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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.

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Troy / Farmington Hills area nursing schools by NCLEX score

Chamberlain College of Nursing - Troy
200 Kirts Boulevard, Suite C | Troy, Michigan 48084
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing: 95.1% NCLEX pass rate (2017 through 2017)
Oakland Community College
7350 Cooley Lake Road | Waterford, Michigan 48327
  • Associate's Degree in Nursing: 91.7% NCLEX pass rate (2011 through Q1-2 2018)
Oakland University
433 Meadow Brook Road | Rochester, Michigan 48309
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing: 88.7% NCLEX pass rate (2011 through 2013)
  • Accelerated Second Degree BSN
  • 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
Abcott Institute
16250 Northland Drive, Suite 205 | Southfield, Michigan 48075
  • Certificate in Practical Nursing
  • Nursing Assistant Certificate
  • Patient Care Technician Certificate
Baker College of Auburn Hills
1500 University Drive | Auburn Hills, Michigan 48326
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing
Dorsey Schools - Madison Heights
31739 John R Road | Madison Heights, Michigan 48071
  • Certificate in Practical Nursing
  • Patient Care Technician Diploma
Dorsey Schools - Waterford-Pontiac
440 North Telegraph Road | Pontiac, Michigan 48341
  • Patient Care Technician Diploma
Lawrence Technological University
21000 West Ten Mile Road | Southfield, Michigan 48075
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing
Rochester College
800 West Avon Road | Rochester Hills, Michigan 48307
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing
  • RN-to-BSN Degree Completion
School Program NCLEX score Time period
Chamberlain College of Nursing - Troy Bachelor of Science in Nursing 95.1% 2017 to 2017
Oakland Community College Associate's Degree in Nursing 91.7% 2011 to Q1-2 2018
Oakland University Bachelor of Science in Nursing 88.7% 2011 to 2013
Accelerated Second Degree BSN
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
Abcott Institute Certificate in Practical Nursing
Nursing Assistant Certificate
Patient Care Technician Certificate
Baker College of Auburn Hills Bachelor of Science in Nursing
Dorsey Schools - Madison Heights Certificate in Practical Nursing
Patient Care Technician Diploma
Dorsey Schools - Waterford-Pontiac Patient Care Technician Diploma
Lawrence Technological University Bachelor of Science in Nursing
Rochester College Bachelor of Science in Nursing
RN-to-BSN Degree Completion