Why are travel nurses flocking to Minnesota? It's routinely been ranked the best states for nurses to work in and Minnesota came in first for work environment and ranked No. 2 overall nationwide. While this makes it a great Midwest state, it has yet to join the NLC, so travel nurses are less likely to choose this location. The prestigious Mayo Clinic is located in Rochester and also landed on the Top 100 on the 2019 Becker's Hospital Review.
If you're looking to land a travel nursing job in Minnesota, the team at Onward Healthcare is here to help as well as help you obtain your Minnesota nursing license.
About the Minnesota License Process
If Minnesota is calling your name, the team at Onward Healthcare is here to guide you through the licensing and application process. In some cases, we will even have the ability to reimburse you for your licensing fees.
Applying for a Minnesota nurse license and open yourself up to great assignments and peaceful getaways! The first step in the process is a visit to the Minnesota Board of Nursing website.
Applying For A Minnesota Nursing License
Applicants for an RN license have the opportunity to do so by examination or endorsement. An examination is for newly-graduated nurses, while endorsement is for RNs who hold an active license in another state. Nurses must submit a Licensure by Endorsement Application form or Licensure by Examination form and pay the non-refundable fees.
The fees are as follows:
Endorsement and Examination: The application fee is $105.00 and the Criminal Background Check fee is $33.25. The total due is $138.25.
To apply by examination or endorsement you will need the following items:
- Criminal background check
- Provide your social security number
- Completed application
- Verification of Licensure form (endorsement only)
Renewal Minnesota Nursing Process
So what do you do if you already have your Minnesota nursing license?
If it is active and not about to expire, you can get started
traveling right away! If you are approaching your renewal date, it is time to take action right now. All renewals must be completed online unless a paper form is specifically requested.
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