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

Education Requirements for Nursing Licenses in Michigan
Nursing Licenses in Michigan Master's Required?
Certified Nurse-Midwife (CNM) Y
Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist (CRNA) Y
Clinical Nurse Specialist (CNS) Y
Nurse Practitioner (NP) Y
Registered Nurse (RN) N
Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) N

Michigan Nursing Salary Average

Licensed Nursing Assistant: $26,460
Licensed Practice Nurse: $43,270
Registered Nurse: $65,820
Advanced Practice Registered Nurse: >$80,000*
 
*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!

Compact State Status

Michigan is not a Nursing Licensure Compact State.

Prescriptive Authority in Michigan

Nurse Practitioners and Certified Nurse Midwives may apply for prescriptive authority for Schedule III-V controlled substances in collaboration with a physician. Authority to prescribe a 7 day post discharge supply of Schedule II controlled substances within a hospital, surgicenter, oncology practice, or hospice is also allowed.

Michigan

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.

FEATURED ONLINE HEALTHCARE PROGRAMS


Nursing@Georgetown

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Nursing@Simmons

Nursing@Simmons is an online Family Nurse Practitioner program designed for currently licensed RNs who are at various stages of their career.

Nursing@USC

The USC Suzanne Dworak-Peck School of Social Work Department of Nursing offers an online Master of Science in Nursing program for aspiring family nurse practitioners through Nursing@USC.

MPH@Simmons

MPH@Simmons, the online Master of Public Health from Simmons College, is designed to give you the real-world skills you need to address health inequity on a local, national, and global level.

MPH@GW

An innovative online Master of Public Health program offered by the top-ranked Milken Institute School of Public Health at the George Washington University.

MHA@GW

Offered by the Milken Institute School of Public Health at the George Washington University, this online Executive Master of Health Administration program is designed for healthcare professionals who aspire to become leaders in their field.

HealthInformatics@GW

This online Master of Science in Management of Health Informatics and Analytics program from the Milken Institute School of Public Health at the George Washington University enables graduates to improve the efficiency of health care organizations through the use of data and technology.

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Registered Nurse Specialty Certification- Nurse Practitioner, Nurse Anesthetist, Nurse Midwife, Clinical Nurse Specialist in Michigan

Education
Successful 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

Examination
Varies for Different Certifications

Fees
$52 Application Fee, Certification Examination Fee (Varies for Different Certifications)

Experience
Varies for Different Certifications

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

Renewal
Renewal fee of $28 per renewal period required.

Additional Information
An Active Registered Nurse License Is Required for Application

 

Registered Nurse (RN) in Michigan

Education
Completion of an Approved Registered Nurse Program

Examination
NCLEX-RN

Fees
$54 Application Fee, $200 Exam Fee, $62.75 Fingerprinting Fee

Experience
None

Renewal
Renewal fee is $60.

Additional Information
None

Endorsement
Individuals with Equivalent Licensure in Another State May Apply for Licensure through Endorsement, Subject to a $54 Application Fee and a $62.75 Fingerprinting Fee.

 

Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) in Michigan

Education
Completion of an Approved Licensed Practical Nurse Program

Examination
NCLEX-PN

Fees
$54 Application Fee, $200 Exam Fee, $62.75 Fingerprinting Fee
 
Experience
None

Renewal
Renewal fee is $60.

Additional Information
None

Endorsement
Individuals with Equivalent Licensure in Another State May Apply for Licensure through Endorsement, Subject to a $54 Application Fee and a $62.75 Fingerprinting Fee

FEATURED ONLINE HEALTHCARE PROGRAMS


Nursing@Georgetown

Nursing@Georgetown is an academically rigorous, evidence-based program that culminates in a Master of Science degree in Nursing, delivered online by Georgetown University’s nationally ranked School of Nursing & Health Studies.

Nursing@Simmons

Nursing@Simmons is an online Family Nurse Practitioner program designed for currently licensed RNs who are at various stages of their career.

Nursing@USC

The USC Suzanne Dworak-Peck School of Social Work Department of Nursing offers an online Master of Science in Nursing program for aspiring family nurse practitioners through Nursing@USC.

MPH@Simmons

MPH@Simmons, the online Master of Public Health from Simmons College, is designed to give you the real-world skills you need to address health inequity on a local, national, and global level.

MPH@GW

An innovative online Master of Public Health program offered by the top-ranked Milken Institute School of Public Health at the George Washington University.

MHA@GW

Offered by the Milken Institute School of Public Health at the George Washington University, this online Executive Master of Health Administration program is designed for healthcare professionals who aspire to become leaders in their field.

HealthInformatics@GW

This online Master of Science in Management of Health Informatics and Analytics program from the Milken Institute School of Public Health at the George Washington University enables graduates to improve the efficiency of health care organizations through the use of data and technology.

Sponsored Programs