Advisory Opinions

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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RN/LPN Abandonment of Patients
APRN Acupuncture Procedures Performed by APRNs
APRN Administration and Monitoring of Subanesthetic IV Ketamine
RN Administration of tpA & DNase via Pigtail or Chest Tube (<15) for Pleural Effusion/Empyema
ALL Advisory Opinion Process
RN Amniotomy/Fetal Spiral Electrodes
RN Analgesia by Catheter Techniques: (Epidural, Intrathecal, Interpleural, Perineural)
RN Anesthetic Agents Administered by RNs for Limited Purposes Airway Management
LPN Apheresis Donor: Role of the LPN
APRN APRN Program Clinicals in AZ by Out of State Programs
RN Assessing Patient-Client Conditions - The Role of The RN
RN Blood Cell Salvage - Role of the RN
RN Bone Marrow Aspiration & Biopsy
RN Cardiac Electrophysiology Related Procedures Performed by RN's
RN Central Venous Catheter Insertion/Removal for Adult Population by RNs
APRN Certified Nurse Midwives Ordering Regional Analgesia in Labor Management
CRNA Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetists Performance of Preadmission and Pre-Procedural Comprehensive History and Physical Exam
RN Cervical Ripening Agents and Prostaglandin Suppositories
RN Chest Tubes: Removal of Pleural and Mediastinal Chest Tubes
RN/LPN Contrast Media Injection Into Coronary Arteries
APRN Controlled Substances for the Treatment of Chronic Pain
RN/LPN Debridement, Conservative Sharp Wound
RN Deep Sedation, Moderate Sedation/Analgesia, Palliative Sedation
RN/LPN Delegation of Nursing Tasks by RN/LPN
RN/LPN Determination of Death: Role of RN/LPN
ALL Distance Education
RN/LPN Dual Profession and Dual Health Care Licensure/Certification
RN/LPN Endoscopic Procedures: The Role of the RN
APRN Epidural Analgesia by Nurse Anesthetist
RN External Jugular Cannulation for Peripheral IV and/or Peripherally Inserted Central Catheter
RN External Ventricular Drain Management
RN Flexible Sigmoidoscopy for Screening Purposes
RN/LPN Foot Care
LPN Hemodialysis: Role of the LPN
RN/LPN Immunization Administration by Using A Nursing Protocol in an Ambulatory Setting
RN Informed Consent
RN/LPN Infusion Therapy-Venipuncture: The Role of the Licensed Practical Nurse
RN Intra-Aortic Balloon Catheter Removal
RN/LPN Intranasal Administration of Versed (Midazolam) for Treatment of Signs & Symptoms of Acute Seizure Outside the Clinical Setting
RN Intrauterine Pressure Catheters
RN Intrauterine/Intracervical Insemination
RN Intraventricular Implanted Devices Temporary Intracranial Catheters
RN Intubation-Endotracheal and the Use of Advanced Airway Devices-The Role of the RN
APRN Ionizing Radiation Order and Interpretation
RN Laparoscopic Adjustable Gastric Band (LAGB) Fill
RN/LPN Local Anesthetic Agents Infiltration: Role of Nurse
RN Low Dose Continuous IV Ketamine Administration for Treatment of Intractable or Chronic Pain or Depression
RN Lumbar Puncture
RN/LPN Medical Esthetic Procedures Performed by Licensed Nurses
LPN Military Veterans with a Healthcare Designation Seeking to Sit for NCLEX
RN Nitrous Oxide Administration
APRN Nurse Practitioner Description of Roles and Functions
APRN Off Label Prescribing Drugs, Devices and Therapeutics
RN/LPN Orders: Accepting, Transcribing, Reviewing Orders
RN Pacemaker Wires: Removal of Temporary
RN Peripherally Inserted Central Catheter (PICC) Insertion, Suturing, Maintenance, Removal and Verification of Tip Placement
STUDENT Preceptorship For Pre-Licensure - Students (New)
RN Pre-Hospital Nursing
APRN Prescriber Use of the Controlled Substance Prescription Monitoring Program (CSPMP)
APRN Prescribing Buprenorphine And/Or Providing Treatment for Opioid Use Disorders
RN/LPN Prescription Medication Renewals Using a Nursing Protocol in an Ambulatory Setting
RN Punch and Shave Biopsies Performed by RNs
RN Registered Nurse First Assistant - RNFA
APRN Role of the Advanced Practice RN: Treating & Prescribing of Medications to Self and/or Family
RN Role of the Clinical Instructor
RN/LPN Scope of Practice Decision Tree
RN/LPN Standing Order Protocols-Decision Support Tools
RN/LPN Subcutaneous Infusion
RN/LPN Supervision of LPN By Registered Nurses
RN Supervision of Unlicensed Nurse Externs By Registered Nurses
RN/LPN Suture Mediated Closure Devices
FACULTY Testing Guidelines for Pre-Licensure Nursing Programs in Arizona
APRN Trigger Point Injection, Intraarticular Joint Injection and Facet Joint Injection
RN Ultrasounds Limited OB GYN and Reproductive
FACULTY/STUDENT Use of Simulation in Approved RN/LPN Programs
RN Vaginal Speculum Exam and Specimen Collection
RN Vascular Closure Device Deployment by the RN
LPN Ventilator Care By LPNs
RN/LPN Wound Care: Role of the LPN