Efforts to increase the number of accredited programs for practical nursing and associate-degree nursing and efforts to improve the BON rules for approving education programs led to a requirement that all programs in Minnesota must obtain national accreditation. This article describes the two distinct processes that produced this significant change.
Ann Jones, PhD, RN, Jane Foote, MS, RN, & Sharon Ridgeway, PhD, RN
Jones, A., Foote, J., & Ridgeway, S. (2012). Program approval: Minnesota's case for an accreditation requirement. Journal of Nursing Regulation, 2(4), 40-42.
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