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  • Joint Statement on Pain Management
    Joint statement intended to reassure health care professionals pain management is a legitimate and necessary aspect of patient care. 
  • Joint Statement on the Impact of Health Conditions and Medication Use on the Operation of Vehicles
    The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) has recommended that health care providers discuss with patients the effect their medical condition and medication use may have on their ability to safely operate a vehicle. 

  • MDH - Medical Cannabis
    Obtain comprehensive information regarding the medical cannabis program, registration of health care providers, patients, caregivers for the Medical Cannabis Registry, documents, forms and more.
  • MDH - Minnesota Guidelines for Medication Administration in School
    The guidelines are intended for nurses, school personnel, health educators and professionals, parents and students. The goal of the guidelines is to increase the safe administration of medications to students in schools. The guidelines were developed by the Minnesota Departments of Education, Health, Human Services, the Board of Nursing, and a statewide multidisciplinary work group.

  • National Guidelines for Nursing Delegation
    Read important guidelines published by the National Council of State Boards of Nursing to facilitate and standardize the nursing delegation process.

  • RN Administration of Anesthetics
    Read the Board's Statement of Accountability by the Registered Nurse for Administration of Medications as Anesthetics.

  • Scope of Practice
    Access information regarding the Scope of Practice for a practical, professional or advanced practice registered nurse.

  • Scope of Nursing Practice Decision-Making Framework
    The Scope of Nursing Practice Decision-Making Framework is intended to be used by nurses, facilities, boards of nursing and other stakeholders in determining whether specific activities, interventions, or roles are permitted under the nurse's level of education, licensure, and competence while meeting the standards established by the nurse practice act and rules/regulations of each state or jurisdiction.
  • Statement of Support for a Statewide Culture of Learning
    On October 8, 2009, the Minnesota Board of Nursing reaffirmed the Minnesota Alliance for Patient Safety (MAPS) Statement of Support for a Statewide Culture of Justice, Learning and Accountability because the concept of Just Culture as articulated in the Statement remains relevant to the work of the Board and consistent with the Board's mission, vision, values, and philosophy of discipline.
    Learn about the national database on nursing practice breakdown and their root causes.
  • Use of Protocols
    What should a nurse consider when considering accepting a delegation of implementation of a protocol which results in a prescription.
  • Use of Social Media by Nurses
    The National Board of Nursing has developed several resources to assist nurses as they develop knowledge and judgment regarding use of social media.
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