Programs preparing persons for licensure as advanced practice registered nurses, professional or practical nurses must be approved by the Board of Nursing. Access links below for requirements for initial and continuing approval, information regarding approved pre-licensure nursing education programs, and nursing education reports. Information regarding the requirements for approved refresher courses is provided, as well as links to state and national organizations relevant to nursing education.
2016 Nursing Education Program Report (PDF)
Access information regarding nursing education program approval, trends in nursing education and work of the education committee.
Advanced Practice Nursing Programs
View a list of the advanced practice programs recognized by the Board.
View the Board criteria for a nursing refresher course
Approved Practical Nursing Programs
View a list of practical nursing programs and link to their home pages.
Approved Professional Nursing Programs
View a list of professional nursing programs and link to their home pages.
Board Corrective Action
Access information regarding programs below the first-time candidate success rates on the NCLEX minimum standard.
Closed Nursing Programs
Read about closed nursing programs.
NLN Fair Testing Imperative in Nursing Education Guidelines
The Minnesota Board of Nursing has endorsed the NLN Fair Testing Imperative in Nursing Education Guidelines.
Practical or Professional Nursing Students Work Experience
The document offers guidance for employers hiring individuals who are preparing to become a practical or professional nurse.
Requirements for Approval of a Nursing Program
Read about the requirements for approval and renewal of approval of a nursing program and link to statutes.
Access data regarding Minnesota nursing education programs and graduates.
National Nursing Accreditation Organizations
Scholarship and Grant Opportunities
Nursing Student Summer Clinical Internships