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Programs include LPN/LVN, ADN, BSN, MSN, and more

Aspiring nurses can target one of three nursing roles. Certified nursing assistants (CNAs) take a short eight- to ten-week certificate course, typically offered at a local community college. Licensed practical nurses (LPNs) complete a longer certificate program of 12-18 months; they must also pass the NCLEX-PN national examination to gain licensure. CNAs and LPNs are usually supervised by the most senior type of nurse, a registered nurse (RN). RNs must hold either an associate’s or bachelor’s degree in professional nursing; they must also pass the NCLEX-RN national examination to gain licensure.

Nursing salaries in the Detroit metro area
A significant number of nurses are employed in the Detroit metro area. Approximately 20,000 CNAs and 6,000 LPNs work in the area, in addition to over 40,000 RNs. These nurses earn very competitive pay. The median annual salary for a Detroit-area CNA is $27,000, while that of an LPN is $47,000. Detroit’s registered nurses earn roughly $68,000 per year. Highly qualified advanced practice registered nurses, who hold graduate degrees, can command average salaries of up to $170,000.

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Detroit metro area nursing employers
Tenet Healthcare, which operates a large network of hospitals and clinics, is one of the largest nursing employers in the Detroit metro area. The Barbara Ann Karmanos Cancer Institute, which specializes in cancer treatment services, is a notable local employer for nurses who wish to focus on oncology.

To help those exploring a nursing career in the Detroit metro area, we have compiled below a detailed list of accredited local nursing schools and programs.

Featured Schools

Detroit metro area nursing schools by NCLEX score

Abcott Institute
16250 Northland Drive, Suite 205 | Southfield, Michigan 48075
  • Nursing Assistant Certificate
  • Patient Care Technician Certificate
Baker College of Allen Park
4500 Enterprise Drive | Allen Park, Michigan 48101
  • Associate's Degree in Nursing
Baker College of Auburn Hills
1500 University Drive | Auburn Hills, Michigan 48326
  • Associate's Degree in Nursing
  • Certificate in Practical Nursing
Baker College of Clinton Township
34950 Little Mack Avenue | Clinton Township, Michigan 48035
  • Associate's Degree in Nursing
Davenport University - Warren
27500 Dequindre Road | Warren, Michigan 48092
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing
  • Certificate in Practical Nursing
Detroit Business Institute - Downriver
19100 Fort Street | Riverview, Michigan 48193
  • Certificate in Practical Nursing
Dorsey Schools - Farmington Hills
33533 West 12 Mile Road, Suite 152 | Farmington Hills, Michigan 48331
  • Nursing Assistant Certificate
  • Patient Care Technician Diploma
Dorsey Schools - Madison Heights
30821 Barrington Street | Madison Heights, Michigan 48071
  • Certificate in Practical Nursing
  • Nursing Assistant Certificate
  • Patient Care Technician Diploma
Dorsey Schools - Roseville
31542 Gratiot Avenue | Roseville, Michigan 48066
  • Nursing Assistant Certificate
  • Patient Care Technician Diploma
Dorsey Schools - Southgate
15755 Northline Road | Southgate, Michigan 48195
  • Nursing Assistant Certificate
  • Patient Care Technician Diploma
Dorsey Schools - Waterford Pontiac
440 North Telegraph Road | Pontiac, Michigan 48344
  • Nursing Assistant Certificate
  • Patient Care Technician Diploma
Dorsey Schools - Wayne
35005 Michigan Avenue | Wayne, Michigan 48184
  • Patient Care Technician Diploma
Everest Institute - Dearborn
23400 Michigan Avenue, Suite 200 | Dearborn, Michigan 48124
  • Nursing Assistant Certificate
Everest Institute - Southfield
21107 Lahser Road | Southfield, Michigan 48033
  • Certificate in Practical Nursing
Henry Ford Community College
5101 Evergreen Road | Dearborn, Michigan 48128
  • Associate's Degree in Nursing
Macomb Community College
44575 Garfield Road | Clinton Township, Michigan 48038
  • Associate's Degree in Nursing
Madonna University
36600 Schoolcraft Road | Livonia, Michigan 48150
  • 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
28349 Joy Road | Westland, Michigan 48185
  • Certificate in Practical Nursing
Oakland Community College
7350 Cooley Lake Road | Waterford, Michigan 48327
  • Associate's Degree in Nursing
  • Certificate in Practical Nursing
Oakland University
2200 North Squirrel Road | Rochester Hills, Michigan 48309
  • Accelerated Second Degree BSN
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing
  • Certificate in Practical 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
Rochester College
800 West Avon Road | Rochester Hills, Michigan 48307
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing
Schoolcraft College
18600 Haggerty Road | Livonia, Michigan 48152
  • Associate's Degree in Nursing
  • Certificate in Practical Nursing
  • Nursing Assistant Certificate
South University - Novi
41555 Twelve Mile Road | Novi, Michigan 48377
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing
St. Clair County Community College
323 Erie Street | Port Huron, Michigan 48061
  • Associate's Degree in Nursing
  • Certificate in Practical Nursing
University of Detroit Mercy
4001 West McNichols Road | Detroit, Michigan 48221
  • 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
5480 Corporate Drive | Troy, Michigan 48098
  • RN-to-BSN Degree Completion
Wayne County Community College
801 West Fort Street | Detroit, Michigan 48226
  • Associate's Degree in Nursing
Wayne State University
656 West Kirby Street | Detroit, Michigan 48202
  • 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 Program NCLEX score Time period
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
Henry Ford Community College Associate's Degree in Nursing
Macomb Community College Associate's Degree 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
NexCare Health Care Training Institute Certificate in Practical Nursing
Oakland Community College Associate's Degree in Nursing
Certificate in Practical Nursing
Oakland University Accelerated Second Degree BSN
Bachelor of Science in Nursing
Certificate in Practical 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
Rochester College Bachelor of Science in Nursing
Schoolcraft College Associate's Degree in Nursing
Certificate in Practical Nursing
Nursing Assistant Certificate
South University - Novi Bachelor of Science in Nursing
St. Clair County Community College Associate's Degree in Nursing
Certificate in Practical 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
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