Becoming an LPN in Michigan

In the state of Michigan, nurses are changing the workplace—they’re making sure that there is ample support for patients and standards for practice, education, and research. A prediction made by The Bureau of Labor Statistics states that Michigan may see an increase of as much as 6% in additional jobs per year for licensed practical nurses (LPN) by 2024. Individuals seeking to become part of this ever-growing industry, can become an LPN in the state by meeting educational requirements and applying for a Michigan LPN license. Out-of-state nurses can apply for a license by endorsement.

  • LPN Programs in Michigan

    ProgramDetails
    Alpena Community College
    665 Johnson St, Alpena, MI 49707
    (989) 356-9021 Visit Homepage
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    Baker College
    2800 Springport rd, Jackson, MI 49202
    (888) 343-3683 Visit Homepage
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    Baker College - Auburn Hills
    1500 University Dr, Auburn Hills, MI 48326
    (248) 340-0600 Visit Homepage
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    Bay College
    2001 N Lincoln Road, Escanaba, MI 49829
    (906) 786-5802 Visit Homepage
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    Delta College
    1961 Delta Rd, University Center, MI 48710
    (989) 686-9000 Visit Homepage
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    Detroit Business Institute Downriver
    19100 Fort St, Riverview, MI 48193
    (734) 479-0660 Visit Homepage
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    Glen Oaks Community College
    62249 Shimmel Rd, Centreville, MI 49032
    (269) 467-9945 Visit Homepage
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    Gogebic Community College
    E4946 Jackson Rd, Ironwood, MI 49938
    (906) 932-4231 Visit Homepage
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    Gogebic Community College
    47420 Highway M-26 #10, Houghton, MI 49931
    (906) 483-0070 Visit Homepage
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    Grand Rapids Community College
    143 Bostwick Ave NE, Grand Rapids, MI 49503
    (616) 234-4000 Visit Homepage
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    Jackson College
    2111 Emmons Rd, Jackson, MI 49201
    (517) 787-0800 Visit Homepage
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    Kellogg Community College
    450 North Ave, Battle Creek, MI 49017
    (269) 965-3931 Visit Homepage
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    Kirtland Community College
    10775 N St Helen Rd, Roscommon, MI 48653
    (989) 275-5000 Visit Homepage
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    Lake Superior State University
    650 W Easterday Ave, Sault Ste. Marie, MI 49783
    (906) 632-6841 Visit Homepage
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    Lansing Community College
    515 N. Washington Square, Lansing, MI 48933
    (517) 483-1410 Visit Homepage
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    Latoya's Health Education
    1000 Brockway Rd, Saginaw, MI 48602
    (989) 797-4602 Visit Homepage
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    Monroe County Community College
    1555 S Raisinville Rd, Monroe, MI 48161
    (734) 242-7300 Visit Homepage
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    Montcalm Community College
    2800 College Dr, Sidney, MI 48885
    (989) 328-2111 Visit Homepage
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    Muskegon Community College
    221 Quarterline Rd, Muskegon Township, MI 49442
    (231) 777-0510 Visit Homepage
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    Northern Michigan University
    1401 Presque Isle Ave, Marquette, MI 49855
    (906) 227-1000 Visit Homepage
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    Northwestern Michigan College
    1701 E Front St, Traverse City, MI 49686
    (231) 995-1000 Visit Homepage
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    Oakland University
    2200 N Squirrel Rd, Rochester, MI 48309
    (248) 370-2100 Visit Homepage
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    Schoolcraft College
    1751 Radcliff St, Garden City, MI 48135
    (734) 462-4770 Visit Homepage
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    Southwestern Michigan College
    58900 Cherry Grove Rd, Dowagiac, MI 49047
    (800) 456-8675 Visit Homepage
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    St. Clair County Community College
    323 Erie St, Port Huron, MI 48060
    (810) 989-5500 Visit Homepage
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    West Shore Community College
    3000 N Stiles Rd, Scottville, MI 49454
    (231) 845-6211 Visit Homepage
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    Source: Practical nursing programs appearing on these pages have been retrieved from their respective state board overseeing practical or vocational nursing licensure. The data was retrieved on Sept 14, 2016.

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  • Michigan LPN Licensing Requirements

    After first completing a state-approved education program that not only provides the necessary curriculum but also hands-on training for patient interaction, the applicant is on their way to becoming an LPN in Michigan. The approved program can usually be completed in one year, then the graduate must register and pass the NCLEX-PN to become licensed in the state.

    LPN Application Packet for the NCLEX (http://www.michigan.gov/documents/cis_fhs_bhser_lpnpkt_74433_7.pdf).
    NCLEX online registration (http://www.vue.com/nclex/).

    As an LPN, certain physical requirements may be part of the job application. Being able to lift patients, move machinery, and stand for long periods of time may be required to perform the job properly.

    Foreign-educated applicants trained in English must complete one of the following:

    • Submit a professional report created by the Credentials Evaluation Service of the Commission of Graduates of Foreign Nursing Schools.
    • Complete a course-by-course evaluation of completed nursing education reviewed and certified by a National Association of Credential Evaluation Services accredited agency.
    • Submit an LPN Credentials Form to nursing school for completion.

    If educated in a language other than English, the applicant must complete also pass the TOEFL administered by the Educational Testing Service as well as one of the options above.

    Michigan LPN licenses expire every 2 years and require 25 hours of board-approved continued education to renew.

    Learn more about Michigan LPN Jobs, Salary, and Employment Outlook.

    Additional MI Nursing Resources

    Michigan Department of Community Health Bureau of Health Professions
    Board of Nursing

    201 Townsend Street
    Lansing, MI 48913
    Phone: (517) 373-3740
    http://www.michigan.gov/lara/0,4601,7-154-35299_63294_27529_27542---,00.html

    1. Michigan Nurses Association (http://www.minurses.org/)
    2. Michigan Bureau of Health Care Services (http://www.michigan.gov/lara/0,4601,7-154-35299_63294_63303---,00.html)

    For those interested in advancing their nursing career, see our Michigan LPN to RN programs page.