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Contact Information Sheet

Contact Information Sheet
  • id
  • date
    2010-11-12
  • Geographical Area
    United States of America
  • Jurisdiction
    Minnesota
  • Organisation
    Minnesota Board of Nursing
  • Address

    Postal Address
    2829 University Avenue
    SE
    Minneapolis
    MINNESOTA 55414

    Location Address
    2829 University Avenue
    SE
    Minneapolis
    MINNESOTA 55414

  • Phone
    +1 612 617 2270
  • Fax
    +1 612 617 2190
  • Email
  • Website
  • Contact Point
    Shirley Brekken MS, RN
    Executive Director
  • Regulatory Body

    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)

  • Health System


    Health care in the United States is mainly provided in the private sector (both for profit and for non-profit) and to a lesser degree by public funding for the poor, elderly, disabled, children and veterans.  The United States does not have a universal health care system.

    In the United States expenditure on health care in actual dollars and as a proportion of gross domestic product (GDP) and on a per-capita basis is greater, than in any other nation in the world. The World Health Organisation reports that in 2005 the US total expenditure on health as 15 % of GDP and that the total expenditure on health per capita was $US6350. http://www.who.int/countries/usa/en/ (accessed on 22.04.2009).

    In 2006, around 84% of US citizens had some form of health insurance and about 16% of the population, or 47 million Americans were without health insurance coverage. http://www.census.gov/prod/2007pubs/p60-233.pdf (accessed on 22.04.2009).

    The number of acute care hospital beds in the United States in 2000 was 2.9 per 1 000 population. Bed numbers have declined and this coincides with a reduction in average length of stays in hospitals and an increase in day-surgery patients.
    The United States has among the lowest average lengths of stay for most procedures.  http://www.oecd.org/dataoecd/20/48/16502658.pdf (accessed on 22.04.2009).

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