Nursing Programs In Michigan

Nursing today is a complex profession, and nurses are playing a more active role in diagnosing and treating patients. If you are interested in a career in this field, nursing programs in Michigan can help you gain the precise training you need.

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What kinds of programs are available?

Nursing programs in Michigan are available from the undergraduate level to the doctoral level. Students at an entry-level position can obtain a four-year, Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) degree. This degree combines learning in medicine and the social sciences to help students become holistic professionals and better problem-solvers. Students will cover topics in anatomy, physiology, sociology, mathematics, and psychology.

Master’s level students can focus their learning towards a particular area of medicine like geriatric or pediatric care. They can also specialize in the use of particular equipment and become Nurse Anesthetists or Radiologists. At the doctoral level, students conduct research into an area of their interest, which they can then implement in their own professional practice, or teach in nursing schools to other students.

The basic purpose of all nursing programs is to help students:

-          Be aware of the latest practices in healthcare and how to modify them to cater to particular patient needs

-          Increase the confidence and comfort level of students to work in professional       environments with technical equipment

-          Become effective communicators and leaders in the workplace

-          Be involved in all areas of a patient’s health, from diagnosis to recovery

Job prospects

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, Michigan reported roughly 90,000 Registered Nurses working within the state, making an average annual wage at $64,430 in 2012. Nurse Anesthetists were reported to be making $159,830 annually during the same year. The exact salary depends upon the professional’s experience and expertise.

Before you can apply for these jobs, however, you will need to take the National Council for Licensure Examination relevant to your field. This test will evaluate your knowledge and practical skills, and authorize you to practice professionally in the United States. More information is available on the website of the State Board of Nursing.


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