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Those interested in a nursing career in the Warren / Sterling Heights area might find themselves at first bewildered with the myriad of nursing roles and their respective certification programs. Before enrolling in a program, it is important to understand each nursing role and its prerequisites.

Nursing roles
Certified nursing assistants (CNAs) improve patients’ quality of life by assisting them with everyday living tasks. To practice as a CNA in Michigan, one must complete a state-approved program and pass the state certification assessments. Licensed practical nurses (LPNs) also provide direct patient care in addition to administering medications and some medical procedures. They must pass the NCLEX-PN exam after completing an accredited program. Similarly, registered nurses (RNs) must pass the NCLEX-RN after graduating from an approved associate’s or bachelor’s degree program. They care for patients alongside physicians and can make some patient care decisions independently.

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Nursing careers in the area
Warren and Sterling Heights are part of the Detroit metropolitan area. Local CNAs earn a median salary of $26,980; the middle 50% of salaries range between $23,290 and $30,380. The median salary for LPNs is $46,870, with most earning between $40,000 and $55,000. Local RNs typically earn a salary between $60,000 and $75,000 annually. The area’s major nursing employers include the Henry Ford Health System, Beaumont Hospitals, and the Department of Veterans Affairs.

To assist those interested in embarking on a nursing career in the Warren / Sterling Heights area, we have compiled below a comprehensive list of local nursing programs.

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Warren / Sterling Heights area nursing schools by NCLEX score

Davenport University - Warren
27650 Dequindre Road | Warren, Michigan 48092
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing: 93.3% NCLEX pass rate (2012 through 2013)
  • Certificate in Practical Nursing
Macomb Community College
44575 Garfield Road | Clinton Township, Michigan 48038
  • Associate's Degree in Nursing: 92.5% NCLEX pass rate (2011 through 2017)
Baker College of Clinton Township
34950 Little Mack Avenue | Clinton Township, Michigan 48035
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing
Dorsey Schools - Roseville
31450 Gratiot Avenue | Roseville, Michigan 48066
  • Certificate in Practical Nursing
  • Patient Care Technician Diploma
School Program NCLEX score Time period
Davenport University - Warren Bachelor of Science in Nursing 93.3% 2012 to 2013
Certificate in Practical Nursing
Macomb Community College Associate's Degree in Nursing 92.5% 2011 to 2017
Baker College of Clinton Township Bachelor of Science in Nursing
Dorsey Schools - Roseville Certificate in Practical Nursing
Patient Care Technician Diploma