Test of English as a Foreign Language (score of 220 on the computerized TOEFL or 560 on the written TOEFL or score of 84 with a minimum speaking score of 26 on the TOEFL iBT) - unless you graduated from a nursing education program conducted in English and located in an English-speaking country. (Request the Education Testing Service to send the TOEFL report to the Board using the Minnesota TOEFL code of 9416.)
P.O. Box 6151
Princeton, NJ 08541 USA
1.877.863.3546 (inside the United States, US territories and Canada)
1.609.771.7100 (outside the United States, US territories and Canada)
International English Language Testing System (IELTS overall score of 6.5 with a minimum of 6.0 all modules) - unless you graduated from a nursing education program conducted in English and located in an English-speaking country. (Request the International English Language Testing System to send the Test Report Form to the Board.)
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Michigan English Language Assessment Battery (MELAB total passing score of 81 and a speaking section score of 3). Request Cambridge Michigan Language Assessments (CaMLA) send the official MELAB score report to the Board by listing the Minnesota Board of Nursing at the bottom of the MELAB Official Identification Form before taking the test.
The Minnesota Board of Nursing application fee is non-refundable. You may want to complete the Credentials Evaluation Service with the Commission on Graduates of Foreign Nursing Schools before applying for licensure with the Board of Nursing. If the Board has not received the Credentials Evaluation Services Report from CGFNS and a report of a passing score on the TOEFL from ETS within one year of your application, the application will be nullified, and you must apply for licensure and submit a new fee.
Register with Pearson Vue to take the NCLEX (National Council Licensure Examination) and pay the required fee.
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