I recently applied for a job that would require me to hold both a SD and MN nursing license as I would be working with clients in both states on a day to day basis. I currently have a MN license. Does anyone know how I go about this? Just scared if I do it wrong that I will void my MN license. (although not sure that can happen) If anyone has any clue about where I can find out this information and how to go about it that would be great! Thanks
Apr 26, '08
Mn has a border state registry law. See:
In other words if you have an unrestricted license in the states bordering MN the state will recognize your unrestricted license as valid. These laws are not usually passed in a vacuum. I would check the SD website to see if your MN license is recognized as a border state license in SD.
Mn is not a compact state. It looks like Mn BON has joined the compact through the back door (at least for the border states) by passing legislation to recognize the licenses of border states.
So......I would get licensed in SD and then use that license for practice in MN. As always check with the BON to verify the legality of this approach.
Last edit by HM2VikingRN on Apr 26, '08