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Road Map to Controlled Substance Diversion Prevention

The Board participated in a Coalition of stakeholders to identify best practices and resources to prevent, identify and investigate controlled substance diversion. 

Influenza Clinic Alert

The Board encourages nurses employed by or contracted to work for immunization clinics in Minnesota to be aware of the relevant laws and rules related to nursing practice and immunizations.

Registration Cards No Longer Issued

Beginning June 1, 2012 the Minnesota Board of Nursing no longer issues paper registration cards at the time of license renewal.

NCSBN's NCLEX Examinations Go Green

In an effort to improve both effectiveness and efficiency the National Council of State Boards of Nursing's (NCSBN) NCLEX program will go "green" and transition to a completely paperless program.

Mission Statement

The mission of the Minnesota Board of Nursing is to protect the public's health and safety through regulation of nursing education, licensure and practice.   

Recent news

  • Nursing Board Newsletter
    March 31, 2014  —  Access the current and archived issues of the Board Newsletters.
  • Notice of Adoption of Program Approval Rules
    March 31, 2014  —  Amendment to rules governing program approval to revise the implementation date of national nursing accreditation requirement of January 1, 2016 to January 1, 2018 effective March 31, 2014.
  • NCSBN Raises Passing Standard for NCLEX-PN
    March 27, 2014  —  The NCLEX-PN passing standard was raised from -0.27 logits to -0.21 logits, effective April 1, 2014 through March 31, 2017.
  • Alert about American Nursing Academy - Burnsville, MN
    January 13, 2014  —  The American Nursing Academy practical nursing program is not approved by the Minnesota Board of Nursing.
  • Scope of Practice
    December 17, 2013  —  Neither the Minnesota Nurse Practice Act nor the Minnesota Board of Nursing provides a specific list of nursing tasks or procedures which identifies or differentiates what is in the "Scope of Practice" of the practical, professional, or advanced practice registered nurse.

Meeting Notices

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