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Becoming certified as a licensed practical nurse (LPN) is one of several ways to enter the nursing profession. Licensed practical nurses work with doctors and registered nurses in a variety of care settings. They perform tasks that range from basic bedside care, to conducting tests and procedures, to administering medications.

Training to become a licensed practical nurse
To practice as an LPN, one must attend a state-approved training program and pass the NCLEX-PN in order to gain licensure. Most programs are relatively short, spanning 12-18 months in total. There are 35 state-approved LPN programs throughout the state of Michigan. These courses are offered at community colleges, private schools, and universities across the state including Kalamazoo Community College, Davenport University, and Northern Michigan University.

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Working as a licensed practical nurse in Michigan
The median salary of Michigan’s more than 15,000 LPNs is $42,930, with the middle 50 percent earning between $36,690 and $49,320. Some of the top current employers of LPNs in Michigan include the Department of Veterans Affairs, Great Lakes Home Health Services, and the Sacred Heart Rehabilitation Center.

To assist those interested in pursuing a career as a licensed practical nurse, we have compiled below a list of some of the best LPN programs in Michigan.

Featured Schools

Detroit metro area

Baker College of Auburn Hills
  • Certificate in Practical Nursing
Davenport University - Warren
  • Certificate in Practical Nursing
Detroit Business Institute - Downriver
  • Certificate in Practical Nursing
Dorsey Schools - Madison Heights
  • Certificate in Practical Nursing
Everest Institute - Southfield
  • Certificate in Practical Nursing
NexCare Health Care Training Institute
  • Certificate in Practical Nursing
Oakland Community College
  • Certificate in Practical Nursing
Oakland University
  • Certificate in Practical Nursing
Schoolcraft College
  • Certificate in Practical Nursing
St. Clair County Community College
  • Certificate in Practical Nursing
School Program NCLEX score Time period
Baker College of Auburn Hills
Certificate in Practical Nursing
Davenport University - Warren
Certificate in Practical Nursing
Detroit Business Institute - Downriver
Certificate in Practical Nursing
Dorsey Schools - Madison Heights
Certificate in Practical Nursing
Everest Institute - Southfield
Certificate in Practical Nursing
NexCare Health Care Training Institute
Certificate in Practical Nursing
Oakland Community College
Certificate in Practical Nursing
Oakland University
Certificate in Practical Nursing
Schoolcraft College
Certificate in Practical Nursing
St. Clair County Community College
Certificate in Practical Nursing

Flint

Mott Community College
  • Certificate in Practical Nursing
School Program NCLEX score Time period
Mott Community College
Certificate in Practical Nursing

Grand Rapids

Everest Institute - Grand Rapids
  • Certificate in Practical Nursing
Grand Rapids Community College
  • Certificate in Practical Nursing
Montcalm Community College
  • Certificate in Practical Nursing
School Program NCLEX score Time period
Everest Institute - Grand Rapids
Certificate in Practical Nursing
Grand Rapids Community College
Certificate in Practical Nursing
Montcalm Community College
Certificate in Practical Nursing

Kalamazoo / Portage area

Kalamazoo Valley Community College
  • Certificate in Practical Nursing
School Program NCLEX score Time period
Kalamazoo Valley Community College
Certificate in Practical Nursing

Lansing / East Lansing area

Lansing Community College
  • Certificate in Practical Nursing
School Program NCLEX score Time period
Lansing Community College
Certificate in Practical Nursing

Other Michigan cities

Alpena Community College
  • Certificate in Practical Nursing
Bay de Noc Community College
  • Certificate in Practical Nursing
Davenport University - Midland
  • Certificate in Practical Nursing
Delta College
  • Certificate in Practical Nursing
Glen Oaks Community College
  • Certificate in Practical Nursing
Gogebic Community College
  • Certificate in Practical Nursing
Jackson Community College
  • Certificate in Practical Nursing
Kellogg Community College
  • Certificate in Practical Nursing
Kirtland Community College
  • Certificate in Practical Nursing
Lake Michigan College
  • Certificate in Practical Nursing
Lake Superior State University
  • Certificate in Practical Nursing
Latoya's Health Education Training Center
  • Certificate in Practical Nursing
Mid Michigan Community College
  • Certificate in Practical Nursing
Monroe County Community College
  • Certificate in Practical Nursing
Muskegon Community College
  • Certificate in Practical Nursing
Northern Michigan University
  • Certificate in Practical Nursing
Northwestern Michigan College
  • Certificate in Practical Nursing
Southwestern Michigan College
  • Certificate in Practical Nursing
West Shore Community College
  • Certificate in Practical Nursing
School Program NCLEX score Time period
Alpena Community College
Certificate in Practical Nursing
Bay de Noc Community College
Certificate in Practical Nursing
Davenport University - Midland
Certificate in Practical Nursing
Delta College
Certificate in Practical Nursing
Glen Oaks Community College
Certificate in Practical Nursing
Gogebic Community College
Certificate in Practical Nursing
Jackson Community College
Certificate in Practical Nursing
Kellogg Community College
Certificate in Practical Nursing
Kirtland Community College
Certificate in Practical Nursing
Lake Michigan College
Certificate in Practical Nursing
Lake Superior State University
Certificate in Practical Nursing
Latoya's Health Education Training Center
Certificate in Practical Nursing
Mid Michigan Community College
Certificate in Practical Nursing
Monroe County Community College
Certificate in Practical Nursing
Muskegon Community College
Certificate in Practical Nursing
Northern Michigan University
Certificate in Practical Nursing
Northwestern Michigan College
Certificate in Practical Nursing
Southwestern Michigan College
Certificate in Practical Nursing
West Shore Community College
Certificate in Practical Nursing