The House passed a bill 127-0 Thursday that would modify licensing requirements for advance practice registered nurses, to require graduate-level coursework.
Sponsored by Rep. Barb Haley (R-Red Wing) and Sen. Mary Kiffmeyer (R-Big Lake), HF733/ SF527* would add additional requirements for APRN programs, completed on or after Jan. 1, 2016, to include at least one graduate-level course in the following subjects: advanced physiology and pathophysiology, advanced health assessment, and pharmacokinetics and pharmacotherapeutics.
It was passed 63-0 by the Senate May 4 and now goes to Gov. Mark Dayton.
APRNs who completed their programs before 2016 would need to demonstrate compliance with the education requirements in effect at that time.
Licensed by the Board of Nursing, an APRN must also be certified by a national certification organization to practice as a clinical nurse specialist, nurse anesthetist, nurse-midwife or nurse practitioner.
The bill would allow collaborative agreements to let APRN’s complete postgraduate practice hour requirements within hospitals or integrated clinical settings. In addition, it would remove additional requirements for applicants to be licensed, without examination, if they are licensed as a nurse in another state or country with equivalent qualifications.
The Minnesota Supreme Court has ordered the Legislature and Gov. Mark Dayton to use mediation to resolve a funding dispute. In an opinion issued Friday, the court also ruled that Dayton’s use of the line-item veto to strip biennial funding for the Legislature was constitutional.
A Ramsey County judge on Wednesday ruled that Gov. Mark Dayton’s line-item veto of legislative funding violated the state’s constitution.
House and Senate leadership OK a resolution to seek outside legal representation in an effort to restore funding for the Legislature that Gov. Mark Dayton line-item vetoed earlier this week.
Day three of the 2017 special session saw lawmakers pass final omnibus bills to be sent to Gov. Mark Dayton, with weary House members wrapping up their work at 2:42 a.m. Friday following a week of long days — and nights — at the State Capitol.
Lawmakers on conference committees must sort through competing bills before finalizing a product to send to the governor.
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