Minnesota Nursing License
Important Note: Nursing licensure and practice requirements are subject to change. Nursing License Map makes its best effort to keep content accurate; however, the official source is the State Board of Nursing. Make sure to confirm licensing requirements with the Minnesota State Board of Nursing before applying for licensure or renewal. Last updated: 1/20/2015
Minnesota Nursing Salary Average
Learn about financial aid options for nurses on our nursing scholarships and grants page.
There are many paths to become a nurse in Minnesota. The path you take will mostly depend upon the type of nurse you’d like to become and your current or prospective level of education. The higher your level of education, the more opportunities you’ll have to choose where and how you pursue your career in nursing.
In addition to nursing salaries in Minnesota, you’ll find information on acquiring and maintaining several types of Minnesota nursing licensure. We’re constantly making updates, but with the speed of change in the healthcare sphere it’s difficult to stay current. If you have any comments or suggestions for our information on nursing in Minnesota, please let us know!
Compact State Status
Minnesota is not a Nursing Licensure Compact State.
Prescriptive Authority in Minnesota
Advanced Practice Registered Nurses may apply for prescriptive authority for Schedule II-V controlled substances in collaboration with a physician.
Minnesota Nursing Licensure Renewal
License renewal is required through the Minnesota Board of Nursing every two years. Education requirements include completion of 24 contact hours of board-approved continuing education per renewal period. Any national certifications held must be maintained per the requirements of each certifying body. The renewal fee per renewal period is $93.50 for registered nurses (R.N.’s), licensed practical nurses (LPNs), and advanced practice registered nurses (APRN), with an additional e-licensing surcharge of 10 percent.