Practical Nursing Programs in Michigan

LPNs in Michigan work under the direction of a registered nurse or physician. Laws in Michigan do not specify what tasks an LPN can or can not do and in most cases the LPN’s duties are defined by the supervising health care professional in the place of employment. According to the Michigan Center for Nursing, the scope of practice for LPNs in Michigan can vary significantly from practice to practice based on the specialty of the practice or clinic. Typical duties of an LPN include rooming patients, taking vitals, administering shots, draw blood and related tasks. Some responsibilities will require additional training/education. Another option to consider becoming a medical assistant. There are a number of medical assisting programs in Michigan to explore, each of which can provide you with the necessary skills and training for a successful career in health care.

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LPNs in Michigan are earning salaries or hourly wages equivalent to between $24,000 to over $50,000 a year. Senior living and home health care agencies are paying some of the higher salaries and have a large number of job openings. Many LPNs end up pursuing their RN through LPN to RN programs, due to the potential for increased earnings and job opportunities.

Practical nursing programs approved by the Michigan Board of Nursing are all certificate programs generally lasting one year. Graduates of practical nursing programs must take the NCLEX-PN exam within two years of graduation and pass this exam to practice as a licensed practical nurse in Michigan.

Michigan Board of Nursing Approved Practical Nursing Certificate and Diploma Programs at Technical and Vocational Schools

American Medical Careers
4000 S. Saginaw St.
Flint, MI 48507
   Latoya’s Health Education
1000 Brockway
Saginaw, MI 48933

Michigan Board of Nursing Approved Practical Nursing Certificate Programs at Colleges and Universities

Alpena Community College
666 Johnson Street
Alpena, MI 49707
Baker College – Auburn Hills
1500 University Drive
Auburn Hills, MI 48326
Bay de Noc
2001 N. Lincoln Road
Escanaba, MI 49029
Davenport University
3555 East Patrick Road
Midland, MI 48642
Davenport University
27650 Dequindre Road
Warren, MI 48092
Delta Colege
University Center
Glen Oaks Community College
62249 Shimmel Road
Centreville, MI 49032
Gogebic Community College
E4946 Jackson Road
Ironwood, MI 49938
Grand Rapids Community College
143 Bostwick Avenue
Grand Rapids, MI
Jackson Community College
2111 Emmons Road
Jackson, MI
Kalamazoo Valley Community College
6767 West O Avenue
Kalamazoo, MI 49009
Kellogg Community College
450 North Ave.
Battle Creek, MI 49017
Kirtland Community College
10775 N. St. Helen Road
Roscommon, MI 48653
Lake Michigan College
2755 E Napier Ave.
Bento Harbor, MI 49022
Lake Superior State University
650 Easterday Ave
Sault Ste. Marie, MI 49783
Lansing Community College
422 N. Washington Square
Lansing, MI 48933
Mid-Michigan Community College
1375 S. Clare Ave.
Harrison, MI 48625
Monroe County Community College
1555 Raisinville Rd
Monroe, MI 48161
Montcalm Community College
2800 College Dr.
Sidney, MI 48885
Mott Community College
1401 E. Court Street
Flint, MI 48503
Muskegon Community College
221 S. Quarterline Road
Muskegon, MI 49442
Northern Michigan University
Marquette, MI 49855
Northwestern Michigan College
1701 East Front Street
Traverse City, MI 49686
Oakland Community College
7350 Cooley Lake Road
Waterford, MI 48327
Oakland University School of Nursing
428 O’Dowd Hall
Rochester, MI 40309
St. Clair County Community College
323 Erie Street
Port Huron, MI 48061
Schoolcraft College
18600 Haggerty Road
Livonia, MI 48152
Southwestern Michigan College
58900 Cherry Grove Road
Dowagiac, MI 49047
West Shore Community College
3000 N. Stiles Road
Scottville, MI 49454

(Source: Michigan Board of Nursing)

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