Michigan Registered Nursing Schools and Training Programs (RN Schools)

Career Information for Registered Nurses in Michigan

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A registered nurse, or RN, is a licensed medical professional who provides critical treatment and care to sick and injured patients. Specialty can determine where an RN works. Most registered nurses work with patients in hospitals, but some work in nursing care facilities, government agencies and educational services.

Registered Nursing Schools in Michigan

There are typically three educational paths to becoming a registered nurse--an associate degree in nursing (ADN), bachelor of science degree in nursing (BSN) and diploma from a nursing program. Many schools also have accelerated BSN programs for those who already have a bachelor's degree in another field, but want to switch to a career in nursing. As a registered nursing student, you can expect to have both classroom education and hands-on clinical experience. Registered nursing programs usually offer courses in health law and ethics, emergency medicine, anatomy, behavioral sciences and human physiology. Many Michigan RN schools have online and campus-based options to help you earn an associate's or bachelor's degree in nursing. Once you've earned your diploma or degree from an approved nursing program, you'll need to pass the National Council Licensure Exam, or NCLEX-RN. Additional requirements may be necessary depending on your state. Registered nursing schools in Michigan can provide the education and training you need to become an RN.

Registered Nursing Salaries in Michigan

With an expected growth of 22 percent between 2008 and 2018, the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), expects job opportunities for RNs to be excellent. Registered nurses make up the largest segment of the healthcare workforce. In 2008, there were 2.6 million RN jobs. To join the 84,620 registered nurses in the state, begin training at one of the many RN schools in Michigan. As of May 2009, registered nurses in Michigan earned an hourly median wage of $30.39 ($63,200 annually). In Michigan, RN jobs can be found throughout the state, but you'll find the most RNs in the Detroit area, Ann Arbor and Grand Rapids.

To start your career today, get more information from one of the following registered nursing schools in Michigan.

Fast Facts for Registered Nurses in Michigan

  • Cities with highest percentage of jobs relative to population: Ann Arbor, Muskegon and Flint
  • Cities with lowest percentage of jobs relative to population: Holland, Monroe and Warren
  • Cities with the highest absolute number of jobs: Warren, Detroit and Grand Rapids

Salaries for Registered Nurses in Michigan

  • Metro areas with the highest median salaries: Ann Arbor, Detroit and Warren

Schools for Registered Nurses in Michigan are listed below.

Selected Registered Nursing Schools in Michigan

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This list also contains online schools that accept students from Michigan.

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Kaplan University is focused on recognizing the achievements of military and veteran students and offers the flexibility of an online education.

  • Programs: Master of Science in Nursing-Family Nurse Practitioner, MS in Nursing, Master of Science - DNP Path (Doctor of Nursing Practice) , more...
  • Degrees: Master

A degree from CTU connects you to what matters most: powerful professional network, real-world professional faculty and innovative technology. Once you earn your degree you hit the ground running.

  • Programs: Master of Science in Nursing - Nursing Administration
  • Degrees: Master

For over 35 years, Keiser University has maintained a practical, hands-on approach to career education to help our students achieve their personal and professional goals. 

  • Programs: Master of Science in Nursing
  • Degrees: Master

Founded in 1872, Maryville University is a four-year, private university located in west St. Louis County.

  • Programs: Online Bachelor of Science in Nursing to Doctor of Nursing Practice (BSN to DNP)-Adult-Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioner (AGPCNP), Online Master of Science in Nursing (MSN), Online Bachelor of Science in Nursing to Doctor of Nursing Practice (BSN to DNP)-Adult-Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner (AGACNP)
  • Degrees: Doctorate, Master

Earn your graduate degree online with Northcentral University.

  • Programs: Doctor of Education - Nursing Education
  • Degrees: Doctorate

Baker College is proud to be the largest independent college in Michigan with the most focused approach to education and training available. With one of the highest graduate employment rates in the country, our mission is to help our students find meaningful employment.

  • Programs: Nursing (Post-licensure) - Bachelor, Nursing Administration - Master's
  • Degrees: Bachelor, Master

Pursue your education at Ohio Christian University.

  • Programs: Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN)
  • Degrees: Bachelor

Wilkes University’s School of Nursing offers CCNE-accredited online degrees and certificate programs ideal for working health care professionals, instructed by experienced, respected faculty dedicated to mentoring and personalized support for every student.

  • Programs: M.S. with Major in Nursing - Nursing Informatics, RN to BS, RN to MS - Nursing Informatics, more...
  • Degrees: Master, Bachelor, Doctorate

Work toward your degree online with University of Cincinnati Online.

  • Programs: Master of Science in Nursing - Adult-Gero Primary Care Nurse Practitioner, Master of Science in Nursing - Nurse-Midwifery, Master of Science in Nursing - WomenÂ’s Health Nurse Practitioner
  • Degrees: Master

Earn your Master's degree online from Norwich University.

  • Programs: Master of Science in Nursing Online
  • Degrees: Master
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More Michigan Registered Nursing Schools

School Name Campus Highest Award Enrolled
Alpena Community College Alpena Associate 2,058
Andrews University Berrien Springs Doctorate & First Professional 3,221
Bay de Noc Community College Escanaba Associate 2,203
Calvin College Grand Rapids Masters 4,224
Davenport University Grand Rapids Masters 11,606
Delta College University Center Associate 10,406
Eastern Michigan University Ypsilanti Doctorate 22,837
Ferris State University Big Rapids Doctorate 13,087
Finlandia University Hancock Bachelor 559
Glen Oaks Community College Centreville Associate 1,383
Gogebic Community College Ironwood Associate 975
Grand Rapids Community College Grand Rapids Associate 15,212
Grand Valley State University Allendale Doctorate 23,464
Henry Ford Community College Dearborn Associate 13,983
Hope College Holland Bachelor 3,226
Josephs College of Beauty Jackson Associate 6,173
Kalamazoo Valley Community College Kalamazoo Associate 11,113
Kellogg Community College Battle Creek Associate 5,553
Kirtland Community College Roscommon Associate 1,897
Lake Michigan College Benton Harbor Associate 3,740
Lake Superior State University Sault Ste Marie Masters 2,819
Lansing Community College Lansing Associate 19,465
Macomb Community College Warren Associate 22,081
Madonna University Livonia Doctorate 4,019
Michigan State University East Lansing Doctorate & First Professional 46,045
Mid Michigan Community College Harrison Associate 3,918
Monroe County Community College Monroe Associate 4,433
Montcalm Community College Sidney Associate 2,717
Mott Community College Flint Associate 10,455
Muskegon Community College Muskegon Associate 4,711
North Central Michigan College Petoskey Associate 2,770
Northwestern Michigan College Traverse City Associate 4,499
Oakland Community College Bloomfield Hills Associate 24,532
Oakland University Rochester Hills Doctorate 18,081
Saginaw Valley State University University Center Masters 9,662
Schoolcraft College Livonia Associate 12,148
Siena Heights University Adrian Masters 2,161
Southwestern Michigan College Dowagiac Associate 2,494
Spring Arbor University Spring Arbor Masters 3,965
St Clair County Community College Port Huron Associate 4,270
The Robert B Miller College Battle Creek Bachelor 198
University of Detroit Mercy Detroit Doctorate 5,723
University of Michigan-Ann Arbor Ann Arbor Doctorate 41,042
University of Michigan-Flint Flint Doctorate 6,883
Washtenaw Community College Ann Arbor Associate 12,068
Wayne County Community College District Detroit Associate 20,504
Wayne State University Detroit Doctorate & First Professional 32,380
West Shore Community College Scottville Associate 1,352
Western Michigan University Kalamazoo Doctorate 24,433
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