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Requirements for Approval and Renewal of a Nursing Program

The Board of Nursing must approve nursing education programs conducted in Minnesota that prepare persons to be licensed as practical and professional nurses.

The statutory requirements for initial and continuing approval of a nursing programs that prepare students for basic entry into professional or practical nursing are found in Minnesota Statutes Section 148.251.

In addition Minnesota Rules Chapter 6301 specify the boards administrative procedure and requirements for obtaining approval or renewal of approval of a nursing program.

To obtain an application for approval of a nursing program contact the Board of Nursing at