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

Aspiring nurses can target one of three nursing roles. Certified nursing assistants (CNAs) take a short eight- to ten-week certificate course, typically offered at a local community college. Licensed practical nurses (LPNs) complete a longer certificate program of 12-18 months; they must also pass the NCLEX-PN national examination to gain licensure. CNAs and LPNs are usually supervised by the most senior type of nurse, a registered nurse (RN). RNs must hold either an associate’s or bachelor’s degree in professional nursing; they must also pass the NCLEX-RN national examination to gain licensure.

Nursing salaries in the Detroit metro area
A significant number of nurses are employed in the Detroit metro area. Approximately 20,000 CNAs and 6,000 LPNs work in the area, in addition to over 40,000 RNs. These nurses earn very competitive pay. The median annual salary for a Detroit-area CNA is $27,000, while that of an LPN is $47,000. Detroit’s registered nurses earn roughly $68,000 per year. Highly qualified advanced practice registered nurses, who hold graduate degrees, can command average salaries of up to $170,000.

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Detroit metro area nursing employers
Tenet Healthcare, which operates a large network of hospitals and clinics, is one of the largest nursing employers in the Detroit metro area. The Barbara Ann Karmanos Cancer Institute, which specializes in cancer treatment services, is a notable local employer for nurses who wish to focus on oncology.

To help those exploring a nursing career in the Detroit metro area, we have compiled below a detailed list of accredited local nursing schools and programs.

Detroit metro area nursing schools by NCLEX score

Abcott Institute
16250 Northland Drive, Suite 205 | Southfield, Michigan 48075-5227
Programs offered: Certificate in Patient Care Aide; Certificate in Nursing Assistant
Baker College of Allen Park
4500 Enterprise Drive | Allen Park, Michigan 48101
Programs offered: Associate's in Registered Nursing; Associate's in Nursing Assistant
Baker College of Auburn Hills
1500 University Drive | Auburn Hills, Michigan 48326-2642
Programs offered: Associate's in Registered Nursing; Certificate in Licensed Practical Nursing; Associate's in Nursing Assistant
Baker College of Clinton Township
34950 Little Mack Avenue | Clinton Township, Michigan 48035
Programs offered: Associate's in Registered Nursing
Davenport University - Warren
27500 Dequindre Road | Warren, Michigan 48092-5209
Programs offered: Bachelor's in Registered Nursing; Certificate in Licensed Practical Nursing
Detroit Business Institute - Downriver
19100 Fort Street | Riverview, Michigan 48193
Programs offered: Certificate in Licensed Practical Nursing
Dorsey Business Schools - Farmington Hills
33533 West 12 Mile Road, Suite 152 | Farmington Hills, Michigan 48331
Programs offered: Certificate in Nursing Assistant; Certificate in Patient Care Aide
Dorsey Business Schools - Madison Heights
30821 Barrington Street | Madison Heights, Michigan 48071
Programs offered: Certificate in Licensed Practical Nursing; Certificate in Nursing Assistant; Certificate in Patient Care Aide
Dorsey Business Schools - Roseville
31542 Gratiot Avenue | Roseville, Michigan 48066
Programs offered: Certificate in Patient Care Aide; Certificate in Nursing Assistant
Dorsey Business Schools - Southgate
15755 Northline Road | Southgate, Michigan 48195
Programs offered: Certificate in Nursing Assistant; Certificate in Patient Care Aide
Dorsey Business Schools - Waterford Pontiac
440 North Telegraph Road | Pontiac, Michigan 48344
Programs offered: Certificate in Nursing Assistant; Certificate in Patient Care Aide
Dorsey Business Schools - Wayne
35005 Michigan Avenue | Wayne, Michigan 48184
Programs offered: Certificate in Patient Care Aide
Everest Institute - Dearborn
23400 Michigan Avenue, Suite 200 | Dearborn, Michigan 48124
Programs offered: Certificate in Nursing Assistant
Everest Institute - Southfield
21107 Lahser Road | Southfield, Michigan 48033
Programs offered: Certificate in Licensed Practical Nursing
Henry Ford Community College
5101 Evergreen Road | Dearborn, Michigan 48128-1495
Programs offered: Associate's in Registered Nursing
ITT Technical Institute - Canton
1905 South Haggerty Road | Canton, Michigan 48188-2025
Programs offered: Associate's in Registered Nursing
Macomb Community College
44575 Garfield Road | Clinton Township, Michigan 48038-1139
Programs offered: Associate's in Registered Nursing
Madonna University
36600 Schoolcraft Road | Livonia, Michigan 48150-1176
Programs offered: Master's in Nursing Research; 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 Nursing Education; Graduate Certificate in Family Practice Nursing; 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
NexCare Health Care Training Institute
28349 Joy Road | Westland, Michigan 48185-5524
Programs offered: Certificate in Licensed Practical Nursing
Oakland Community College
7350 Cooley Lake Road | Waterford, Michigan 48327-4187
Programs offered: Associate's in Registered Nursing; Certificate in Licensed Practical Nursing
Oakland University
2200 North Squirrel Road | Rochester Hills, Michigan 48309-4401
Programs offered: 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; Bachelor's in Registered Nursing; Master's in Adult Health Nursing
Rochester College
800 West Avon Road | Rochester Hills, Michigan 48307
Programs offered: Bachelor's in Registered Nursing
Schoolcraft College
18600 Haggerty Road | Livonia, Michigan 48152-2696
Programs offered: Associate's in Registered Nursing; Certificate in Licensed Practical Nursing; Certificate in Nursing Assistant
South University - Novi
41555 Twelve Mile Road | Novi, Michigan 48377-3103
Programs offered: Bachelor's in Registered Nursing
St Clair County Community College
323 Erie Street | Port Huron, Michigan 48061-5015
Programs offered: Associate's in Registered Nursing; Certificate in Licensed Practical Nursing
University of Detroit Mercy
4001 West McNichols Road | Detroit, Michigan 48221-3038
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
5480 Corporate Drive | Troy, Michigan 48098-2623
Programs offered: Bachelor's in Registered Nursing
Wayne County Community College
801 West Fort Street | Detroit, Michigan 48226
Programs offered: Associate's in Registered Nursing
Wayne State University
656 West Kirby Street | Detroit, Michigan 48202
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
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