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Minnesota RN Programs

Most people wish to find a job that will pay well and offer a secure future. The healthcare industry is still thriving in the midst of the recession because people are still in need of medical care. Those who are interested in a medical profession may want to look into registered nursing.

There are plenty of RN programs in Minnesota to help individuals become successful registered nurses. The programs range in length, making it possible for one to decide which degree option is best for him or her. Those who are interested in a rewarding and challenging career as an registered nurse should look into Minnesota RN programs.

Becoming Licensed by Examination in Minnesota

In Minnesota, one can become licensed either by examination or endorsement. In order to become licensed by examination, one must submit the appropriate application and fee. The exam used to license RNs is the NCLEX. Applicants must submit the following items with the application:

  • Evidence of having not committed acts warranting disciplinary action
  • Confirmation of Program Completion from nursing school
  • Canadian Applicants: Verification of Licensure from original state and official
  • Foreign Educated Applicants: CGFNS CES Professional Report and passing score on an English proficiency exam

Becoming Licensed by Endorsement in Minnesota

Those who are currently licensed in another state or jurisdiction can become licensed by endorsement in Minnesota. An applicant must submit verification of licensure in the original state in which he or she is licensed. If this differs from the current state of licensure, he or she must submit verification of licensure in that state as well.

One who is applying for licensure by endorsement may be granted a temporary permit that is valid for 60 days.

Renewing an RN License

RN licenses are valid for 2 years. RNs in Minnesota are required to complete 24 contact hours of continuing education in each 2 year renewal period in order to continue

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The Best RN Schools in Minnesota

By offering the most complete directory of nursing schools, NurseGroups.com helps Minnesota residents find the best local RN programs, as well as the best online RN schools whose accreditation is accepted by the Minnesota Board of Nursing.

Why Online RN Classes?

Being a registered nurse is a great career. But many working adults who want to become an registered nurse have an extremely busy schedule - balancing a full-time job, family commitments and other personal responsibilities. The traditional classroom setting offered by most local nursing schools doesn't offer the same flexibility as taking their RN classes online.

Online nursing programs allow each student to fit their education into his or her already busy schedule. Online students can participate in "classroom" discussions and take exams when it's convenient for them. RN nursing students can access their virtual classroom 24 hours per day / seven days per week.

Also, taking RN courses online saves students even more time, as online students don't need to commute to school. Online schools enable busy people to get an RN degree, without interfering with their current professional and personal life.


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1988 nursing students recently graduated from Minnesota nursing schools.

Minnesota Board of Nursing
2829 University Avenue SE
Minneapolis, MN 55414
Phone: (612) 617-2270
Fax: (612) 617-2190

Minnesota Nurses Association

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Other Schools with RN Programs in Minnesota

Riverland Community College
2200 Riverland Dr.
Austin, MN 56007
Normandale Community College
9700 France Avenue South
Bloomington, MN 55431
Central Lakes College
501 West Campus Drive
Brainerd, MN 56401
North Hennepin Community College
7411 85th Avenue North
Brooklyn Park, MN 55445
Anoka - Ramsey Community College
11200 Mississippi Blvd NW
Coon Rapids, MN 55433
College of St. Scholastica
1200 Kenwood Avenue
Duluth, MN 55811
Lake Superior College
2101 Trinity Rd. Duluth
Duluth, MN 55811
Presentation College
115 S. Park St. Suite 117
Fairmont, MN 56031
Minnesota State Community & Technical College
900 Minnesota 34
Fergus Falls, MN 56501
Hibbing Community College
1515 East 25th Street
Hibbing, MN 55746
Inver Hills - Century Colleges
2500 East 80th Street
Inver Grove Heights, MN 55076
Minnesota State University
228 Wiecking Ctr
Mankato, MN 56001
College of St. Catherine
601 25th Ave. S.
Minneapolis, MN 55454
Minneapolis Community & Technical College
1501 Hennepin Avenue
Minneapolis, MN 55403
University of Minnesota
80 Church St SE
Minneapolis, MN 55455
Concordia College Nursing Program
901 8th St. S.
Moorhead, MN 56562
Minnesota State University - Moorhead
1104 7th Ave South
Moorhead, MN 56563
South Central College
1920 Lee Boulevard
North Mankato, MN 56003
Gustavus Adolphus / St Olaf
1520 St. Olaf Avenue
Northfield, MN 55057
Minnesota School of Business Globe College
1401 West 76th St.
Richfield, MN 55423
Rochester Community & Technical College
851 30th Ave SE
Rochester, MN 55904
Crown College
8700 College View Drive
St Bonifacius, MN 55375
St Cloud State University
720 4th Avenue South
St Cloud, MN 56301
College of St Benedict / St John's
37 South College Avenue
St Joseph, MN 56374
Bethel University
3900 Bethel Drive
St Paul, MN 55112
College of St Catherine
2004 Randolph Ave.
St Paul, MN 55105
Northland Community & Technical College
2022 Central Avenue NE
Thief River Falls, MN 56721
Ridgewater College
2101 15th Ave NW Willmar
Willmar, MN 56201
Minnesota State College - SE Technical
1250 Homer Road
Winona, MN 55987
Winona State University
175 West Mark Street
Winona, MN 55987
Minnesota West Community & Technical College
1450 Collegeway
Worthington, MN 56187

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