M State’s nursing programs are designed to prepare students for licensure in Minnesota and/or to apply for the multi-state Nursing Licensure Compact (NLC) through North Dakota or South Dakota. The NLC allows students to obtain licensure through one state (e.g. North Dakota, or South Dakota) and then have practice rights in participating states without having to obtain additional licensure. Visit www.minnesota.edu/programs-and-degrees/nursing and click on 'DOE Requirements Nursing Program - States' for more information, or search for licensure requirements by state on the National Council of State Boards of Nursing (NCSBN) website.
- M State’s nursing programs meet Minnesota licensure requirements, however the state of Minnesota does not participate in the NLC.
- This information is only for initial licensure by exam requirements for the state listed.
- Students should contact the board of nursing in the state they would like to be initially licensed in for more specific information.
- This information does not apply to transferring Minnesota RN Licensure to another state.
State licensing boards are listed below and the NC-SARA Professional Licensure Directory is a helpful resource to find more detailed state agency contact information.
Disclaimer: The college makes every effort to ensure the information above is current, but please be advised that state laws, regulations and policies may change at any time. It is the responsibility of the student completing the licensure program to check with the licensing board(s) in their state of residence or in the state in which they intend to obtain a license for the most recent information and requirements. M State shall not be held liable if a student is unable to qualify for licensure or certification in any jurisdiction or cannot obtain a practicum/internship location.