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Title: Registered Nurse (RN)
Alternate Title:
Description: A graduate trained nurse who has passed a state registration examination and has been licensed by the Minnesota Board of Nursing to practice nursing.
Subject: Nursing
Creation Date: 9/11/2008 2:16:45 PM
Modification Date: 1/1/0001 12:00:00 AM
Agency Name: Nursing, Minnesota Board of
Agency URL:
Agency Description: The Minnesota Board of Nursing is a regulatory agency whose services include licensing, discipline and program approval, education relevant to the needs of the public and to the education and practice of nurses and disseminating information to nurses and the public.
Agency Phone: 612-317-3000
888-234-2690 (MN, IA, ND, SD, WI)
Agency Fax: 651-688-1841
Agency URL:
Agency Address: Nursing, Minnesota Board of
1210 Northland Drive #120

Mendota Heights
MN 55120

Division Name: Email
Division URL:
Division Description:
Division Phone: Division Fax: Division URL:
Audience: Hold Application URL:
Renewal URL:
Versa URL:



Licensure requirements, continuing education, and credentialing services.

Apply for a License 
Apply by exam or by endorsement, check your application status, and learn more about licensure.

Continuing Education 
Learn about continuing education requirements and opportunities.

All Board of Nursing forms for Applicants and Licensees.

License Renewal 
Renew or re-register your license, and learn more about the renewal process.

Rules: 6305

Statutes: 148.171


Forms for Applicants

Affidavit of Successful Completion of Review Course for Licensure by Examination

Border State License Recognition Report of Employment

Confirmation of Nursing Employment for Licensure by Endorsement

Endorsement Application Packet for LPN Licensure

Endorsement Application Packet for RN Licensure

Exam application packet for Canadian LPN by exam applicants

Exam application packet for Canadian RN by exam applicants

Exam application packet for U.S. educated LPN applicants

Exam application packet for U.S. educated RN applicants

Exam application packet for foreign educated LPN by exam applicants

Exam application packet for foreign educated RN by exam applicants

Verification of Border State License Registry Status Request

Forms for Licensees

Confirmation of Nursing Employment for Reregistration

Document Replacement Request

Name, Address, Phone Number, Change Request

Public Health Nurse Registration Application Packet

Reregistration Application Packet

Application forms are available at Forms


Fees Effective January 1, 2019

RN and LPN application for licensure by examination - $105.00 

RN and LPN re-examination application  - $60.00

APRN initial licensure - $105.00

RN and LPN application for licensure by endorsement - $105.00 

APRN, RN and LPN registration renewal  - $85.00 

APRN, RN and LPN reregistration - $105.00 

Public Health Nurse registration - $30.00

Border State Registry

  • Initial application - $50
  • Any subsequent notice of employment change to remain or be reinstated on the registry - $50

Replacement license document - $20.00

Replacement Public Health Nurse registration certificate - $20.00

APRN, RN and LPN license verification other than through Nursys - $20.00

Verification of examination scores - $20.00

Criminal background check - $33.25

Period of Issuance:

2 years registration after the initial registration.

Length of Determination: 1-3 days upon receipt of required documents.
Other Info:
Activity: Nursing
License Detail URL:


Nursing, Minnesota Board of

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