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What’s Next in Your Locum Tenens Career? Consider Minnesota!

Posted by VISTA Staffing on Sep 12, 2016 9:01:00 AM


Minnesota is home to much more than the Mall of America and an endearing accent (dontcha know?). Here are just a few reasons to consider Minnesota when planning your next locum tenens position.

Land of 10,000 Lakes… And Then Some!

In reality, Minnesota has closer to 12,000 lakes, and more shoreline than California, Florida and Hawaii put together. With all that water, it’s no wonder Minnesota has one recreational boat for every six people.

Year-Round Entertainment

Minnesotans enjoy festivals, parades and celebrations across the state and throughout the year. The annual state fair—The Great Minnesota Get-Together—is the largest, most attended fair in the country. Combine that with some of the nation’s top sports venues and you’ll never run out of potential outings. Enjoy golf? Minneapolis has more golfers per capita than any other U.S. city.

Medical & Musical Greatness

The world famous Mayo Clinic is in Rochester, renowned for its doctors’ expertise and the latest treatment methods. Minnesota is also the birthplace of legendary artists in the music industry, including The Andrews Sisters, Judy Garland, Bob Dylan and Prince.

Getting Your License in Minnesota

Here’s what you need to know about Minnesota licensing:


  • The licensing process is easy and quick—usually eight to ten weeks
  • Temporary licenses are issued during the process
  • No controlled substance license required

Advanced Practice Providers

Nurse Practitioners

  • Minnesota is not yet part of the Nursing Licensure Compact, but legislation is pending!
  • Licensing generally takes eight weeks

Physician Assistants

  • Licensing generally takes seven weeks
  • Temporary licenses are issued during the process
  • Collaborative agreement required

As a physician, once you’re licensed in Minnesota, you are eligible to take advantage of Wisconsin’s reciprocity license. Contact our knowledgeable licensing department for more information.

To start exploring your options for locum tenens in Minnesota, contact VISTA today, or check out our open positions for Physicians and Advanced Practice Providers.

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VISTA Staffing Solutions has over thirty years of experience providing award-winning customer service to clients and providers alike. Headquartered in Salt Lake City with additional offices in Atlanta and Houston, and employs approximately 1,000 people between corporate staff and field clinicians and contracts with over 2,500 physicians across 60+ specialties and subspecialties. VISTA helps U.S. hospitals, medical practices, and government agencies optimize their physician staffing, ensure quality and continuity of care for patients, and maintain financial stability. As a leading provider of U.S. Locum Tenens and Permanent Physician Search Services, VISTA also operates VISTA Select, a first-of-its-kind technology and services solution utilizing advanced data and analytics to provide healthcare organizations with customizable workforce optimization solutions.