Minnesota Nursing Guide – How to Become, Licensure, Requirements

Nursing requirements change rapidly. Make sure to confirm licensing requirements with the Minnesota Board of Nursing before applying for licensure. Last updated: 1/27/2020

Education Requirements for Nursing Licenses in Minnesota
Nursing Licenses in Minnesota Master’s Required?
Certified Nurse-Midwife (CNM) Yes
Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist (CRNA) Yes
Clinical Nurse Specialist (CNS) No
Nurse Practitioner (NP) Yes
Registered Nurse (RN) No
Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) No

Minnesota Nursing Salaries

Minnesota Nursing Salaries
MN Nurse Career State-Wide Annual Mean Wage Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI Annual Mean Wage Rochester Annual Mean Wage Duluth, MN-WI Annual Mean Wage
Licensed Practical Nurse $47,020 $48,960 $47,380 $45,380
Registered Nurse $78,920 $83,520 $75,760 $66,700
Nurse Practitioner $119,160 $115,870 $142,640 $116,640
Nurse Anesthetist $188,130 $183,030 Not Available $202,040
Nurse Midwife $113,440 $113,940 Not Available Not Available

Careers as a nurse salaries above were retrieved from the Bureau of Labor Statistics – State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates Minnesota in January 2020.

There are many paths to becoming 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 email us at info@nursinglicensemap.com!

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Compact State Status

Minnesota is not a Nursing Licensure Compact state.

Prescriptive Authority in Minnesota

According to the Minnesota Board of Nursing, APRN Licensed General Information, advanced practice registered nurses may apply for prescriptive authority for Schedule II-V controlled substances in collaboration with a physician.

Advanced Practice Registered Nurse (APRN) 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:

  • $105 Application Fee
  • Certification Examination Fee (Varies for Different Certifications)

Renewal: APRN renewal required $85 fee and verification of ongoing national certification. Registered nurse (RN) and APRN licenses must be renewed together.

Learn more on how to become an advanced practice registered nurse.

Registered Nurse (RN) in Minnesota

Education: Completion of an Approved Registered Nurse Program

Examination: NCLEX-RN

Fees:

  • $200 Certification Examination Fee
  • $105 Application Fee
  • $33.25 Criminal Background Check

Endorsement: Licensure through endorsement is available to registered nurses in Minnesota. There is a $105.00 endorsement fee and a $33.25 criminal background check fee.

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 $85

Learn more on how to become a registered nurse.

Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) in Minnesota

Education: Completion of an Approved Licensed Practical Nurse Program

Examination: NCLEX-PN

Fees:

  • $200 Certification Examination Fee
  • $105 Application Fee
  • $33.25 Criminal Background Check

Endorsement: Licensure through endorsement is available to licensed practical nurses in Minnesota. There is a $105.00 endorsement fee and a $33.25 criminal background check fee.

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 $85.

Learn more on how to become a licensed practical nurse.

Information on the above nursing careers in Minnesota was retrieved from the Minnesota Board of Nursing, as of January 2020.

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  • Accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE)
  • Preparation to pursue certification as a Family Nurse Practitioner
  • Part-time, full-time, and extended plans of study

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