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

Aspiring nurses can find a rapid path to employment at a local vocational, career, or community college. These schools place an emphasis on the development of vocational and career abilities. Their programs are thus shorter in duration than those offered at traditional four-year colleges and universities, while still equipping students with the necessary skills for work. Most community college nursing students pursue a career as either a licensed practical nurse (LPN) or a registered nurse (RN).

LPN education pathways
Michigan’s aspiring LPNs typically enroll in a practical nursing certificate program. This course of study qualify students for the NCLEX-PN licensure examination in just 12-18 months. Lake Superior State University also offers a two-year associate’s degree program in practical nursing. Regardless of pathway, LPNs can expect a median annual salary of over $40,000 in Michigan. Several of the state’s major healthcare providers, such as Tenet Health, are frequently seeking to hire newly minted LPNs.

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RN education pathways
Michigan’s aspiring RNs can enroll in an associate’s degree in nursing (ADN) program. Community colleges throughout the state of Michigan offer ADN programs, which typically require two years of fulltime study to complete. This is significantly less time than the four years required to complete a bachelor’s degree at university. In addition, ADN programs are more accessible and less expensive. Michigan’s RNs can expect a median annual salary of about $65,000 after successfully passing the NCLEX-RN licensure examination and attaining full licensure.

To help potential students quickly realize a nursing career in Michigan, we have put together a list of vocational, career, and community college nursing programs. You can find them organized below by major metropolitan area.

Ann Arbor

Washtenaw Community College
Programs offered: Associate's in Registered Nursing; Certificate in Nursing Assistant

Detroit metro area

Abcott Institute
Programs offered: Certificate in Nursing Assistant; Certificate in Patient Care Aide
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 Licensed Practical Nursing; Certificate in Nursing Assistant; Certificate in Patient Care Aide
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
Henry Ford Community College
Programs offered: Associate's in Registered Nursing
Macomb Community College
Programs offered: Associate's in Registered Nursing
NexCare Health Care Training Institute
Programs offered: Certificate in Licensed Practical Nursing
Oakland Community College
Programs offered: Associate's in Registered Nursing; Certificate in Licensed Practical Nursing
Schoolcraft College
Programs offered: Certificate in Licensed Practical Nursing; Certificate in Nursing Assistant; Associate's in Registered Nursing
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

Flint

Mott Community College
Programs offered: Associate's in Registered Nursing; Certificate in Licensed Practical Nursing; Certificate in Nursing Assistant

Grand Rapids

Everest Institute - Grand Rapids
Programs offered: Certificate in Licensed Practical Nursing
Grand Rapids Community College
Programs offered: Associate's in Registered Nursing; Certificate in Licensed Practical 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

Lansing / East Lansing area

Lansing Community College
Programs offered: Associate's in Registered Nursing; Certificate in Licensed Practical Nursing; Certificate in Nursing Assistant

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
Dorsey Business Schools - Saginaw
Programs offered: Certificate in Patient Care Aide
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 Family Practice Nursing; Certificate in Licensed Practical Nursing; Associate's in Registered 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
Latoya's Health Education Training Center
Programs offered: 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: Associate's in Registered Nursing; Certificate in Licensed Practical Nursing
North Central Michigan College
Programs offered: Associate's in Registered Nursing; Certificate in Nursing Assistant
Northwestern Michigan College
Programs offered: Associate's in Registered Nursing; Certificate in Licensed Practical 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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