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/LPNAbandonment of Patients
APRNAcupuncture Procedures Performed by APRNs
APRNAdministration and Monitoring of Subanesthetic IV Ketamine
RNAdministration of Nitrous Oxide
RNAdministration of Interpleural Medications
ALLAdvisory Opinion Process
RNAmniotomy/Fetal Spiral Electrodes
RNAnalgesia by Catheter Techniques: (Epidural, Intrathecal, Interpleural, Perineural)
RNAnesthetic Agents Administered by RNs for Limited Purposes Airway Management
LPNApheresis Donor: Role of the LPN
APRNAPRN Program Clinicals in AZ by Out of State Programs
RNAssessing Patient-Client Conditions - The Role of The RN
RNBlood Cell Salvage - Role of the RN
RNBone Marrow Aspiration & Biopsy
RNCardiac Electrophysiology Related Procedures Performed by RN's
APRN/RNCare for Transexual, Transgender, and Gender Nonconforming Populations
RNCentral Venous Catheter Insertion/Removal for Adult Population by RNs
APRNCertified Nurse Midwives Ordering Regional Analgesia in Labor Management
CRNACertified Registered Nurse Anesthetists Performance of Preadmission and Pre-Procedural Comprehensive History and Physical Exam
RNCervical Ripening Agents and Prostaglandin Suppositories
RNChest Tubes: Removal of Pleural and Mediastinal Chest Tubes
RN/LPNContrast Media Injection Into Coronary Arteries
APRNControlled Substances for the Treatment of Chronic Pain
RN/LPNDebridement, Conservative Sharp Wound
RNDeep Sedation, Moderate Sedation/Analgesia, Palliative Sedation
RN/LPNDelegation of Nursing Tasks by RN/LPN
RN/LPNDetermination of Death: Role of RN/LPN
ALLDistance Education
RN/LPNDual Profession and Dual Health Care Licensure/Certification
RN/LPNEndoscopic Procedures: The Role of the RN
APRNEpidural Analgesia by Nurse Anesthetist
RNExternal Jugular Cannulation for Peripheral IV and/or Peripherally Inserted Central Catheter
RNExternal Ventricular Drain Management
RNFlexible Sigmoidoscopy for Screening Purposes
RN/LPNFoot Care
LPNHemodialysis: Role of the LPN
RN/LPNImmunization Administration by Using A Nursing Protocol in an Ambulatory Setting
RNInformed Consent
RN/LPNInfusion Therapy-Venipuncture: The Role of the Licensed Practical Nurse
RNIntra-Aortic Balloon Catheter Removal
RN/LPNIntranasal Administration of Versed (Midazolam) for Treatment of Signs & Symptoms of Acute Seizure Outside the Clinical Setting
RNIntrauterine Pressure Catheters
RNIntrauterine/Intracervical Insemination
RNIntraventricular Implanted Devices Temporary Intracranial Catheters
RNIntubation-Endotracheal and the Use of Advanced Airway Devices-The Role of the RN
APRNIonizing Radiation Order and Interpretation
RNLaparoscopic Adjustable Gastric Band (LAGB) Fill
RN/LPNLocal Anesthetic Agents Infiltration: Role of Nurse
RNLow Dose Continuous IV Ketamine Administration for Treatment of Intractable or Chronic Pain or Depression
RNLumbar Puncture
RN/LPNMedical Esthetic Procedures Performed by Licensed Nurses
LPNMilitary Veterans with a Healthcare Designation Seeking to Sit for NCLEX
RNNitrous Oxide Administration
APRNNurse Practitioner Description of Roles and Functions
APRNOff Label Prescribing Drugs, Devices and Therapeutics
RN/LPNOrders: Accepting, Transcribing, Reviewing Orders
RNPeripherally Inserted Central Catheter (PICC) Insertion, Suturing, Maintenance, Removal and Verification of Tip Placement
STUDENTPreceptorship For Pre-Licensure - Students (New)
RNPre-Hospital Nursing
APRNPrescriber Use of the Controlled Substance Prescription Monitoring Program (CSPMP)
APRNPrescribing Buprenorphine And/Or Providing Treatment for Opioid Use Disorders
RN/LPNPrescription Medication Renewals Using a Nursing Protocol in an Ambulatory Setting
RNPunch and Shave Biopsies Performed by RNs
RNRegistered Nurse First Assistant - RNFA
APRNRole of the Advanced Practice RN: Treating & Prescribing of Medications to Self and/or Family
RNRole of the Clinical Instructor
RN/LPNScope of Practice Decision Tree
RNSheath Removal, Placement of Mechanical Compression Devices, and Deploymeny of Vascular Closure Devices
RN/LPNStanding Order Protocols-Decision Support Tools
RN/LPNSubcutaneous Infusion
RN/LPNSupervision of LPN By Registered Nurses
RNSupervision of Unlicensed Nurse Externs By Registered Nurses
RN/LPNSuture Mediated Closure Devices
FACULTYTesting Guidelines for Pre-Licensure Nursing Programs in Arizona
APRNTrigger Point Injection, Intraarticular Joint Injection and Facet Joint Injection
RNUltrasounds Limited OB GYN and Reproductive
FACULTY/STUDENTUse of Simulation in Approved RN/LPN Programs
RNVaginal Speculum Exam and Specimen Collection
RNVascular Closure Device Deployment by the RN
LPNVentilator Care By LPNs
RN/LPNWound Care: Role of the LPN