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Michigan is home to a number of prestigious private colleges and universities that offer nursing degree programs. These private schools often have smaller class sizes than their public counterparts, enabling them to provide students a personalized education experience. For this reason, local nursing employers like Tenet Healthcare often favor graduates of private nursing schools. Although they can be more expensive than public nursing schools due to a lack of state funding, private schools are still within reach of the average student’s budget.

Private nursing school costs
Unaware of the funding assistance programs available, many students immediately dismiss private schools because of their perceived cost. In reality, the majority of Michigan’s private school students receive some form of scholarship or financial aid. This helps to minimize the financial contribution which students must make to their degree programs. In addition, many private schools receive donations from successful alumni, which further helps to lower students’ tuition costs.

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Benefits of private school programs
A number of Michigan’s private nursing schools, such as Calvin College and Rochester College, are well-known across the country. Graduates from these schools enjoy enhanced access to jobs at nationwide healthcare employers, like the US Department of Veterans Affairs.

In addition, many of Michigan’s private schools were founded over a century ago. They carry proud student traditions and a strong school spirit. Students may simply choose a private school for the quality of student life, especially if they plan to live on campus.

To help Michigan’s nursing students choose the best possible program, we have organized below a complete list of the state’s private nursing schools.

Detroit metro area

Abcott Institute
Programs offered: Certificate in Nursing Assistant; Certificate in Patient Care Aide
Baker College of Allen Park
Programs offered: Associate's in Registered Nursing; Associate's in Nursing Assistant
Baker College of Auburn Hills
Programs offered: Associate's in Registered Nursing; Certificate in Licensed Practical Nursing; Associate's in Nursing Assistant
Baker College of Clinton Township
Programs offered: Associate's in Registered Nursing
Davenport University - Warren
Programs offered: Bachelor's in Registered Nursing; Certificate in Licensed Practical Nursing
Detroit Business Institute - Downriver
Programs offered: Certificate in Licensed Practical Nursing
Dorsey Business Schools - Farmington Hills
Programs offered: Certificate in Nursing Assistant; Certificate in Patient Care Aide
Dorsey Business Schools - Madison Heights
Programs offered: Certificate in Patient Care Aide; Certificate in Licensed Practical Nursing; Certificate in Nursing Assistant
Dorsey Business Schools - Roseville
Programs offered: Certificate in Nursing Assistant; Certificate in Patient Care Aide
Dorsey Business Schools - Southgate
Programs offered: Certificate in Nursing Assistant; Certificate in Patient Care Aide
Dorsey Business Schools - Waterford Pontiac
Programs offered: Certificate in Nursing Assistant; Certificate in Patient Care Aide
Dorsey Business Schools - Wayne
Programs offered: Certificate in Patient Care Aide
Everest Institute - Dearborn
Programs offered: Certificate in Nursing Assistant
Everest Institute - Southfield
Programs offered: Certificate in Licensed Practical Nursing
ITT Technical Institute - Canton
Programs offered: Associate's in Registered Nursing
Madonna University
Programs offered: Bachelor's in Registered Nursing; Master's in Registered Nursing; Master's in Nursing Administration; Certificate in Nursing Administration; Master's in Adult Health Nursing; Graduate Certificate in Adult Health Nursing; Master's in Family Practice Nursing; Graduate Certificate in Family Practice Nursing; Graduate Certificate in Nursing Education; Doctor's in Nursing Practice; Associate's in Palliative Care Nursing; Bachelor's in Palliative Care Nursing; Master's in Palliative Care Nursing; Certificate in Palliative Care Nursing; Graduate Certificate in Palliative Care Nursing; Master's in Nursing Research
NexCare Health Care Training Institute
Programs offered: Certificate in Licensed Practical Nursing
Rochester College
Programs offered: Bachelor's in Registered Nursing
South University - Novi
Programs offered: Bachelor's in Registered Nursing
University of Detroit Mercy
Programs offered: Bachelor's in Registered Nursing; Master's in Nursing Administration; Graduate Certificate in Nursing Administration; Master's in Nurse Anesthetist; Master's in Family Practice Nursing; Graduate Certificate in Family Practice Nursing; Master's in Nursing Education; Graduate Certificate in Nursing Education; Master's in Clinical Nurse Leader
University of Phoenix - Metro Detroit
Programs offered: Bachelor's in Registered Nursing

Flint

Baker College Center for Graduate Studies
Programs offered: Bachelor's in Registered Nursing
Baker College of Flint
Programs offered: Associate's in Registered Nursing

Grand Rapids

Calvin College
Programs offered: Bachelor's in Registered Nursing
Davenport University - Grand Rapids
Programs offered: Bachelor's in Registered Nursing
Everest Institute - Grand Rapids
Programs offered: Certificate in Licensed Practical Nursing
Hope College
Programs offered: Bachelor's in Registered Nursing

Other Michigan cities

Andrews University
Programs offered: Bachelor's in Registered Nursing; Master's in Registered Nursing; Graduate Certificate in Family Practice Nursing; Master's in Emergency Room and Trauma Nursing; Master's in Nursing Education; Bachelor's in Nursing Practice; Bachelor's in Palliative Care Nursing; Master's in Clinical Nurse Leader; Master's in Geriatric Nursing; Master's in Women's Health Nursing; Master's in Nursing Research
Baker College of Cadillac
Programs offered: Associate's in Registered Nursing
Baker College of Jackson
Programs offered: Associate's in Nursing Assistant
Baker College of Muskegon
Programs offered: Associate's in Registered Nursing
Baker College of Owosso
Programs offered: Associate's in Registered Nursing
Davenport University - Midland
Programs offered: Bachelor's in Registered Nursing; Certificate in Licensed Practical Nursing
Dorsey Business Schools - Saginaw
Programs offered: Certificate in Patient Care Aide
Finlandia University
Programs offered: Bachelor's in Registered Nursing
Latoya's Health Education Training Center
Programs offered: Certificate in Licensed Practical Nursing
Siena Heights University
Programs offered: Bachelor's in Registered Nursing
Spring Arbor University
Programs offered: Bachelor's in Registered Nursing; Master's in Nursing Research
The Robert B Miller College
Programs offered: Bachelor's in Registered Nursing
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