Welcome to the Board of Nursing
The Mississippi Board of Nursing is a consumer protection agency with authority to regulate the practice of nursing through licensure as provided for by the Mississippi State Code.
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Definition of Active License
The licensee may engage in the practice of nursing at the level indicated.
Can a registered nurse administer blood or blood components in the home setting?
It is within the scope of practice of the appropriately prepared registered nurse to administer blood or blood components in the home setting.
When is it acceptable to have after hours access to the pharmacy by a licensed nurse?
It is not within the scope of practice of the licensed practical nurse to access the pharmacy after hours to obtain medication.
It is within the scope of practice of the appropriately prepared registered nurse in certain limited situations, to access the pharmacy during the pharmacist’s absence as provided for in the Mississippi Pharmacy Practice Regulations. Article XXIX, Section 4, Subsection C of the regulations states, “Whenever any drug is not available from floor supplies or other storage areas and such drug is required to treat the immediate needs of a patient whose health… Read More
Is it within the registered nurse scope of practice to work on an ambulance?
It is within the scope of practice of the appropriately prepared registered nurse to function as a registered nurse on an ambulance provided:
- The registered nurse is trained and competent in the care necessary for the patient and knowledgeable regarding the use of available equipment. This training and competence should be documented initially and on an ongoing basis;
- There is a medical order, emergency protocol or standing orders directing the care of the patient;
- The registered nurse functions according to accepted standards of practice;
- The… Read More
Can a licensed nurse apply Anodyne therapy (monochromatic infrared photo energy)?
It is within the scope of practice of the appropriately prepared registered nurse to apply Anodyne Therapy System Home Unit.
It is not within the scope of practice of the licensed practical nurse to apply the Anodyne Therapy System Home Unit.
Licensure Quick Links
We’ve put together a selection of quick links that can help you find the most important information that you need.
Mississippi Nurse Voluntary Program
The MNVP was established to assist nurses who are impacted as a result of substance abuse and/or mental health issue(s).