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Understanding Your 2022 Minnesota Nursing License Renewal

  • For busy Minnesota nurses juggling incredible strains on the overall healthcare system, little time is left for sifting through new rules and requirements for their 2022 license renewal.
  • A lapse in licensure means you are no longer legally allowed to work in the state of Minnesota as a nurse.
  • Nursing CE Central has a full breakdown of top questions, deadlines, requirements, and consequences of missing your renewal deadline for the 2022 Minnesota nursing license renewal period.

NCC News & Content Team

April 04, 2022
Minnesota Nursing CEUs

As nurses across the country battle against staffing shortages, burnout, and an all-time high of demands and strains on the overall healthcare system, little time is left for sifting through new rules and requirements for license renewal!

For Minnesota nurses whose licenses expire during a chaotic 2022, a lapse in licensure not only means a potentially big headache dealing with the Minnesota Board of Nursing, but also the inability to continue working.

That’s why our Nursing CE Central team has a full breakdown of top questions, deadlines, requirements, and consequences of missing your renewal deadline for the 2022 Minnesota nursing license renewal period.

Nurses with an expired status will not be allowed to practice until their license is re-registered.

1. How can I renew my license? Can I mail in a paper renewal application?

According to the Minnesota Board of Nursing, a license renewal reminder postcard is mailed approximately 3 calendar months before the registration expiration date where you will have the option to request a paper application for renewal. Otherwise, you must renew online with the MBN Online Services application.

2. Is the Minnesota Board of Nursing waiving any renewal requirements this year due to COVID?

At the moment, nurses whose licenses expire in 2022 are not subject to any COVID related renewal exceptions.

3. What happens if I don’t renew my license before its current expiration date?

The Minnesota Board of Nursing places all nurses with expired licenses on an expired status. Nurses with an expired status will not be allowed to practice until their license is re-registered.

4. What do I need to have ready when starting my renewal online with the Minnesota Board of Nursing?

Most nurses will only need fulfilled continuing education requirements, along with a valid method of payment, to complete their renewal through the online, MBN Online application. Payment with a Visa or Mastercard, credit or debit card is required.

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5. What are the 2022 continuing education requirements for renewal?

Nurses must meet Minnesota’s continuing education requirements of 24 contact hours in order to renew their license.

6. Can I renew now, and complete my continuing education (CE) requirements later?

No. All Minnesota nurses must complete their CE requirements before they renew their license.

7. How can I check that my renewal application is complete?

Minnesota nurses can access their renewal application and status through the MBN Online application (https://mbn.hlb.state.mn.us/#/login).

 

8. Do I have to keep documentation proving I completed my 2022 continuing education (CE) requirements for renewal?

Yes. All Minnesota nurses must save proof of CE completion for two years.

Still have questions?

For more information on Minnesota renewal requirements, or to start your Minnesota required CEUs, click here!

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