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Those selecting LPN programs in Michigan will want to see what we have to say in our free resources first. We cover the programs, the accreditation, the process towards LPN certification in MI and much more! The future is really bright for many Michigan healthcare careers and we are as excited as we could ever be about it! See what a great medical field career practical nursing is below and get started!

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How to become a LPN in Michigan

Becoming an LPN in Michigan requires you to finish a training course authorized by the Michigan Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs (LARA), post a passing mark on the NCLEX-PN examination and be licensed for employment by LARA. All of these steps are covered in detail with our article below.

The steps required to become a Licensed Practical Nurse in Michigan

The process for becoming an LPN in Michigan is shown below.

Step 1 – Satisfy the standard prerequisites for practical nursing training

Make sure you verify what the entrance requirements are at each school in Michigan you are looking at enrolling in to. Each accredited LPN program has differing prerequisites and it is really important that you know what they are up front.

Step 2 – Choose the type of credential you would like to earn

Licensed practical nursing courses in Michigan award two different types of credentials (associates degrees and certificates/diplomas) and we get in to detail about them at the link here. Another important thought to keep in mind while choosing your education level is whether or not you want to become a RN down the road. If you do want to become a registered nurse in the future you should consider getting your degree as a LPN to make your process shorter and easier in the future.

Step 3 – Register for a MI Board of Nursing approved LPN training program

Licensed Practical Nurse classes in Michigan are mandated by state guidelines to be accredited by the Michigan Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs (LARA). Only those graduates who finish their education at a program sanctioned by LARA will be allowed to test the NCLEX-PN.

What to search for in a Licensed Practical Nurse school in Michigan

If you want a quick and easy tip to sort through all the accredited LPN training courses in Michigan we can help. Sort all the schools by the factors that are most important to you and your education and the ones that fit best will rise to the top. It should also be known that LPN programs online are a great option for LPN training in Michigan.

Approved Licensed Practical Nurse classes in Michigan

Below is the full list of accredited LPN schools in Michigan.

Michigan Colleges that Offer Michigan Board of Nursing Approved LPN Training

Alpena Community College, School of Nursing 655 Johnson Street, Alpena 49707

Bay de Noc Community College, School of Nursing 2001 N. Lincoln Road, Escanaba 49829

Davenport University – Midland, School of Nursing 3555 East Patrick Road, Midland 48642

Davenport University – Warren, School of Nursing 27650 Dequindre Road, Warren 48092

Delta College, School of Nursing 1961 Delta Road, University Center 48710

Glen Oaks Community College, School of Nursing 62249 Shimmel Road, Centreville 49032

Gogebic Community College, Ironwood School of Nursing E4946 Jackson Road, Ironwood 49938

Gogebic Community College, Houghton School of Nursing 47420 Hwy M-26, Suite 107, Houghton 49931

Grand Rapids Community College, School of Nursing 143 Bostwick Avenue, NE, Grand Rapids 49503

Jackson Community College, School of Nursing 2111 Emmons Road, Jackson 49201

Kellogg Community College, School of Nursing 450 North Avenue, Battle Creek 49017

Lake Superior State University, School of Nursing 650 Easterday Avenue, Sault Ste. Marie 49783

Lansing Community College, School of Nursing 422 N. Washington Square, Lansing 48933

Monroe County Community College, School of Nursing 1555 Raisinville Road, Monroe 48161

Montcalm Community College, School of Nursing 2800 College Drive, Sidney 48885

Muskegon Community College, School of Nursing 221 South Quarterline Road, Muskegon 49442

Northern Michigan University, School of Nursing 1401 Presque Isle Avenue, Marquette 49855

Northwestern Michigan College, School of Nursing 1701 East Front Street, Traverse City 49686

Schoolcraft College, School of Nursing 18600 Haggerty Road, Livonia 48152

Southwestern Michigan College, School of Nursing 58900 Cherry Grove Road, Dowagiac 49047

St. Clair County Community College, School of Nursing 323 Erie Street, Port Huron 48061

West Shore Community College, School of Nursing 3000 N. Stiles Road, Scottville 49454

Michigan Vocational Schools that Offer Michigan Board of Nursing Approved LPN Training

Abcott Institute – Practical Nurse Program 16250 Northland Drive, Southfield 48075

Detroit Business Institute-Downriver, Practical Nurse Program 19100 Fort Street, Riverview 48193

Dorsey Schools- Madison Heights- Practical Nurse Program 31799 John R. Road, Madison Heights 48071

Dorsey Schools – Roseville – Practical Nurse Program 3152 Gratoit Avenue, Roseville 48066

Dorsey Schools – Saginaw – Practical Nurse Program 4390 Bay Road, Saginaw 48603

Dorsey Schools – Wayne – Practical Nurse Program 35005 Michigan Avenue, Wayne 48184

Step 4 – Successfully pass the NCLEX-PN assessment

In the State of Michigan, you are required to pass the nationally-administered NCLEX-PN exam to become licensed as a LPN. A selection of things often covered on the NCLEX-PN test is outlined at this link here. At the link you will get information on exam preparation tips, what to expect on the examination, what to do the day of the test and more!

Step 5 – Pass the NCLEX-PN and Start Your Practical Nursing Career in Michigan

If you follow all the steps we laid out above you will be on the way to becoming an LPN in Michigan. The last step is the passing of the NCLEX-PN.

LPN salary in Michigan

There’s a higher than average need for practical nurses in Michigan. Up through 2024, the Bureau of Labor Statistics expects a 6% gain in additional job opportunities for licensed practical or vocational nurses in Michigan. The cities in Michigan where you can expect the most new jobs are Detroit, Lansing, Ann Arbor, Kalamazoo, Grand Rapids, Warren, Sterling Heights, Flint, Dearborn, Livonia, Clinton Charter Township, Canton Charter Township, Westland, Troy, Farmington Hills and Macomb Township. We use’s latest statistics to show LPN compensation in Michigan by location in the table below.
LocationPay TypeLowMedianHigh
United StatesHourly$15.63$21.20$29.05
Detroit-Livonia-Dearborn, MI Metropolitan DivisionHourly$19.53$24.62$29.83
Ann Arbor, MI MSAHourly$16.53$24.12$29.45
Flint, MI MSAHourly$20.10$23.82$29.36
Jackson, MI MSAHourly$19.33$22.66$24.80
Battle Creek, MI MSAHourly$16.26$22.09$27.66
Northwest Lower Peninsula BOSHourly$17.30$22.01$25.96
Bay City, MI MSAHourly$18.95$22.00$27.13
Kalamazoo-Portage, MI MSAHourly$17.25$21.87$26.76
Saginaw-Saginaw Township North, MI MSAHourly$17.25$21.59$24.94
Lansing-East Lansing, MI MSAHourly$16.56$21.34$25.18
Grand Rapids-Wyoming, MI MSAHourly$15.09$21.30$24.79
Balance of Lower Peninsula BOSHourly$16.52$21.14$24.80
Niles-Benton Harbor, MI MSAHourly$15.39$21.12$29.43
South Bend-Mishawaka, IN-MI MSAHourly$15.94$20.39$23.92
Muskegon-Norton Shores, MI MSAHourly$15.78$20.15$24.80
Northeast Lower Peninsula BOSHourly$14.04$18.12$23.24
Upper Peninsula BOSHourly$14.45$18.12$23.76
Monroe, MI MSAHourly$15.63$17.87$23.70

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