Minnesota considers Nurse Licensure Compact

The Minnesota Senate has passed a bill to allow Minnesota to join the Nurse Licensure Compact, which would allow Minnesota nurses in good standing to apply for a multistate and the Minnesota Board of Nursing to recognize nurses from other compact states. Concern has been raised that the standards set by the Compact are less stringent than the standards already in place in Minnesota. Concern has also been raised that the compact will not address the problem of a nursing shortage because other factors, such as hospital staffing, lack of mental health support, violence at healthcare facilities, and inadequate faculty, are contributing to the challenge.

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