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

To practice in a nursing-related role in the state of Michigan, one must complete a state-approved education program and pass the relevant certification examinations. Before embarking on this, anyone interested in a nursing career in the Troy / Farmington Hills area should first understand each role and its educational prerequisites.

Nursing roles
The most junior nursing role is the certified nursing assistant (CNA). CNAs assist patients with tasks of everyday living in a variety of long- and short-term care settings. They must pass a state certification examination before practicing. Licensed practical nurses (LPNs) have a longer training period and take the NCLEX-PN exam, which allows them added responsibilities including conducting medical procedures and administering medications. Registered nurses (RNs) qualify by successfully passing the NCLEX-RN after completing an accredited associate’s or bachelor’s degree program. In addition to direct patient care responsibilities, they can also take roles in health education and administration.

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Nursing careers in the area
Troy and Farmington Hills are part of the Detroit metropolitan area. CNAs in the Detroit metro area have a median salary of $26,980. The median local salary for LPNs is $46,870, while RNs in the area typically earn $68,450 per year. Major nursing employers in the Detroit metro area include Aetna, Beaumont Hospitals, and the Department of Veterans Affairs.

Interested in embarking on a nursing career in the Troy / Farmington Hills area? To assist you, we have compiled below an extensive list of local nursing programs.

Featured Schools

Troy / Farmington Hills 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 Auburn Hills
1500 University Drive | Auburn Hills, Michigan 48326
  • Associate's Degree in Nursing
  • 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 - Waterford Pontiac
440 North Telegraph Road | Pontiac, Michigan 48344
  • Nursing Assistant Certificate
  • Patient Care Technician Diploma
Everest Institute - Southfield
21107 Lahser Road | Southfield, Michigan 48033
  • 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
South University - Novi
41555 Twelve Mile Road | Novi, Michigan 48377
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing
University of Phoenix - Metro Detroit
5480 Corporate Drive | Troy, Michigan 48098
  • RN-to-BSN Degree Completion
School Program NCLEX score Time period
Abcott Institute Nursing Assistant Certificate
Patient Care Technician Certificate
Baker College of Auburn Hills Associate's Degree in Nursing
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 - Waterford Pontiac Nursing Assistant Certificate
Patient Care Technician Diploma
Everest Institute - Southfield 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
South University - Novi Bachelor of Science in Nursing
University of Phoenix - Metro Detroit RN-to-BSN Degree Completion