• 6 Jul 2020 1:14 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    APRN Bill Passed into Law!

    The Minnesota APRN Coalition bill, the largest statutory alignment bill offered by the coalition, was passed on May 17, 2020.  This is a “clean-up” bill which updated language to include APRNs in addition to physicians and other Advanced Practice Providers where applicable, to better align with current practice.  This bill is article 4 of the omnibus health and human services bill, S. F. 13.

    Click here for more information:

  • 26 Mar 2020 3:54 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Mary Fran Tracy Award of Excellence:

    Deadline: July 31, 2020

    Award will be presented to the recipient at the Annual MN NACNS Conference on October 2, 2020.

    For more information and nomination form, click here

  • 20 Feb 2020 7:38 PM | Anonymous member

    Background: the Minnesota Advanced Practice Registered Nurse (APRN) Coalition is supporting legislation to align multiple outdated state statutes to current APRN practice. State statutes still contain restrictive language that can impede care.

    APRNs provide care to individuals from birth to old age, and in many cases serve as a primary care provider. We serve Minnesotans throughout the state, often providing care to underserved communities in all settings. This legislation furthers the goal of updating outdated statutory language to reflect the current practice of APRNs.

    These changes will:

    • ·         Increase efficiency for patients. Care delivery and form completion can be addressed in the same visit, thus reducing delays in care and unnecessary costs incurred due to delays with form completion.
    • ·         Promote productive use of the health care workforce. Some of these changes eliminate the need for two health care providers to sign, stamp, certify, or endorse one patient’s care forms.
    • ·         Update outdated statutory references. These changes align statues with current APRN practice.

    Removing outdated signature laws is consistent with recommendations from major policy organizations such as the National Academy of Medicine (formerly the Institute of Medicine), National Governors Association, National Conference of State Legislatures, National Council of State Boards of Nursing, and the Federal Trade Commission.

    Recommendation to our MN legislators: Support and advocate for SF 1966/HF 1914 in your committee or in a floor vote.

    Contact information:      MN APRN Coalition:

                                                    Maureen O’Connell, JD

                                                    Lisa Fink, CNM, JD

                                                    Government Affairs Consultants


    You can find your legislator at:  

    Representatives Contact Information | Senators Contact Information

    Find out who represents you.

  • 3 Jan 2020 9:22 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Please join in congratulating Carol Manchester, MSN, APRN, ACNS-BC, BC-ADM, CDE for being inducted into the 2020 Class of Fellows of the Clinical Nurse Specialist Institute (of the National Association of Clinical Nurse Specialists)!  

    Full press release here

  • 12 Sep 2019 5:22 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Calling all CNS Students!  Do you have a project to share?  Show off your work at the National CNS Conference in Indianapolis next year !

  • 3 Sep 2019 10:26 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Celebrate what you do and highlight all of the ways you contribute to high-value healthcare!  

    For talking points and information, head to the NACNS website:  

  • 28 Aug 2019 9:38 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    The President-elect, Treasurer, and Student Representative positions for 2020 are open.  

    Let us know if you're interested!

    See the "Opportunities" Tab for more information on becoming a board member.  

  • 28 Aug 2019 9:33 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    For more information and tools to share the importance of our role, go here:

  • 12 Jun 2019 4:56 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Follow this link to the NACNS website for details !

  • 2 May 2019 7:58 PM | Anonymous member

    The MN NACNS Conference Planning Committee is hard at work for the 2019 conference, Thursday, Oct 3rd - Friday Oct 4th.  It will be held at the Roseville Radisson Hotel. 

    1. A block of rooms has been reserved.  You can reserve any time between now and Sept. 9th under MN CLINICAL NURSE SPECIALIST group name.  *Must reserve via phone because of this name change.  Phone number is 651-636-4567.

    2. 20 rooms available at $112 each for Oct. 3rd.  This includes either a King with a sofa bed or two Queens.

    3. Radisson hotel Roseville (name will change to Doubletree this summer. Watch for more updates as we get closer. 


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