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Michigan LPN Programs

Directory of state-approved LPN training classes


Practical Nursing Careers in Michigan (MI)

When John F. Kennedy said, “Ask not what your country can do for you, but what you can do for your country”, it paved the way for a great sense of accomplishment and satisfaction for those who make a life out of providing service to others. Licensed Practical Nurses (or LPNs) as most people refer to them, enjoy emotionally rewarding careers helping the sick, injured and elderly citizens of the United States. Not only are LPNs always helping people, but at the same time they are also making a living for themselves.


Practical nurses are currently in high demand in the health care job market. In the state of Michigan, it’s been projected that by the year 2015 the amount of LPNs needed will be almost double today’s amount. Right now being an LPN is such a popular career that almost five thousand students are becoming LPNs each year in the state of Michigan. Such a number is breathtaking, considering how slow the rest of the economy is.

One of the best things about becoming an LPN is the fact that it only takes about one year to become a fully capable Licensed Practical Nurse. Such a short time of study makes it possible for many people interested in working in the health industry to become fully functional employees in a short amount of time. In addition, even people that are not able to afford the full four years of college can easily go to a vocational/technical school or community college in the state of Michigan and become an LPN. In Michigan, getting an LPN certificate can cost as little as $2,500 depending on the school that the individual decides to attend.

Knowing how much a career pays often makes a big difference in people’s decision-making process. Fortunately, LPNs on average make about $37,000 a year in the state of Michigan. The LPN salary can go even higher depending on the employer, number of years of work experience, current economic conditions and specific location. The most common place LPNs find work is in hospitals and nursing care facilities. Other places include home health care services, physician’s offices or other medical care facilities.

In most situations, Licensed Practical Nurses perform a wide variety of tasks on a daily basis. Most of the time at work is spent checking in with several different patients, watching over them and recording their vital signs, bathing them, feeding them, and sometimes assisting doctors and registered nurses in minor medical procedures. LPNs play an integral role in many health care environments and have their hands full with plenty of responsibilities and patients to care for.


List of LPN Programs in Michigan (MI)

Alpena Community College, Department of Nursing

666 Johnson Street
Alpena, MI 49707

Baker College – Auburn Hills, Practical Nurse Program

1500 University Drive
Auburn Hills, MI 48326

Bay De Noc Community College, School of Practical Nursing

2001 N Lincoln Road
Escanaba, MI 49829

Davenport University, Department of Nursing

3555 East Patrick Road
Midland, MI 48642

Davenport University, Department of Nursing

27650 Dequindre Road
Warren, MI 48092

Delta College, Division of Nursing

University Center, MI 48710

Detroit Business Institute – Downriver

19100 Fort Street
Riverview, MI 48193

Everest Institute Practical Nurse Program

1750 Woodworth Street NE
Grand Rapids, MI 49505

Everest Institute Practical Nurse Program

21107 Lasher Road
Southfield, MI 48075

Glen Oaks Community College, Division of Nursing Education

62249 Shimmel Road
Centreville, MI 49032

Gogebic Community College, Department of Nursing

E4946 Jackson Road
Ironwood, MI 49938

Grand Rapids Community College, Department of Nursing

143 Bostwick Avenue NE
Grand Rapids, MI 49503

Jackson Community College, Nursing Department

2111 Emmons Road
Jackson, MI 49201

Kalamazoo Valley Community College, Division of Health Sciences

6767 West O Avenue
Kalamazoo, MI 49009

Kellogg Community College, Nursing Education

450 North Avenue
Battle Creek, MI 49017

Kirtland Community College, Department of Nursing

10775 N St Helen Road
Roscommon, MI 48653

Lake Michigan College, Division of Health Sciences

2755 E Napier Avenue
Benton Harbor, MI 49022

Lake Superior State University, Department of Nursing

650 Easterday Avenue, Sault Ste
Marie, MI 49783

Lansing Community College, Department of Nursing & Health Careers

422 N Washington Square
Lansing, MI 48933

Latoya’s Health Education – Practical Nurse Program

1000 Brockway
Saginaw, MI 48933

Mid-Michigan Community College, Department of Nursing

1375 South Clare Avenue
Harrison, MI 48625

Monroe County Community College, Division of Health Science

1555 Raisinville Road
Monroe, MI 48161

Montcalm Community College, Department of Nursing

2800 College Drive
Sidney, MI 48885

Mott Community College, Division of Nursing

1401 East Court Street
Flint, MI 48503

Muskegon Community College

221 South Quarterline Road
Muskegon, MI 49442

NexCare Health Care Training Institute – Practical Nurse Program

28349 Joy Road
Westland, MI 48185

Northern Michigan University Division of Practical Nursing

New Science Facility, Room 2301
Marquette, MI 49855

Northwestern Michigan College Health Occupations Division

1701 East Front Street
Traverse City, MI 49686

Oakland Community College – Nursing Department

7350 Cooley Lake Road
Waterford, MI 48327

Oakland University School of Nursing

428 O’Dowd Hall
Rochester, MI 48309

St Clair County Community College – Department of Nursing

323 Erie Street
Port Huron, MI 48061

Schoolcraft College Nursing Education

18600 Haggerty Road
Livonia, MI 48152

Southwestern Michigan College – Department of Health Careers

58900 Cherry Grove Road
Dowagiac, MI 49047

West Shore Community College Nursing Department

3000 N Stiles Road
Scottville, MI 49454


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Michigan LPN Schools

Our directory lists all Michigan schools that currently offer approved practical nursing programs. The Michigan state board of nursing is the regulatory organization in charge of approving LPN education programs. To gain approval, educational institutions must demonstrate to the board of nursing that their program sufficiently prepares students with the knowledge and skills expected of a licensed practical nurse. The on-going approval of a program depends largely upon their graduation rates and the NCLEX pass rates of their graduates. If a program starts to produce poor results in either of these two categories they can quickly lose their state approval or be placed on probationary approval status until their results improve.

Required LPN Classes in Michigan

The specific course work required in practical nursing programs can differ from institution to institution. However, there are some subjects that are almost always included in most programs. Typical LPN classes include Anatomy & Physiology, Basic Nursing Skills, Nutrition, Math for Nurses, Psychology and Pharmacology. Topics covered within these subjects prepare students with the knowledge base required to perform the work of a licensed practical nurse.

How to Become an LPN in Michigan

Start the process by researching available education programs to find one that suits your schedule and preferences. The next step is to enroll and complete an LPN training program that is approved by the Michigan Board of Nursing. Most LPN programs take roughly one year to finish. Upon successful completion of all course requirements you are eligible to challenge the NCLEX-PN exam. After passing the test you can register with the state of Michigan as a licensed practical nurse and begin searching for employment.

Taking the NCLEX-PN Exam in Michigan

When it comes time to challenge the practical nursing license exam it is advisable to prepare for the exam with a self-study program or classroom prep course. Knowing what to expect on the actual test and completing practice questions can increase your chances of passing. When you feel ready to take the test, apply for your practical nursing license with the Michigan state board of nursing and register with Pearson VUE. There is a $200 fee required in order to register for the exam. The next step is to wait until you receive confirmation of your Authorization to Test (ATT). Once you receive your ATT you can schedule your NCLEX exam with Pearson VUE at a nearby testing center.

LPN Quick Reference Links

Michigan Board of Nursing
National Council of State Boards of Nursing
Pearson VUE – Official NCLEX Testing Provider
LPN/LVN Career Outlook – US Dept of Labor
Licensed Practical Nurse Wiki
National Association for Practical Nurse Education & Service (NAPNES)
National Federation of Licensed Practical Nurses