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

Education Requirements for Nursing Licenses in Minnesota
Nursing Licenses in Minnesota Master's Required?
Certified Nurse-Midwife (CNM) Y
Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist (CRNA) Y
Clinical Nurse Specialist (CNS) N
Nurse Practitioner (NP) Y
Registered Nurse (RN) N
Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) N

Minnesota Nursing Salary Average

Licensed Nursing Assistant: $27,450
Licensed Practical Nurse: $41,420
Registered Nurse: $71,160
Advanced Practice Registered Nurse: >$80,000*
 
*The Salary of an advanced practice nurse in Minnesota can vary widely based upon specialization. Learn more about Minnesota nursing salary.
 

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.

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Nursing@Simmons is an online Family Nurse Practitioner program designed for currently licensed RNs who are at various stages of their career.

Nursing@USC

The USC Suzanne Dworak-Peck School of Social Work Department of Nursing offers an online Master of Science in Nursing program for aspiring family nurse practitioners through Nursing@USC.

MPH@Simmons

MPH@Simmons, the online Master of Public Health from Simmons College, is designed to give you the real-world skills you need to address health inequity on a local, national, and global level.

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Offered by the Milken Institute School of Public Health at the George Washington University, this online Executive Master of Health Administration program is designed for healthcare professionals who aspire to become leaders in their field.

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Advanced Practice Nursing- Nurse Practitioner, Nurse Anesthetist, Nurse Midwife, Clinical Nurse Specialist in Minnesota

Education
Master’s Degree or Higher from an APRN program relating to specialty that is accredited and accepted by the board.

Examination
Varies with Certification

Fees
$115.50 Application Fee Certification Examination Fee (Varies for Different Certifications)

Experience
Varies with Certification

Certification Required
Varies with Certification

Renewal
Since Advanced Certification is new as of 2015, renewal information will be available soon.

Additional Information
Rather than Apply for Licensure as a Certified Nurse-Midwife, Individuals Licensed a Registered Nurse in Minnesota Must Simply Provide Proof to the Board of Nursing of the Required Certification.

 

Registered Nurse in Minnesota

Education
Completion of an Approved Registered Nurse Program

Examination
NCLEX-RN

Fees
$200 Certification Examination Fee, $115.50 Application Fee

Experience
None

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. Renewal Fee is $93.50.

 

Licensed Practical Nurse in Minnesota

Education
Completion of an Approved Licensed Practical Nurse Program

Examination
NCLEX-PN

Fees
$200 Certification Examination Fee, $115.50 Application Fee

Experience
None

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. Renewal Fee is $93.50.

FEATURED ONLINE HEALTHCARE PROGRAMS


Nursing@Georgetown

Nursing@Georgetown is an academically rigorous, evidence-based program that culminates in a Master of Science degree in Nursing, delivered online by Georgetown University’s nationally ranked School of Nursing & Health Studies.

Nursing@Simmons

Nursing@Simmons is an online Family Nurse Practitioner program designed for currently licensed RNs who are at various stages of their career.

Nursing@USC

The USC Suzanne Dworak-Peck School of Social Work Department of Nursing offers an online Master of Science in Nursing program for aspiring family nurse practitioners through Nursing@USC.

MPH@Simmons

MPH@Simmons, the online Master of Public Health from Simmons College, is designed to give you the real-world skills you need to address health inequity on a local, national, and global level.

MPH@GW

An innovative online Master of Public Health program offered by the top-ranked Milken Institute School of Public Health at the George Washington University.

MHA@GW

Offered by the Milken Institute School of Public Health at the George Washington University, this online Executive Master of Health Administration program is designed for healthcare professionals who aspire to become leaders in their field.

HealthInformatics@GW

This online Master of Science in Management of Health Informatics and Analytics program from the Milken Institute School of Public Health at the George Washington University enables graduates to improve the efficiency of health care organizations through the use of data and technology.

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