The Board receives many inquiries regarding advisory opinions related to nursing practice and /or education. An advisory opinion adopted by the Board is an interpretation by the Board of what the law requires. While an advisory opinion is not law, it is more than a recommendation. In other words, an advisory opinion is an official opinion of the Arizona Board of Nursing regarding the practice of nursing as it relates to a specific standard of care. ARS 32-1606 (A) (2).

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Abandonment of Patients 09/2012
Acupuncture Procedures Performed by APRNs 01/2015
Advisory Opinion Process 07/2015
Amniotomy 07/2014
Analgesia by Catheter Techniques* Epidural, Intrathecal, Interpleural, Perineural 09/2011
Anesthesia Epidural 06/1999
Anesthetic Agents Administered by RNs for Limited Purposes 01/2003
Apheresis: Role of the LPN 09/2013
Assessing Patient-Client Conditions - The Role of The RN 01/2011
Blood Cell Salvage - Role of the RN 07/2014
Bone Marrow Aspiration & Biopsy 11/2015
Cardiac Electrophysiology Related Procedures Performed by RN's 03/2015
Central Line Insertion by Registered Nurses 03/2015
Cervical Ripening Agents Prostaglandin Gel and Suppositories 03/2013
Chest Tubes: Removal of Pleural and Mediastinal Chest Tubes 03/2012
Chronic Dialysis in an Outpatient Facility - The Role of an LPN 01/2010
Contrast Media Injection Into Coronary Arteries 07/2012
Controlled Substances for the Treatment of Chronic Pain 07/2012
Debridement, Conservative Sharp Wound 11/2015
Decision Tree 01/2013
Deep Sedation For Mechanically Ventilated Patients 03/2011
Delegation of Nursing Assistant Tasks 03/2013
Determination of Death: Role of RN/LPN 01/2014
Distance Education 11/2003
Dual Profession and Dual Health Care Licensure/Certification 04/2015
Endoscopic Procedures: The Role of the RN 01/2013
Endotracheal Intubation -The Role of the RN 09/2014
Epidural Analgesia By Nurse Anesthetist 01/2003
External Jugular Cannulation for Peripheral IV and/or Peripherally Inserted Central Catheter 09/2011
Fetal Spiral Electrodes 07/2014
Flexible Sigmoidoscopy for Screening Purposes 07/2013
Foot Care 07/2012
Immunization Administration by Using A Nursing Protocol in an Ambulatory Setting 01/2014
Informed Consent 01/2016
Intra Aortic Balloon Removal 11/2015
Intradermal, Subcutaneos, and Submucosal Infiltration of Local Anesthetic Agents: Role of the Nurse 03/2015
Intranasal Administration of Versed (Midazolam) for Treatment of Signs & Symptoms of Acute Seizure Outside the Clinical Setting 09/2013
Intraosseous Cannulation 03/2016
Intrauterine Pressure Catheters 01/2013
Intrauterine/Intracervical Insemination 07/2010
Intravenous Administration of Radiologic Contrast Media 01/2011
Intravenous Infusion Therapy/Venipuncture: The Role of the Licensed Practical Nurse 03/2012
Intraventricular Implanted Devices Temporary Intracranial Catheters 03/2015
Intubation-Endotracheal and the Use of Advanced Airway Devices-The Role of the RN 01/2011
Ionizing Radiation for Diagnostic and Therapeutic Purposes 01/2014
Laparoscopic Adjustable Gastric Band (LAGB) Fill 09/2013
Low-Dose Continuous IV Ketamine Administration For Treatment of Intractable or Chronic Pain, or Depression 01/2016
Lumbar Puncture 01/2013
Medical Esthetic Procedures Performed by Licensed Nurses 03/2015
Moderate Sedation/Analgesia For Diagnostic And Therapeutic Procedures 01/2016
Nitrous Oxide Administration 03/2015
Nurse Practitioner Description of Role and Functions 01/2009
Off Label Prescribing Drugs, Devices and Therapeutics 04/2014
Orders: Accepting, Transcribing, Reviewing Orders 09/2012
Pacemaker Wires: Removal of Temporary 01/2013
Palliative Sedation at End of Life 09/2013
Peripherally Inserted Central Catheter (PICC) Insertion, Suturing, Maintenance, Removal and Verification of Tip Placement 11/2015
Preceptorship For Pre-Licensure - Students 07/2006
Pre-Hospital Nursing 03/2015
Prescription Medication Renewals Using a Nursing Protocol in an Ambulatory Setting 03/2015
Pulmonary Artery (PA) Catheter Removal 01/2016
Punch and Shave Biopsies Performed by RNs 01/2014
Registered Nurse First Assistant - RNFA 07/2014
Sheath Removal, Placement of Mechanical Compression Devices, & Deployment of Vascular Closure Devices 09/2013
Stress Testing - Pharmacological 03/2012
Subcutaneous Infusion 09/2012
Supervision of LPN By Registered Nurses 01/2007
Supervision of Unlicensed Nurse Externs By Registered Nurses 05/2015
Suture Mediated Closure Devices 07/2013
Treating Self Family and Others 04/2015
Tumescent Lidocaine Injection: Role of the RN 03/2011
Ultrasounds: Limited Obstetric, Gynecologic and Reproductive 07/2014
Use of Simulation in Approved RN/LPN Programs 05/2015
Ventilator Care By LPNs 03/2015
Wound Care: Role of the LPN 01/2011
Arizona State Board of Nursing - Nursing Regulatory Journal
Wednesday, June 22, 2016
Fingerprint Card Policy Change
Our fingerprint card policy has recently changed. If you have not received a fingerprint card from the Arizona State Board of Nursing you may go to an...
Tuesday, June 21, 2016
Consent Agreement and Order Training - Thursday, August 31, 2016
For people who have signed an agreement or who are considering signing an agreement with the Board of Nursing, please attend a Consent Agreement/Order...
Wednesday, April 13, 2016
CDC Releases New Painkiller Prescriptions Guidelines
Guidelines encourage non-opioid therapy as the preferred method of chronic pain treatment to combat growing, national opioid epidemic. Read More
Tuesday, April 05, 2016
Notice to Nursing and Employers - Licensure Renewal
Notice to Nursing and Employers - Licensure Renewal (PDF)


Statement of locations where all notices of the meetings of the Arizona State Board of Nursing will be posted.

Pursuant to A.R.S. §38-431.02(A)(1)(a), the Arizona State Board of Nursing will post all notices of the meetings of the Arizona State Board of Nursing Meetings and any of its committees and subcommittees on the Board's website at Notices will indicate the date, time, and place of the meeting and will include an agenda or information concerning the manner in which the public may obtain an agenda for the meeting.