Effective on January 1, 2015, Governor Dayton signed into law a bill that will require licensure for all Advanced Practice Registered Nurses (APRN’s) to practice authority and will remove the requirements for a collaborative management plan and and written prescribing agreement for APRN’s.
To become licensed, an APRN will be required to:
- Hold a current RN license
- Submit a documentation of of successful completion of an acceptable graduate APRN program
- Submit a current certification as an APRN in a role and population focus.
In order for a advanced practice registered nurse to prescribe medications, they must have an APRN license.
An APRN must all have a controlled substance number issued by the Drug Enforcement Administration, the DEA, in order to prescribe controlled substances.
To learn more about the new law and the requirements to become licensed, visit: http://mn.gov/health-licensing-boards/nursing/
Here is the link to specific links and forms: http://mn.gov/health-licensing-boards/nursing/advanced_practice/index.jsp