Obtaining a master's degree or a doctorate will help you deliver a higher quality of nursing care. As medical practices continue to evolve there is a higher demand for specialized practitioners. The average Nurse Practitioner salary in the state of Michigan is $104,892 making it a great place to further education and obtain a Master's of Science in Nursing (MSN) or a Doctorate of Nursing Practice (DNP)

Choosing a Nurse Practitioner Program

There are many considerations for selecting a nurse practitioner program, and many options to select from.

Admission Requirements

To enter a MSN program in the state of Michigan, the requirements are as follows:

  • Undergraduate cumulative GPA of 3.0
  • May have non-nursing baccalaureate degree for some programs
  • Active, unrestricted RN license in the state of Michigan
  • The GRE is not required
  • Essay, and three professional references

To enter a DNP program in the state of Michigan, the requirements are as follows:

  • Active, unrestricted RN in the state of Michigan
  • Cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher
  • BSN or MSN from accredited nursing program
  • The GRE is optional, though there may be a writing test required if no GRE results submitted
  • Essay, resume or CV, professional references and interview

There are many specialties offered through the many colleges and universities in Michigan. Many of the programs in Michigan offer educator and leadership specialties and have geared programs to suit those needs.

  • Acute Care Adult/Gerontology Nurse Practitioner (AGACNP)
  • Primary care Adult/Gerontology Nurse Practitioner (AGPCNP).
  • Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP)
  • Nurse Anesthetist (CRNA)
  • Nurse Educator
  • Nursing Informatics
  • Nursing Leadership/Management
  • Clinical Nurse Leader


Most programs in Michigan are accredited by the Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE) or the Accreditation Commission on Education in Nursing (ACEN). However, it is imperative to check accreditation prior to applying for a program.

Program Length

It can be expected that the program length for BSN-MSN will be approximately two years. BSN-DNP average is four years and MSN-DNP is two to three years.

Program Cost and Credits

The average cost for nurse practitioner programs in Michigan is $550 per credit for Michigan residents and averages to be closer to $800 per credit for out of state tuition.

  • MSN total credits: average 40 credits
  • BSN-DNP total credits: average 70 credits

Online options

It is common for most programs to offer some sort of hybrid coursework with online classes and campus meetings. Due to Michigan programs offering a high concentration of non-clinical specialties such as nurse educator and administration roles, these programs tend to be offered 100% online. This makes furthering education ideal for students that live far away from campus.

Michigan Nurse Practitioner Agencies and Organizations

Schools That Offer Nurse Practitioner Programs in Michigan

The state of Michigan offers many attractions, outdoor areas and borders four of the five great lakes. This could be the place for you to continue your education!

SchoolContact Information
Eastern Michigan University
900 Oakwood St
Ypsilanti, MI 48197
(734) 487-1849
Michigan State University
220 Trowbridge Rd
East Lansing, MI 48824
(517) 355-1855
Northern Michigan University
DNP Programs
1401 Presque Isle Ave
Marquette, MI 49855
(906) 227-1000
Oakland University
433 Meadow Brook Road
Rochester, MI 48309
(248) 370-4253
Saginaw Valley State University
DNP ProgramsGraduate Certificate ProgramsMSN Programs
7400 Bay Road University
Center, MI 48710
(989) 964-4000
Spring Arbor University
106 E. Main St.
Spring Arbor, MI 49283
(184) 465-7252 x5
University of Detroit Mercy
MSN Programs
4001 W. McNichols Road
Detroit, MI 48221
(313) 993-1245
University of Michigan
426 N. Ingalls St.
Ann Arbor, MI 48109
(734) 763-5985
University of Michigan- Flint
303 E. Kearsley Street
Flint, MI 48502
(810) 762-3300
Wayne State University
5557 Cass Avenue
Detroit, MI 48202
(313) 577-4082