Start your nursing career as a Practical Nurse with a one year training program

Browse our list of approved LPN programs in Michigan (MI)

Becoming a Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) is a popular career choice. Many people start their careers as an LPN and later take additional schooling to become a registered nurse (RN). Nursing careers provide a sense of accomplishment and can be very rewarding when you are part of a medical team that improves patient’s quality of life and recovery times. In Michigan, LPNs make up about 18% of all nurses.

It typically takes one year to complete an LPN education program. Most two-year LPN programs result in an Associate’s degree that can be used outside of the field of nursing. If you are taking classes part-time the standard LPN training might take up to two years. Typically all that is required to enter an LPN program is a high school diploma or a GED. Some schools may require you to have taken certain classes in high school and to have maintained a certain GPA. Most schools do not have this requirement. Many community colleges now offer LPN programs. LPN training courses are made up of classroom learning and hands-on clinical practice. Once the program has been completed you will need to take and pass the NCLEX-PN exam. You are also required to get CPR certified and apply for a license through the Michigan Board of Nursing. In the state of Michigan, LPNs must get their license renewed every two years. In order for the renewal to occur, you must complete twenty-five hours of continued education. These courses can be taken online and must be board approved.

LPNs in Michigan make an average of $20.45 an hour, putting their annual salary at about $41,670. You have the potential to make a bigger salary if your work the evening or night shifts, as well as if work on holidays. Typically, LPNs that work in hospitals will make more than an LPN who is working at a doctor’s office. The more experienced LPNs will also earn more than an LPN who is just starting out, since they have more work experience.

During this time there is a nursing shortage all over the the United States. Because of this, the job outlook for all nurses is positive and predicted to increase over the next decade. In an effort to hire more nurses, medical facilities might offer incentives, such as higher pay, flexible schedules and reimbursed schooling. Some places might even offering bonuses to nurses who come to work for them.


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List of LPN Schools in Michigan (MI)

Complete list of Michigan schools that offer state approved LPN training programs:

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

Practical Nursing Resources

Current LPN Job Listings
LPN Average Salary
LPN Job Description


Michigan Board of Nursing

P.O. Box 30004
Lansing, MI 48909
(517) 373-1820


Accredited Online LPN Programs

Gather more details from individual schools about their specific LPN program offerings and requirements

Kaplan University Online
Chamberlain College of Nursing
Walden University Online

National Directory of LPN Training Programs