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
Salaries for Registered Nurses in Minnesota
Schools for Registered Nurses in Minnesota are listed below.
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This list also contains online schools that accept students from Minnesota.
Kaplan University is focused on recognizing the achievements of military and veteran students and offers the flexibility of an online education.
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.
Grow Your Career with the University of Saint Mary
Work toward your degree online with University of Cincinnati Online.
Earn your graduate degree online with Northcentral University.
Pursue your education at Ohio Christian University.
|School Name||Campus||Highest Award||Enrolled|
|Alexandria Technical College||Alexandria||Associate||2,249|
|Anoka-Ramsey Community College||Coon Rapids||Associate||7,860|
|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|
|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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