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LVN in Michigan

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Schools Offering Nursing Programs in Michigan

Around 0.5% of Michigan's graduates graduate from nursing certificate programs every year. That means an estimated 1,327 licensed vocational nurses graduate from Michigan's 28 LVN schools each year.

Top Schools

Everest Institute-Grand Rapids, which was ranked 67th nationwide in 2010, is the top-ranked school in Michigan that has a LVN program. It is located in Grand Rapids. In 2010, Everest Institute-Grand Rapids graduated 74 students from its LVN program.

Northern Michigan University, which is located in Marquette, is the second-ranked school in Michigan that has a LVN program. It received a ranking of 71st in the country in 2010. Tuition at Northern Michigan University was $7,864 per year.

Gogebic Community College, which was ranked 71st nationwide in 2010, is the third-ranked school in Michigan that has a LVN program. It is located in Ironwood. In 2010, Gogebic Community College graduated 57 students from its LVN programs. Tuition at Gogebic Community College was $3,340 per year.


If you are hoping to attend one of Michigan's LVN schools, you can expect to pay an average tuition of $3,533 per year, though tuition can range from $11,964 per year to $2,028 per year. The Michigan LVN schools with the highest tuition rates in 2010 were:

  1. Davenport University - located in Grand Rapids, students are charged $11,964 per year
  2. Lake Superior State University - located in Sault Sainte Marie, students are charged $8,764 per year
  3. Northern Michigan University - located in Marquette, students are charged $7,864 per year

The following Michigan LVN schools had the lowest tuition rates:

  1. West Shore Community College - located in Scottville, students are charged $2,028 per year
  2. Oakland Community College - located in Bloomfield Hills, students are charged $2,106 per year
  3. Mid Michigan Community College - located in Harrison, students are charged $2,156 per year

A LVN certificate from a Michigan school... what next?

A large number of Michigan LVN graduates become licensed vocational nurses. If you decide to work as a licensed vocational nurse in Michigan, you will be joining the ranks of approximately 18,410 Michigan licensed vocational nurses as of 2010. The following counties have the largest number of Michigan licensed vocational nurses:

  1. Lapeer County - 4,010 licensed vocational nurses
  2. Wayne County - 2,800 licensed vocational nurses
  3. Barry County - 2,380 licensed vocational nurses

Projected Growth

According the US Bureau of Labor Statistics the number of licensed vocational nurses is expected to grow by 17% by 2018. There are projected to be 22,730 licensed vocational nurses working in the Michigan then.


A licensed vocational nurse in Michigan makes an average of $42,240 per year. In 2010, however, some Michigan licensed vocational nurses earned as little as less than $27,790 per year or as much as more than $59,520 per year. On average a licensed vocational nurse earns the most in the following Michigan counties:

  1. Wayne County - $47,390 per year
  2. Lapeer County - $46,720 per year
  3. Jackson County - $45,080 per year

The Michigan counties with the lowest average salary for licensed vocational nurses are:

  1. Alcona County - $35,690 per year
  2. Alger County - $35,830 per year
  3. Allegan County - $38,010 per year

More Information

The charts and graphs below have additional Michigan statistics regarding a career in nursing. Take a look and compare salaries with various related fields such as nurse assisting or RN.

Here are the different levels of study available for you to explore.

  • Associate's Degree in Nursing in Michigan
  • Certificate in Nursing in Michigan

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Rank Profession Employment Number Avg Salary Job Growth (past 5 yrs)
Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses 18,410 $42,240 3.1%

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