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Minnesota advanced-practice nurses lobby to remove barrier

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DULUTH — Nurses at the top level of their profession can do many of the same things doctors do: diagnose illness, manage treatment, prescribe medications, order tests.

But in Minnesota, the APRNs — advanced-practice registered nurses — can only do so under a signed agreement with a physician. Now, nursing faculty members at the College of St. Scholastica and their students are lobbying on behalf of legislation that would remove that barrier.

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