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Everything you need to know about Travel Nursing in Minnesota

Minnesota is an exciting state for your next travel nurse or travel allied health job! This “Land of 10,000 Lakes” is famously known for its incredible lake scene and all the beaching, fishing, kayaking, boating, and other fun that comes with it. But there’s so much more to this great state, including a high demand for travelers and tons of healthcare job opportunities. Build your dream career here — with the great pay, benefits, and flexibility of travel nursing. Read on to learn more about The North Star State, search Minnesota travel nurse jobs, and apply now to get started!

Travel Nursing in Minnesota

Minnesota is a traveler favorite when it comes to locations to start or continue your travel nurse or travel allied health career! When you work with Medical Solutions and take a travel nursing job in Minnesota, you’ll be able to choose from many fulfilling travel nurse jobs and you’ll get great pay and benefits.

Minnesota has a middle-of-the-road cost of living but still boasts an average annual nurse salary of $80,960. Many of Medical Solutions’ opportunities for travel nurses often offer higher than average compensation, plus day-one medical, dental, and vision insurance; a free employee assistance program; 401(k) with company contribution; safe, pet-friendly housing; license and certification reimbursement; unlimited $600 loyalty bonuses; unlimited $500 referral bonuses; and so much more. 

U.S. News & World Report’s 2020/2021 Best Hospitals list evaluated 141 hospitals in Minnesota — 11 of which met high U.S. News standards and are ranked in the state. The #1-ranked hospital is, of course, the iconic Mayo Institute in Rochester. This incredible facility is world-famous in healthcare and that’s something to live up to for the state’s fellow hospitals. Rounding out the Minnesota’s top five are the #2-ranked Abbott Northwestern Hospital in Minneapolis, #3-ranked St. Cloud Hospital in Saint Cloud, and, tying for the #4 rank, Essentia Health-St. Mary’s Medical Center in Duluth and Mercy Hospital-Coon Rapids in Coon Rapids. Minnesota also has many other traveler-friendly facilities throughout the state.

U.S. News & World Report’s 2021 Best States list ranked Minnesota at #2 overall. That’s a great sign for travel nurses considering The North Star State! Minnesota also ranked #2 for opportunity, #9 for infrastructure, #10 for natural environment, #15 for economy, and #16 for healthcare. These are just a few reasons why Minnesota is a top location for travel nurses. It’s a great place for enjoying water, natural beauty, arts and culture, and so much more while making great money doing what you love.

Minnesota is not currently a member of the Nurse Licensure Compact (NLC). The NLC allows nurses to practice in other NLC states without getting additional state licenses. New states are frequently joining so keep an eye on the latest NLC map to see if Minnesota joins. Our team is happy to help you with any Minnesota state licensing questions.

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Quick Minnesota Facts

State Nickname: The North Star State, The Land of 10,000 Lakes

Capital City: Saint Paul

Largest Cities: Minneapolis, Saint Paul, Rochester, Bloomington, Duluth

Charming Towns: Grand Rapids, Ely, Grand Marais, Pipestone, Stillwater

Cost of Living: 31st-lowest cost of living in U.S.

Average RN Salary: $80, 960

Random Trivia: With all of its water, Minnesota has a whopping 90,000 miles of shoreline. That’s more than California, Florida, or Hawaii!

To Do and See in Minnesota

Enjoy Minnesota’s incredible lake culture on your days off. Lakes here are in both rural and urban locations. You can almost throw a skipping stone from anywhere and hit a lake here! Rent a kayak or paddleboard, hit up a beach, take a swim, go sailing or boating, or even ice skating or ice fishing in the colder months. Whatever you do, make sure enjoying this part of the landscape is on your to-do list. You may also want to check out the beautiful Boundary Waters. This stunning land is up north, straddling the U.S./Canada border. Ontario is on the other side and it’s a wilderness with great views of Lake Superior and the Superior National Forest.

OK, so there’s water-water everywhere. But what else? Well, the Twin Cities for one — or should we say, for two. Minneapolis and St. Paul join forces here to offer big-city cool and excitement while maintaining Midwestern charm and green spaces aplenty. Explore unique shops, incredible restaurants, and interesting historical sites. Must-dos include Minnehaha Falls Park, Grand Avenue, Mall of America, First Avenue, Stone Arch Bridge, Walker Art Center, and Nicollet Mall — which has an iconic Mary Tyler Moore statue.

Whether lakeside in the summer or fireside in the winter, Minnesota has a tradition of great cuisine. That means everything from down-home traditional fare to high-end foodie hotspots. The state has a bundle of culinary influences and that translates to favorites like wild rice soup, Swedish meatballs, great Pho and other Vietnamese food, artisan bread, fresh walleye, smoked fish, lefse, hot dish (aka casserole), lutefisk, gravlax, tater tots, and tons more. If the state fair’s in session, you can bask in all kinds of creative food-on-a-stick combos. And make sure you try a famous Juicy Lucy burger during your stay!

We connect care by staffing top healthcare facilities in Minnesota with brilliant Travel Nurses.


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Personalized Pay Packages

Travel Nurses working in Minnesota enjoy a personalized payment package with great wage rates, licensure and certification reimbursement, a 401(k) with an immediately vested company contribution, loyalty and referral bonuses, and more.

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Great Benefits

We offer our travel nurses and travel allied health professionals day one medical, dental, and vision insurance, plus the option of several additional voluntary benefits, including life, long-term disability, critical illness, accident, hospital indemnity, and AD&D insurance.

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Employee Assistance Program

Current travelers also have automatic, free access to our employee assistance program (EAP) through Cigna, which includes eight free counseling sessions and many more free resources to support you and your family in every facet of life.

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Travel Nurse Housing

When it comes to making a home in your latest location, Medical Solutions travelers have the option of company-provided, private, fully furnished, secure, pet-friendly housing arranged by our expert housing team or a non-taxable housing stipend that helps you arrange and pay for your own housing costs, depending on your eligibility and location.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Find answers to your questions about Minnesota Travel Nursing Jobs with Medical Solutions and Travel Nursing in general.

Simply apply here. You can also call us at 1.866.633.3548 and speak with a recruiter, who can answer your questions and send you an information packet. All we need to begin is your application and resume. Once we receive your information, we can begin discussing potential assignments that fit your profile. When you find a job you want, your recruiter will submit you for the job and walk you through the process from there.
Most assignments are 13 weeks in length, but we’ve seen them as short as four weeks and as long as 24. You are obligated to finish your assignment as contracted, but there is no contract binding you to work more assignments afterward. You can take a new assignment right after your last or take a break. It’s all up to you!
Many states are in the Nurse Licensure Compact (NLC), which allows you reciprocal rights to practice in compact states. If you need to obtain a new state license, your Recruiter can tell you exactly how much time is necessary to apply for it and the cost. If a new license is required for your assignment, Medical Solutions will reimburse you for the cost!