I am happy to report that the Minnesota legislature recently passed Senate Bill 511, which means that as of January 1, 2015 Minnesota Advanced Practice Registered Nurses (APRNs) will be able to practice autonomously, without the mandatory physician collaboration agreement previously required under the nurse practice act.

Under the new law, advanced practice nurses are eligible for separate APRN licensure, the requirements of which are set forth in the new MN 148.211. Subd.1a.   In addition to ...

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