Minnesota Licensure & Registration Info

The Minnesota Board of Nursing licenses registered nurses and practical nurses. Nurses planning to work in Minnesota must apply to the Board of Nursing for licensure. Minnesota is not a Nurse Licensure Compact state.

Select license type you’re applying for:

Registered Nurse - Initial Licensure

Service(s) Required

English Language Proficiency Exam Results

Exam scores not required to be resubmitted to CGFNS for CP Verification Letter.

Exams scores are not required to be submitted to CGFNS for CES.

Accepted English Language Proficiency Test Agencies and Scores:

  • TOEFL Internet Based Test Passing Score: 84; Speaking: 26
  • IELTS: Overall Test Score: 6.5; Speaking score: 6.0

Notes

Applicants are English Exempt if they were educated in Australia, Barbados, Canada (except Quebec), Ireland, Jamaica, New Zealand, South Africa, Trinidad/Tobago, United Kingdom, United States (except Puerto Rico)

Registered Nurse - Endorsement

Service(s) Required

Not Required

English Language Proficiency Exam Results

Exam scores are not required to be submitted to CGFNS

Notes

Licensed Practical Nurse - Initial Licensure

Service(s) Required

English Language Proficiency Exam Results

Exams scores are not required to be submitted to CGFNS for CES.

Accepted English Language Proficiency Test Agencies and Scores:

  • TOEFL Internet Based Test Passing Score: 84; Speaking 26
  • IELTS: Overall Test Score: 6.5; Speaking score 6.0

Notes

Applicants are English Exempt if they were educated in Australia, Barbados, Canada (except Quebec), Ireland, Jamaica, New Zealand, South Africa, Trinidad/Tobago, United Kingdom, United States (except Puerto Rico

Licensed Practical Nurse - Endorsement

Service(s) Required

Not Required

English Language Proficiency Exam Results

Notes

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CGFNS International appreciates the challenges and delays that some applicants are encountering and might continue to experience during the Covid-19 pandemic. Therefore, effective immediately, the expiration dates for all applications received on or after June 1, 2019, set to expire before October, will be extended to October 1, 2020. We will review and revise this policy, if necessary, based upon the unfolding situation. We encourage everyone to stay safe and want our applicants to take comfort in knowing CGFNS will remain sensitive to the global challenges and adapt policies accordingly.
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