Nursing Practice & Education

Continuing Education

MNA offers learning opportunities at no cost for members seeking to enhance their knowledge and leadership skills in labor relations, nursing practice & education trends and advocacy.

Classes are offered in a variety of ways, in order to meet your schedule, location, learning timeline and style of learning.

Most educational sessions are designed to meet the Minnesota Board of Nursing continuing education requirements.


MNA pursues and supports research projects that enhance the body of nursing professional knowledge.

MNA’s core strength lies in one-to-one member interaction. Through networking and interaction between nurse educators and direct care nurses, relevant issues for practice and education emerge. The result is dynamic curricula for Minnesota nursing programs.

MNA members also participate in collaborative forums that include health care industry and academic interests to address growing workforce issues.


  • Provide oversight to educational offerings of MNA and collaborate with MNA operational units providing continuing education
  • Evaluate the emerging trends in formal nursing education and continuing education in nursing
  • Provide review and recommendation on nursing education issues
  • Promote the initiation, dissemination, and utilization of nursing research
  • Initiate, facilitate, and use nursing education research

Nursing Practice

To practice effective patient advocacy, we must effectively advocate for nursing practice.

Registered Nurse members and staff of MNA’s Nursing Practice Program help promote, guard and advance standards of practice and advocate for the effective and appropriate understanding and implementation of professional nursing practice.

Expanding Practice Through Research

To be viable and vital to quality patient care, nurses must continue to question their practice and support the development of new knowledge. MNA salutes and supports individuals who examine nursing practice through scientific research. Data supplied by exciting new research helps confirm the efficacy of nursing interventions for utilization in practice settings.

Nursing practice in Minnesota is enhanced by investigations conducted nationally and by our own colleagues here in the state. Our association has funded and continues to issue grants for projects that make a significant impact on the lives of nurses and the lives of the people served by nurses. Because of MNA, we have evidence of the importance of nursing-based quality indicators and their relationship to patient outcomes.


  • Developing standards of practice when appropriate in the state of Minnesota
  • Assisting nurses in implementing standards of practice
  • Interpreting and promoting adherence to the Code of Ethics for Nurses
  • Identifying and reviewing concerns for practice and taking appropriate action
  • Identifying resources and providing support to assist nurses in promoting and directing the practice of nursing


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