Becoming an LPN in Minnesota
The state of Minnesota has made it their mission to protect the public’s health and safety by regulating nursing education, licensure, and practice. An increase of 11% of licensed practical nurse (LPN) jobs per year has been predicted by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics for the state of Minnesota by 2024. This demand for nurses creates many opportunities for those interested in the profession, applicants can apply for a Minnesota LPN license by either exam or by endorsement if he or she is licensed in another state.
Program Details1601 Jefferson St, Alexandria, MN 56308 Request Information1355 U.S. 10, Anoka, MN 55303 Request Information501 W College Dr, Brainerd, MN 56401 Request Information1300 145th St E, Rosemount, MN 55068 Request Information2101 14th St, Cloquet, MN 55720 Request Information9000 Brooklyn Blvd, Brooklyn Park, MN 55445 Request Information1851 U.S. 169, Grand Rapids, MN 55744 Request Information11501 State Highway 23, Duluth, MN 55808 Request Information1001 Chestnut St W, Virginia, MN 55792 Request Information1250 Homer Rd, Winona, MN 55987 Request Information900 Hwy 34 E, Detroit Lakes, MN 56501 Request Information1450 College Way, Worthington, MN 56187 Request Information2022 Central Ave NW, East Grand Forks, MN 56721 Request Information1101 Minnesota 1E, Thief River Falls, MN 56701 Request Information905 Grant Avenue SE, Bemidji, MN 56601 Request Information900 4th St SE, Pine City, MN 55063 Request Information130 St Andrews Dr, Mankato, MN 56001 Request Information2101 15th Ave NW, Willmar, MN 56201 Request Information965 Alexander Dr SW, Owatonna, MN 55060 Request Information851 30th Ave SE, Rochester, MN 55904 Request Information1920 Lee Blvd, North Mankato, MN 56003 Request Information1540 Northway Dr, St Cloud, MN 56303 Request Information235 Marshall Ave, St Paul, MN 55102 Request Information
Source: Practical nursing programs appearing on these pages have been retrieved from their respective state board overseeing practical or vocational nursing licensure. The data was retrieved on Sept 14, 2016.
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Minnesota LPN Licensing Requirements
Completion of a state-approved nursing program is required in the state of Minnesota as well as a satisfactory score on the NCLEX-PN exam.
Minnesota Board of Nursing Forms (http://mn.gov/health-licensing-boards/nursing/licensure/forms/)
Lifting patients, pulling and pushing machinery, and extended periods of standing, squatting, walking, and running are some of the physically demanding day-to-day activities of an LPN. Although physical strength may not be required upon application, it is definitely part of regular job function.
To apply for a Minnesota License via endorsement, a completed application must be submitted with the following:
- Evidence of passing state-approved nursing program and NCLEX.
- Credentials evaluation report.
- Evidence of state licensure (home state).
- Proof of employment as an LPN—if not employed in the last 24 months, proof of continued education must also be submitted.
Foreign educated or licensed individuals looking to receive a license in the state of Minnesota, can qualify to take the NCLEX by submitting transcripts and passing an English proficiency exam. The Commission on Graduates of Foreign Nursing Schools (CGFNS) must perform a full course-by-course review and the applicant must pass the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) exam.
Minnesota LPN licenses expire every 2 years. An application must be submitted for each license renewal with renewal fee and proof of completed continued education requirements of 12 contact hours during the registration period. If practicing less than the full 2 years, the continued education ratio is 1 contact hour for each 2 months of registration.
Learn more about Minnesota LPN Jobs, Salary, and Employment Outlook.
Additional MN Nursing Resources
Minnesota Board of Nursing
2829 University Avenue SE
Minneapolis, MN 55414
Phone: (612) 617-2270
Fax: (612) 617-2190
1. Minnesota Nurses Association (http://www.mnnurses.org/)For those interested in advancing their nursing career, see our Minnesota LPN to RN programs page.