|Petition Title||Changes to registration requirements and practice of clinical nurse specialists|
|Date Filed||3/24/2011 [Transmittal Sheet]|
The petitioner request that regulations and/or statutes be changed to:
License clinical nurse specialists (CNS) as an APRN in Virginia
Ensure that CNS practice to the full extent of education, skills and competencies
Recognize national standards for competencies and behaviors of graduates of CNS programs
Provide a standardized definition of the role and scope of practice for CNS
Allow regular monitoring of CNS workforce supply and demand
Continue to provide title protection for CNS
Request that the Board examine its regulations governing the practice of CNS for consistency and congruence with the National Council of State Boards of Nursing consensus model for Advanced Practice Registered Nurse regulations.
Comment on the petition is requested until May 1, 2011.
Following receipt of all comments on the petition to amend regulations, the petition request will be considered by the Board of Nursing at its meeting on May 17, 2011 to decide whether to make any changes to the regulatory language. Given the breadth of the petition, it is likely that statutory changes would have to be made by the Virginia General Assembly in order to accomplish some of the petition request.
|Comment Period||Ended 5/1/2011 66 comments|
|Agency Decision||Initiate a regulatory change|
|Agency Decision Summary||
The board decided to initiate a regulatory action to review the rules for clinical nurse specialists relating to education, requirements for licensure and practice.
|Associated regulatory action||Review of requirements for clinical nurse specialists Latest Stage:|
|Name / Title:||Jay P. Douglas / Executive Director|
9960 Mayland Drive, Suite 300
|Telephone:||(804)367-4623 FAX: ()- TDD: ()-|