Virginia Regulatory Town Hall
Department of Health Professions
Board of Nursing
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4/24/18  4:47 pm
Commenter: Julie Sanford, James Madison University

Nurse Practitioner Education

NPs are prepared at the graduate level and are deemed competent clinicians upon graduation and passage of national certification. There is no evidence to support the need for additional post-licensure supervision of NPs’ practice beyond current educational and certification standards.

The education provided to Nurse Practitioner students in Virginia's Schools of Nursing is outstanding and we routinely graduate competent individuals willing and able to provide healthcare in communities where there are precious few healthcare providers. Restricting independent practice restricts access to care for Virginia's citizens who all deserve better.

Julie Sanford, DNS, RN, FAAN

Director, School of Nursing

James Madison University

Harrisonburg, Virginia

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