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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.

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Ann Arbor

Concordia University Ann Arbor
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing
  • Doctor of Nursing Practice
  • MSN: Adult-Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioner
  • MSN: Family Nurse Practitioner
  • MSN: Nurse Educator
School City Programs offered
Concordia University Ann Arbor Ann Arbor
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing
  • Doctor of Nursing Practice
  • MSN: Adult-Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioner
  • MSN: Family Nurse Practitioner
  • MSN: Nurse Educator

Detroit metro area

Abcott Institute
  • Certificate in Practical Nursing
  • Nursing Assistant Certificate
  • Patient Care Technician Certificate
Baker College of Allen Park
  • Associate's Degree in Nursing
Baker College of Auburn Hills
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing
Baker College of Clinton Township
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing
Chamberlain College of Nursing - Troy
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing
Davenport University - Warren
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing
  • Certificate in Practical Nursing
Detroit Business Institute - Downriver
  • Certificate in Practical Nursing
Dorsey Schools - Dearborn
  • Patient Care Technician Diploma
Dorsey Schools - Madison Heights
  • Certificate in Practical Nursing
  • Patient Care Technician Diploma
Dorsey Schools - Roseville
  • Certificate in Practical Nursing
  • Patient Care Technician Diploma
Dorsey Schools - Southgate
  • Patient Care Technician Diploma
Dorsey Schools - Waterford-Pontiac
  • Patient Care Technician Diploma
Dorsey Schools - Wayne
  • Certificate in Practical Nursing
Lawrence Technological University
  • Bachelor of Science in 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
Rochester College
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing
  • RN-to-BSN Degree Completion
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
School City Programs offered
Abcott Institute Southfield
  • Certificate in Practical Nursing
  • 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
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing
Baker College of Clinton Township Clinton Township
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing
Chamberlain College of Nursing - Troy Troy
  • Bachelor of Science 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 - Dearborn Detroit
  • Patient Care Technician Diploma
Dorsey Schools - Madison Heights Madison Heights
  • Certificate in Practical Nursing
  • Patient Care Technician Diploma
Dorsey Schools - Roseville Roseville
  • Certificate in Practical Nursing
  • Patient Care Technician Diploma
Dorsey Schools - Southgate Southgate
  • Patient Care Technician Diploma
Dorsey Schools - Waterford-Pontiac Pontiac
  • Patient Care Technician Diploma
Dorsey Schools - Wayne Wayne
  • Certificate in Practical Nursing
Lawrence Technological University Southfield
  • Bachelor of Science in 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
Rochester College Rochester Hills
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing
  • RN-to-BSN Degree Completion
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

Flint

Baker College of Flint
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing
School City Programs offered
Baker College of Flint Flint
  • Bachelor of Science 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
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
Hope College Holland
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing

Lansing / East Lansing area

Davenport University - Lansing
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing
Olivet College
  • RN-to-BSN Degree Completion
School City Programs offered
Davenport University - Lansing Lansing
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing
Olivet College Olivet
  • RN-to-BSN Degree Completion

Other Michigan cities

Alma College
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing
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
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing
Baker College of Jackson
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing
Baker College of Muskegon
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing
Baker College of Owosso
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing
Davenport University - Midland
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing
  • Certificate in Practical Nursing
Dorsey Schools - Saginaw
  • Certificate in Practical Nursing
Finlandia University
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing
  • RN-to-BSN Degree Completion
Siena Heights University
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing
  • RN-to-BSN Degree Completion
Spring Arbor University
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing
  • Master of Science in Nursing
  • RN-to-BSN Degree Completion
  • RN-to-MSN Degree Completion
School City Programs offered
Alma College Alma
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing
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
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing
Baker College of Jackson Jackson
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing
Baker College of Muskegon Muskegon
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing
Baker College of Owosso Owosso
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing
Davenport University - Midland Midland
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing
  • Certificate in Practical Nursing
Dorsey Schools - Saginaw Saginaw
  • Certificate in Practical Nursing
Finlandia University Hancock
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing
  • RN-to-BSN Degree Completion
Siena Heights University Adrian
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing
  • RN-to-BSN Degree Completion
Spring Arbor University Spring Arbor
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing
  • Master of Science in Nursing
  • RN-to-BSN Degree Completion
  • RN-to-MSN Degree Completion