If you have been licensed in another U.S. state or territory by examination, you must obtain a Minnesota license through the process of licensure by endorsement. You can download the forms you need to submit at the bottom of the page by clicking on the title of the form. (You will need Adobe Acrobat Reader to download and print the forms.)
submit the application form and fee; and
submit at least one Verification of Licensure form; and
submit the Confirmation of Nursing Employment form; and
anticipate receiving a letter from the Board if you need to report continuing education or take a refresher course. Continuing education requirements vary according to date of most recent licensure and nursing practice.
Before you are licensed in Minnesota, you may practice nursing in Minnesota under a temporary permit. Request the permit on the application form. For those educated in a foreign country you must also submit evidence of having passed the NCLEX examination.
You must submit an:
Application for Registered Nurse Licensure By Endorsement OR
Application for Practical Nurse Licensure By Endorsement
You must go to www.nursys.com to process an online verification request if you were first licensed in one of the following states:
|American Samoa||New Hampshire|
|District of Columbia (DC)||North Dakota|
|Florida||Northern Mariana Islands (MP)|
You must submit a Verification of Licensure Form if you were first licensed in a state, territory, or province that is not one of the states listed above.
If different than your state of initial licensure, you must go to www.nursys.com to process an online verification request if you were licensed in:
Alaska Nevada American Samoa New Hampshire Arizona New Jersey Arkansas New Mexico Colorado New York Delaware North Carolina District of Columbia (DC) North Dakota Florida Northern Mariana Islands (MP) Guam Ohio Idaho Oregon Indiana Rhode Island Iowa South Carolina Kentucky South Dakota Louisiana (RN) Tennessee Maine Texas Maryland Utah Massachusetts Vermont Michigan Virgin Islands Minnesota Virginia Mississippi Washington Missouri West Virginia Montana Wisconsin Nebraska Wyoming
You must submit a Verification of Licensure Form, if the state is not one of the states listed above.
If you have ever worked as a nurse, you must have your most recent employer complete and submit:
If you are unable to determine which form(s) best fit your situation, contact the Board for assistance.
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