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Registered nurses (RNs) play a critical role in the healthcare system. Not only do they provide bedside care for patients, but they also shoulder added responsibilities, including administering medication and making critical patient care decisions. RNs have the opportunity to work in leadership positions, supervising certified nursing assistants and licensed practical nurses on their teams. For those interested in such a crucial role, it is important to understand the requirements to become certified.

Training as a registered nurse
To become licensed as a registered nurse, students must enroll in a state-approved program and pass the NCLEX-RN, the licensing examination for registered nurses. Prelicensure programs are available at both the associate’s and bachelor’s degree level in Michigan, which take two and four years respectively to complete. Some institutions that offer associate’s degree programs include Oakland Community College and Baker College (two campuses), while institutions such as the Robert B. Miller College and Hope College offer bachelor’s degree programs in registered nursing.

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Careers as a registered nurse in Michigan
The Bureau of Labor Statistics reports that the median wage for registered nurses throughout the state of Michigan is $64,050, with 50 percent of RNs earning between $55,460 and $73,890. Qualified registered nurses are in demand from employers such as the University of Michigan Health System, Beaumont Hospitals, and the Department of Veteran Affairs.

To assist those interested in embarking on a career as a registered nurse in Michigan, we have assembled a list of state-approved prelicensure programs across the state.

Featured Schools

Ann Arbor

Eastern Michigan University
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing
University of Michigan
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing
Washtenaw Community College
  • Associate's Degree in Nursing
School Program NCLEX score Time period
Eastern Michigan University
Bachelor of Science in Nursing
University of Michigan
Bachelor of Science in Nursing
Washtenaw Community College
Associate's Degree in Nursing

Detroit metro area

Baker College of Allen Park
  • Associate's Degree in Nursing
Baker College of Auburn Hills
  • Associate's Degree in Nursing
Baker College of Clinton Township
  • Associate's Degree in Nursing
Davenport University - Warren
  • Bachelor of Science in 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
Oakland Community College
  • Associate's Degree in Nursing
Oakland University
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing
Rochester College
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing
Schoolcraft College
  • Associate's Degree in Nursing
South University - Novi
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing
St. Clair County Community College
  • Associate's Degree in Nursing
University of Detroit Mercy
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing
Wayne County Community College
  • Associate's Degree in Nursing
Wayne State University
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing
School Program NCLEX score Time period
Baker College of Allen Park
Associate's Degree in Nursing
Baker College of Auburn Hills
Associate's Degree in Nursing
Baker College of Clinton Township
Associate's Degree in Nursing
Davenport University - Warren
Bachelor of Science in 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
Oakland Community College
Associate's Degree in Nursing
Oakland University
Bachelor of Science in Nursing
Rochester College
Bachelor of Science in Nursing
Schoolcraft College
Associate's Degree in Nursing
South University - Novi
Bachelor of Science in Nursing
St. Clair County Community College
Associate's Degree in Nursing
University of Detroit Mercy
Bachelor of Science in Nursing
Wayne County Community College
Associate's Degree in Nursing
Wayne State University
Bachelor of Science in Nursing

Flint

Baker College of Flint
  • Associate's Degree in Nursing
Mott Community College
  • Associate's Degree in Nursing
University of Michigan - Flint
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing
School Program NCLEX score Time period
Baker College of Flint
Associate's Degree in Nursing
Mott Community College
Associate's Degree in Nursing
University of Michigan - Flint
Bachelor of Science in Nursing

Grand Rapids

Calvin College
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing
Davenport University
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing
Grand Rapids Community College
  • Associate's Degree in Nursing
Grand Valley State University
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing
Hope College
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing
Montcalm Community College
  • Associate's Degree in Nursing
School Program NCLEX score Time period
Calvin College
Bachelor of Science in Nursing
Davenport University
Bachelor of Science in Nursing
Grand Rapids Community College
Associate's Degree in Nursing
Grand Valley State University
Bachelor of Science in Nursing
Hope College
Bachelor of Science in Nursing
Montcalm Community College
Associate's Degree in Nursing

Kalamazoo / Portage area

Kalamazoo Valley Community College
  • Associate's Degree in Nursing
Western Michigan University
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing
School Program NCLEX score Time period
Kalamazoo Valley Community College
Associate's Degree in Nursing
Western Michigan University
Bachelor of Science in Nursing

Lansing / East Lansing area

Lansing Community College
  • Associate's Degree in Nursing
Michigan State University
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing
School Program NCLEX score Time period
Lansing Community College
Associate's Degree in Nursing
Michigan State University
Bachelor of Science in Nursing

Other Michigan cities

Alpena Community College
  • Associate's Degree in Nursing
Andrews University
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing
Baker College of Cadillac
  • Associate's Degree in Nursing
Baker College of Muskegon
  • Associate's Degree in Nursing
Baker College of Owosso
  • Associate's Degree in Nursing
Bay de Noc Community College
  • Associate's Degree in Nursing
Davenport University - Midland
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing
Delta College
  • Associate's Degree in Nursing
Ferris State University
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing
Finlandia University
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing
Glen Oaks Community College
  • Associate's Degree in Nursing
Gogebic Community College
  • Associate's Degree in Nursing
Jackson Community College
  • Associate's Degree in Nursing
Kellogg Community College
  • Associate's Degree in Nursing
Kirtland Community College
  • Associate's Degree in Nursing
Lake Michigan College
  • Associate's Degree in Nursing
Lake Superior State University
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing
Mid Michigan Community College
  • Associate's Degree in Nursing
Monroe County Community College
  • Associate's Degree in Nursing
Muskegon Community College
  • Associate's Degree in Nursing
North Central Michigan College
  • Associate's Degree in Nursing
Northern Michigan University
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing
Northwestern Michigan College
  • Associate's Degree in Nursing
Saginaw Valley State University
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing
Siena Heights University
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing
Southwestern Michigan College
  • Associate's Degree in Nursing
West Shore Community College
  • Associate's Degree in Nursing
School Program NCLEX score Time period
Alpena Community College
Associate's Degree in Nursing
Andrews University
Bachelor of Science in Nursing
Baker College of Cadillac
Associate's Degree in Nursing
Baker College of Muskegon
Associate's Degree in Nursing
Baker College of Owosso
Associate's Degree in Nursing
Bay de Noc Community College
Associate's Degree in Nursing
Davenport University - Midland
Bachelor of Science in Nursing
Delta College
Associate's Degree in Nursing
Ferris State University
Bachelor of Science in Nursing
Finlandia University
Bachelor of Science in Nursing
Glen Oaks Community College
Associate's Degree in Nursing
Gogebic Community College
Associate's Degree in Nursing
Jackson Community College
Associate's Degree in Nursing
Kellogg Community College
Associate's Degree in Nursing
Kirtland Community College
Associate's Degree in Nursing
Lake Michigan College
Associate's Degree in Nursing
Lake Superior State University
Bachelor of Science in Nursing
Mid Michigan Community College
Associate's Degree in Nursing
Monroe County Community College
Associate's Degree in Nursing
Muskegon Community College
Associate's Degree in Nursing
North Central Michigan College
Associate's Degree in Nursing
Northern Michigan University
Bachelor of Science in Nursing
Northwestern Michigan College
Associate's Degree in Nursing
Saginaw Valley State University
Bachelor of Science in Nursing
Siena Heights University
Bachelor of Science in Nursing
Southwestern Michigan College
Associate's Degree in Nursing
West Shore Community College
Associate's Degree in Nursing