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Ann Arbor provides an excellent home for launching one’s nursing career. Nursing salaries are significantly higher than state averages, and major healthcare employers are frequently in the market for new hires. We’ve profiled below several important local nursing roles.

Certified nursing assistant (CNA) and licensed practical nurse (LPN)
Ann Arbor boasts more than 3,500 CNAs and 600 LPNs. These nurses typically enter the nursing profession through a short certificate course at a local community college. The return on this educational investment can be very attractive: the median salary of an Ann Arbor CNA is over $28,000, while local LPNs earn over $46,000 per year on average.

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Registered nurse (RN)
Two distinct qualification pathways lead to employment as an RN: a two-year associate’s degree in nursing (ADN) and a four-year bachelor of science in nursing (BSN). Both pathways conclude with the NCLEX-RN national licensure examination. Ann Arbor’s 8,000+ RNs are well paid, earning an average of $68,000 annually. BSN-educated nurses typically land in the city’s top pay quartile, receiving $79,000 or more in annual pay.

Advanced practice registered nurse (APRN)
An APRN is required to hold a graduate degree. Consequently, only a small number work in Ann Arbor, although they enjoy very high salaries. The city’s 330 nurse practitioners earn a median annual salary of $86,590. The average nurse anesthetist in the area earns even more, almost $170,000 per annum.

Ann Arbor career prospects
A variety of local nursing jobs are available with employers in both the public and private sectors. The US Department of Veterans Affairs has local offices for administering medical care to military veterans. Tenet Healthcare provides healthcare services through its network of private clinics.

To help Ann Arbor’s aspiring nurses launch their education, we have compiled below a list of approved nursing schools and programs in the area.

Featured Schools

Ann Arbor nursing schools by NCLEX score

Eastern Michigan University
202 Welch Hall | Ypsilanti, Michigan 48197
  • Accelerated Second Degree BSN
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing
  • Master of Science in Nursing
  • RN-to-BSN Degree Completion
  • RN-to-MSN Degree Completion
University of Michigan
503 Thompson Street | Ann Arbor, Michigan 48109
  • 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
4800 East Huron River Drive | Ann Arbor, Michigan 48105
  • Associate's Degree in Nursing
  • Nursing Assistant Certificate
School Program NCLEX score Time period
Eastern Michigan University Accelerated Second Degree BSN
Bachelor of Science in Nursing
Master of Science in Nursing
RN-to-BSN Degree Completion
RN-to-MSN 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
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