An applicant for registration as a public health nurse must be licensed and currently registered to practice professional nursing in Minnesota.
An applicant shall obtain the application forms and instructions for filing from the board. An applicant shall submit true information. The application must be notarized.
An applicant must submit a fee with the application. This fee must be paid to the board in United States currency, cashier's check, or money order. Personal checks are not accepted. If for any reason a public health nurse registration certificate is not issued, the fee is not refundable.
An applicant must have a baccalaureate or higher degree with a major in nursing. The applicant's course work must have included theory and clinical practice in public health nursing. The theory portion of the public health nursing education must have been at least 30 hours in length. The public health nursing content in a hospital diploma or associate degree program does not qualify. At a minimum, the public health nursing education must have prepared the nurse to:
identify the incidence, distribution, and control of disease in a population, as well as the risk factors and environmental factors related to communities;
identify populations at high risk of illness, disability, premature death, or poor recovery;
intervene with high-risk populations;
evaluate the effect of interventions on the health status of a population; and
use community services, institutional resources, and other health care providers.
An applicant must submit an affidavit of graduation from the institution that awarded the baccalaureate or higher degree. The affidavit must be completed by an official of the institution and bear the seal or stamp of the institution. An applicant may submit an official transcript in lieu of the affidavit.
An applicant must submit an affidavit of completion of public health nursing education. Included with the affidavit must be evidence that the applicant successfully completed public health nursing education which meets the requirements in subpart 4. The affidavit must be completed by an official of the institution that provided public health nursing education which meets the requirements in subpart 4.
15 SR 838; 28 SR 218
October 11, 2013
Official Publication of the State of Minnesota
Revisor of Statutes