I'm in my very first semester of nursing school and this is something me and my classmates have been talking about a lot lately. We are in a program for a bachelors degree, in a pretty populated area in Minnesota. Some people say nurses make a lot of money and others say they don't. Now no matter what I want this for my career - but I am curious, how much do RNs REALLY make? Otherwise if you don't know about the MN area, what is your opinion about a nurse's salary?