Michigan Nursing License
Important Note: Nursing licensure and practice requirements are subject to change. Nursing License Map makes its best effort to keep content accurate; however, the official source is the State Board of Nursing. Make sure to confirm licensing requirements with the Michigan State Board of Nursing before applying for licensure or renewal. Last updated: 1/20/2015
Registered Nurse Specialty CertificationN
Registered Nurse (RN)N
Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN)N
Michigan Nursing Salary Average
Licensed Nursing AssistantLicensed Practice NurseRegistered NurseAdvanced Practice Registered Nurse
*The Salary of an advanced practice nurse in Michigan can vary widely based upon specialization. Learn more about Michigan nursing salary.
Learn about financial aid options for nurses on our nursing scholarships and grants page.
There are many paths to become a nurse in Michigan. The path you take will mostly depend upon the type of nurse you’d like to become and your current or prospective level of education. The higher your level of education, the more opportunities you’ll have to choose where and how you pursue your career in nursing.
In addition to nursing salaries in Michigan, you’ll find information on acquiring and maintaining several types of Michigan nursing licensure. We’re constantly making updates, but with the speed of change in the healthcare sphere it’s difficult to stay current. If you have any comments or suggestions for our information on nursing in Michigan, please let us know!
License renewal for all Michigan nurses is every two years. Education requirements include completion of no less than 25 continuing education units (CEUs) per renewal period. The continuing education requirements may also be through the completion of specialty certifications or recertification. At least one CEU must be included covering the topic of pain and pain management.
EducationSuccessful Completion of an Approved Advanced Nursing Program; While a Masters Degree Is Not Explicitly Required, Many National Certifications Will Require a Masters Degree and Many Advanced Nursing Programs Will Yield a Masters Degree
ExaminationVaries for Different Certifications
Fees$52 Application Fee, Certification Examination Fee (Varies for Different Certifications)
ExperienceVaries for Different Certifications
Certification RequiredNational Certification as a Nurse Anesthetist, Nurse Practitioner, or Nurse Midwife
RenewalRenewal fee of $28 per renewal period required.
Additional InformationAn Active Registered Nurse License Is Required for Application
EducationCompletion of an Approved Registered Nurse Program
Fees$54 Application Fee, $200 Application Fee, $62.75 Fingerprinting Fee
RenewalRenewal fee is $60.
EndorsementIndividuals with Equivalent Licensure in Another State May Apply for Licensure through Endorsement, Subject to a $54 Application Fee and a $62.75 Fingerprinting Fee.
EducationCompletion of an Approved Licensed Practical Nurse Program
Fees$54 Application Fee, $200 Application Fee, $62.75 Fingerprinting Fee, $54 Exam Fee,
RenewalRenewal fee is $60.
EndorsementIndividuals with Equivalent Licensure in Another State May Apply for Licensure through Endorsement, Subject to a $54 Application Fee and a $62.75 Fingerprinting Fee