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Minnesota Board of Nursing now accepting applications for APRN Licensure

Mary Chesney, PhD, RN, CPNP, was issued the first APRN license by the Minnesota Board of Nursing. On May 13, 2014, and effective January 1, 2015, Governor Dayton signed into law a bill that requires licensure for all Advanced Practice Registered Nurses (APRNs).

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.

NCSBN Social Media Guidelines for Nurses

NCSBN has developed social media guidelines for nurses, along with a number of resources to help disseminate best practices.

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

  • License Verification Reminder
    August 26, 2015  —  The Board has received reports that employers are requesting nurses provide a copy of their license. Employers and the public should be using the Board's licensure verification system for this information. Nurses should direct employers to the Board's website for license verification.
  • Important Update
    August 20, 2015  —  On Tuesday, August, 19, 2015, the State of Minnesota experienced an email outage for incoming messages.
  • Minnesota Department of Health - Medical Cannabis
    July 21, 2015  —  Obtain comprehensive information regarding the medical cannabis program, registration of health care providers, patients, caregivers for the Medical Cannabis Registry, documents, forms and more.
  • Nursing Board Newsletter
    July 16, 2015  —  Access the current and archived issues of the Board Newsletters.
  • Governor Appoints New Board Members
    July 14, 2015  —  Governor Dayton Appoints New Board Members.

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