Virginia Regulatory Town Hall
Department of Health Professions
Board of Nursing
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4/23/18  11:40 am
Commenter: Kathleen LaSala

Transition to practice for NPs

As a nurse educator and administrator with experience working in multiple states with NP programs, I fully endorse the VA legislation to move independent practice for NPs forward.  It is regretful that political motives added yet another restriction of delaying such independence. NPs move to other states in order to practice independently. There should be no roadblocks in assuring the citizens of Virginia have quick and proper access to Advance Practice Nurses in a timely, effective manner.  Any barriers to prevent such access should be removed. I commend the legislative movement and fully support the direction. 

Kathleen B. LaSala, PhD, RN, former PNP,

Dean and Professor, Eleanor Wade Custer School of Nursing, Shenandoah University,

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