Which Michigan Nursing Schools Offer LPN Programs?

Find schools in Michigan offering LPN programs. Read on to learn current tuition and enrollment figures, as well as other details about these nursing programs. Schools offering Nursing degrees can also be found in these popular choices.

If you're aspiring to be a licensed practical nurse, keep reading to discover different certificate programs offered around Michigan.

What You Need to Know

In Michigan, licensed practical nursing (LPN) programs are offered at community colleges. These programs generally award students a certificate upon completion and take between a year and two years to complete. Many LPN programs require completion of prerequisite coursework in math, the sciences and general healthcare either before enrollment or prior to clinical training.

Clinical rotations are a central component of most programs, and they usually take place at local health care facilities. Upon graduation, you'll be ready to take the national licensure exam for practical nurses. Read on to learn more about some of the LPN programs offered at Michigan schools.

Michigan Schools Offering LPN Programs

Alpena Community College

The practical nurse certificate program at Alpena Community College teaches you to provide nursing care in a variety of medical settings. Courses of study include disease management, pharmacology, pediatric care and nutrition in health. You'll also complete clinical training in a maternity/labor ward, an acute care setting and a long-term care facility. Alpena also offers a practical nursing associate degree program.

  • Program Name: Licensed Practical Nurse Certificate
  • Program Length: Two full-time semesters, plus 21 semester hours of prerequisite courses (45 total semester hours)
  • Tuition: $4,140 for in-district students, $6,210 for all other students (tuition and fees for 2015-2016)
  • Prerequisites: Must complete courses in human anatomy, human physiology, general chemistry, general psychology and English with a grade of 'C' or better
  • Admission Requirements: Must attend mandatory orientation session; submit proof of current immunizations; pass drug screening, physical examination and criminal background check; hold current American Heart Association CPR for Healthcare Provider or American Red Cross Professional Rescuer/AED training
  • School Type: 2-year, public; about 1,600 students (all undergraduate)

Delta College

Delta College offers a practical nurse certificate program with a limited enrollment policy. To be eligible to start clinicals, you must have met all prerequisite requirements and received a Semester and Year of Validation acknowledgment from the registration office. Once admitted to the program, you'll complete nursing theory and lab courses and participate in clinical education. Upon completion of the program, you'll be eligible to take the NCLEX-PN.

  • Program Name: Practical Nurse Advanced Certificate
  • Program Length: Three full-time semesters, plus 16-18 credits of prerequisite courses (42-44 total credits)
  • Tuition: $3,395 for in-district students, $5,270 for other in-state students, $9,770 for out-of-state students (tuition and fees for 2015-2016)
  • Prerequisites: Must complete human anatomy and physiology I and II, composition, math for allied health, medical terminology and pharmacology for healthcare professionals with a 'C' or better; take math and reading assessment tests
  • Admission Requirements: Must have current Michigan CNA (certified nursing assistant) certification, current CPR certification, proof of physical examination with TB test and hepatitis B vaccines, current immunizations, criminal background check and fingerprinting, drug screening and health insurance
  • School Type: 2-year, public; about 9,800 students (all undergraduate)

Grand Rapids Community College

The practical nursing program at Grand Rapids Community College includes 3 semesters of courses that run 4 or 5 days a week. You'll also compete a pre-nursing semester that includes courses in general psychology, English composition, microbiology, perspectives in nursing and intro to the structure and functions of the human body. In addition to theoretical courses, you'll complete clinical rotations in various medical settings.

  • Program Name: Practical Nursing Certificate Program
  • Program Length: Three full-time semesters, plus a pre-nursing semester (44 total credits)
  • Tuition: $3,051 for in-district students, $6,027 for other in-state students, $8,715 for out-of-state students (tuition and fees for 2015-2016)
  • Prerequisites: High school chemistry, algebra or biology or equivalent college courses
  • Admission Requirements: Must have a high school GPA of at least 2.0 or a GED certificate; pass HESI (Health Education Systems, Inc.) test with at least 70%; hold current CPR certification and have proof of current immunizations, drug screening, fingerprinting and criminal background check prior to clinicals
  • School Type: 2-year, public; about 15,700 students (all undergraduate)

Lansing Community College

Lansing Community College offers a level I practical nursing program designed to prepare you to take the National Council Licensure Examination for Practical Nurses (NCLEX-PN) and work as an LPN in various medical settings. In addition to a 9-credit fundamentals in nursing course, you'll take courses in human physiology and psychology. Some classes are offered online. Practical nursing training is also offered in a 3-year track and a 2nd-degree accelerated track.

  • Program Name: Practical Nursing Certificate of Achievement
  • Program Length: 2 years (44 credits), full-time
  • Tuition: $3,020 for in-district students, $5,660 for other in-state students, $8,300 for out-of-state students (tuition and fees for 2015-2016)
  • Prerequisites: Must complete biology, math, healthy lifestyles, psychology and writing with a grade of at least 2.5
  • Admission Requirements: Must attend mandatory pre-nursing advisory seminar; have current Basic Life Support, American Heart Association CPR for Healthcare Provider or American Red Cross Professional Rescuer certification throughout the program; have written documentation of at least 20 hours/week work experience in the past year with clinical work included; and submit to criminal background check and fingerprinting
  • School Type: 2-year, public; about 16,000 students (all undergraduate)

As detailed above, many community colleges in Michigan offer programs to become a licensed practical nurse that can be completed in two years or less.

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