Detroit RN Programs - Michigan

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RN Programs in Detroit, Michigan

One can become a registered nurse in Detroit by completing either an associate's or bachelor's degree in nursing. Both of these degree programs qualify one to take the licensure exam. An individual should assess his or her options and choose that which best fits.

ADN vs. BSN Programs

ADN programs in Detroit typically take about two years for full-time students to complete. These programs allow students to enter the workforce faster, and are often less costly than a bachelor's degree.

BSN programs take an average of four years to complete. Though these often cost more than ADN programs, graduates are often more qualified for promotions and may earn more money.

Online vs. Traditional Programs

RN programs are offered both online and on campuses in the Detroit area. Applicants should look into the options and choose the one that suits their individual needs. Online programs can be beneficial for those who need flexibility to complete classes and coursework, while on-site programs allow individuals to learn alongside other students and to interact face-to-face with teachers.

After Earning a Degree

Once one has graduated from an RN program, he or she must pass the NCLEX-RN and apply for a nursing license. In Detroit, as well as other Michigan cities, one must pass the NCLEX within two years of becoming eligible. He or she has six tries to pass the exam before being required to complete another RN program.

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Which schools offer Detroit RN Programs?

RN Programs (both campus-based & online RN Programs) are medical training programs offered by universities, vocational or technical schools, and community or junior colleges. Some hospitals even offer registered nursing training as an RN diploma.

How do I become an licensed RN?

Each state sets its own RN requirements. In order to earn your RN license, you must pass the NCLEX® examination. The NCLEX® is a comprehensive nursing exam that can only be taken by graduates of a nursing program approved by your state's board of nursing.

Do I need to complete an LPN program before I go to college to get an RN Degree?

No you don't need to complete LPN training before you can get your RN license. An accredited RN Associate Degree program takes 2 years. You can earn your RN Diploma in 3 years. (BSN - 4 years, RN to BSN can be 2-3 years)

Free Nursing School in Detroit?

The education necessary to become an RN is valuable, and registered nurses make really good money in Michigan. However, students can lower the cost of RN school with financial aid. There are numerous grants and nursing school scholarships in Michigan. They might not make your RN degree free but it can at least be more affordable.

Contact one of the accredited nursing schools listed here to get information about the financial aid you qualify for. Find out more about online nursing schools in Michigan.

RN Job Description

Registered nurses (RNs), regardless of specialty or work setting, treat patients, educate patients and the public about various medical conditions, and provide advice and emotional support to patients' family members. RNs record patients' medical histories and symptoms, help perform diagnostic tests and analyze results, operate medical machinery, administer treatment and medications, and help with patient follow-up and rehabilitation.

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Ottawa Towers North
611 W. Ottawa, 1st Floor
Lansing, MI 48933
Phone: (517) 335-0918
Fax: (517) 373-2179

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Other Detroit Nursing Schools w/ RN Training

Wayne County Community College
801 W. Fort Street
Detroit, MI 48226
University of Detroit Mercy
4001 W. McNichols Road
Detroit, MI 48221
Wayne State University
Wayne State University
Detroit, MI 48202

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