Become a Nurse in Michigan – Licensure & Requirements

Nursing requirements change rapidly. Make sure to confirm licensing requirements with the Michigan Board of Nursing before applying for licensure. Last updated: 1/27/2020

Nursing Licenses in MichiganMaster’s Required?
Certified Nurse-Midwife (CNM)
Yes
Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist (CRNA)
Yes
Clinical Nurse Specialist (CNS)
Yes
Nurse Practitioner (NP)
Yes
Registered Nurse (RN)
No
Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN)
No

Michigan Nursing Salaries

MI Nurse CareerState-Wide Annual Mean WageDetroit-Warren-Dearborn Annual Mean WageGrand-Rapids-Wyoming Annual Mean WageAnn Arbor Annual Mean Wage
Licensed Practical Nurse
$49,040
$53,880
$43,520
$50,770
Registered Nurse
$71,330
$74,390
$65,930
$73,580
Nurse Practitioner
$106,880
$109,820
$99,120
$106,900
Nurse Anesthetist
$180,560
$171,540
$156,160
Not Available
Nurse Midwife
$92,030
$80,970
Not Available
$100,840

Careers as a nurse salaries above were retrieved from the Bureau of Labor Statistics – State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates Michigan in January 2020.

There are many paths to becoming 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 email us at info@nursinglicensemap.com!

Sponsored Online Nursing Programs

Georgetown University

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Master of Science in Nursing

Nursing@Georgetown delivers Georgetown University’s MS in Nursing program online, preparing RNs with a BSN to pursue certification in an APRN specialty. Students can earn their degree in as few as 23 months. 

  • Earn your MS in Nursing in as few as 23 months
  • Choose from one of four APRN specialty areas: AG-ACNP, FNP, NM/WHNP, or WHNP
  • Gain hands-on clinical experience in evidence-based practice

Simmons University

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Master of Science in Nursing (MSN)

Earn an MSN online from Simmons University. Choose from two program options — FNP or PMHNP — and prepare to raise the standard of patient care.

  • Choose from two program options — FNP or PMHNP
  • Complete in as few as 24 months
  • Full-time and part-time tracks available

University of Southern California (USC)

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Master of Science in Nursing – FNP Program

Nursing@USC delivers the online Master of Science in Nursing program from the University of Southern California Suzanne Dworak-Peck School of Social Work Department of Nursing. RN and BSN req’d.

  • Designed for registered nurses (RNs) with a Bachelor of Science in Nursing
  • Offers a part-time option for active RNs to earn a Master of Science in Nursing online
  • Can be completed in as few as 21 months

St. John Fisher University

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Master of Science in Nursing

Earn an M.S. in Nursing online at the Wegmans School of Nursing. Bachelor’s in nursing and RN license-required. 

  • Part-time and accelerated tracks available
  • Four program options: PCFNP, PMHNP, AGACNP, AGPCNP

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Compact State Status

Michigan is not yet a Nursing Licensure Compact state, but there is pending legislation.

Prescriptive Authority in Michigan

According to the Public Health Code of Michigan, Act 368, Part 73, advanced practice registered nurses may apply for prescriptive authority for Schedule II-V controlled substances in collaboration with a physician.

Advanced Practice Registered Nurse (APRN) in Michigan

Education: Successful Completion of an Approved Advanced Nursing Program

Examination: Varies for Different Certifications

Certification Required: National Certification as a Nurse Anesthetist, Nurse Practitioner, or Nurse Midwife

Fees:

  • $40.55 or $55.45 Application Fee
  • Certification Examination Fee (Varies for Different Certifications)

Additional Information: An Active Registered Nurse License Is Required for Application

Renewal: Renewal fee of $29.80 per renewal period required.

Learn more on how to become an advanced practice registered nurse.

Registered Nurse (RN) in Michigan

Education: Completion of an Approved Registered Nurse Program

Examination: NCLEX-RN

Fees:

  • $208.80 Application Fee
  • $200 Exam Fee
  • $62.75 Fingerprinting Fee

Endorsement: Individuals with equivalent licensure in another state may apply for licensure through endorsement, subject to a $208.80 application fee and a $62.75 fingerprinting fee.

Renewal: Renewal fee is $128.50.

Learn more on how to become a registered nurse.

Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) in Michigan

Education: Completion of an Approved Licensed Practical Nurse Program

Examination: NCLEX-PN

Fees:

  • $208.80 Application Fee
  • $200 Exam Fee
  • $62.75 Fingerprinting Fee

Endorsement: Individuals with equivalent licensure in another state may apply for licensure through endorsement, subject to a $208.80 application fee and a $62.75 fingerprinting fee.

Renewal: Renewal fee is $128.50.

Learn more on how to become a licensed practical nurse.

Information on the above nursing careers in Michigan was retrieved from the Michigan Board of Nursing, as of January 2020.

Sponsored Online Nursing Programs

Georgetown University

info

Master of Science in Nursing

Nursing@Georgetown delivers Georgetown University’s MS in Nursing program online, preparing RNs with a BSN to pursue certification in an APRN specialty. Students can earn their degree in as few as 23 months. 

  • Earn your MS in Nursing in as few as 23 months
  • Choose from one of four APRN specialty areas: AG-ACNP, FNP, NM/WHNP, or WHNP
  • Gain hands-on clinical experience in evidence-based practice

Simmons University

info

Master of Science in Nursing (MSN)

Earn an MSN online from Simmons University. Choose from two program options — FNP or PMHNP — and prepare to raise the standard of patient care.

  • Choose from two program options — FNP or PMHNP
  • Complete in as few as 24 months
  • Full-time and part-time tracks available

University of Southern California (USC)

info

Master of Science in Nursing – FNP Program

Nursing@USC delivers the online Master of Science in Nursing program from the University of Southern California Suzanne Dworak-Peck School of Social Work Department of Nursing. RN and BSN req’d.

  • Designed for registered nurses (RNs) with a Bachelor of Science in Nursing
  • Offers a part-time option for active RNs to earn a Master of Science in Nursing online
  • Can be completed in as few as 21 months

St. John Fisher University

info

Master of Science in Nursing

Earn an M.S. in Nursing online at the Wegmans School of Nursing. Bachelor’s in nursing and RN license-required. 

  • Part-time and accelerated tracks available
  • Four program options: PCFNP, PMHNP, AGACNP, AGPCNP

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