Applying for a Minnesota Public Health Nursing Certificate

We are happy to provide you with links to the Minnesota Board of Nursing website to obtain the public health nurse (PHN) registration packet. Please follow the instructions below to apply for your PHN certificate.


Requirements to obtain PHN Registration (per the Minnesota BON)

The registered nurse applicant must: 

  • Be licensed and currently registered in Minnesota
  • Have a baccalaureate or higher degree with a major in nursing
  • Have completed course work which included theory and clinical practice in public health nursing
  • Submit an application, affidavit of graduation and public health nurse education, and $30.00 fee


Process for students requesting Minnesota PHN Certificate Instructions

  1. Students access the application from the MN Public Health Nurse Registration (opens new window) website.
  2. The student completes their portion of the Minnesota Public Health Nursing  Coursework form, and then emails the form to who will complete, obtain any signatures and mail to Minnesota Board of Nursing.


Feel free to email directly if you have any questions about the process below.



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