Table of Contents
- Find Current Travel Nursing Jobs in Minnesota
- 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.
Because Minnesota is not a compact state, 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 is not a part of the Nurse Licensure Compact.
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
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, including:
- 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 coinvestigator for a nursing or healthcare-related research study.
- Complete this activity during your participation period.
- Maintain a copy of the evidence of the professional activity for two years after using the activity for renewal.
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 someone other than you. The instructor must be qualified by education or experience to teach the content.
- Last a minimum of 0.25 contact hours or 15 minutes. A contact hour is equal to 60 minutes. A cluster of learning activities that are less than one full contact hour can be combined to create one contact hour. There must be one set of learning objectives that address the various learning activities that are clustered. An academic course can be converted to contact hours. A quarter academic credit is equivalent to 10 contact hours; one semester academic credit is equivalent to 15 contact hours.
- Be approved by a health licensing board or association or the provider of the continuing education must identify the objectives of the continuing education.
- Complete the continuing education during your participation period.
- Obtain and keep the evidence of attending the continuing education for two years after reporting the continuing education.
The provider of continuing education must provide in writing:
- The objectives of the activity or cluster of continuing education activities (objectives are not necessary if the continuing education has been approved by a health licensing board or association)
- 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. A provider may elect to cluster learning activities that are less than one full contact hour under one set of learning objectives. The provider must provide in writing:
- The objectives
- The list of learning activities that are less than 60 minutes and linked to these learning objectives
- The qualifications of the instructor
- The amount of a partial contact hour for each specific learning activity
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’s salary in Minneapolis, Minnesota, is $1,510/week.
The average travel nurse’s salary in Saint Paul, Minnesota, is $1,510/week.
The average travel nurse’s salary in Minnetonka, Minnesota, is $1,510/week.
The average travel nurse’s salary in Eden Prairie, Minnesota, is $1,507/week.
The average travel nurse’s salary in Burnsville, Minnesota, is $1,505/week.
Thousands of Nurses Love Partnering with Trusted Nurse Staffing
Trusted nurse staffing is such a great company to work for and they are so easy to work with. I love using them as my first company for travel nursing!
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I have been with Trusted Staffing for about 18 months now. I have essentially been working local contracts, but the experiences have been memorable. My recruiter, is always available when I have a question or concern. Travel nursing is something all nurses should experience. I can't wait until I can do some serious traveling
Every member of this company I’ve interacted with has exceeded my expectations. My recruiter, Alex, is so commutative and goes above and beyond always. I can’t imagine switching to another company!
I have had the best experience with Trusted Nurse Staffing. My recruiter Tom is amazing. He always treats me with respect and as a friend. He is on top of everything I need. And when my Dad passed away, he helped me with time off, no problem and they even sent me a beautiful comfort box that was very helpful. Fully recommend this agency.
How To Become a Travel Nurse in Minnesota With Trusted Nurse Staffing in 3 Simple Steps
Stop by the Trusted Nurse Staffing website and create your free online travel nursing profile. Once that’s complete, you’ll be able to easily browse through the listings for Minnesota travel nurse jobs. If you like, we can make things even easier for you by letting you know of any new openings that match your requirements.
Next, you’ll be put in touch with one of our Trusted Nurse Staffing recruiters. Your recruiter will be able to answer any questions you may have about travel nursing in Minnesota. Then they’ll walk you through the hiring process — and provide you with ongoing support throughout your travel nurse experience.
Finally, you’ll sign your contract and begin your adventure in travel nursing. Once your assignment is over, we will be here to help you find your next nursing position. And, if you love your current spot and want to stay, we can help you extend your assignment.
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?
Labor and Delivery
Post-Anesthesia Care Unit
Neonatal Intensive Care Unit
Intensive Care Unit
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? We can help. Simply create your free online profile and one of our Trusted Nurse Staffing recruiters will connect you with 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 your first, or next travel nurse assignment? We’ve got you covered. Find the best travel nurse jobs in Minnetonka, Minnesota, with Trusted Nurse Staffing by creating your free online profile today.
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 create a free profile on our website to begin your search today. We’ll even notify you each time a new posting becomes available.
Housing For Travel Nurses in Minnesota: How Do I Go About Finding Housing?
When you’re on the hunt for travel nurse housing in Minnesota, you have 2 options:
- You can choose to take advantage of your traveling nurse housing stipend and find your own lodging. This way, you get to choose the neighborhood you prefer, as well as the style of housing you’d like to live in.
- You can let your Minnesota travel nurse agency do all the work for you by helping you settle into ready-to-go, agency-based nurse housing.
If finding your own housing sounds like the route you want to go, your recruiter at Trusted Nurse Staffing is available to offer insight into where some of our other travel nurses have stayed. We can even connect you with other Trusted Nurse Staffing nurses who may be searching for a roommate.
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:
- The industry’s highest rate of pay
- 401K plans
- Flexible contracts ranging between6, 8, and 13 weeks long, plus more
- Both part-time and full-time positions
- 24/7 access to your travel nurse recruiter
- Overtime and double-time availability
- The option for weekly, daily, and advanced pay
- Sign-on and completion bonuses
- A referral bonus plan
- A cool loyalty program
- License, CEU, and certification reimbursements
- Blue Cross and Blue Shield insurance plans
- Customized benefits packages
- Housing, travel, and meal allowances
- A direct deposit payment option
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.