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A bachelor’s degree is not necessarily the end of the line in nursing education. Nurses interested in increased autonomy and more granular knowledge can find these in specialized fields such as nurse practitioner, nurse midwife, and nurse anesthetist. The journey to nursing specialization begins with enrolling in a master of science in nursing (MSN) program.

The benefits of an MSN degree
The master of science in nursing is a graduate-level qualification which opens the door for nurses to further their careers in a range of advanced fields. Michigan boasts over 45 MSN programs in a variety of specializations including geriatric nursing and nursing administration. Some of the top schools that offer MSN programs include the University of Michigan (Ann Arbor and Flint campuses) and Wayne State University.

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After completing an MSN program
A master of science in nursing program can position nurses to re-enter the workforce as advanced practice registered nurses (APRNs) in well-compensated specializations. For example, Michigan’s nurse anesthetists earn a median annual salary of $169,700, while the state’s nurse midwives earn $98,850 per year and its nurse practitioners take home $88,760 annually. Top performers across all three professions can earn well into six figures, and this holds true for a range of other prominent MSN specializations.

To assist nurses interested in pursuing a master of science in nursing degree, we have put together a list of the best MSN programs in Michigan.

Ann Arbor

Eastern Michigan University
202 Welch Hall | Ypsilanti, Michigan 48197
Programs offered: Master's in Registered Nursing
University of Michigan - Ann Arbor
503 Thompson Street | Ann Arbor, Michigan 48109
Programs offered: Master's in Nursing Administration; Master's in Maternal Health, Child Health, and Neonatal Nursing; Master's in Psychiatric and Mental Health Nursing; Master's in Public Health and Community Nursing; Master's in Perioperative, Operating Room, and Surgical Nursing; Master's in Geriatric Nursing; Master's in Nursing Research

Detroit metro area

Madonna University
36600 Schoolcraft Road | Livonia, Michigan 48150-1176
Programs offered: Master's in Registered Nursing; Master's in Nursing Administration; Master's in Adult Health Nursing; Master's in Family Practice Nursing; Master's in Palliative Care Nursing; Master's in Nursing Research
Oakland University
2200 North Squirrel Road | Rochester Hills, Michigan 48309-4401
Programs offered: Master's in Adult Health Nursing; Master's in Nurse Anesthetist; Master's in Family Practice Nursing; Master's in Nursing Education; Master's in Geriatric Nursing
University of Detroit Mercy
4001 West McNichols Road | Detroit, Michigan 48221-3038
Programs offered: Master's in Nursing Administration; Master's in Nurse Anesthetist; Master's in Family Practice Nursing; Master's in Nursing Education; Master's in Clinical Nurse Leader
Wayne State University
656 West Kirby Street | Detroit, Michigan 48202
Programs offered: Master's in Adult Health Nursing; Master's in Nurse Anesthetist; Master's in Maternal Health, Child Health, and Neonatal Nursing; Master's in Psychiatric and Mental Health Nursing; Master's in Public Health and Community Nursing

Flint

University of Michigan - Flint
303 East Kearsley Street | Flint, Michigan 48502-1950
Programs offered: Master's in Registered Nursing; Master's in Nurse Anesthetist

Grand Rapids

Grand Valley State University
One Campus Drive | Allendale, Michigan 49401-9403
Programs offered: Master's in Registered Nursing

Kalamazoo / Portage area

Western Michigan University
1903 West Michigan Avenue | Kalamazoo, Michigan 49008-5200
Programs offered: Master's in Registered Nursing

Lansing / East Lansing area

Michigan State University
220 Trowbridge Road | East Lansing, Michigan 48824-1046
Programs offered: Master's in Registered Nursing

Other Michigan cities

Andrews University
4150 Administration Drive, Suite 136 | Berrien Springs, Michigan 49104
Programs offered: Master's in Nursing Education; Master's in Clinical Nurse Leader; Master's in Geriatric Nursing; Master's in Women's Health Nursing; Master's in Nursing Research; Master's in Registered Nursing; Master's in Emergency Room and Trauma Nursing
Ferris State University
1201 South State Street | Big Rapids, Michigan 49307-2251
Programs offered: Master's in Nursing Administration
Northern Michigan University
1401 Presque Isle Avenue | Marquette, Michigan 49855
Programs offered: Master's in Nursing Administration; Master's in Family Practice Nursing
Saginaw Valley State University
7400 Bay Road | University Center, Michigan 48710
Programs offered: Master's in Nursing Administration; Master's in Family Practice Nursing
Spring Arbor University
106 East Main Street | Spring Arbor, Michigan 49283-9799
Programs offered: Master's in Nursing Research
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