Welcome to the North Star State!
Each state needs a competent medical workforce to meet the needs of it's citizens. However, the requirements for some health care professions are not the same in each state. That is why it is important to find out what is required of you as a future or current registered nurse before moving across state lines. Contact information is located at the bottom of this page.
Submit application and fee ($105)
Submit verification of licensure from the state you were originally licensed in and from the state you are currently licensed in (if it is a different state)
Verifications may be obtainable from www.nursys.com
You may need to take a refresher course
Social security number
Licenses are renewed yearly in Minnesota from October to the last day of December for $85. Late renewals will be accepted until the 31st of January for $150. To renew online click here.
The fee for licensure status other than through NURSys verification is $20. The paper verification form is available in the Licensure by Endorsement application.
You will be required to take one contact hour of continuing education for every month you are registered. Certification in a specialty, professional activities and courses offered by continuing education providers are ways of completing the required training. Click here for a link to Minnesota's continuing education page, which includes links to approved providers.
The Board does not approve specific CE providers or courses, though this link is a list of providers who have informed the state about their resources.
Foreign educated nurses must submit a Credentials Evaluation Report from either the Commission on Graduates of Foreign Nursing Schools (CGFNS) or International Education Research Foundation (IERF). You must also pass an approved English-language proficiency test. Three options are available:
Hours of operation are Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. except for state holidays (office will be closed).
Main Number: 612-317-3000
Toll-free (MN, IA, ND, SD, WI): 888-234-2690
TTY Number (Relay service for hearing/speech impaired): 800-627-3529
Fax Number: 612-617-2190
Minnesota Board of Nursing
2829 University Avenue SE # 200
Minneapolis, MN 55414-3253