Agencies | Governor
Virginia Regulatory Town Hall
Department of Health Professions
Board of Nursing
Regulations Governing the Practice of Nursing [18 VAC 90 ‑ 19]
Registration of clinical nurse specialists
General Information
Action Summary The Board is initiating rulemaking in response to a petition from the Virginia Association of Clinical Nurse Specialists, which requested changes to regulations relating to registration of a clinical nurse specialist (CNS). The Board intends to amend section 210 to clarify that it will accept for registration evidence of a clinical nurse specialist certification that has been retired or is the core certification, provided it has been maintained and is current. Likewise, a retired or core certification that remains current qualifies a clinical nurse specialist to renew registration.
Chapters Affected Only affects this chapter.
Exempt from APA No, this action is not exempt from Article II of the APA and executive branch review.
RIS Project Yes  [006073]
Associated Petitions for Rulemaking Registration of clinical nurse specialists
New Periodic Review This action will not be used to conduct a new periodic review.
Stages associated with this regulatory action.
Stage ID Stage Type Status
8655 NOIRA Stage complete. Comment period ended 08/21/2019.
8765 Proposed Stage complete. Comment period ended 03/20/2020.
Contact Information
Name / Title: Jay P. Douglas, R.N.  / Executive Director
Address: 9960 Mayland Drive
Suite 300
Richmond, VA 23233
Email Address:
Phone: (804)367-4520    FAX: (804)527-4455    TDD: ()-

This person is the primary contact for this board.