Travel Nursing Jobs in Minnesota

If you’re looking for a new and exciting nursing opportunity, travel nursing in Minnesota may be just what you’re looking for. Minnesota is a great place to live and work, with plenty of attractions and activities to enjoy.

One of the best things about travel nursing in Minnesota is the variety of scenery you’ll get to experience. The state is filled with forests, lakes, and rolling hills, providing the perfect backdrop for nature lovers. If you’re looking for a city to explore, Minneapolis and St. Paul offer plenty of culture and excitement.

No matter what travel nursing opportunities you have an interest in, Fusion Marketplace is the perfect place to explore travel nursing jobs in Minnesota with competitive pay offered by multiple agencies.

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Minnesota Travel Nurse FAQ

How Much Do Travel Nurses Make in Minnesota?

The median salary for a registered nurse in the state of Minnesota was $79,540 per year or $38.24 per hour in 2020 with most earning an annual salary between $67,680 and $95,310 according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. Entry-level RN jobs in Minnesota or those with the lowest 10% salary earned around $57,730, while the highest 10% earned more than $107,000. Minnesota pays the 14th highest median annual salary for registered nurses, though when adjusted to the relative cost of living, Minnesota pays the 7th highest salary.

Typically, travel nursing jobs will provide higher hourly and weekly pay than permanent positions in the same specialty, facility, and location. The estimated weekly gross pay listed for travel RNs is based on the specified hours per week listed on job cards and includes available stipend amounts.

Is Minnesota a Nursing Compact State?

No, but Minnesota recently approved legislation to join the Nursing Compact in 2023.

How Do I Become a Travel Nurse in Minnesota?

Education & Licensure

In order to work as a registered nurse in the state of Minnesota, you must first meet the requirements for licensure as set forth by the Minnesota Board of Registration in Nursing. These requirements include completing an approved nursing program, passing the National Council Licensure Examination for registered nurses (NCLEX-RN), and submitting an application for licensure to the Board of Nursing. Minnesota is part of the enhanced Nursing Licensure Compact.

Licensure Resources

  • Board Address https://mn.gov/boards/nursing/
  • Application https://mn.gov/boards/nursing/licensure/licensure/
  • How Long Does It Take to Get a License? up to 60 days
  • License Fee $105 application, $33.25 CBC, $85 renewal
  • Compact state? No
  • NURSYS state? Yes
  • Walkthrough State? No
  • Renewal Every 2 years. A reminder postcard is mailed to you approximately three full calendar months before your registration expiration date
  • Education RN - 24 hours every 2 year licensure period
  • Additional Information Background check/fingerprints required - 2 sets (one has to be done in MN, the other sent in with your application)

What are the Top Cities in Minnesota for Nurses?

Minnesota is a great state for nurses! It is home to a number of top-rated hospitals and health care facilities, as well as a growing number of job opportunities in the nursing field. Some of the best cities in Minnesota for travel nurses include Minneapolis, Saint Paul, Duluth, Rochester, and Bloomington.

Top Cities for Minnesota Travel Nursing Jobs

  • Minneapolis, MN
  • Saint Paul, MN
  • Duluth, MN
  • Rochester, MN
  • Bloomington, MN
  • Brooklyn Park, MN
  • Plymouth, MN
  • St. Cloud, MN
  • Mankato, MN
  • New Ulm, MN

Things to Do and Explore in Minnesota

The Twin Cities of Minneapolis and Saint Paul are the cultural and economic heart of Minnesota. These two cities offer a wealth of attractions and activities, from museums and theaters to sporting events and shopping. Be sure to check out some of the Twin Cities' most famous landmarks, such as the Stone Arch Bridge and the Cathedral of Saint Paul. You can also visit the Mall of America, the largest shopping mall in the United States. This massive complex features more than 500 stores and restaurants, as well as an amusement park, an aquarium, and a movie theater. Be sure to check out the mall's iconic Nickelodeon Universe theme park.

The North Shore of Minnesota along Lake Superior is one of the most beautiful regions in the state. With its dramatic cliffs, pristine lakes, and forests, the North Shore is a nature lover's paradise. There are plenty of things to do in the area, including hiking, camping, fishing, and skiing. Be sure to visit some of the North Shore's most popular attractions, such as Split Rock Lighthouse and Gooseberry Falls State Park. Duluth is the second-largest city in Minnesota behind the twin cities. The city is home to a variety of restaurants and breweries and has proximity to the activities and beauty the North Shore has to offer.

The Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness is a stunningly beautiful and remote wilderness area in northeastern Minnesota. This 1.1 million-acre area is home to pristine lakes, forests, and wildlife. Visitors can explore the area by canoe or on foot, and can enjoy camping, fishing, and hunting in the great outdoors.

Getting Started as a Traveling Nurse

Many travel nurses find work through recruitment agencies and marketplaces, which means you have better access to job boards to choose your schedule, location, and salary. When you begin browsing for an assignment, be sure to consider the housing options, the benefits, the guaranteed hour's policy, and the recruiting company’s overall reputation.

The good news is that Fusion Marketplace has everything you need when it comes to finding the perfect Minnesota travel nursing job. We offer access to travel assignments in the best healthcare facilities across the country. Whether you are looking for med surg, intensive care, operating room, rehabilitation, or home health positions, our partners are constantly posting new jobs so you can find your next great opportunity. Here, you have the freedom to compare full benefits, packages, and staffing agencies—all in one place. So find your next job today.