Virginia Regulatory Town Hall
Department of Health Professions
Board of Nursing
Regulations of the Board of Nursing [18 VAC 90 ‑ 20]    (Repealed)
Action is Exempt from Article 2 of the Administrative Process Act
Practice of nursing by foreign graduates
Action 865
General Information
Action Summary The board is amending Section 210 of its regulations to conform the requirements for registered nurse applicants from other countries to changes in the Code of Virginia. The amendments to 18 VAC 90-20-210 are made to conform regulations to Chapters 244 and 251 of the 2001 Acts of the Assembly, which mandates that foreign-trained nurses who have met the requirements of the Commission on Graduates of Foreign Nursing Schools and have had their application approved by the Board may practice in certain settings for a maximum of 90 days prior to sitting for the national examination.
Chapters Affected Only affects this chapter.
Executive Branch Review This Action is exempt from Article 2 of the Administrative Process Act. The normal executive branch review process is not required. As such, it can be submitted directly for publication and is effective upon publication.
Exempt Citation: 9-6.14:4(C)(4)
RIS Project No project yet assigned to this action
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
1312 Final Stage complete. This regulation became effective on 07/18/2001.
Contact Information
Name / Title: Jay P. Douglas, R.N.  / Executive Director
Address: 9960 Mayland Drive
Suite 300
Richmond, VA 23233-1463
Email Address:
Phone: (804)367-4520    FAX: (804)527-4455    TDD: ()-

This person is the primary contact for this chapter.