Nurse Practitioners in Minnesota

Minneapolis (1406)Rochester (814)Minnetonka (546)Saint Paul (493)Saint Cloud (175)
Duluth (157)Edina (156)St Louis Park (122)Mankato (118)Coon Rapids (86)Woodbury (76)Robbinsdale (63)Maplewood (60)Maple Grove (55)St Paul (49)Bloomington (48)Stillwater (47)Burnsville (45)Bemidji (43)Albert Lea (39)Eden Prairie (38)Plymouth (38)Roseville (38)Eagan (37)Golden Valley (37)Grand Rapids (37)Willmar (36)Anoka (31)Sartell (29)Austin (26)Fairmont (26)Hibbing (25)Winona (24)Apple Valley (23)Detroit Lakes (23)Baxter (22)Blaine (22)Brooklyn Park (22)Owatonna (22)Fridley (21)St Cloud (21)Marshall (20)Thief River Falls (20)Andover (19)Fergus Falls (19)Chaska (18)Alexandria (17)Brooklyn Center (17)Cloquet (17)Elk River (17)Northfield (17)Brainerd (16)New Brighton (16)Saint Peter (16)Shakopee (15)Aitkin (14)Crosby (14)Faribault (14)Lakeville (14)Moorhead (14)Virginia (14)Waconia (13)Monticello (12)Ogema (12)Park Rapids (12)Richfield (12)White Bear Lake (12)Buffalo (11)Glenwood (11)Hastings (11)Mora (11)New Ulm (11)Worthington (11)Wyoming (11)Crookston (10)Montevideo (10)Red Wing (10)Redwood Falls (10)Saint Louis Park (10)Hopkins (9)Inver Grove Heights (9)Staples (9)Bagley (8)Jackson (8)Little Falls (8)Morris (8)Cambridge (7)Champlin (7)Chanhassen (7)International Falls (7)Luverne (7)Melrose (7)Moose Lake (7)New Prague (7)Rogers (7)Wadena (7)West Saint Paul (7)Windom (7)Arden Hills (6)Arlington (6)Cass Lake (6)East Grand Forks (6)Forest Lake (6)Lake City (6)Long Prairie (6)Onamia (6)Saint Joseph (6)Sandstone (6)Waseca (6)Appleton (5)Benson (5)Cook (5)Dawson (5)Granite Falls (5)Hermantown (5)Hutchinson (5)Lake Elmo (5)Litchfield (5)Mahnomen (5)New Hope (5)North Mankato (5)Oakdale (5)Ortonville (5)Perham (5)Princeton (5)Saint James (5)Springfield (5)Wabasha (5)Cannon Falls (4)Cottage Grove (4)Deer River (4)Fosston (4)Glencoe (4)Graceville (4)Minnetrista (4)North St Paul (4)Otsego (4)Paynesville (4)Prior Lake (4)Ramsey (4)Redlake (4)Savage (4)Shoreview (4)Tracy (4)Vadnais Heights (4)Waite Park (4)Walker (4)West St Paul (4)Aurora (3)Baudette (3)Belle Plaine (3)Bigfork (3)Blue Earth (3)Breckenridge (3)Center City (3)Chisago City (3)Elbow Lake (3)Excelsior (3)Foley (3)Henning (3)Hugo (3)Lake Crystal (3)Lino Lakes (3)Madelia (3)North Branch (3)Olivia (3)Pine City (3)Red Lake (3)Richmond (3)Roseau (3)Slayton (3)Tyler (3)Warren (3)Westbrook (3)

Learn more about Nurse Practitioners

A nurse practitioner (NP) is a healthcare provider who practices a mix of nursing and medicine, often in collaboration with a doctor. An NP is a registered nurse (RN) with advanced education, training and skills in preventive, diagnostic and treatment services. While NPs can work in any area of medicine, they often work in pediatrics, geriatrics, family medicine, and internal medicine.

NPs practice in different ways in different states, settings and specialties. They work in doctor’s offices, schools, clinics, hospitals, and community health settings. Some NPs run their own private practices, but many work as part of a group practice or a hospital or clinic healthcare team. Like all healthcare providers, NPs consult with doctors and other providers as appropriate.

In general, an NP:

  • Evaluates a patient’s medical history and educates the patient about wellness and disease prevention

  • Provides routine and preventive healthcare services including immunizations, sports and school physicals, pelvic exams, birth control counseling, and sexually transmitted disease (STD) screenings

  • Orders and interprets laboratory and imaging tests and prescribes medications

  • Diagnoses and treats acute diseases and conditions including infections and injuries

  • Screens, treats and monitors a range of chronic health conditions, such as high blood pressure, diabetes, thyroid disease, heart disease, and depression

  • Screens for cancer including Pap tests and skin and thyroid exams

  • Performs minor procedures including removing foreign objects and stitching cuts

  • Works closely with doctors and other healthcare providers to ensure patients receive optimal, seamless healthcare

NPs may also be known by the following names: nurse practitioner-certified (NP-C) and advanced practice registered nurse (APRN).

There are 6219 specialists practicing Nursing (Nurse Practitioner) in Minnesota with an overall average rating of 3.9 stars. There are 44 hospitals in Minnesota with affiliated Nursing (Nurse Practitioner) specialists, including Essentia Health St. Mary's Medical Center, CentraCare - St. Cloud Hospital and Essentia Health St. Mary's - Detroit Lakes.