Virginia Regulatory Town Hall
Department of Health Professions
Board of Nursing
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5/3/18  5:59 am
Commenter: Lydia D. Shelton




Thank you for the opportunity to provide public comment regarding HB 793. I have been a NP for 35 years and practice in Virginia. I, as well as my NP peers, have completed Post Graduate Nursing Education & have National board certification.  Please keep in mind that the rules you make will impact quality health care to all Virginians.

  •   The five year equivalent experience requirement creates additional barriers to health care across our state.  This is especially true in our rural areas. 
  • NPs already pay fees for RN, NP, & Prescriptive Authority licenses.  Any additional fees for attestation should not create a financial barrier for qualified NPs to practice in Virginia.
  • There is no demonstrated need for additional requirements on the attestation beyond what is listed in HB 793
  • Thank you again, Lydia D. Shelton, WHNP/FNP
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