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Michigan Nursing Schools
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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 BLS.gov, the average salary for a Michigan LPN is $45,530 per year. Their estimates show that the average salary for a RN is $67,690 per year (BLS, 2015).

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


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