LPN vs RN in Minnesota

  1. I'm not sure if I'm posting in the right area, but I'm having a lot of trouble figuring out scope of practice in MN.
    LPN's in MN, what are you not allowed to do as far as things like assessing, hanging blood, pushing IV meds ect?
  2. 3 Comments

  3. by   1hotnurse08
    Your state's Board of Nursing should be very helpful with this question. There is a lot of valuable information on the website regarding what's allowed and what is not allowed regarding your scope of practice.
  4. by   Meriwhen
    Minnesota Nursing Board
    MN Board of Nursing

    Nurse Practice Act
    Nurse Practice Act

    Nursing practice in MN

    Related Laws for Nurses
    Laws pertaining to nursing in MN

    LPN Practice FAQ - you'll want to check this one out

    And last but not least:
    Contact Us
    MN Board Contact Info.

    Seriously, if you have a specific question regarding LPN practice in MN, the most accurate answer would be from the BON themselves. Drop them a call/e-mail and ask.

    Moving this to the MN Nursing Forum as well. Best of luck!
  5. by   tots24
    It's a bit of a tricky question since the Nurse Practice Act in MN is in the process of undergoing a change in language specifying exactly what LPNs can do! The MN BON would definitely have the best info!