Full Practice Authority
After reviewing comments - I did not realize that Va. CNS did not have full practice authority. I acutually called the state board and spoke to a staff member and she stated I quote " CNSs in the state of Va are considered regular nurses." After that conversation with the board I felt that my degree and credentials did not mean a thing to the state. I felt like after paying an additional 125.00 above the RN license did not make any sence. Now I understand !!! Please state of VA - approve full Practice Authority !!!! We are all RN but we strive for excellence and education in our speciality. As things stand it would not make any sense for any advance nurse to relocated if she or he is not reconized.