Do you have your heart set on beginning a career in healthcare? Does an average salary of $80,960 per year sound great to you? If your answers are "yes" to both of these questions, a career as a registered nurse (RN) may be the best choice for you! There is presently a large demand for RNs in Minnesota, and the U.S. Department of Labor predicts that this demand will increase in the many years to come.
Of course, you will need to obtain the proper training and license before you can qualify for a job as a registered nurse. The shortest route to becoming an RN is earning an ADN, which takes just two years! Another great benefit to choosing an ADN program in Minnesota, and in rest of the United States, is that after you complete your training, you will have all of the knowledge you need to pass the national licensing exam for registered nurses, the NCLEX-RN.
The NCLEX-RN licensing exam is administered through the National Council of State Boards of Nursing. If you do not receive passing scores on your exam, you can repeat it after 45 days.
The Best ADN Programs in Minnesota
All of the following ADN-awarding schools are among the best in Minnesota.
Alexandria Technical & Community College1601 Jefferson St, Alexandria, MN 56308 (320) 762-0221
Anoka Technical CollegeW Hwy 10, Anoka, MN 55303 (763) 576-4700
Anoka-Ramsey Community College11200 Mississippi Blvd, Coon Rapids, MN 55433 (763) 433-1100
Central Lakes College501 W College Dr, Brainerd, MN 56401 (218) 855-8000
Century College3300 Century Ave N, White Bear Lake, MN 55110 (651) 770-3200
Fond du Lac Tribal & Community College2101 14th St, Cloquet, MN 55720 (218) 879-0800
Hibbing Community College1515 E 25th St, Hibbing, MN 55746 (218) 262-7200
Inver Hills Community College2500 80th St E, Inver Grove Heights, MN 55076 (651) 450-3000
Lake Superior College2101 Trinity Rd, Duluth, MN 55811 (800) 432-2884
Minneapolis Community & Technical College1501 Hennepin Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55403 (612) 659-6000
Minnesota State College Southeast1250 Homer Rd, Winona, MN 55987 (507) 453-2700
Minnesota State Community & Technical College1414 College Way, Fergus Falls, MN 56537 (218) 736-1500
Minnesota State Community & Technical College900 MN-34, Detroit Lakes, MN 56501 (877) 450-3322
Minnesota West Community & Technical College1593 11th Ave, Granite Falls, MN 56241 (320) 564-4511
Minnesota West Community & Technical College1450 College Way, Worthington, MN 56187 (800) 658-2330
Normandale Community College9700 France Ave S, Bloomington, MN 55431 (952) 358-8200
North Hennepin Community College7411 85th Ave N, Minneapolis, MN 55445 (763) 424-0702
Northland Community & Technical College1101 State Hwy 1, Thief River Falls, MN 56701 (218) 683-8800
Northwest Technical College905 Grant Ave SE, Bemidji, MN 56601 (218) 333-6600
Pine Technical & Community College900 4th St SE, Pine City, MN 55063 (320) 629-5100
Rasmussen College130 St Andrews Dr, Mankato, MN 56001 (507) 625-6556
Rasmussen College226 Park Ave S, St Cloud, MN 56301 (320) 251-5600
Ridgewater College2101 15th Ave NW, Willmar, MN 56201 (800) 722-1151
Riverland Community College1900 8th Ave NW, Austin, MN 55912 (507) 433-0600
Rochester Community & Technical College851 30th Ave SE, Rochester, MN 55904 (507) 285-7210
South Central College1920 Lee Blvd, North Mankato, MN 56003 (507) 389-7200
St Catherine University2004 Randolph Ave, St Paul, MN 55105 (651) 690-6000
St Cloud Technical & Community College1540 Northway Dr, St Cloud, MN 56303 (320) 308-5000
Minnesota Board of Nursing
All matters concerning nursing licensure in Minnesota should be directed to the Minnesota Board of Nursing. Contact information is as follows:Minnesota Board of Nursing
1210 Northland Dr #120, Mendota Heights, MN 55120
Phone: (612) 317-3000
Fax: (651) 688-1841
Minnesota is home to many fine schools offering accredited ADN programs. This article lists some of the best of such schools.