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RN Programs in Michigan

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.

Additional Resources

On-Campus & Online RN Schools

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 discussion forums 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.

Michigan RN Resources on NurseGroups.com

Alpena Community College

Washtenaw Community College

Kellogg Community College

Lake Michigan College

Andrews University

Glen Oaks Community College

Baker College

Macomb County Community College

Henry Ford Community College

Wayne County Community College

Southwestern Michigan College

Michigan State University

Bay de Noc Community College

Baker College of Flint

Mott Community College

Calvin College

Grand Rapids Community College

Finlandia University

Mid Michigan Community College

Hope College

  • 141 E. 12th Street
    Holland, MI 49423
    Programs: BSN, RN

Gogebic Community College

Western Michigan University

Lansing Community College

Madonna University

Schoolcraft College

Davenport University

Monroe County Community College

  • 1555 S. Raisinville Rd.
    Monroe, MI 48161
    Programs: ADN, CNA, RN

Muskegon County Community College

Baker College of Owosso

North Central Michigan College

St. Clair County Community College

Oakland University

Kirtland Community College

Lake Superior State University

West Shore Community College

Montcalm Community College

Northwestern Michigan College

Delta College

Oakland Community College

Eastern Michigan University