Most recently I have deicided to relocated to the state of Va. I have been an Advance Practice Nurse with Prescriptive Privileges for approxiately 10 years. I have reveiwed infomation from the APNA,ANA,APRN and National board of Nursing that as long as I was an APRN that I would able to transfer my license through endorsement. After almost completing the process I found out that may not be possible. After reading the Va regualations it does not say that the Clinical Nurse can not prescribed medication. Prescribing medication is considered an advance nursing act . The writing of prescriptions is considered an advance nurse act which should be appropriate for CNS under the scope of practice. My only concern is that I had to speak to someone at the board of nursing that CNS does not prescribe in Va.If that is not possible it should be clear on yor web page so anyone reloacting as an CNS would not consider VA a state to relocate too or paying fees when they are not reconized. I have 2 potential employment oppurtunities that I might not be able to take do to this issue not being clearly spelled out.
In advamce thank you- Lisa Abrams. APN (856) 404-5794