Michigan Nurse Practitioner Programs

There are a variety of nurse practitioner and clinical nurse specialist programs to choose from in the state of Michigan including online program formats. The online format offers flexibility that is not always an option in a campus based format. Practicum requirements for online programs are the same and in most cases clinical sites can be arranged in the student's local community or region. Curriculum is identical or nearly identical to that of campus based nurse practitioner programs as is required to maintain CCNE or NLNAC accreditation of the program. Accreditation is an important factor in selecting an NP program. It offers the student confidence that the program will adequately prepare them for national certification, certification by the MDCH - Michigan Board of Nursing and to practice as an advanced practice nurse. Learn more about the admissions requirements, application process and more by contacting the nurse practitioner programs offered in Michigan and listed below.

Currently, the national credentialing/certification bodies for nurse practitioners and clinical nurse specialists require that applicants hold a master's, doctorate or post-master's certificate in the nurse practitioner or clinical nurse specialist specialty that they plan to take the exam for. So, if you have your baccalaureate degree in nursing you will need to enroll in a master's nursing program that offers a nurse practitioner concentration. Or, if you hold an associate's or diploma in nursing and intend on pursuing an RN to MSN program with a nurse practitioner concentration you will be eligible for national certification upon completion of the program.

Upon Graduation from a formal advanced education program for nurse practitioners offered in Michigan, graduates will be eligible for certification in their respective specialty through one of the national certification bodies. National certification is one of the requirements that the Michigan Department of Community Health Board of Nursing has for becoming a Certified Nurse Practitioner in Michigan. The Board of Nursing also requires that applicants for certification as a nurse practitioner hold a current registered nursing license and have a bachelor's degree or higher and have completed a formal advanced program for nurse practitioners.
(Source: MDCH - Michigan Board of Nursing)

Nurse Practitioner Online Programs Offered in Michigan

star Explore Nurse Practitioner programs offered by nursing schools based in Michigan.

Maryville University

Maryville University - St. Louis offers two CCNE accredited online MSN Nurse Practitioner Programs: Family Nurse Practitioner and Adult Geriatric Nurse Practitioner.

Programs Offered Online: MSN - (Family Nurse Practitioner -FNP, Adult Geriatric Nurse Practitioner - AGNP)

Spring Arbor University

The Spring Arbor University MSN programs are in the accreditation process with the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE) and are accredited by the The Higher Learning Commission (HLC). The MSN - Nurse Practitioner program is designed to prepare graduates to sit for National certification as an Adult and/or Gerontology Nurse Practitioner. Request information about these MSN programs today.

Programs Offered: Online MSN - (Concentrations: MSN/MBA, MSN/Education, MSN/Nurse Practitioner)

Frontier Nursing University - Distance Education

The Frontier Nursing University is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of College and Schools. They offer online MSN Programs with post masters certificates in the following areas: Certified Nurse Midwifery (accredited by ACME), Women's Health Care Nurse Practitioner (accredited by the NLNAC). FSMFN also offers an online DNP program accredited by the AACN.

Programs Offered: Online ADN - MSN (Tracks: Nurse Midwifery) , Online MSN - (Tracks: Nurse Midwifery), DNP (Online)

Graceland University - School of Nursing

The RN-BSN, RN to BSN/MSN and MSN programs are CCNE and NLNAC accredited. RN to BSN and RN to BSN/MSN program Practicums can be completed in the student's community.

Online Programs Offered: RN to BSN, RN to BSN/MSN and MSN - (Specializations: Family Nurse Practitioner, Nurse Educator), Post-Graduate Certificate (Specializations: Family Nurse Practitioner, Nurse Education), Doctor of Nursing Practice DNP (Online)

Regis University - Loretto Height School of Nursing

The Regis University School of Nursing is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE).

Programs Offered: RN to BSN, RN to MS in Nursing (Tracks: Leadership in Health Care Systems - Management or Education), Online DNP - (Tracks: Advanced Practice Nursing, Advanced Leadership in Health Care)

University of Michigan - Flint

The online DNP program offered by the University of Michigan - Flint is open to registered nurses with a BSN, a BSN in another field, or a master's in nursing and NP certification. Nurses without a BSN or Bachelor's in another field will need to complete some prerequisites. Contact UM - Flint to get more specific course information. The DNP program will be eligible to apply for CCNE accreditation in the semester prior to graduation of its first DNP class in 2013. The Master's in Nursing program held CCNE accreditation.

Programs Offered: MSN - Registered Nurse Anesthesia, DNP Online - (Concentrations: Adult Nurse Practitioner, Family Nurse Practitioner, and Adult Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner)

University of Michigan - Flint School of Health Professions and Studies, 2205 William S. White Building, 303 East Kearsley St., Flint, MI 48502-1950

Schools Based in Michigan Offering Nurse Practitioner Programs

Eastern Michigan University - MSN Programs

An MSN - Adult Health Nursing is offered at EMU. Two post-baccalaureate certificates are offered in teaching in health care systems and quality improvement in health care and a clinical nurse specialization is also offered.

  • 311 Everett L. Marshall Building, Ypsilanti, MI 48197 / Phone: 734-487-2310

Grand Valley State University - MSN Programs

The Kirkhof College of Nursing offers an RN to MSN for non-nursing degree students, an MSN, Advanced Practice Nursing (APN) - Adult/Elderly, Advanced Practice Nursing (APN) - Child, Family, Women's Health, or Advanced Practice Nursing (APN) - Mental Health, and an MSN/MBA program.

  • 301 Michigan Street NE, Cook DeVos Center for Health Sciences, Grand Rapids, MI 49503 / Phone: 616-331-3558

Madonna University College of Nursing and Health

Offers MSN- Nursing Administration, MSN - Adult Health Clinical Nurse Specialist, Adult Health Nurse Practitioner, Acute Care Nurse Practitioner, Primary Care Nurse Practitioner, Adult Acute and Palliative Care Nurse Practitioner (Dual Track), Adult Primary and Palliative Care Nurse Practitioner (Dual Track), Adult/Palliative Care Nurse Practitioner Accelerated 2nd Master's Degree, Dual Degree: Nursing Administration and Business Administration, and a Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP). The Master's Degree programs are approved by the Michigan Board of Nursing and accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE).

  • 36600 Schoolcraft Road - Livonia, Michigan 48150 / Phone: 800-852-4951

Northern Michigan University - School of Nursing

NMU offers an MSN- FNP track.

  • 2301 New Science Facility Marquette, MI 49855 / Phone: 906-227-2834

Oakland University - School of Nursing

Programs Offered include: MSN - Adult/Gerontological Nurse Practitioner, MSN - Family Nurse Practitioner, MSN - Nurse Anesthesia, and MSN - Nursing Education. The programs are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education and the Nurse Anesthesia program is accredited by the Council on Accreditation of Nurse Anesthesia Educational Programs.

  • 428 O'Dowd Hall, Rochester, MI 48309-4401 / Phone: 248-370-4253

Saginaw Valley State University School of Nursing

Programs Offered include: MSN - Health Systems Nurse Specialist and MSN - Advanced Clinical Practice (Family Nurse Practitioner). These programs are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE).

  • 7400 Bay Road, University Center, MI 48710-0001 / Phone: 989-964-4000

University of Detroit Mercy McAuley School of Nursing

Programs Offered include: MSN - Family Nurse Practitioner, MSN - Health Systems Management, MSN - Nursing Education with a Clinical Nurse Specialty Option, and MSN - Clinical Nurse Leader

  • 4001 W. McNichols Road, Detroit, MI 48221-3038 / Phone: 313-993-1208

University of Michigan - School of Nursing

MSN Specializations include: Community Care/Public Health/Home Health Care Clinical Nurse Specialist, Gerontological Clinical Nurse Specialist, Medical-Surgical Clinical Nurse Specialist, Occupational Health Clinical Nurse Specialist, Psychiatric-Mental Health Clinical Nurse Specialist, Adult Acute Care Nurse Practitioner, Adult Nurse Practitioner (primary care), Adult Nurse Practitioner (Occupational Health Concentration), Family Nurse Practitioner, Gerontological Nurse Practitioner, Infant, Child, Adolescent Health/Pediatric Nurse Practitioner, Psychiatric-Mental Health Nurse Practitioner, Certified Nurse-Midwife Program, Advanced Nursing Management, Nursing Informatics, Nursing Entrepreneurship, Nursing & Health Policy, Quality/Patient Safety, and Strategies for Teaching.

  • 400 North Ingalls Ann Arbor, Michigan 48109-5482 / Phone: 800-458-8689

Wayne State University College of Nursing

Programs Offered include: Gerontological Nurse Practitioner (MSN), Adult Acute & Critical Care Nurse Practitioner (MSN), Adult Primary Care Nurse Practitioner (MSN), Community Health Nursing (MSN), Psychiatric Mental Health - CNS and NP (MSN), Neonatal Nurse Practitioner (MSN), Pediatric Nurse Practitioner - Acute Care (MSN), Pediatric Nurse Practitioner - Primary Care (MSN), Women's Health Nurse Practitioner (WHNP), Nurse-Midwife (CNM). The BSN and MSN programs at Wayne State University are all accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE).

  • 5557 Cass Ave, Detroit, Michigan, 48202 / Phone: 313-577-4070

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