LPN Education and Certification in Minnesota

The first step to working as a licensed practical nurse (LPN) in Minnesota is earning your LPN degree. After you earn your degree you will be prepared to take and pass the NCLEX-PN exam, which is required for state licensure.

In this state, LPN licenses are granted by the Minnesota Board of Nursing. To qualify for a license, you will need to be CPR certified.

There is an $85 fee associated with the license application and you will be asked to submit a copy of your LPN school transcript to the board.

Your Minnesota LPN license must be renewed every two years. In order to renew your license you will need to participate in and complete 12 credit hours of continuing education, become certified in a specialty area of nursing or participate in professional activities as approved by the Minnesota Board of Nursing.

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