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Accredited Nursing Schools in Michigan

In Michigan and in other US states, our experts help nursing students and nursing schools connect. Below is our list of nursing schools in Michigan accredited by at least one of the two major US nursing commissions: Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE) and National League for Nursing Accreditation Commission (NLNAC or NLN). Browse our list of accredited online nursing schools and Michigan campus locations, then request free information from any or all Michigan nursing schools that have provided online information request forms. To view another US state, please visit our all nursing schools guide home page.

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Michigan Nursing Degrees: Request Free Info

  • Licensed Practical Nurse to Associate of Science in Nursing LPN to ASN
    Note: commonly referred to as LPN to Registered Nurse LPN to RN
  • Licensed Practical Nurse to Bachelor of Science in Nursing LPN to BSN
  • Licensed Vocational Nurse to Bachelor of Science in Nursing LVN to BSN
    Note: LVN to BSN please select "LPN to BSN" when requesting info
  • Registered Nurse to Bachelor of Science in Nursing RN to BSN
  • Diploma/Foreign Trained RN to BSN (must be licensed RN)
  • Registered Nurse to Master of Science in Nursing RN to MSN
  • Master of Science in Nursing MSN, BSN to MSN

Michigan Healthcare Degrees: Request Free Info

  • Bachelor of Business Administration with Minor in Healthcare
  • Bachelor of Science in Health Information Management (Informatics)
  • Bachelor of Science in Healthcare Administration
  • Bachelor of Science in Public Administration with Healthcare Minor
  • Master of Business Administration MBA Healthcare Management
  • Master of Science in Healthcare Administration

Accredited Nursing Schools in Michigan

RNs: To become a registered nurse in Michigan, one must first complete an approved nursing education program, which can be accomplished by earning a nursing diploma, an associate degree in nursing, or a Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN). It’s important to note that most major health care providers now prefer nurses with a bachelor’s degree in the field. After completing an approved nursing program, prospective nurses must pass the NCLEX-RN examination. There are approximately 84,620 RNs working in Michigan. RNs must renew their license every two years, completing at least 25 hours of continuing education (with at least one hour in pain and symptom management) approved by the Michigan Board of Nursing prior to renewal.

LPNs: About 18,720 Licensed Practical Nurses (LPNs) work in the state of Michigan. To become an LPN in Michigan, one must successfully complete a state-approved nursing education program. LPN programs are available at community colleges and technical/vocational schools and typically take a year to complete. Many schools require applicants to submit to a criminal background check before they are accepted into a nursing program. The programs include both classroom study and patient care and typically result in an LPN certificate. Once the student has completed the program, he or she must pass the national NCLEX-PN examination to be able to legally practice nursing in the state. LPNs must renew their license every two years and complete continuing education hours before renewal.

The Best Cities in Michigan for Nursing Jobs

  • Detroit. Detroit is Michigan’s largest city with more than 713,000 people and is home to several of the state’s largest hospitals. Detroit’s most famous industry is the automotive industry, earning it the nickname Motor City, but the financial and health care industries also put a large proportion of the citizenry to work. In fact, many civic leaders have looked to the health care industry to revive Detroit’s economy, which grew sluggish due to the loss of manufacturing jobs.
    • RNs: The Detroit-Warren-Livonia area employs approximately 37,140 RNs, with the average salary coming to $67,900 annually.
    • LPNs: The Detroit-Warren-Livonia area employs approximately 6,690 LPNs with the average salary coming to $48,350 annually.
  • Grand Rapids. The bustling city of Grand Rapids is home to more than 188,000 people. Although the primary industries here have traditionally been furniture, automotive and aviation manufacturing, Grand Rapids also has strong industries in health care and health sciences. The Michigan Street Medical Corridor, aka the Medical Mile, is home to many health care facilities that employ nurses.
    • RNs: The Grand Rapids-Wyoming area employs approximately 7,000 RNs, with the average salary coming to $58,520 annually.
    • LPNs: The Grand Rapids-Wyoming area employs approximately 2,460 LPNs, with the average salary coming to $38,040 annually.
  • Lansing. Lansing is Michigan’s capital and fifth-largest city. The Lansing area is home to three medical schools, two nursing schools and two law schools, making it an educational center in the state. The city’s medical and nursing schools prepare individuals for the vibrant health care industry in the city and beyond.
    • RNs: The Lansing-East Lansing area employs approximately 3,380 RNs, with the average salary coming to $63,680 annually.
    • LPNs: The Lansing-East Lansing area employs approximately 650 LPNs, with the average salary coming to $41,510 annually.

Major Hospitals in Michigan

  • Detroit Medical Center. Detroit Medical Center, the city’s largest health system and the largest health care provider in Southeast Michigan, is an excellent place for nurses to work. Among its many awards is recognition by U.S. News & World Report as having four top-ten hospitals and 29 high-performing specialties. Three DMC hospitals have also received Magnet status from the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) for the quality of its nurses.
  • Sparrow Hospital. Sparrow Hospital is a Level 1 Trauma Center and the flagship hospital of the vast Sparrow Health System. It is known for its private hospital rooms and commitment to being patient-friendly. It is also an ANCC Magnet hospital due to the quality of its nurses; Magnet status is only given to 6 percent of hospitals nationwide. Situated in Lansing, its affiliation with Michigan State University’s human health colleges gives it prominence as a teaching hospital.
  • Henry Ford Hospital. Henry Ford Hospital is a Level 1 Trauma Center situated in Detroit and is a member of the larger Henry Ford Health System. It is a recognized leader in areas such as transplant surgery, heart surgery and cancer surgery, treating more cancer patients than any other hospital in Michigan. It is also home to the largest Intensive Care Unit (ICU) in the state.
  • Butterworth Hospital. Butterworth Hospital, a Level 1 Trauma Center situated in Grand Rapids, is a part of the Spectrum Health System and a regional leader in health care. It provides comprehensive health care to adult and pediatric patients. In 2010, Spectrum Health was named among the nation’s top 10 health systems by Thomson Reuters.
  • Detroit Receiving Hospital. Detroit Receiving Hospital is a regional Level 1 Trauma center, and has been recognized by U.S. News & World Report for providing high performing specialist care in areas such as diabetes; endocrinology; ear, nose and throat; geriatrics; pulmonology and urology. Detriot Receiving Hospital is also home to one of the nation’s oldest and largest burn centers and excels in stroke care.


Andrews University School of Nursing
Nursing School Location: Berrien Springs, Michigan
Nursing Degree Programs: BSN, MSN
School Founded In: 1874
Nursing Accredited By: National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission (NLNAC)
Nursing School Website: http://www.andrews.edu

Calvin College School of Nursing
Nursing School Location: Grand Rapids, Michigan
Nursing Degree Programs: BSN
School Founded In: N/A
Nursing Accredited By: Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE)
Nursing School Website: http://www.calvin.edu

Eastern Michigan University School of Nursing
Nursing School Location: Ypsilanti, Michigan
Nursing Degree Programs: BSN, MSN
School Founded In: 1849
Nursing Accredited By: Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE)
Nursing School Website: http://www.emich.edu

Ferris State University School of Nursing
Nursing School Location: Big Rapids, Michigan
Nursing Degree Programs: BSN
School Founded In: 1884
Nursing Accredited By: National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission (NLNAC)
Nursing School Website: http://www.ferris.edu

Grand Valley State University Russell B Kirkhof School of Nursing
Nursing School Location: Allendale, Michigan
Nursing Degree Programs: BSN, MSN
School Founded In: 1960
Nursing Accredited By: Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE)
Nursing School Website: http://www.gvsu.edu

Hope College School of Nursing
Nursing School Location: Holland, Michigan
Nursing Degree Programs: BSN
School Founded In: N/A
Nursing Accredited By: Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE)
Nursing School Website: http://www.hope.edu

Lake Superior State University School of Nursing
Nursing School Location: Sault Sainte Marie, Michigan
Nursing Degree Programs: BSN
School Founded In: 1946
Nursing Accredited By: National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission (NLNAC)
Nursing School Website: http://www.lssu.edu

Madonna University College of Nursing and Health
Nursing School Location: Livonia, Michigan
Nursing Degree Programs: BSN, MSN
School Founded In: 1947
Nursing Accredited By: National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission (NLNAC)
Nursing School Website: http://www.madonna.edu

Michigan State University College of Nursing
Nursing School Location: East Lansing, Michigan
Nursing Degree Programs: BSN, MSN, PHD
School Founded In: 1855
Nursing Accredited By: Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE)
Nursing School Website: http://www.msu.edu

Northern Michigan University College of Nursing and Allied Health Science
Nursing School Location: Marquette, Michigan
Nursing Degree Programs: BSN, MSN
School Founded In: 1899
Nursing Accredited By: Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE)
Nursing School Website: http://www.nmu.edu

Oakland University School of Nursing
Nursing School Location: Rochester, Michigan
Nursing Degree Programs: BSN, MSN
School Founded In: 1957
Nursing Accredited By: Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE)
Nursing School Website: http://www.oakland.edu

Saginaw Valley State University School of Nursing
Nursing School Location: University Center, Michigan
Nursing Degree Programs: BSN, MSN
School Founded In: 1963
Nursing Accredited By: National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission (NLNAC)
Nursing School Website: http://www.svsu.edu

Spring Arbor University School of Nursing
Nursing School Location: Spring Arbor, Michigan
Nursing Degree Programs: BSN
School Founded In: 1873
Nursing Accredited By: Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE)
Nursing School Website: http://www.arbor.edu

University of Detroit Mercy McAuley School of Nursing
Nursing School Location: Detroit, Michigan
Nursing Degree Programs: BSN, MSN
School Founded In: 1877
Nursing Accredited By: National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission (NLNAC)
Nursing School Website: http://www.udmercy.edu

University of Michigan School of Nursing
Nursing School Location: Ann Arbor, Michigan
Nursing Degree Programs: BSN, MSN, PHD
School Founded In: 1817
Nursing Accredited By: Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE)
Nursing School Website: http://www.umich.edu

University of Michigan Flint School of Nursing
Nursing School Location: Flint, Michigan
Nursing Degree Programs: BSN, MSN
School Founded In: 1956
Nursing Accredited By: Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE)
    and National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission (NLNAC)
Nursing School Website: http://www.umflint.edu

Wayne State University College of Nursing
Nursing School Location: Detroit, Michigan
Nursing Degree Programs: BSN, MSN, PHD
School Founded In: 1868
Nursing Accredited By: Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE)
Nursing School Website: http://www.wayne.edu

Western Michigan University School of Nursing
Nursing School Location: Kalamazoo, Michigan
Nursing Degree Programs: BSN
School Founded In: 1903
Nursing Accredited By: Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE)
Nursing School Website: http://www.wmich.edu