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NATIONAL COUNCIL OF STATE BOARDS OF NURSING NURSE LICENSURE COMPACT CONFERENCE JUNE 8 AND 9, 2011 Shirley A. Brekken, MS, RN Minnesota Board of Nursing.

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1 NATIONAL COUNCIL OF STATE BOARDS OF NURSING NURSE LICENSURE COMPACT CONFERENCE JUNE 8 AND 9, 2011 Shirley A. Brekken, MS, RN Minnesota Board of Nursing

2 DWTS: The Minnesota Dance 2

3 2002 Border State Recognition Law 3

4 BSR Requirements MN Board must recognize license issued by ND, SD, IA, and WI Board of Nursing Licensure requirements must be substantially the same Must be resident of state of licensure No adverse action by border state Not participating in an alternative program Never refused a MN license Must work for a MN healthcare organization Licensee must register within 10 days of employment 4

5 Crazy Dancing 5

6 Challenges to BSR 6

7 Return Engagements

8 Grass Roots Effort 8

9 Senator Chris Gerlach (R) 9

10 Representative Kim Norton (D) 10

11 Supporters Minnesota Organization of Leaders in Nursing Minnesota Directors of Nursing Administration Minnesota Association of Occupational Health Nurses Minnesota State Council of Peri-Operative Nurses Minnesota Licensed Practical Nurses Association Minnesota Chapter of Case Managers Society of America Major health systems Minnesota Hospital Association Long Term Care associations 11

12 Opposition 12

13 Minnesota Nurses Association opposes the National Council of State Boards of Nursing (NCSBN) Interstate Nurse Licensure Compact because of the threats it poses to the safety and quality of patient care delivered in Minnesota; to the fiduciary and consumer protection responsibilities of the state; to the lack of oversight and accuracy verification of the publically available data on nurses; and to the unprecedented growth, and the ruthlessness that multistate/international private and not-for-profit healthcare corporations are exhibiting toward existing unions and organizing attempts, making MNA more vulnerable to these attacks. 13

14 Focus on Communication Fact sheets Dispel myths Tell the stories Consistent message Good for patients Good for nurses Good for business Again and again 14

15 2011 Episode 15


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