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Becoming a Licensed Practical Nurse in Michigan

If you want to be a LPN, or Licensed Practical Nurse, in Michigan State, then you'll have to apply for, and be granted, a license from Michigan’s Board of Nursing. By following these steps, you'll be able to do just that- and also be able to work in pretty much every other state in the US with a minimum of fuss.
  1. First, you need to find and attend a Michigan LPN program administered by an online school or organization that the state approves of. While most are straightforward year-long nursing programs, there are also some tailored for people who don't have as much time or are unable to attend class in the day.
  2. After you have graduated, you'll need to take the NCLEX-PN, a nationally recognized certifying exam given by the National Council of State Boards of Nursing. The test costs $200, can be taken year round, and takes around 6 hours. You'll want to take it right away- if you don't pass it within a year, you'll be required to attend remedial courses and pay more money. A converted score of 75 or higher earns you a passing grade.
  3. Once you've received notification of having passed the NCLEX-PN, you can apply for a license. You'll need to send the Michigan Nursing Board your transcripts, your NCLEX-PN results, proof of identity, a $48 dollar fee, and, unique to the state, a copy of your fingerprints, which you'll need to have taken at a government facility. The time and cost of this is variable, but it generally takes about an hour and costs less than $50 bucks.
  4. When your application has been approved and you have been granted a licensed, you can start working Michigan as a Licensed Practical Nurse.

To maintain your license, you'll need to renew every two years, on May 31st, regardless of when your license was issued. The fee for this is also $48 dollars.

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