We've organized a comprehensive list of Michigan nursing schools. Below you'll find information on specific nursing programs such as LPN certificates and ADN, BSN, and MSN degrees. You'll also find a profile of nursing education and careers in each major Michigan city.

Students entering the nursing profession can choose to qualify as either a certified nursing assistant (CNA), licensed practical nurse (LPN), or registered nurse (RN). Each nursing role has a distinct education pathway.

Certified nursing assistant
CNAs spend a relatively brief amount of time in school before beginning work, typically only a few months. The certificate programs offered at local community colleges are an affordable choice for many aspiring nursing assistants. CNAs in Flint, Michigan, earn a median annual salary of $26,000.

Aspiring nurses can target one of three nursing roles. Certified nursing assistants (CNAs) take a short eight- to ten-week certificate course, typically offered at a local community college. Licensed practical nurses (LPNs) complete a longer certificate program of 12-18 months; they must also pass the NCLEX-PN national examination to gain licensure. CNAs and LPNs are usually supervised by the most senior type of nurse, a registered nurse (RN).

The Motor City has a wide range of nursing employment opportunities. Aetna, the Barbara Ann Karmanos Cancer Center, and the Caswood Group are all frequently hiring new nurses to join their teams. These institutions demonstrate the breadth of nursing employment available in Detroit, since each provider specializes in a different area of healthcare.

Nursing roles