Virginia Regulatory Town Hall
Health and Human Resources
Department of Health Professions
Board of Nursing
Petition 403
Petition Information
Petition Title Request to require self-care training as part of didactic nursing education
Date Filed 2/12/2024    [Transmittal Sheet]
Petitioner Marcella Williams 
Petitioner's Request

The petitioner requests that the Board amend 18VAC90-27-90 and 18VAC90-27-100 to require training in self-care. The petitioner requests that 18VAC90-27-90 be amended to add "Personal and professional self-care behaviors that promote well-being, resiliency, and emotional intelligence." The petitioner requests that 18VAC90-27-100 be amended to add: "No more than 10 clinical hours within a nursing program may be used as structured self-care activities. Self-care activities will be planned in cooperation with the agency involved and designed to meet clinical course objectives available to the students, the agency, and the Board." 

Agency's Plan

The petition for rulemaking will be published in the Virginia Register of Regulations on March 11, 2024. The petition will also be published on the Virginia Regulatory Town Hall at to receive public comment, which will open on March 11, 2024, and will close on April 10, 2024. The Board will consider the petition and all comments in support or opposition at the next meeting after the close of public comment, currently scheduled for May 21, 2024. The petitioner will be notified of the Board’s decision after that meeting.

Comment Period Began 3/11/2024    Ended 4/10/2024
Virginia Register Announcement Submitted on 2/12/2024
The Virginia Register of Regulations
Published on: 3/11/2024     Volume: 40  Issue: 15
Agency Decision Pending    

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