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       TRAVEL

       NURSE’S

       GUIDE TO

        MINNESOTA

 

 

TRAVEL
NURSE’S
GUIDE TO
MINNESOTA

MINNESOTA BY THE NUMBERS

$69K
Average annual salary of a
registered nurse in MINNESOTA

55
NUMBER OF Hospitals in the sTate of MINNESOTA

19%
LOWER HOUSING COSTS THAN
THE REST OF THE U.S.

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TRAVEL NURSE SALARY

Minnesota is on par with the national average for travel nurse pay. What does that mean to a nurse looking to travel? Travel nurses, on average, take home between 10-30% more than their permanent counterparts. Please keep in mind that travel nurses can land between, below, or above this range based on location and their specialty. Put into context, the average annual salary of a registered nurse in Minnesota is $69,788, according to Nurse Salary Guide.

TRAVEL NURSE SALARY

Minnesota is on par with the national average for travel nurse pay. What does that mean to a nurse looking to travel? Travel nurses, on average, take home between 10-30% more than their permanent counterparts. Please keep in mind that travel nurses can land between, below, or above this range based on location and their specialty. Put into context, the average annual salary of a registered nurse in Minnesota is $69,788, according to Nurse Salary Guide.

HOW DO I GET MY MINNESOTA

NURSING LICENSE?

If a travel nurse wants to obtain their Minnesota nursing license, they must follow these steps:

  • Submit an application to the Minnesota Board of Nursing online or download the application and other necessary forms here, print them out and mail them to 1210 Northland Drive #120, Mendota Heights, MN 55120. The latter is preferable to avoid a delay in processing.
  • Verification of Licensure is required. You will need to submit at least one verification of licensure, either from the state of your original licensure or the state in which you are currently licensed. If the state participate in the NURSYS Verification system, the request can be completed on the NURSYS site. Otherwise you will need to complete the Verification of Original Licensure form found in the online application packet and send it to the Board of Nursing in the applicable state. Be sure to find out the appropriate fee for the service if there is one, sending payment with the form. They will send the form directly to the Minnesota Board of Nursing at 1210 Northland Drive #120, Mendota Heights, MN 55120.
  • Nurses must fill out the applicant portion of the Confirmation of Nursing Employment for Licensure of Endorsement form and then have their most recent employer (the person or institution signing your check) complete the rest of the form and send it directly to the board of nursing at the Mendota Heights address above.
  • Minnesota requires fingerprinting and a background check. After your application is received, you will be sent a fingerprint packet by email. Follow the instructions and submit your fingerprints as soon as possible. Nurses can practice under a temporary permit in Minnesota which will be valid for 60 days or until the board takes action on the application, whichever comes first.

HOW DO I GET MY MINNESOTA NURSING LICENSE?

If a travel nurse wants to obtain their Minnesota nursing license, they must follow these steps:

  • Submit an application to the Minnesota Board of Nursing online or download the application and other necessary forms here, print them out and mail them to 1210 Northland Drive #120, Mendota Heights, MN 55120. The latter is preferable to avoid a delay in processing.
  • Verification of Licensure is required. You will need to submit at least one verification of licensure, either from the state of your original licensure or the state in which you are currently licensed. If the state participate in the NURSYS Verification system, the request can be completed on the NURSYS site. Otherwise you will need to complete the Verification of Original Licensure form found in the online application packet and send it to the Board of Nursing in the applicable state. Be sure to find out the appropriate fee for the service if there is one, sending payment with the form. They will send the form directly to the Minnesota Board of Nursing at 1210 Northland Drive #120, Mendota Heights, MN 55120.
  • Nurses must fill out the applicant portion of the Confirmation of Nursing Employment for Licensure of Endorsement form and then have their most recent employer (the person or institution signing your check) complete the rest of the form and send it directly to the board of nursing at the Mendota Heights address above.
  • Minnesota requires fingerprinting and a background check. After your application is received, you will be sent a fingerprint packet by email. Follow the instructions and submit your fingerprints as soon as possible. Nurses can practice under a temporary permit in Minnesota which will be valid for 60 days or until the board takes action on the application, whichever comes first.

TRAVEL NURSE

OPPORTUNITIES IN MINNESOTA

  • Minnesota is home to 55 hospitals.
  • There are 6 Level I trauma centers.
  • Multiple large health systems including: Mayo Clinic, Fairview Health Systems, Allina Health System
  • 7 teaching hospitals, including: Abott Northwestern Hospital, University of Minnesota Children’s Hospital, Saint Marys Hospital

TRAVEL NURSE OPPORTUNITIES IN MINNESOTA

  • Minnesota is home to 55 hospitals.
  • There are 6 Level I trauma centers.
  • Multiple large health systems including: Mayo Clinic, Fairview Health Systems, Allina Health System
  • 7 teaching hospitals, including: Abott Northwestern Hospital, University of Minnesota Children’s Hospital, Saint Marys Hospital

TRAVEL NURSE HOUSING

IN MINNESOTA

Our dedicated travel and housing team can help you find great housing in Minnesota. There are two options available: company paid housing or receive per diems to find housing for yourself.

Minnesota’s cost of living is 3% below the national average. So, what about housing? On average, housing costs are 19% lower than the rest of the country.

Here are some figures about the average cost of renting apartments in Minnesota:

  • One-bedroom: 11% below the national median.
  • Two-bedroom: 8% below the national median.

Keep in mind that prices and percentages vary based on location.

Whatever the choice, MSO Minnesota’s team is available to assist you with all your travel and housing needs. We ensure that your transition is as seamless as possible.

TRAVEL NURSE HOUSING IN MINNESOTA

Our dedicated travel and housing team can help you find great housing in Minnesota. There are two options available: company paid housing or receive per diems to find housing for yourself.

Minnesota’s cost of living is 3% below the national average. So, what about housing? On average, housing costs are 19% lower than the rest of the country.

Here are some figures about the average cost of renting apartments in Minnesota:

  • One-bedroom: 11% below the national median.
  • Two-bedroom: 8% below the national median.

Keep in mind that prices and percentages vary based on location.

Whatever the choice, MSO Minnesota’s team is available to assist you with all your travel and housing needs. We ensure that your transition is as seamless as possible.