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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.

Featured Schools

Detroit metro area

Abcott Institute
  • Nursing Assistant Certificate
  • Patient Care Technician Certificate
Baker College of Allen Park
  • Associate's Degree in Nursing
Baker College of Auburn Hills
  • Associate's Degree in Nursing
  • Certificate in Practical Nursing
Baker College of Clinton Township
  • Associate's Degree in Nursing
Davenport University - Warren
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing
  • Certificate in Practical Nursing
Detroit Business Institute - Downriver
  • Certificate in Practical Nursing
Dorsey Schools - Farmington Hills
  • Nursing Assistant Certificate
  • Patient Care Technician Diploma
Dorsey Schools - Madison Heights
  • Certificate in Practical Nursing
  • Nursing Assistant Certificate
  • Patient Care Technician Diploma
Dorsey Schools - Roseville
  • Nursing Assistant Certificate
  • Patient Care Technician Diploma
Dorsey Schools - Southgate
  • Nursing Assistant Certificate
  • Patient Care Technician Diploma
Dorsey Schools - Waterford Pontiac
  • Nursing Assistant Certificate
  • Patient Care Technician Diploma
Dorsey Schools - Wayne
  • Patient Care Technician Diploma
Everest Institute - Dearborn
  • Nursing Assistant Certificate
Everest Institute - Southfield
  • Certificate in Practical Nursing
Madonna University
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing
  • Certificate in End-of-Life Care Essentials
  • Certificate in Nursing Home Administration
  • Doctor of Nursing Practice
  • Graduate Certificate: Hospice and Palliative Studies
  • LPN-to-BSN Bridge Program
  • MSN: Adult-Gerontology Nurse Practitioner
  • MSN: Family Nurse Practitioner
  • MSN: Nursing Administration
  • MSN: Palliative Care
  • Master of Science in Nursing
  • Post-Baccalaureate Nurse Paralegal Certificate
  • Post-Master's Certificate: Adult-Gerontology Nurse Practitioner
  • Post-Master's Certificate: Family Nurse Practitioner
  • Post-Master's Certificate: Nursing Education
  • RN-to-BSN Degree Completion
NexCare Health Care Training Institute
  • Certificate in Practical Nursing
Rochester College
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing
South University - Novi
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing
University of Detroit Mercy
  • Accelerated Second Degree BSN
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing
  • Doctor of Nursing Practice
  • MSN: Clinical Nurse Leader
  • MSN: Family Nurse Practitioner
  • MSN: Nursing Administration
  • MSN: Nursing Education
  • Master of Science in Nurse Anesthesia
  • Master of Science in Nursing
  • Post-Master's Certificate: Family Nurse Practitioner
  • Post-Master's Certificate: Nursing Administration
  • Post-Master's Certificate: Nursing Education
  • RN-to-BSN Degree Completion
University of Phoenix - Metro Detroit
  • RN-to-BSN Degree Completion
School City Programs offered
Abcott Institute Southfield
  • Nursing Assistant Certificate
  • Patient Care Technician Certificate
Baker College of Allen Park Allen Park
  • Associate's Degree in Nursing
Baker College of Auburn Hills Auburn Hills
  • Associate's Degree in Nursing
  • Certificate in Practical Nursing
Baker College of Clinton Township Clinton Township
  • Associate's Degree in Nursing
Davenport University - Warren Warren
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing
  • Certificate in Practical Nursing
Detroit Business Institute - Downriver Riverview
  • Certificate in Practical Nursing
Dorsey Schools - Farmington Hills Farmington Hills
  • Nursing Assistant Certificate
  • Patient Care Technician Diploma
Dorsey Schools - Madison Heights Madison Heights
  • Certificate in Practical Nursing
  • Nursing Assistant Certificate
  • Patient Care Technician Diploma
Dorsey Schools - Roseville Roseville
  • Nursing Assistant Certificate
  • Patient Care Technician Diploma
Dorsey Schools - Southgate Southgate
  • Nursing Assistant Certificate
  • Patient Care Technician Diploma
Dorsey Schools - Waterford Pontiac Pontiac
  • Nursing Assistant Certificate
  • Patient Care Technician Diploma
Dorsey Schools - Wayne Wayne
  • Patient Care Technician Diploma
Everest Institute - Dearborn Dearborn
  • Nursing Assistant Certificate
Everest Institute - Southfield Southfield
  • Certificate in Practical Nursing
Madonna University Livonia
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing
  • Certificate in End-of-Life Care Essentials
  • Certificate in Nursing Home Administration
  • Doctor of Nursing Practice
  • Graduate Certificate: Hospice and Palliative Studies
  • LPN-to-BSN Bridge Program
  • MSN: Adult-Gerontology Nurse Practitioner
  • MSN: Family Nurse Practitioner
  • MSN: Nursing Administration
  • MSN: Palliative Care
  • Master of Science in Nursing
  • Post-Baccalaureate Nurse Paralegal Certificate
  • Post-Master's Certificate: Adult-Gerontology Nurse Practitioner
  • Post-Master's Certificate: Family Nurse Practitioner
  • Post-Master's Certificate: Nursing Education
  • RN-to-BSN Degree Completion
NexCare Health Care Training Institute Westland
  • Certificate in Practical Nursing
Rochester College Rochester Hills
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing
South University - Novi Novi
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing
University of Detroit Mercy Detroit
  • Accelerated Second Degree BSN
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing
  • Doctor of Nursing Practice
  • MSN: Clinical Nurse Leader
  • MSN: Family Nurse Practitioner
  • MSN: Nursing Administration
  • MSN: Nursing Education
  • Master of Science in Nurse Anesthesia
  • Master of Science in Nursing
  • Post-Master's Certificate: Family Nurse Practitioner
  • Post-Master's Certificate: Nursing Administration
  • Post-Master's Certificate: Nursing Education
  • RN-to-BSN Degree Completion
University of Phoenix - Metro Detroit Troy
  • RN-to-BSN Degree Completion

Flint

Baker College of Flint
  • Associate's Degree in Nursing
School City Programs offered
Baker College of Flint Flint
  • Associate's Degree in Nursing

Grand Rapids

Calvin College
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing
Davenport University
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing
  • Master of Science in Nursing
  • RN-to-BSN Degree Completion
Everest Institute - Grand Rapids
  • Certificate in Practical Nursing
Hope College
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing
School City Programs offered
Calvin College Grand Rapids
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing
Davenport University Grand Rapids
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing
  • Master of Science in Nursing
  • RN-to-BSN Degree Completion
Everest Institute - Grand Rapids Grand Rapids
  • Certificate in Practical Nursing
Hope College Holland
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing

Other Michigan cities

Andrews University
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing
  • Doctor of Nursing Practice
  • MSN: Adult-Gerontology Nurse Practitioner
  • MSN: Emergency Nurse Practitioner
  • MSN: Nursing Education
  • MSN: Women's Health Nurse Practitioner
  • Master of Science in Nursing
  • Post-Baccalaureate DNP
  • Post-Master's Certificate: Family Nurse Practitioner
  • RN-to-BSN Degree Completion
Baker College of Cadillac
  • Associate's Degree in Nursing
Baker College of Muskegon
  • Associate's Degree in Nursing
Baker College of Owosso
  • Associate's Degree in Nursing
Davenport University - Midland
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing
  • Certificate in Practical Nursing
Dorsey Schools - Saginaw
  • Patient Care Technician Diploma
Finlandia University
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing
  • RN-to-BSN Degree Completion
Latoya's Health Education Training Center
  • Certificate in Practical Nursing
Siena Heights University
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing
  • RN-to-BSN Degree Completion
Spring Arbor University
  • Master of Science in Nursing
  • RN-to-BSN Degree Completion
  • RN-to-MSN Degree Completion
School City Programs offered
Andrews University Berrien Springs
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing
  • Doctor of Nursing Practice
  • MSN: Adult-Gerontology Nurse Practitioner
  • MSN: Emergency Nurse Practitioner
  • MSN: Nursing Education
  • MSN: Women's Health Nurse Practitioner
  • Master of Science in Nursing
  • Post-Baccalaureate DNP
  • Post-Master's Certificate: Family Nurse Practitioner
  • RN-to-BSN Degree Completion
Baker College of Cadillac Cadillac
  • Associate's Degree in Nursing
Baker College of Muskegon Muskegon
  • Associate's Degree in Nursing
Baker College of Owosso Owosso
  • Associate's Degree in Nursing
Davenport University - Midland Midland
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing
  • Certificate in Practical Nursing
Dorsey Schools - Saginaw Saginaw
  • Patient Care Technician Diploma
Finlandia University Hancock
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing
  • RN-to-BSN Degree Completion
Latoya's Health Education Training Center Saginaw
  • Certificate in Practical Nursing
Siena Heights University Adrian
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing
  • RN-to-BSN Degree Completion
Spring Arbor University Spring Arbor
  • Master of Science in Nursing
  • RN-to-BSN Degree Completion
  • RN-to-MSN Degree Completion