APRN Consensus Model Implementation: The Minnesota Experience

Julie Ann Sabo, Mary L Chesney, Mary Fran Tracy, Mary Fran Tracy

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In 2015, more than 16 years of strategic work resulted in the removal of statutory barriers to Minnesota advanced practice registered nurse (APRN) practice. Keys to the passage of the legislation were the creation of a formal infrastructure (Minnesota APRN Coalition) to manage financial and communication strategies, cohesion among all four roles of APRNs, engagement of strong legislative authors and bipartisan support, and valuable partnerships among the coalition and external stakeholders, such as the Minnesota Board of Nursing. The rapid implementation of the law presented the board with distinct challenges. The purpose of this article is to present the experience of implementing the 2008 APRN Consensus Model to assist other states.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)10-16
Number of pages7
JournalJournal of Nursing Regulation
Issue number2
StatePublished - Jul 2017


  • Advanced practice registered nurses (APRNs)
  • expansion of scope of practice
  • legislation

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