Minnesota Registered Nursing Schools and Training Programs (RN Schools)

Career Information for Registered Nurses in Minnesota

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While specific work responsibilities for a registered nurse (RN) may vary depending on work setting and patient population, all RNs take care of patients and provide education and advice to both patients and their family members. Registered nurses typically work in hospitals, but can also be found in physicians' offices, home healthcare services or social assistance agencies.

Registered Nursing Schools in Minnesota

You can become a registered nurse after earning an associate degree or diploma in nursing; however, those who obtain a bachelor of science degree in nursing (BSN), or higher, tend to have more responsibilities and see more opportunities for advancement. Registered nurses who earn a master's degree in nursing (MSN) are known as advanced practice nurses. These nurses can perform diagnostic and therapeutic procedures as well as prescribe medication. A registered nursing program will give you both the classroom education and hands-on experience you need to become an RN. Registered nursing programs may include coursework in nursing studies, health law and ethics, epidemiology, anatomy and patient confidentiality (HIPAA). Whether online or in a traditional classroom, RN schools in Minnesota can help you earn your nursing degree or diploma. After graduating from an approved nursing program, you'll need to pass a national licensing exam. Other requirements, including continuing education credits, may be necessary so be sure to contact your state's board of nursing for more information. Enrolling at one of the many registered nursing schools in Minnesota is the first step to becoming a registered nurse.

Registered Nursing Salaries in Minnesota

The Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) expects RNs to see excellent job growth between 2008 and 2018, adding some 581,000 new jobs. With 2.6 million jobs in 2008, registered nurses constitute the largest health care occupation. To become one of the 57,560 registered nurses in Minnesota, enroll in one of the following Minnesota RN schools today. According to data from May 2009, registered nurses in Minnesota earned an hourly median wage of $34.24, or $71,210 annually. Although there are opportunities throughout the state, RNs in Minnesota tend to migrate towards the Minneapolis area, Rochester and the Duluth metropolitan area, where employment is most concentrated.

For a rewarding career as a registered nurse, get more information from one of the Minnesota RN schools below.

Fast Facts for Registered Nurses in Minnesota

  • Cities with highest percentage of jobs relative to population: Rochester and Duluth
  • Cities with lowest percentage of jobs relative to population: Minneapolis and St. Cloud
  • Cities with the highest absolute number of jobs: Minneapolis and Rochester

Salaries for Registered Nurses in Minnesota

  • Metro areas with the highest median salaries: Minneapolis and St. Cloud

Schools for Registered Nurses in Minnesota are listed below.

Selected Registered Nursing Schools in Minnesota

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Kaplan University is focused on recognizing the achievements of military and veteran students and offers the flexibility of an online education.

  • Programs: Master of Science in Nursing-Family Nurse Practitioner, MS in Nursing, Master of Science - DNP Path (Doctor of Nursing Practice) , more...
  • Degrees: Master

Baker College is proud to be the largest independent college in Michigan with the most focused approach to education and training available. With one of the highest graduate employment rates in the country, our mission is to help our students find meaningful employment.

  • Programs: Nursing (Post-licensure) - Bachelor, Nursing Administration - Master's
  • Degrees: Bachelor, Master

Grow Your Career with the University of Saint Mary

  • Programs: RN to Bachelor of Science in Nursing, Master of Science in Nursing - Nurse Educator, Master of Science in Nursing - Nurse Administrator
  • Degrees: Bachelor, Master

Work toward your degree online with University of Cincinnati Online.

  • Programs: Master of Science in Nursing - Adult-Gero Primary Care Nurse Practitioner, Master of Science in Nursing - Nurse-Midwifery, Master of Science in Nursing - WomenÂ’s Health Nurse Practitioner
  • Degrees: Master

Earn your graduate degree online with Northcentral University.

  • Programs: Doctor of Education - Nursing Education
  • Degrees: Doctorate

Pursue your education at Ohio Christian University.

  • Programs: Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN)
  • Degrees: Bachelor
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More Minnesota Registered Nursing Schools

School Name Campus Highest Award Enrolled
Alexandria Technical College Alexandria Associate 2,249
Anoka-Ramsey Community College Coon Rapids Associate 7,860
Augsburg College Minneapolis Masters 3,793
Bemidji State University Bemidji Masters 4,571
Central Lakes College-Brainerd Brainerd Associate 3,343
Century Community and Technical College White Bear Lake Associate 8,968
College of Saint Benedict Saint Joseph Bachelor 2,086
College of St Catherine Saint Paul Doctorate 5,238
Concordia College at Moorhead Moorhead Masters 2,811
Crown College Saint Bonifacius Masters 1,270
Gustavus Adolphus College Saint Peter Bachelor 2,625
Hibbing Community College-A Technical and Community College Hibbing Associate 1,412
Inver Hills Community College Inver Grove Heights Associate 5,736
Lake Superior College Duluth Associate 4,990
Metropolitan State University Saint Paul Masters 6,802
Minneapolis Community and Technical College Minneapolis Associate 9,188
Minnesota State College-Southeast Technical Winona Associate 2,010
Minnesota State Community and Technical College Fergus Falls Associate 6,164
Minnesota State University-Mankato Mankato Doctorate 14,515
Minnesota State University-Moorhead Moorhead Doctorate 7,494
Minnesota West Community and Technical College Granite Falls Associate 2,943
Normandale Community College Bloomington Associate 9,165
North Hennepin Community College Brooklyn Park Associate 6,448
Northland Community and Technical College Thief River Falls Associate 4,027
Northwest Technical College Bemidji Associate 1,226
Ridgewater College Willmar Associate 4,177
Riverland Community College Austin Associate 3,687
Rochester Community and Technical College Rochester Associate 5,898
Saint Cloud State University Saint Cloud Doctorate 16,940
Saint Johns University Collegeville Masters 2,080
South Central College North Mankato Associate 3,639
St. Olaf College Northfield Bachelor 3,040
The College of Saint Scholastica Duluth Doctorate 3,259
University of Minnesota-Twin Cities Minneapolis Doctorate & First Professional 50,883
Winona State University Winona Masters 8,334
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