Michigan LPN Programs
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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.