Agencies | Governor
Virginia Regulatory Town Hall
Health and Human Resources
Department of Health Professions
Board of Nursing
Petition 356
Petition Information
Petition Title Nurse aide education programs
Date Filed 1/10/2022    [Transmittal Sheet]
Petitioner Gary Bahena 
Petitioner's Request

To amend regulations to allow for the following:

1) The use of licensed hospitals for clinical education rather than only nursing homes.

2) The elimination of requirement that RNs and LPNs serving as clinical instructors have experience working in nursing homes.

3) An allowance for clinical instructors to be on site and to perform their regular work at the same time, but reduce the ratio from 10:1 to 4:1 for students to instructor.


Agency's Plan

In accordance with Virginia law, the petition will be published on January 31, 2022 in the Register of Regulations and also posted on the Virginia Regulatory Townhall at to receive public comment ending February 20 2022.

            Following receipt of all comments on the petition to amend regulations, the Board will decide whether to make any changes to the regulatory language. This matter will be on the Board’s agenda for its first meeting after the comment period, which is scheduled for March 22, 2022. The Board will inform the petitioner of its decision after that meeting.

Comment Period Will begin 1/31/2022 and end on 2/20/2022
Agency Decision Pending    

Contact Information
Name / Title: Jay P. Douglas, R.N.  / Executive Director
Address: 9960 Mayland Drive
Suite 300
Richmond, 23233
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