How to Become an LPN in Michigan
To become an LPN in Michigan you will need to:
- Attend a practical nursing program in the United States. Those who attended a Michigan school must request that the nursing school submit a Michigan Nursing School Certification to the Michigan Board of Nursing. Those who attended a U.S. school outside of Michigan must request that the nursing school send official transcripts to the Michigan Board of Nursing.
- Complete an application form for licensure. You can get one at http://www.michigan.gov/documents/cis_fhs_bhser_lpnpkt_74433_7.pdf. You must also undergo fingerprinting and a criminal background check. Note that applications take six to eight weeks to process.
- Register for the NCLEX exam at http://www.pearsonvue.com/nclex/. The exam fee is $200.
- Take and pass the NCLEX exam. Licenses are mailed to successful exam takers.
Did you know that LPNs in Michigan earn a mean hourly wage of $20.15 or a mean annual wage of $41,900?
*Salary data from U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, 2008
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