6305.0100 Definitions


Published: 2015

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6305.0100 DEFINITIONS.


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Subpart 1.

Scope.

As used in parts 6305.0100 to 6305.0800, the following terms have the meanings given them.


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Subp. 1a.

Acceptable nursing practice.

"Acceptable nursing practice" means employment or volunteer nursing in any setting. Employment includes those positions for which the individual is required to be a nurse. For professional nursing practice, the practice must have included one or more of the functions defined in Minnesota Statutes, section 148.171, subdivision 15. For practical nursing practice, the practice must have included one or more of the functions defined in Minnesota Statutes, section 148.171, subdivision 14.


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Subp. 2.

[Repealed, 37 SR 403]


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Subp. 3.

[Repealed, 18 SR 2195]


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Subp. 4.

[Renumbered subp 6a]


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Subp. 5.

Approved.

"Approved" means the status granted to a professional nursing program or a practical nursing program by a nurse licensing agency or other official governmental agency in a state or territory of the United States, a Canadian province or a foreign country.


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Subp. 6.

Board.

"Board" means the Minnesota Board of Nursing.


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Subp. 6a.

Confirmation of program completion.

"Confirmation of program completion" means the evidence submitted to the board used to authenticate officially that the applicant has graduated or is eligible for graduation.


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Subp. 6b.

Continuing education report.

"Continuing education report" means the evidence submitted to the board to officially authenticate that the applicant has fulfilled all continuing education requirements for licensure.


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Subp. 7.

[Repealed, 37 SR 403]


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Subp. 7a.

Disaster.

"Disaster" means an occurrence such as a tornado, storm, flood, high water, earthquake, drought, blizzard, pestilence, fire, explosion, building collapse, commercial transportation wreck, or other situation that causes human suffering or creates human needs that require substantial assistance and exceed the health care resources of the community.


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Subp. 7b.

Eligibility for graduation.

"Eligibility for graduation" means that the applicant has fulfilled all the requirements of an approved nursing program and is awaiting the official conferral of the degree by the school.


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Subp. 8.

[Repealed, 18 SR 2195]


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Subp. 9.

[Repealed, 18 SR 2195]


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Subp. 10.

[Repealed, 18 SR 2195]


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Subp. 11.

Jurisdiction.

"Jurisdiction" means a state or territory of the United States.


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Subp. 12.

Graduation.

"Graduation" means all requirements of an approved nursing program are met and the degree is conferred.


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Subp. 13.

License.

"License" means the authority issued by the board to an individual who meets for the first time the requirements to practice professional or practical nursing in Minnesota.


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Subp. 14.

Licensure application.

"Licensure application" means the method required by the board used in applying for professional or practical nurse licensure.


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Subp. 15.

[Repealed, 15 SR 838]


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Subp. 16.

[Repealed, 15 SR 838]


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Subp. 17.

Nursing ability.

"Nursing ability" means the skill and judgment necessary to perform nursing actions safely.


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Subp. 18.

[Repealed, 37 SR 403]


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Subp. 19.

Practical nursing program.

"Practical nursing program" means a program designed to prepare students for licensure as licensed practical nurses.


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Subp. 20.

Professional nursing program.

"Professional nursing program" means a program designed to prepare students for licensure as registered nurses.


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Subp. 21.

Program.

"Program" means a course of study offered by a controlling body that prepares students to practice practical nursing or professional nursing.


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Subp. 21a.

Program completion.

"Program completion" means graduation or eligibility for graduation from a nursing program approved by a United States jurisdiction or Canadian province.


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Subp. 22.

Refresher course.

"Refresher course" for the applicant for licensure by endorsement under Minnesota Statutes, section 148.211, subdivision 2, or for reregistration under Minnesota Statutes, section 148.231, subdivision 5, means a planned program of study with a clinical component that provides a review and evaluation of basic nursing knowledge and abilities to enhance clinical competency within the professional or practical scope of practice. The criteria for a refresher course is identified in Program Requirements: Appendices to Minnesota Administrative Rules, Chapter 6305, in part 6305.0800, as incorporated by reference in part 6305.0800.


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Subp. 23.

Registration.

"Registration" means the process whereby the names and original license numbers of individuals licensed by the board are listed as individuals authorized to engage in professional or practical nursing during a registration period.


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Subp. 24.

Temporary permit.

"Temporary permit" means the authority issued by the board that authorizes the practice of professional or practical nursing in Minnesota prior to final board action on the application for licensure or during participation in the clinical portion of a refresher course.