Check out the list of Michigan nursing schools below. In among the nearly 3 dozen listed you’ll discover all types of nursing schools—vocational, community college, private college, and major university—as well as degrees—LPN, ASN, BSN, MSN, and even Doctoral Nursing degrees.
The majority of young nurse recruits aim for jobs in busy major hospitals, often in bustling metro areas. Detroit, Ann Arbor, and Flint are among the biggest urban areas and each offers a variety of excellent hospitals and healthcare facilities, including Level 1 Trauma Centers. These types of hospitals employ nurses in every specialty, including flight nursing, OR nursing, and Nursing Informatics—specialties that may not be available in smaller medical centers.
But Michigan has hundreds of smaller cities and communities with their own busy community hospitals, public clinics, urgent care centers, and nursing homes. Ironically while busy hospitals are a major attraction for RNs, the overwhelming reports are that many experienced RNs are disillusioned with bedside care in these environments due to consistent lack of adequate staff, mandatory overtime programs and other “unsafe” operational practices that ultimately drive a thriving nurse exodus.
Better opportunities may be had in smaller communities in Michigan and even rural healthcare facilities. Certainly Advanced Practice RNs such as Nurse Practitioners, Certified Nurse Midwives and Certified Registered Nurses of Anesthesia, all occasionally pursue jobs in rural healthcare centers.
The Michigan Board of Nursing website provides a litter of informational links necessary to nursing education and jobs in the state:
The Michigan Nursing Scholarship is state funded and school administered. Any college of nursing student may be eligible to apply. Qualified candidates must understand that this is a scholarship for service program: for every year of scholarship aid you are required to work in a state designated healthcare facility.
The Michigan State Loan Repayment Program seeks to appeal to primary and secondary care professionals. The program for nurses is open to Nurse Practitioners and Certified Nurse Midwives—both primary care health professions. In exchange for up to $15,000 in nurse student loan repayment, qualified candidates must agree to work for a period of time in a state designated medically underserved facility.