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Michigan RN Programs

Despite the economic downturn, some industries are still thriving. The healthcare industry, for example, is growing. For those who are looking to begin a secure and rewarding career, a medical profession such as registered nursing might be the right choice. There are many RN programs in Michigan to help one begin on this career path.

RN programs in Michigan vary in terms of length and cost. Most are between 2 and 4 years in length, with the chance to continue on to specialize or earn an advanced degree. Potential students have the opportunity to compare programs and choose the one that best fits. One looking into Michigan RN programs should have no trouble finding an option that meets his or her needs.

Becoming Licensed by Examination in Michigan

In Michigan, one can become licensed either by examination or endorsement. The first step in licensure is to complete an approved nursing education.

In order to become licensed by examination, one must pass the NCLEX licensing exam. In addition, one must complete the appropriate application along with the following items:

  • Criminal Background Check
  • Michigan Nursing School Certification form and final transcript for out-of-state graduates
  • Foreign Graduates: CES Professional Report by CGFNS or CGFNS Certification (if licensed in another country, but not another state, verification of license must be submitted from that state
  • Canadian Graduates: Transcripts and current verification of Canadian license (CGFNS certification if not taught in English)

The NCLEX must be taken within 2 years of graduation. Those who are not successful in passing the NCLEX within 12 months of the first attempt or in 3 tries must complete a review course. After 6 failures, one must complete an entire RN program.

Becoming Licensed by Endorsement in Michigan

An individual can become licensed by endorsement in Michigan if his or her education is found to be equivalent to that approved in the state, and if he or she has passed the NCLEX or SBTPE. The applicant must complete a criminal background check and have verification of licensure sent from the current state in which he or she is licensed. Those who were educated in a foreign country must obtain a CES Professional Report by CGFNS or CGFNS Certification.

Renewing an RN License

Michigan RN licenses are valid for 2 years. One must complete at least 25 contact hours of continuing education in each renewal period.

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The Best RN Schools in Michigan

By offering the most complete directory of nursing schools, NurseGroups.com helps Michigan residents find the best local RN programs, as well as the best online RN schools whose accreditation is accepted by the Michigan Board of Nursing.

Why Online RN Classes?

Being a registered nurse is a great career. But many working adults who want to become an registered nurse have an extremely busy schedule - balancing a full-time job, family commitments and other personal responsibilities. The traditional classroom setting offered by most local nursing schools doesn't offer the same flexibility as taking their RN classes online.

Online nursing programs allow each student to fit their education into his or her already busy schedule. Online students can participate in "classroom" discussions and take exams when it's convenient for them. RN nursing students can access their virtual classroom 24 hours per day / seven days per week.

Also, taking RN courses online saves students even more time, as online students don't need to commute to school. Online schools enable busy people to get an RN degree, without interfering with their current professional and personal life.


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Other Schools with RN Programs in Michigan

Alpena Community College
665 Johnson St.
Alpena, MI 49707
University of Michigan
1600 Huron Parkway
Ann Arbor, MI 48105
Washtenaw Community College
4800 E. Huron River Drive
Ann Arbor, MI 48105
Kellogg Community College
450 North Avenue
Battle Creek, MI 49017
Lake Michigan College
2755 E. Napier Avenue
Benton Harbor, MI 49022
Andrews University
8975 Old-US 31
Berrien Springs, MI 49104
Ferris State University
1201 S. State Street
Big Rapids, MI 49307
Glen Oaks Community College
62249 Shimmel Road
Centreville, MI 49032
Baker College of Mount Clemens
34950 Little Mack Avenue
Clinton Township, MI 48035
Macomb County Community College
44575 Garfield Road
Clinton Township, MI 48038
Henry Ford Community College
5101 Evergreen Rd.
Dearborn, MI 48128
University of Detroit Mercy
4001 W. McNichols Road
Detroit, MI 48221
Wayne County Community College
801 W. Fort Street
Detroit, MI 48226
Wayne State University
Wayne State University
Detroit, MI 48202
Southwestern Michigan College
58900 Cherry Grove Road
Dowagiac, MI 49047
Michigan State University
1407 S Harrison Rd.
East Lansing, MI 48823
Bay de Noc Community College
2001 North Lincoln Road
Escanaba, MI 49829
Baker College of Flint
1050 West Bristol Road
Flint, MI 48507
Mott Community College
1401 East Court St.
Flint, MI 48503
University of Michigan
303 E. Kearsley Street
Flint, MI 48502
Calvin College
3201 Burton SE
Grand Rapids, MI 49546
Grand Rapids Community College
143 Bostwick Avenue, NE
Grand Rapids, MI 49503
Grand Valley State University
301 Michigan Street NE
Grand Rapids, MI 49503
Finlandia University
601 Quincy Street
Hancock, MI 49930
Mid Michigan Community College
1375 S. Clare Ave.
Harrison, MI 48625
Hope College
141 E. 12th Street
Holland, MI 49423
Gogebic Community College
E 4946 Jackson Road
Ironwood, MI 49938
Jackson Community College
2111 Emmons Road
Jackson, MI 49201
Kalamazoo Valley Community College
6767 West O Avenue
Kalamazoo, MI 49003
Western Michigan University
Western Michigan University
Kalamazoo, MI 49008
Lansing Community College
419 North Capitol Avenue
Lansing, MI 48933
Madonna University
36600 Schoolcraft Road
Livonia, MI 48150
Schoolcraft College
18600 Haggerty Road
Livonia, MI 48152
Northern Michigan University
1401 Presque Isle Ave.
Marquette, MI 49855
Davenport University
3555 E. Patrick Road Midland
Midland, MI 48642
Monroe County Community College
1555 S. Raisinville Rd.
Monroe, MI 48161
Muskegon County Community College
221 S. Quarterline Road
Muskegon, MI 49442
Baker College of Owosso
1020 South Washington Street
Owosso, MI 48867
North Central Michigan College
1515 Howard Street
Petosky, MI 49770
St. Clair County Community College
323 Erie St.
Port Huron, MI 48061
Oakland University
2200 N. Squirrel Road
Rochester, MI 48309
Kirtland Community College
10775 N. St. Helen Road
Roscommon, MI 48653
Kirtland Community College
10775 N. St. Helen Road
Roscommon, MI 48653
Lake Superior State University
650 W. Easterday Ave.
Sault Ste Marie, MI 49783
West Shore Community College
3000 N Stiles Rd.
Scottville, MI 49454
Montcalm Community College
2800 College Dr.
Sidney, MI 48885
Northwestern Michigan College
1701 E. Front St.
Traverse City, MI 49686
Delta College
1961 Delta Road
University Center, MI 48710
Saginaw Valley State University
7400 Bay Road
University Center, MI 48710
Oakland Community College
7350 Cooley Lake Rd.
Waterford, MI 48327
Eastern Michigan University
124 College Pl
Ypsilanti, MI 48197

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