Accelerated Nursing Programs in Michigan

Several public universities offer accelerated nursing programs in Michigan. Eastern Michigan University, Ferris State University, and Northern Michigan University all offer programs for students who do not hold a nursing degree already. Eastern and Northern’s programs are accredited by CCNE, and Ferris State’s program is accredited by NLNAC.

For students who already hold a Bachelor’s degree and are looking for a career change, there is a wider selection of schools to choose from. All of the following schools offer accelerated nursing programs in Michigan for second-degree and career-change students: Grand Valley State University, Michigan State University, Oakland University, University of Detroit Mercy, University of Michigan (Ann Arbor and Flint), and Wayne State University. All are accredited by CCNE.

Because of the time commitments of an accelerated program, prospective students will want to choose a school that they live near, or that they are comfortable relocating to. While all of these accelerated nursing programs offer classes online, none of the programs are 100% online.

American Sentinel University offers 100% online accelerated nursing programs in Michigan that are accredited by the CCNE. Choosing to earn an accelerated nursing degree in a fully online environment makes the degree more flexible, but checking to see who has accredited the program of study is important. It may be helpful to choose a brick-and-mortar school that happens to also offer the accelerated nursing program online, like the University of Wisconsin.

Picking a program requires a bit of research. Prospective students want to choose a program that offers classes at a time/place that is convenient. Senior projects, thesis, and other major assignments may be worth considering as well.