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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

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  • Registered Nurse to Bachelor of Science in Nursing (RN to BSN)
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More Minnesota Registered Nursing Schools

Source: 2015 Occupational Employment Statistics and 2014-24 Employment Projections, Bureau of Labor Statistics, BLS.gov.

School Name
Campus
Highest Award
Enrolled
Alexandria
Associate
2,249
Coon Rapids
Associate
7,860
Minneapolis
Masters
3,793
Bemidji
Masters
4,571
Brainerd
Associate
3,343
White Bear Lake
Associate
8,968
Saint Joseph
Bachelor
2,086
Saint Paul
Doctorate
5,238
Moorhead
Masters
2,811
Saint Bonifacius
Masters
1,270
Saint Peter
Bachelor
2,625
Hibbing
Associate
1,412
Inver Grove Heights
Associate
5,736
Duluth
Associate
4,990
Saint Paul
Masters
6,802
Minneapolis
Associate
9,188
Winona
Associate
2,010
Fergus Falls
Associate
6,164
Mankato
Doctorate
14,515
Moorhead
Doctorate
7,494
Granite Falls
Associate
2,943
Bloomington
Associate
9,165
Brooklyn Park
Associate
6,448
Thief River Falls
Associate
4,027
Bemidji
Associate
1,226
Willmar
Associate
4,177
Austin
Associate
3,687
Rochester
Associate
5,898
Saint Cloud
Doctorate
16,940
Collegeville
Masters
2,080
North Mankato
Associate
3,639
Northfield
Bachelor
3,040
Duluth
Doctorate
3,259
Minneapolis
Doctorate & First Professional
50,883
Winona
Masters
8,334

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