The Minnesota Board of Nursing is established by the Minnesota Nurse Practice Act (Extracted from Minnesota Statutes 2004) http://www.state.mn.us/mn/externalDocs/Nursing/Entire_Nurse_Practice_Act_042303011528_Nurse2.pdf(accessed on 22.04.2009).
The mission of the Minnesota Board of Nursing is to protect the public's health and safety by providing reasonable assurance that the people who practice nursing are competent, ethical practitioners with the necessary knowledge and skills appropriate to their title and role.
The Board strives to achieve its mission by:
- Carrying out activities authorized by Minnesota statutes and rules (licensing, discipline, and program approval)
- Fostering knowledge relevant to the needs of the public and to the education and practice of nursing
- Formulating and influencing effective public policy related to nursing practice
- Pursuing collaborative alliances with publics, including consumers of nursing care, nurses, employers, educators, state agencies, and legislators
- Disseminating information to the public and to nurses
- Operating an agency which utilizes human and fiscal resources efficiently and effectively
http://mn.gov/health-licensing-boards/nursing/about-us/about-the-board/mission.jsp (accessed on 22.04.2009)