurse Specialists are APRNs with advanced training and education. I fully support the proposed revisions to the regulations.

CommentID: 78864
 

1/20/20  1:11 pm
Commenter: Kathleen Rea, DNP, RN, ACNS-BC, PCCN, CNL

Support for APRN Registration
 

CommentID: 78865
 

1/20/20  1:23 pm
Commenter: Phyllis Whitehead, PhD, CNS/APRN, ACHPN, RN-BC

Support CNS Proposed Registration Changes
 

Clinical Nurse Specialists are APRNs with advanced education and expertise in patient care and I fully support this proposed to the CNS registration regulations.

 

 

CommentID: 78866
 

1/20/20  3:05 pm
Commenter: Robin A McAlpin

Registration of Clinical Nurse Specialist
 

CNSs are APRNs with advanced education and expertise in patient care.  I fully support this proposed change to the CNS nursing registration regulation to allow CNSs to provide the appropriate level of care in Virginia. 

CommentID: 78868
 

1/20/20  4:18 pm
Commenter: Magdalys Ortiz MSN, RN AGCNS-BC

In support of changes
 

 I support this proposed change to the regulations for registration of clinical nurse specialists. 

CommentID: 78870
 

1/20/20  5:01 pm
Commenter: F. Kay Butler, MSN RN AGCNS-BC CCRN ACM-RN, RN the Know, LLC

Proposed Change
 

Clinical Nurse Specialists (CNS) are Advanced Practice Registered Nurses (APRN) with advanced education and expertise in patient care and I fully support this proposed change to the CNS nursing registration regulation to provide this care in Virginia. 

CommentID: 78871
 

1/20/20  6:05 pm
Commenter: Lily Zheng, RN, BSN, Sentara Healthcare

Support for Legislation HB-1057
 

CNSs are APRNs with advanced education and expertise in patient care. They have the ability to improve patient outcomes on a systemic level. Our CNS is an invaluable member of our team and vital to delivering high quality nursing care. I fully support this proposed change to the CNS nursing registration regulation to provide this care in Virginia.  

 

CommentID: 78875
 

1/20/20  7:19 pm
Commenter: Alysha Brown, BSN, RN, CCRN Sentara Healthcare

Support for change
 

I support HB1057 to expand billing practices for all CNS’s. 

CommentID: 78876
 

1/20/20  8:16 pm
Commenter: Shelby Wall MSN, NP-C

Support for change
 

CNSs are APRNs with advanced education and expertise in patient care and I fully support this proposed change to the CNS nursing registration regulation to provide this care in Virginia.  Without their valuable contributions, many changes in healthcare would not exist and patient care would suffer

CommentID: 78877
 

1/21/20  9:23 pm
Commenter: Beth Quatrara

Support for change
 

Clinical nurse specialists (CNSs) are advanced practice nurses with a Master's degree or Doctoral degree.  CNSs provide essential care to patients across the Commonwealth; emphasizing quality and cost effective care to produce optimal outcomes.  I fully support the proposed change to the CNS registration regulation. 

CommentID: 78885
 

1/22/20  9:13 am
Commenter: Holly Tenaglia, BSN, RN, OCN

Support for HB 1057
 

CNSs are APRNs with advanced education and expertise in patient care and I fully support this proposed change to the CNS nursing registration regulation to provide this care in Virginia.  

CommentID: 78888
 

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.

CommentID: 78945
 

1/28/20  11:34 am
Commenter: Terri Crowder

Support for CNS registration regulation change
 

As a CNS in Virginia, I fully support the proposed change to the Clinical Nurse Specialist nursing registration regulation. 

 

CommentID: 78954