Table of Contents
- Find Current Travel Nursing Jobs in Minnesota 2024
- Minnesota Licensure Information and Requirements
- Minnesota CEU Requirements
- What Is the Average Travel Nursing Salary in Minnesota?
- How To Become a Travel Nurse in Minnesota With Trusted Nurse Staffing in Three Simple Steps
- Why Should You Consider Becoming a Travel Nurse in Minnesota?
- What Are The High-Demand Travel Nursing Specialities in Minnesota Right Now?
- FAQs About Minnesota Travel Nursing
Find Current Travel Nurse Jobs in Minnesota
Minnesota Licensure Information and Requirements
For the latest up-to-date information on licensure requirements and fees, visit the Minnesota Board of Nursing website or contact the Minnesota Board of Nursing licensing division at (612) 317-3000.
Minnesota passed legislation to become a compact state but has not yet enacted it, so if you don’t currently hold a Minnesota license, you’ll need to do the following:
- Submit licensure by endorsement application form and fees.
- Submit fingerprint cards and a criminal background check fee.
- Submit the verification of licensure form. Your license must be verified through the state board of nursing in which the license was initially obtained. The Minnesota Board of Nursing permits licensure verification through Nursys.Ⓡ.
- If you have previously worked as a nurse, your most recent employer must submit a Confirmation of Nursing Employment for Licensure by Endorsement form.
- Pass a criminal background check.
- You may be required to report continuing education or successfully complete a refresher course.
If you aren’t licensed to practice in Minnesota, don’t worry.
Before you receive your Minnesota nursing license, you may practice nursing under a temporary license. This license is valid while your application is under review or for 60 days, whichever comes first. It may not be extended or renewed.
Fees for licensure by endorsement include:
- Application fee: $105
- Background check: $33.25
Nurse Licensure Compact Status
Minnesota passed legislation to become an NLC state but as of January 2023, has not yet enacted it.
Is Minnesota a Walk-Through State?
Minnesota is not a walk-through state.
Minnesota CEU Requirements
The continuing education requirements in Minnesota are as follows:
- 24 contact hours every 2 years (RN) or 12 contact hours (LPN)
CEU requirements may be fulfilled in one of three ways:
- Obtain a current nursing specialty certificate
- Participate in continuing education activities offered by providers of continuing education
- Participate in certain professional activities during your participation period and maintain a copy of the evidence of participation for two years following renewal. Professional activities may include:
- Publication of an article in a peer-reviewed journal or book on nursing or healthcare-related issues.
- Delivering a professional paper related to nursing or health care.
- Serving as a member of a national panel that addresses nursing or healthcare-related issues.
- Serving as the principal investigator or co-investigator for a nursing or healthcare-related research study.
Continuing education must:
- Be designed to enhance your ability to practice nursing.
- Have written objectives that describe what you can expect to learn.
- Be completed during your continuing education participation period.
- Be taught by an instructor qualified by education or experience to teach (other than you).
- Last a minimum of 0.25 contact hours or 15 minutes.
- Be approved by a health licensing board or association or the provider of the continuing education must identify the objectives of the continuing education.
The provider of continuing education must provide in writing:
- The objectives of the activity or cluster of continuing education activities
- The name and qualifications of the instructor
- The number of contact hours
- The date of the activity
- The title of the activity
- A statement that verifies participation or certificate of completion and includes:
- The objectives
- The qualifications of the instructor
- The amount of a partial contact hour for each specific learning activity
- The list of learning activities that are less than 60 minutes and linked to these learning objectives
It is the licensee’s responsibility to determine whether a current nursing certificate, a continuing education activity, or a professional activity meets the continuing education requirements.
What Is the Average Travel Nursing Salary in Minnesota?
The average travel nursing salary in Minnesota is $1,450/week.
And keep in mind, your travel nurse income in Minnesota also depends on:
- The availability of overtime hours
- Your nursing specialty
- The city you choose for your travel nurse assignment
- Incentives for crisis pay or natural disasters
- Your housing, travel, and meal stipends
- Sign-on and assignment completion bonuses
Cities in Minnesota With the Highest Travel Nursing Salaries
The average travel nurse salary in Minneapolis, Minnesota, is $2,515 per week.
The average travel nurse salary in Duluth, Minnesota, is $2,437 per week.
The average travel nurse salary in Saint Paul, Minnesota, is $2,423 per week.
The average travel nurse salary in Bemidji, Minnesota, is $2,306 per week.
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The average travel nurse salary in Saint Louis Park, Minnesota, is $2,293 per week.
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How To Become a Travel Nurse in Minnesota With Trusted Nurse Staffing in 3 Simple Steps
Starting is simple — use our Pronto job search to view the available travel nurse jobs in Minnesota. Pronto gives you easy access to what’s available in areas of interest throughout Minnesota, pay information, the benefits you’ll receive, and more.
Are you interested in a specific assignment? It’s time to apply. First, sign up and sign into pronto, click “apply” and follow the prompts.
You can complete all that you need for the application process within Pronto, from uploading documents and credentials to specifying your contract dates and more.
If you’re an experienced travel nurse, you can likely handle this process on your own through Pronto. If not, reach out to one of our support members who are available 24/7 to walk you through the application process.
You’ve found the travel nurse job in Minnesota you’ve been looking for — it’s time to sign your contract, pack your bags, and get on your way.
When your contract is complete, Trusted Nurse Staffing can help you either extend your time in Minnesota or help you find the next travel nursing state that piques your interest.
Why Should You Consider Becoming a Travel Nurse in Minnesota?
Whether you’ve had multiple assignments or are just getting into travel nursing, Minnesota is a fantastic choice.
What’s so great about Minnesota, you ask? Here are just a few of the things you’ll want to check out:
- View the breathtaking Northern Lights.
- Enjoy one of Minnesota’s 10,000 lakes.
- Canoe the pristine lakes that make up the Boundary Waters in the Northernmost part of the state, along the Canadian border.
- Experience sightings of moose, loons, and bald eagles.
- Spend the day shopping at the Mall of America in Bloomington.
- Try your hand at ice fishing.
- Camp at the mouth of the Mississippi River in Itasca State Park.
- Stroll Grand Avenue in St. Paul and enjoy some of the finest cuisines you’ll find anywhere.
- Take a road trip along Minnesota’s North Shore Scenic Drive.
- Explore Gooseberry Falls State Park in Silver Creek Township.
- Visit the Como Park state zoo & Conservatory in St. Paul.
- Tour Split Rock Lighthouse in Silver Bay.
- Pedal your way across Stone Arch Bridge in Minneapolis.
- Spend the weekend skiing at Spirit Mountain Recreation Area in Duluth.
What Are The High-Demand Travel Nursing Specialities in Minnesota Right Now?
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FAQs About Minnesota Travel Nursing
What Are Your Active Travel Nursing Jobs in Minneapolis and Saint Paul?
Looking for travel nursing jobs in the Minneapolis/Saint Paul area? Check out Pronto to find a position in the Twin Cities that’s right for you.
What Are Your Active Travel Nursing Jobs in Minnetonka?
Hoping to move to Minnetonka for a travel nurse assignment? We’ve got you covered. Find the best travel nurse jobs in Minnetonka, Minnesota by searching on Pronto.
What Are Your Active Travel Nursing Jobs in Eden Prairie?
Are you looking for a travel nursing job in Eden Prairie, Minnesota? No problem! Simply go to Pronto to begin your search today. If you can’t find what you’re looking for, Pronto will notify you each time a new posting becomes available.
Housing For Travel Nurses in Minnesota: How Do I Go About Finding Housing?
“Choosing to accept a stipend doesn’t mean that your recruiter at Trusted Nurse Staffing won’t be there to help you along the way. Connect with us, and we can give you insights into the various areas and even connect you with rental properties used by travel nurses in the past.”
How Do I Find The Best Minnesota Travel Nurse Agency?
If sifting through the options to find the best Minnesota travel nurse agency has you feeling slightly overwhelmed, here are a few ideas to help narrow your search:
- Touch base with recruiters from several agencies. Your time with them will give you a great idea of how easy it will be to get in touch with the agency and how well they may support you throughout your Minnesota travel nursing jobs.
- Read other nurses’ online reviews.
- Look closely at the benefits offered by each Minnesota travel nurse agency. An agency may offer a higher rate of pay but have fewer benefits.
What Benefits Do I Receive As A Travel Nurse In Minnesota?
Travel nurse benefits will vary between agencies, so you will want to do your homework here.
When you choose Trusted Nurse Staffing as your Minnesota travel nurse agency, you’ll be privy to benefits not offered by many other agencies.
At Trusted Nurse Staffing, you’ll receive:
- 401(k) with 4% match after 1,000 hours and 1 year of employment
- Weekly Paychecks
- Direct Deposit
- Overtime/Double Time is Available
- Customizable Pay Packages
Top-Tier Bonus Opportunities:
- $1500 Referral Bonus Program
- Loyalty Program
- Sign-on & Completion Bonus
- Discount Program
Leading Health & Wellness Benefits:
- Employer Sponsored Health Insurance
- HRA Card to fully cover healthcare deductibles
- Guardian Dental and Vision Insurance
- Wellness Benefits
Additional Insurance Benefits:
- Portable Permanent Whole Life Insurance
- License, Certifications & CEU reimbursements
- Portable Short-term/Longterm
- Disability Insurance
- Flexible contract options
- Full/Part Time Work, Per Diem
- Housing, Meal and Travel Stipends
- Rental Car Options
Best In Class and Communication:
- On Day 1, you’ll get matched with your own dedicated support team that includes clinical support, payroll, and compliance experts, with ongoing assignment advocacy.
How Long Are Minnesota Travel Nurse Jobs?
When it comes to the length of assignments for travel nursing, Minnesota offers a wide variety of choices.
Trusted Nurse Staffing offers flexible contracts with options for 6, 8, and 13-week nursing assignments.
And if you wind up loving your travel nursing experience, your Trusted Nurse Staffing recruiter can help you extend it.