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Regulations Governing the Practice of Nursing [18 VAC 90 ‑ 19]
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4/17/19  10:25 am
Commenter: Suzanne Beels, MSN, RN, AGCNS-BS, CCRN

CNS Practice Regulations in Virginia
 

I fully support the Virginia Association of Clinical Nurse Specialists’ petition to revise regulations related to the registration and practice authority for Clinical Nurse Specialists (CNS) in the Commonwealth of Virginia . CNS skills and training are often misunderstood by others although the training is similar and equal to that of a Nurse Practitioner. Barriers to CNS practice in Virginia exist despite implementation of the Consensus Model.    Practice authority will improve patient support in a very overwhelmed medical system, especially in the rural areas of Virginia. I encourage legislative support of this petition.