Michigan Nursing Schools

As of May 28th, 2017 we have programs across 42 nursing schools in Michigan. You’ll be able to find different courses that cover an extensive range of topics that include but not limited to LPN/LVN, Associates Degree and BSN. You can take these and a range of other course/degree options from schools that include Grand Canyon University, Sacred Heart University Online, Simmons School of Nursing and Health Sciences. If you’re looking for other states to start or further your studies we cover programs across the U.S. such as Ohio, Wisconsin, Illinois and Indiana.

State Nursing Board: Michigan Board of Nursing

State Nurses Association: Michigan Nurses Association

State Hospital Association: Michigan Health & Hospital Association

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Throughout the state of Michigan, nursing professionals are the backbone of medical centers and health care organizations. With a focus on patient care and evidence-based procedures, nurses can work in a variety of specialties and settings. If you're considering becoming a nurse and contributing to this field, learn more about nursing degrees in Michigan by contacting the schools listed below.

The demand for nurses is growing all over Michigan, according to the Daily Tribune. In Oakland County alone, for example, they expect jobs to increase by 50,000 in the next three years. Per their estimates, a major part of that comes from nursing jobs, as many employers have a growing need for LPNs and RNs.

Becoming a nurse also gives you the chance to positively impact your community. At a local Michigan nursing school, nursing students created Miracle Boxes to send to military personnel serving overseas. These kinds of experiences can help you become a more empathetic and efficient nursing professional.

In many parts of Michigan, the need for nurses is reaching an alarming level. Wood TV reports that in 2014, the number of RNs in Michigan dropped 3.5 perfect. This loss has been particularly significant in West Michigan. New nurses may have a number of opportunities to consider as they near graduation.

Nursing Education in Michigan

The path you take to become a nurse professional depends on what your long-term career goals are. If you want to become a licensed practical nurse, you may be able to complete your program in as little as one year. Those who want to work as registered nurses may complete a two-year associate's degree program or a four-year bachelor's degree program.

As a nursing student, you may take a wide variety of courses to build up your knowledge of health care procedures and standards. Courses that may be part of your core curriculum include Assessment of Health and Illness, Pharmacology, Pathophysiology, Health Maintenance and Restoration, and Community Health Nursing.

While completing your nursing degree, you should get plenty of clinical experience. Requirements differ between schools and program types, but you should anticipate completing at least 400 clinical hours by the time you graduate.

There are several scholarship programs in Michigan that support new nursing students. Look into your options to save money on school expenses. Through Michigan Student Aid, a state-sponsored financial aid program, you can apply for the Michigan Nursing Scholarship. You may also find a number of scholarships via the Michigan Nurses Foundation, which awards scholarships that start at $1,000. You may wish to contact the Michigan Center for Nursing to learn more about their statewide financial aid opportunities.

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Outlook for Nursing in Michigan

Once you have completed your education, you can pursue nursing licensure. All licensure of LPNs and RNs goes through the Michigan Board of Nursing. They require you to pass the NCLEX-RN or NCLEX-RN, depending on which type of license you want.

As a nursing professional in Michigan, you may earn a wide variety of salaries. If you have specialized training or experience, you may be able to earn a more competitive salary. Per, the average salary for a Michigan LPN is $46,660 per year. Their estimates show that the average salary for a RN is $69,100 per year (BLS, 2016).

The field of nursing has seen major growth in Michigan, and you have the chance to become part of it. Learn more about your opportunities by contacting nursing schools in Michigan.

Beaumont Hospital, Royal Oak, Spectrum Health Butterworth Hospital, University of Michigan Hospitals and Health Centers, Henry Ford Hospital, and Saint John Hospital and Medical Center

Nursing Degree Programs in Michigan

Transition programs for nurses:

Graduate programs for nurses:

Entry level nursing programs:

MSN Programs from Michigan Schools

Listed below are all of the nationally accredited MSN programs with campus locations in Michigan.

Online programs may not be available in all areas

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Andrews University (Berrien Springs, MI)
Program Name: Nurse Education (online)
Accreditation: ACEN accredited
Eastern Michigan University (Ypsilanti, MI)
Program Name: Adult Health Nursing, Clinical Nurse Specialist
Accreditation: CCNE accredited
Ferris State University (Big Rapids, MI)
Program Name: Nursing Administration, Nursing Education, Nursing Informatics
Accreditation: ACEN accredited
Grand Valley State University (Grand Rapids, MI)
Program Name: Adult/Elderly APN (NP/CNS), Child APN (NP/CNS), Family APN (NP/CNS), Mental Health APN (NP/CNS), MSN/MBA, Women’s Health APN (NP/CNS)
Accreditation: CCNE accredited
Madonna University (Livonia, MI)
Program Name: Adult Acute/Palliative Care Nurse Practitioner, Adult Health: CNS, Adult Health/Palliative Care Nurse Practitioner, Adult Nurse Practitioner, MSH-Hospice and Palliative Studies, MSN/MBA, Nurse Entrepreneur, Nurse Practitioner, Nursing Administration
Accreditation: CCNE accredited
Michigan State University (East Lansing, MI)
Program Name: Nurse Anesthesia, Nurse Practitioner, Nursing Education (online)
Accreditation: CCNE accredited
Northern Michigan University (Marquette, MI)
Program Name: Family Nurse Practitioner
Accreditation: CCNE accredited
Oakland University (Rochester, MI)
Program Name: Adult/Gerontological Nurse Practitioner, Clinical Nurse Leader (online), Family Nurse Practitioner, Master of Science in Nursing - Adult Health CNS, Nurse Anesthesia, Nursing Education (online), RN to MSN (online)
Accreditation: CCNE accredited
Saginaw Valley State University (University Center, MI)
Program Name: Advanced Clinical Practice - Family Nurse Practitioner, Health System Nurse Specialist (CNL Educator Manager or Informaticist)
Accreditation: CCNE accredited
Spring Arbor University Online (Spring Arbor, MI)
Program Name: Master of Science in Nursing (online), RN to MSN (online)
Accreditation: CCNE accredited
University of Detroit Mercy (Detroit, MI)
Program Name: Clinical Nurse Leader (CNL), Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP), Health Systems Management (HSM), MS in Anesthesia, Nursing Education (NE) with CNS Option
Accreditation: CCNE accredited
University of Michigan - Ann Arbor (Ann Arbor, MI)
Program Name: Adult Acute Care Nurse Practitioner, Adult Nurse Practitioner (Occupational Health Concentration), Adult Nurse Practitioner (Primary Care), Advanced Nursing Management, Certified Nurse-Midwife Program, Community Care/Public Health/Home Health Care Clinical Nurse Specialist, Dual Degree in Nursing & Business Administration, Dual Degree in Nursing and Health Services Administration, Dual Degree in Nursing and Informatics, Family Nurse Practitioner, Gerontological Clinical Nurse Specialist, Gerontological Nurse Practitioner, Infant Child Adolescent Health/Pediatric Nurse Practitioner, Medical-Surgical Clinical Nurse Specialist, Midwifery Program, Nursing & Health Policy, Nursing Entrepreneurship, Nursing Informatics, Occupational Health Clinical Nurse Specialist, Psychiatric-Mental Health Clinical Nurse Specialist, Psychiatric-Mental Health Nurse Practitioner, Quality/Patient Safety, RN to MS Program, Strategies for Teaching
Accreditation: CCNE accredited
University of Michigan-Flint (Flint, MI)
Program Name: Master of Science in Anesthesia
Accreditation: AANA/CANAEP accredited
University of Phoenix (Multiple Locations)
Program Name: Nurse Practitioner (online)
Accreditation: CCNE accredited
Wayne State University (Detroit, MI)
Program Name: Adult Acute & Critical Care Nurse Practitioner, Adult Primary Care Nurse Practitioner, Community Health Nursing, Gerontological Nurse Practitioner, Masters of Science in Anesthesia, Neonatal Nurse Practitioner, Nurse-Midwife (CNM), Pediatric Nurse Practitioner - Acute Care, Pediatric Nurse Practitioner - Primary Care, Psychiatric Mental Health - CNS and NP, Women’s Health Nurse Practitioner (WHNP)
Accreditation: CCNE accredited
Western Michigan University (Kalamazoo, MI)
Program Name: Master of Science in Nursing - Nurse Leadership or Nurse Educator
Accreditation: CCNE accredited