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Programs include LPN/LVN, ADN, BSN, MSN, and more

Public colleges and universities are an attractive option for students concerned about the costs of nursing education. Public schools charge lower tuition than their private counterparts because they are partially subsidized by the state government. As a result, Michigan residents can enjoy significantly lower tuition at prestigious schools like University of Michigan and Lake Superior State University. Both universities offer a breadth of highly regarded nursing programs.

Undergraduate programs
First-time nursing students can pursue a certificate, associate’s degree, or bachelor’s degree at many of Michigan’s public colleges and universities. Graduates from a 12- to 18-month certificate program in practical nursing may seek employment as licensed practical nurses (LPNs). Michigan is home to 16,000 LPNs who earn a median annual salary of $43,000. Graduates from a two-year associate’s or four-year bachelor’s degree program may seek employment as registered nurses (RNs). Michigan employs 90,000 RNs who earn an average of $65,000 per year. Career prospects for both nursing roles are bright. Major healthcare providers throughout the state, including Tenet Health and Munson Medical Center, are constantly looking for new nurses to join their teams.

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Graduate programs
Existing nurses may advance their careers by pursuing a master of science in nursing (MSN) at one of Michigan’s public universities. MSN-holders are qualified to serve as advanced practice registered nurses (APRNs), filling specialized roles like nurse practitioner, nurse midwife, and nurse anesthetist. APRNs enjoy a salary 35-100+% higher than that of a typical RN. Thus, it can be extremely worthwhile to invest in graduate nursing education.

To help Michigan’s current and future nurses better understand their education options, we have compiled below a complete list of the state’s public nursing schools.

Ann Arbor

Eastern Michigan University
Programs offered: Bachelor's in Registered Nursing; Master's in Registered Nursing
University of Michigan - Ann Arbor
Programs offered: Bachelor's in Registered Nursing; Doctor's in Registered Nursing; 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
Washtenaw Community College
Programs offered: Associate's in Registered Nursing; Certificate in Nursing Assistant

Detroit metro area

Henry Ford Community College
Programs offered: Associate's in Registered Nursing
Macomb Community College
Programs offered: Associate's in Registered Nursing
Oakland Community College
Programs offered: Associate's in Registered Nursing; Certificate in Licensed Practical Nursing
Oakland University
Programs offered: Bachelor's in Registered Nursing; Master's in Adult Health Nursing; Master's in Nurse Anesthetist; Graduate Certificate in Nurse Anesthetist; Master's in Family Practice Nursing; Master's in Nursing Education; Doctor's in Nursing Practice; Master's in Geriatric Nursing; Certificate in Licensed Practical Nursing
Schoolcraft College
Programs offered: Associate's in Registered Nursing; Certificate in Licensed Practical Nursing; Certificate in Nursing Assistant
St Clair County Community College
Programs offered: Associate's in Registered Nursing; Certificate in Licensed Practical Nursing
Wayne County Community College
Programs offered: Associate's in Registered Nursing
Wayne State University
Programs offered: Bachelor's in Registered Nursing; Master's in Adult Health Nursing; Master's in Nurse Anesthetist; Master's in Maternal Health, Child Health, and Neonatal Nursing; Doctor's in Nursing Science; Graduate Certificate in Pediatric Nursing; Master's in Psychiatric and Mental Health Nursing; Graduate Certificate in Psychiatric and Mental Health Nursing; Master's in Public Health and Community Nursing; Graduate Certificate in Nursing Education

Flint

Mott Community College
Programs offered: Associate's in Registered Nursing; Certificate in Licensed Practical Nursing; Certificate in Nursing Assistant
University of Michigan - Flint
Programs offered: Bachelor's in Registered Nursing; Master's in Registered Nursing; Master's in Nurse Anesthetist

Grand Rapids

Grand Rapids Community College
Programs offered: Associate's in Registered Nursing; Certificate in Licensed Practical Nursing
Grand Valley State University
Programs offered: Bachelor's in Registered Nursing; Master's in Registered Nursing; Doctor's in Registered Nursing
Michigan Career and Technical Institute
Programs offered: Certificate in Nursing Assistant
Montcalm Community College
Programs offered: Associate's in Registered Nursing; Certificate in Licensed Practical Nursing

Kalamazoo / Portage area

Kalamazoo Valley Community College
Programs offered: Associate's in Registered Nursing; Certificate in Licensed Practical Nursing
Western Michigan University
Programs offered: Bachelor's in Registered Nursing; Master's in Registered Nursing

Lansing / East Lansing area

Lansing Community College
Programs offered: Associate's in Registered Nursing; Certificate in Licensed Practical Nursing; Certificate in Nursing Assistant
Michigan State University
Programs offered: Bachelor's in Registered Nursing; Master's in Registered Nursing; Doctor's in Nursing Science

Other Michigan cities

Alpena Community College
Programs offered: Associate's in Registered Nursing; Certificate in Licensed Practical Nursing
Bay de Noc Community College
Programs offered: Associate's in Registered Nursing; Certificate in Licensed Practical Nursing
Delta College
Programs offered: Associate's in Registered Nursing; Certificate in Nursing; Certificate in Licensed Practical Nursing
Ferris State University
Programs offered: Bachelor's in Registered Nursing; Master's in Nursing Administration
Glen Oaks Community College
Programs offered: Associate's in Registered Nursing; Certificate in Licensed Practical Nursing
Gogebic Community College
Programs offered: Associate's in Registered Nursing; Certificate in Licensed Practical Nursing
Jackson Community College
Programs offered: Associate's in Registered Nursing; Associate's in Family Practice Nursing; Certificate in Licensed Practical Nursing
Kellogg Community College
Programs offered: Associate's in Registered Nursing; Certificate in Licensed Practical Nursing
Kirtland Community College
Programs offered: Associate's in Registered Nursing; Certificate in Licensed Practical Nursing
Lake Michigan College
Programs offered: Associate's in Registered Nursing; Certificate in Licensed Practical Nursing
Lake Superior State University
Programs offered: Bachelor's in Registered Nursing; Associate's in Licensed Practical Nursing; Certificate in Licensed Practical Nursing
Mid Michigan Community College
Programs offered: Associate's in Registered Nursing; Certificate in Licensed Practical Nursing
Monroe County Community College
Programs offered: Associate's in Registered Nursing; Certificate in Licensed Practical Nursing
Muskegon Community College
Programs offered: Certificate in Licensed Practical Nursing; Associate's in Registered Nursing
North Central Michigan College
Programs offered: Associate's in Registered Nursing; Certificate in Nursing Assistant
Northern Michigan University
Programs offered: Bachelor's in Registered Nursing; Master's in Nursing Administration; Graduate Certificate in Nursing Administration; Master's in Family Practice Nursing; Graduate Certificate in Family Practice Nursing; Certificate in Licensed Practical Nursing
Northwestern Michigan College
Programs offered: Associate's in Registered Nursing; Certificate in Licensed Practical Nursing
Saginaw Valley State University
Programs offered: Bachelor's in Registered Nursing; Master's in Nursing Administration; Master's in Family Practice Nursing
Southwestern Michigan College
Programs offered: Associate's in Registered Nursing; Certificate in Licensed Practical Nursing
West Shore Community College
Programs offered: Associate's in Registered Nursing; Certificate in Licensed Practical Nursing; Associate's in Nursing Assistant; Certificate in Nursing Assistant
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