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Minnesota RN Programs

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

Additional Resources

On-Campus & Online RN Schools

The Best RN Schools in Minnesota

By offering the most complete directory of nursing schools, 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 discussion forums 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.

Minnesota RN Resources on

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

Minnesota Nurses Association

Other MN Schools with RN Programs

Anoka - Ramsey Community College
11200 Mississippi Blvd NW
Coon Rapids, Minnesota 55433
Bethel University
3900 Bethel Drive
St. Paul, Minnesota 55112
Central Lakes College
501 West Campus Drive
Brainerd, Minnesota 56401
College of St Benedict / St John's
37 South College Avenue
St. Joseph, Minnesota 56374
College of St Catherine
2004 Randolph Ave.
St. Paul, Minnesota 55105
College of St. Catherine
601 25th Ave. S.
Minneapolis, Minnesota 55454
College of St. Scholastica
1200 Kenwood Avenue
Duluth, Minnesota 55811
Concordia College
901 8th St. S.
Moorhead, Minnesota 56562
Crown College
8700 College View Drive
St. Bonifacius, Minnesota 55375
Fond Du Lac Tribal & Community College
2101 14th Street
Cloquet, Minnesota 55720
Gustavus Adolphus / St Olaf
1520 St. Olaf Avenue
Northfield, Minnesota 55057
Hibbing Community College
1515 East 25th Street
Hibbing, Minnesota 55746
Inver Hills - Century Colleges
2500 East 80th Street
Inver Grove Heights, Minnesota 55076
Lake Superior College
2101 Trinity Rd. Duluth
Duluth, Minnesota 55811
Minneapolis Community & Technical College
1501 Hennepin Avenue
Minneapolis, Minnesota 55403
Minnesota School of Business Globe College
1401 West 76th St.
Richfield, Minnesota 55423
Minnesota State College - SE Technical
1250 Homer Road
Winona, Minnesota 55987
Minnesota State Community & Technical College
900 Minnesota 34
Fergus Falls, Minnesota 56501
Minnesota State University
228 Wiecking Center
Mankato, Minnesota 56001
Minnesota State University
1104 7th Ave South
Moorhead, Minnesota 56563
Minnesota West Community & Technical College
1450 Collegeway
Worthington, Minnesota 56187
Normandale Community College
9700 France Avenue South
Bloomington, Minnesota 55431
North Hennepin Community College
7411 85th Avenue North
Brooklyn Park, Minnesota 55445
Northland Community & Technical College
2022 Central Avenue NE
Thief River Falls, Minnesota 56721
Presentation College
115 S. Park St. Suite 117
Fairmont, Minnesota 56031
Ridgewater College
2101 15th Ave NW
Willmar, Minnesota 56201
Riverland Community College
2200 Riverland Dr.
Austin, Minnesota 56007
Rochester Community & Technical College
851 30th Ave SE
Rochester, Minnesota 55904
South Central College
1920 Lee Boulevard
North Mankato, Minnesota 56003
St Cloud State University
720 4th Avenue South
St. Cloud, Minnesota 56301