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Public colleges and universities are an attractive option for students concerned about the costs of nursing education. Public schools charge lower tuition than their private counterparts because they are partially subsidized by the state government. As a result, Michigan residents can enjoy significantly lower tuition at prestigious schools like University of Michigan and Lake Superior State University. Both universities offer a breadth of highly regarded nursing programs.

Undergraduate programs
First-time nursing students can pursue a certificate, associate’s degree, or bachelor’s degree at many of Michigan’s public colleges and universities. Graduates from a 12- to 18-month certificate program in practical nursing may seek employment as licensed practical nurses (LPNs). Michigan is home to 16,000 LPNs who earn a median annual salary of $43,000. Graduates from a two-year associate’s or four-year bachelor’s degree program may seek employment as registered nurses (RNs). Michigan employs 90,000 RNs who earn an average of $65,000 per year. Career prospects for both nursing roles are bright. Major healthcare providers throughout the state, including Tenet Health and Munson Medical Center, are constantly looking for new nurses to join their teams.

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Graduate programs
Existing nurses may advance their careers by pursuing a master of science in nursing (MSN) at one of Michigan’s public universities. MSN-holders are qualified to serve as advanced practice registered nurses (APRNs), filling specialized roles like nurse practitioner, nurse midwife, and nurse anesthetist. APRNs enjoy a salary 35-100+% higher than that of a typical RN. Thus, it can be extremely worthwhile to invest in graduate nursing education.

To help Michigan’s current and future nurses better understand their education options, we have compiled below a complete list of the state’s public nursing schools.

Featured Schools

Ann Arbor

Eastern Michigan University
  • Accelerated Second Degree BSN
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing
  • Doctor of Nursing Practice
  • Graduate Certificate: Quality Improvement in Health Care
  • Graduate Certificate: Teaching in Health Care Systems
  • MSN: Adult-Gerontology Clinical Nurse Specialist
  • MSN: Adult-Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioner
  • MSN: Clinical Research Nursing
  • MSN: Nursing Education
  • Post-Baccalaureate DNP: Adult-Gerontology Clinical Nurse Specialist
  • Post-Baccalaureate DNP: Adult-Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioner
  • Post-Master's Certificate: Adult-Gerontology Clinical Nurse Specialist
  • Post-Master's Certificate: Adult-Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioner
  • RN-to-BSN Degree Completion
University of Michigan
  • Accelerated Second Degree BSN
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing
  • Doctor of Nursing Practice
  • Doctor of Philosophy in Nursing
  • MSN: Adult-Gerontology Nurse Practitioner
  • MSN: Neonatal Nurse Practitioner
  • MSN: Nursing Administration
  • MSN: Psychiatric-Mental Health Nurse Practitioner
  • Master of Science in Nursing
  • Post-Baccalaureate DNP
  • Post-Baccalaureate PhD
Washtenaw Community College
  • Associate's Degree in Nursing
  • Nursing Assistant Certificate
School City Programs offered
Eastern Michigan University Ypsilanti
  • Accelerated Second Degree BSN
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing
  • Doctor of Nursing Practice
  • Graduate Certificate: Quality Improvement in Health Care
  • Graduate Certificate: Teaching in Health Care Systems
  • MSN: Adult-Gerontology Clinical Nurse Specialist
  • MSN: Adult-Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioner
  • MSN: Clinical Research Nursing
  • MSN: Nursing Education
  • Post-Baccalaureate DNP: Adult-Gerontology Clinical Nurse Specialist
  • Post-Baccalaureate DNP: Adult-Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioner
  • Post-Master's Certificate: Adult-Gerontology Clinical Nurse Specialist
  • Post-Master's Certificate: Adult-Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioner
  • RN-to-BSN Degree Completion
University of Michigan Ann Arbor
  • Accelerated Second Degree BSN
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing
  • Doctor of Nursing Practice
  • Doctor of Philosophy in Nursing
  • MSN: Adult-Gerontology Nurse Practitioner
  • MSN: Neonatal Nurse Practitioner
  • MSN: Nursing Administration
  • MSN: Psychiatric-Mental Health Nurse Practitioner
  • Master of Science in Nursing
  • Post-Baccalaureate DNP
  • Post-Baccalaureate PhD
Washtenaw Community College Ann Arbor
  • Associate's Degree in Nursing
  • Nursing Assistant Certificate

Detroit metro area

Henry Ford College
  • Associate's Degree in Nursing
Macomb Community College
  • Associate's Degree in Nursing
Oakland Community College
  • Associate's Degree in Nursing
Oakland University
  • Accelerated Second Degree BSN
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing
  • DNP: Nurse Anesthesia
  • Doctor of Nursing Practice
  • MSN: Adult-Gerontology Nurse Practitioner
  • MSN: Clinical Nurse Leader
  • MSN: Family Nurse Practitioner
  • MSN: Nurse Anesthesia
  • MSN: Nursing Education
  • Master of Science in Nursing
  • Post-Master's Certificate: Nurse Anesthesia
  • RN-to-BSN Degree Completion
Schoolcraft College
  • Associate's Degree in Nursing
  • Certificate in Practical Nursing
  • Nursing Assistant Certificate
St. Clair County Community College
  • Associate's Degree in Nursing
  • Certificate in Practical Nursing
Wayne County Community College
  • Associate's Degree in Nursing
Wayne State University
  • Accelerated Second Degree BSN
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing
  • Doctor of Nursing Practice
  • Doctor of Philosophy in Nursing
  • MSN: Adult-Gerontology Nurse Practitioner
  • MSN: Neonatal Nurse Practitioner
  • MSN: Psychiatric-Mental Health Nurse Practitioner
  • Master of Science in Nurse Anesthesia
  • Master of Science in Nursing
  • Post-Baccalaureate DNP
  • Post-Baccalaureate PhD
  • Post-Master's Certificate: Nursing Education
  • Post-Master's Certificate: Pediatric Nurse Practitioner
  • Post-Master's Certificate: Psychiatric-Mental Health Nurse Practitioner
  • RN-to-BSN Degree Completion
School City Programs offered
Henry Ford College Dearborn
  • Associate's Degree in Nursing
Macomb Community College Clinton Township
  • Associate's Degree in Nursing
Oakland Community College Waterford
  • Associate's Degree in Nursing
Oakland University Rochester
  • Accelerated Second Degree BSN
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing
  • DNP: Nurse Anesthesia
  • Doctor of Nursing Practice
  • MSN: Adult-Gerontology Nurse Practitioner
  • MSN: Clinical Nurse Leader
  • MSN: Family Nurse Practitioner
  • MSN: Nurse Anesthesia
  • MSN: Nursing Education
  • Master of Science in Nursing
  • Post-Master's Certificate: Nurse Anesthesia
  • RN-to-BSN Degree Completion
Schoolcraft College Livonia
  • Associate's Degree in Nursing
  • Certificate in Practical Nursing
  • Nursing Assistant Certificate
St. Clair County Community College Port Huron
  • Associate's Degree in Nursing
  • Certificate in Practical Nursing
Wayne County Community College Detroit
  • Associate's Degree in Nursing
Wayne State University Detroit
  • Accelerated Second Degree BSN
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing
  • Doctor of Nursing Practice
  • Doctor of Philosophy in Nursing
  • MSN: Adult-Gerontology Nurse Practitioner
  • MSN: Neonatal Nurse Practitioner
  • MSN: Psychiatric-Mental Health Nurse Practitioner
  • Master of Science in Nurse Anesthesia
  • Master of Science in Nursing
  • Post-Baccalaureate DNP
  • Post-Baccalaureate PhD
  • Post-Master's Certificate: Nursing Education
  • Post-Master's Certificate: Pediatric Nurse Practitioner
  • Post-Master's Certificate: Psychiatric-Mental Health Nurse Practitioner
  • RN-to-BSN Degree Completion

Flint

Mott Community College
  • Associate's Degree in Nursing
  • Nursing Assistant Certificate
University of Michigan - Flint
  • Accelerated Second Degree BSN
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing
  • Doctor of Nurse Anesthesia Practice
  • Doctor of Nursing Practice
  • Master of Science in Nurse Anesthesia
  • Master of Science in Nursing
  • Post-Baccalaureate DNP
  • RN-to-BSN Degree Completion
  • RN-to-MSN Degree Completion
School City Programs offered
Mott Community College Flint
  • Associate's Degree in Nursing
  • Nursing Assistant Certificate
University of Michigan - Flint Flint
  • Accelerated Second Degree BSN
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing
  • Doctor of Nurse Anesthesia Practice
  • Doctor of Nursing Practice
  • Master of Science in Nurse Anesthesia
  • Master of Science in Nursing
  • Post-Baccalaureate DNP
  • RN-to-BSN Degree Completion
  • RN-to-MSN Degree Completion

Grand Rapids

Grand Rapids Community College
  • Associate's Degree in Nursing
  • Certificate in Practical Nursing
Grand Valley State University
  • Accelerated Second Degree BSN
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing
  • Doctor of Nursing Practice
  • MSN: Clinical Nurse Leader
  • Master of Science in Nursing
  • Post-Baccalaureate DNP
  • RN-to-BSN Degree Completion
Michigan Career and Technical Institute
  • Nursing Assistant Certificate
Montcalm Community College
  • Associate's Degree in Nursing
  • Certificate in Practical Nursing
School City Programs offered
Grand Rapids Community College Grand Rapids
  • Associate's Degree in Nursing
  • Certificate in Practical Nursing
Grand Valley State University Grand Rapids
  • Accelerated Second Degree BSN
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing
  • Doctor of Nursing Practice
  • MSN: Clinical Nurse Leader
  • Master of Science in Nursing
  • Post-Baccalaureate DNP
  • RN-to-BSN Degree Completion
Michigan Career and Technical Institute Plainwell
  • Nursing Assistant Certificate
Montcalm Community College Sidney
  • Associate's Degree in Nursing
  • Certificate in Practical Nursing

Kalamazoo / Portage area

Kalamazoo Valley Community College
  • Associate's Degree in Nursing
Western Michigan 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
Kalamazoo Valley Community College Kalamazoo
  • Associate's Degree in Nursing
Western Michigan University Kalamazoo
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing
  • Master of Science in Nursing
  • RN-to-BSN Degree Completion
  • RN-to-MSN Degree Completion

Lansing / East Lansing area

Lansing Community College
  • Associate's Degree in Nursing
  • Certificate in Practical Nursing
  • Nursing Assistant Certificate
Michigan State University
  • Accelerated Second Degree BSN
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing
  • Doctor of Nursing Practice
  • Doctor of Philosophy in Nursing
  • MSN: Nurse Anesthesia
  • Master of Science in Nursing
  • Post-Baccalaureate PhD
  • RN-to-BSN Degree Completion
School City Programs offered
Lansing Community College Lansing
  • Associate's Degree in Nursing
  • Certificate in Practical Nursing
  • Nursing Assistant Certificate
Michigan State University East Lansing
  • Accelerated Second Degree BSN
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing
  • Doctor of Nursing Practice
  • Doctor of Philosophy in Nursing
  • MSN: Nurse Anesthesia
  • Master of Science in Nursing
  • Post-Baccalaureate PhD
  • RN-to-BSN Degree Completion

Other Michigan cities

Alpena Community College
  • Associate's Degree in Nursing
  • Certificate in Practical Nursing
Bay College
  • Associate's Degree in Nursing
  • Certificate in Practical Nursing
Delta College
  • Associate's Degree in Nursing
  • Certificate in Practical Nursing
Ferris State University
  • Accelerated Second Degree BSN
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing
  • Doctor of Nursing Practice
  • MSN: Nursing Administration
  • Master of Science in Nursing
  • RN-to-BSN Degree Completion
  • RN-to-MSN Degree Completion
Glen Oaks Community College
  • Associate's Degree in Nursing
  • Certificate in Practical Nursing
Gogebic Community College
  • Associate's Degree in Nursing
  • Certificate in Practical Nursing
Jackson College
  • Associate's Degree in Nursing
  • Certificate in Practical Nursing
Kellogg Community College
  • Associate's Degree in Nursing
  • Certificate in Practical Nursing
Kirtland Community College
  • Associate's Degree in Nursing
Lake Michigan College
  • Associate's Degree in Nursing
Lake Superior State University
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing
  • Certificate in Practical Nursing
Mid Michigan College
  • Associate's Degree in Nursing
Monroe County Community College
  • Associate's Degree in Nursing
  • Certificate in Practical Nursing
Muskegon Community College
  • Associate's Degree in Nursing
  • Certificate in Practical Nursing
North Central Michigan College
  • Associate's Degree in Nursing
  • Nursing Assistant Certificate
Northern Michigan University
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing
  • Certificate in Practical Nursing
  • Doctor of Nursing Practice
  • LPN-to-BSN Bridge Program
  • MSN: Family Nurse Practitioner
  • MSN: Nursing Administration
  • Master of Science in Nursing
  • Post-Baccalaureate DNP
  • Post-Master's Certificate: Family Nurse Practitioner
  • Post-Master's Certificate: Nursing Administration
  • RN-to-BSN Degree Completion
Northwestern Michigan College
  • Associate's Degree in Nursing
  • Certificate in Practical Nursing
Saginaw Valley State University
  • Accelerated Second Degree BSN
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing
  • Doctor of Nursing Practice
  • MSN: Clinical Nurse Leader
  • MSN: Family Nurse Practitioner
  • MSN: Nursing Administration
  • Master of Science in Nursing
  • Post-Baccalaureate DNP
  • RN-to-BSN Degree Completion
  • RN-to-MSN Degree Completion
Southwestern Michigan College
  • Associate's Degree in Nursing
  • Certificate in Practical Nursing
West Shore Community College
  • Associate's Degree in Nursing
  • Certificate in Practical Nursing
  • Nursing Assistant Certificate
School City Programs offered
Alpena Community College Alpena
  • Associate's Degree in Nursing
  • Certificate in Practical Nursing
Bay College Escanaba
  • Associate's Degree in Nursing
  • Certificate in Practical Nursing
Delta College University Center
  • Associate's Degree in Nursing
  • Certificate in Practical Nursing
Ferris State University Big Rapids
  • Accelerated Second Degree BSN
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing
  • Doctor of Nursing Practice
  • MSN: Nursing Administration
  • Master of Science in Nursing
  • RN-to-BSN Degree Completion
  • RN-to-MSN Degree Completion
Glen Oaks Community College Centreville
  • Associate's Degree in Nursing
  • Certificate in Practical Nursing
Gogebic Community College Ironwood
  • Associate's Degree in Nursing
  • Certificate in Practical Nursing
Jackson College Jackson
  • Associate's Degree in Nursing
  • Certificate in Practical Nursing
Kellogg Community College Battle Creek
  • Associate's Degree in Nursing
  • Certificate in Practical Nursing
Kirtland Community College Grayling
  • Associate's Degree in Nursing
Lake Michigan College Benton Harbor
  • Associate's Degree in Nursing
Lake Superior State University Sault Ste Marie
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing
  • Certificate in Practical Nursing
Mid Michigan College Harrison
  • Associate's Degree in Nursing
Monroe County Community College Monroe
  • Associate's Degree in Nursing
  • Certificate in Practical Nursing
Muskegon Community College Muskegon
  • Associate's Degree in Nursing
  • Certificate in Practical Nursing
North Central Michigan College Petoskey
  • Associate's Degree in Nursing
  • Nursing Assistant Certificate
Northern Michigan University Marquette
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing
  • Certificate in Practical Nursing
  • Doctor of Nursing Practice
  • LPN-to-BSN Bridge Program
  • MSN: Family Nurse Practitioner
  • MSN: Nursing Administration
  • Master of Science in Nursing
  • Post-Baccalaureate DNP
  • Post-Master's Certificate: Family Nurse Practitioner
  • Post-Master's Certificate: Nursing Administration
  • RN-to-BSN Degree Completion
Northwestern Michigan College Traverse City
  • Associate's Degree in Nursing
  • Certificate in Practical Nursing
Saginaw Valley State University University Center
  • Accelerated Second Degree BSN
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing
  • Doctor of Nursing Practice
  • MSN: Clinical Nurse Leader
  • MSN: Family Nurse Practitioner
  • MSN: Nursing Administration
  • Master of Science in Nursing
  • Post-Baccalaureate DNP
  • RN-to-BSN Degree Completion
  • RN-to-MSN Degree Completion
Southwestern Michigan College Dowagiac
  • Associate's Degree in Nursing
  • Certificate in Practical Nursing
West Shore Community College Scottville
  • Associate's Degree in Nursing
  • Certificate in Practical Nursing
  • Nursing Assistant Certificate