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.


Below is a general list of requirements for endorsements. Click hereto view the endorsement application page. Nurses can also apply online here.

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.

Continuing Competency

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 herefor 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:

  1. Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL)
  2. International English Language Testing System (IELTS)
  3. Michigan English Language Assessment Battery (MELAB)

This state requires nurses to hold current ACLS certification.

Contact Information

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


E-mail: nursing.board@state.mn.us


Minnesota Board of Nursing 2829 University Avenue SE # 200 Minneapolis, MN 55414-3253

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