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

Aspiring nurses can find a rapid path to employment at a local vocational, career, or community college. These schools place an emphasis on the development of vocational and career abilities. Their programs are thus shorter in duration than those offered at traditional four-year colleges and universities, while still equipping students with the necessary skills for work. Most community college nursing students pursue a career as either a licensed practical nurse (LPN) or a registered nurse (RN).

LPN education pathways
Michigan’s aspiring LPNs typically enroll in a practical nursing certificate program. This course of study qualify students for the NCLEX-PN licensure examination in just 12-18 months. Lake Superior State University also offers a two-year associate’s degree program in practical nursing. Regardless of pathway, LPNs can expect a median annual salary of over $40,000 in Michigan. Several of the state’s major healthcare providers, such as Tenet Health, are frequently seeking to hire newly minted LPNs.

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RN education pathways
Michigan’s aspiring RNs can enroll in an associate’s degree in nursing (ADN) program. Community colleges throughout the state of Michigan offer ADN programs, which typically require two years of fulltime study to complete. This is significantly less time than the four years required to complete a bachelor’s degree at university. In addition, ADN programs are more accessible and less expensive. Michigan’s RNs can expect a median annual salary of about $65,000 after successfully passing the NCLEX-RN licensure examination and attaining full licensure.

To help potential students quickly realize a nursing career in Michigan, we have put together a list of vocational, career, and community college nursing programs. You can find them organized below by major metropolitan area.

Featured Schools

Ann Arbor

Washtenaw Community College
  • Associate's Degree in Nursing
  • Nursing Assistant Certificate
School City Programs offered
Washtenaw Community College Ann Arbor
  • Associate's Degree in Nursing
  • Nursing Assistant Certificate

Detroit metro area

Abcott Institute
  • Nursing Assistant Certificate
  • Patient Care Technician Certificate
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
NexCare Health Care Training Institute
  • Certificate in Practical Nursing
Oakland Community College
  • Associate's Degree in Nursing
  • Certificate in Practical Nursing
Schoolcraft College
  • Associate's Degree in Nursing
  • Certificate in Practical Nursing
  • Nursing Assistant Certificate
St. Clair County Community College
  • Associate's Degree in Nursing
  • Certificate in Practical Nursing
Wayne County Community College
  • Associate's Degree in Nursing
School City Programs offered
Abcott Institute Southfield
  • Nursing Assistant Certificate
  • Patient Care Technician Certificate
Detroit Business Institute - Downriver Riverview
  • Certificate in Practical Nursing
Dorsey Schools - Farmington Hills Farmington Hills
  • Nursing Assistant Certificate
  • Patient Care Technician Diploma
Dorsey Schools - Madison Heights Madison Heights
  • Certificate in Practical Nursing
  • Nursing Assistant Certificate
  • Patient Care Technician Diploma
Dorsey Schools - Roseville Roseville
  • Nursing Assistant Certificate
  • Patient Care Technician Diploma
Dorsey Schools - Southgate Southgate
  • Nursing Assistant Certificate
  • Patient Care Technician Diploma
Dorsey Schools - Waterford Pontiac Pontiac
  • Nursing Assistant Certificate
  • Patient Care Technician Diploma
Dorsey Schools - Wayne Wayne
  • Patient Care Technician Diploma
Everest Institute - Dearborn Dearborn
  • Nursing Assistant Certificate
Everest Institute - Southfield Southfield
  • Certificate in Practical Nursing
Henry Ford Community College Dearborn
  • Associate's Degree in Nursing
Macomb Community College Clinton Township
  • Associate's Degree in Nursing
NexCare Health Care Training Institute Westland
  • Certificate in Practical Nursing
Oakland Community College Waterford
  • Associate's Degree in Nursing
  • Certificate in Practical Nursing
Schoolcraft College Livonia
  • Associate's Degree in Nursing
  • Certificate in Practical Nursing
  • Nursing Assistant Certificate
St. Clair County Community College Port Huron
  • Associate's Degree in Nursing
  • Certificate in Practical Nursing
Wayne County Community College Detroit
  • Associate's Degree in Nursing

Flint

Mott Community College
  • Associate's Degree in Nursing
  • Certificate in Practical Nursing
  • Nursing Assistant Certificate
School City Programs offered
Mott Community College Flint
  • Associate's Degree in Nursing
  • Certificate in Practical Nursing
  • Nursing Assistant Certificate

Grand Rapids

Everest Institute - Grand Rapids
  • Certificate in Practical Nursing
Grand Rapids Community College
  • Associate's Degree in Nursing
  • Certificate in Practical Nursing
Michigan Career and Technical Institute
  • Nursing Assistant Certificate
Montcalm Community College
  • Associate's Degree in Nursing
  • Certificate in Practical Nursing
School City Programs offered
Everest Institute - Grand Rapids Grand Rapids
  • Certificate in Practical Nursing
Grand Rapids Community College Grand Rapids
  • Associate's Degree in Nursing
  • Certificate in Practical Nursing
Michigan Career and Technical Institute Plainwell
  • Nursing Assistant Certificate
Montcalm Community College Sidney
  • Associate's Degree in Nursing
  • Certificate in Practical Nursing

Kalamazoo / Portage area

Kalamazoo Valley Community College
  • Associate's Degree in Nursing
  • Certificate in Practical Nursing
School City Programs offered
Kalamazoo Valley Community College Kalamazoo
  • Associate's Degree in Nursing
  • Certificate in Practical Nursing

Lansing / East Lansing area

Lansing Community College
  • Associate's Degree in Nursing
  • Certificate in Practical Nursing
  • Nursing Assistant Certificate
School City Programs offered
Lansing Community College Lansing
  • Associate's Degree in Nursing
  • Certificate in Practical Nursing
  • Nursing Assistant Certificate

Other Michigan cities

Alpena Community College
  • Associate's Degree in Nursing
  • Certificate in Practical Nursing
Bay de Noc Community College
  • Associate's Degree in Nursing
  • Certificate in Practical Nursing
Delta College
  • Associate's Degree in Nursing
  • Certificate in Practical Nursing
Dorsey Schools - Saginaw
  • Patient Care Technician Diploma
Glen Oaks Community College
  • Associate's Degree in Nursing
  • Certificate in Practical Nursing
Gogebic Community College
  • Associate's Degree in Nursing
  • Certificate in Practical Nursing
Jackson Community College
  • Associate's Degree in Nursing
  • Certificate in Practical Nursing
Kellogg Community College
  • Associate's Degree in Nursing
  • Certificate in Practical Nursing
Kirtland Community College
  • Associate's Degree in Nursing
  • Certificate in Practical Nursing
Lake Michigan College
  • Associate's Degree in Nursing
  • Certificate in Practical Nursing
Latoya's Health Education Training Center
  • Certificate in Practical Nursing
Mid Michigan Community College
  • Associate's Degree in Nursing
  • Certificate in Practical Nursing
Monroe County Community College
  • Associate's Degree in Nursing
  • Certificate in Practical Nursing
Muskegon Community College
  • Associate's Degree in Nursing
  • Certificate in Practical Nursing
North Central Michigan College
  • Associate's Degree in Nursing
  • Nursing Assistant Certificate
Northwestern Michigan College
  • Associate's Degree in Nursing
  • Certificate in Practical Nursing
Southwestern Michigan College
  • Associate's Degree in Nursing
  • Certificate in Practical Nursing
West Shore Community College
  • Associate's Degree in Nursing
  • Certificate in Practical Nursing
  • Nursing Assistant Certificate
School City Programs offered
Alpena Community College Alpena
  • Associate's Degree in Nursing
  • Certificate in Practical Nursing
Bay de Noc Community College Escanaba
  • Associate's Degree in Nursing
  • Certificate in Practical Nursing
Delta College University Center
  • Associate's Degree in Nursing
  • Certificate in Practical Nursing
Dorsey Schools - Saginaw Saginaw
  • Patient Care Technician Diploma
Glen Oaks Community College Centreville
  • Associate's Degree in Nursing
  • Certificate in Practical Nursing
Gogebic Community College Ironwood
  • Associate's Degree in Nursing
  • Certificate in Practical Nursing
Jackson Community College Jackson
  • Associate's Degree in Nursing
  • Certificate in Practical Nursing
Kellogg Community College Battle Creek
  • Associate's Degree in Nursing
  • Certificate in Practical Nursing
Kirtland Community College Roscommon
  • Associate's Degree in Nursing
  • Certificate in Practical Nursing
Lake Michigan College Benton Harbor
  • Associate's Degree in Nursing
  • Certificate in Practical Nursing
Latoya's Health Education Training Center Saginaw
  • Certificate in Practical Nursing
Mid Michigan Community College Harrison
  • Associate's Degree in Nursing
  • Certificate in Practical Nursing
Monroe County Community College Monroe
  • Associate's Degree in Nursing
  • Certificate in Practical Nursing
Muskegon Community College Muskegon
  • Associate's Degree in Nursing
  • Certificate in Practical Nursing
North Central Michigan College Petoskey
  • Associate's Degree in Nursing
  • Nursing Assistant Certificate
Northwestern Michigan College Traverse City
  • Associate's Degree in Nursing
  • Certificate in Practical Nursing
Southwestern Michigan College Dowagiac
  • Associate's Degree in Nursing
  • Certificate in Practical Nursing
West Shore Community College Scottville
  • Associate's Degree in Nursing
  • Certificate in Practical Nursing
  • Nursing Assistant Certificate
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