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Option A: New Graduates from NAB Program

New Graduate from a Minnesota/NAB LNHA approved program with examinations

This option is typically for new graduates recently awarded a bachelor’s degree which meets the course requirements from a NAB or Minnesota accredited college. Those colleges are listed on the Option A addendum with the approved course listed for each requirement. Graduates from the list of approved college LTC Administration programs meet the academic and practicum requirement.

1. Request an official transcript upon completion. If you are applying prior to the end of your academic experience, the board will accept a student transcript or unofficial confirmation from the program advisor.
2. Upon receipt of the application, information to sit for the state and national examinations will be provided to you.


General Definition: This licensure track is typically used by new graduates of a Minnesota or NAB approved program as listed below.

Complete the following steps:

1. Complete the application online with a credit or debit card or mail a paper copy with fees to the board office.
2. Request a transcript sent directly from the college showing completion of the pre-approved courses or provide a student copy if currently enrolled in program awaiting graduation.
3. Submit a resume showing your employment history for the past ten years plus all employment (regardless of age) at any nursing facility.
4. Courses completed more than seven years ago must be supplemented by recent work experience and/or continuing education in the subject area. Further documentation, if required, will be requested by the Board office.
5. Acknowledgement of your current application with examination information will occur within 3-4 working days.
6. Current Minnesota approved programs include: Concordia Moorhead, MSU Mankato, MSU Moorhead, St. Cloud State U, U of M Crookston, U of M Twin Cities, USD Vermillion, SD, UW Eau Claire, WI.