Minnesota Board of Nursing is a regulatory body that licenses nurses and governs nursing practice in Minnesota. The body accredits nurses to practice by ensuring that they have the necessary skills, knowledge, and academic qualification. Licensure protects the title of nurses, building the trust of patients in nurses, an essential component of the profession, and reducing medical errors.
The regulatory body spells out the roles of various nurses within their jurisdiction, creating specificity and accountability within the occupation. MN Board of Nursing authorizes various advancement programs for nurses and closes those that are incompetent, ensuring competency and safe practice within the profession. Lastly, the agency is responsible for disciplinary action among the nurses, fostering discipline and compliance.