The Minnesota Department of Health and Human Services has changed its nursing license requirements in response to the state’s new nursing shortage.
A new rule that went into effect last year will take effect in July.
Nursing students who are licensed in Minnesota are now required to have a nursing degree, a nursing-assistant license or a license as a registered nurse.
This new requirement will apply to students who take courses at nursing colleges, as well as those who work in hospitals.
The new requirements are aimed at helping people with nursing homes and those who care for people in nursing homes, according to the health department.
Nurses who don’t have a degree will still need a nursing certification from a state agency, but it will no longer be required for a nursing job.
The department said this new requirement is part of a broader effort to ensure Minnesota residents are prepared for the future.