Michigan Nursing License

Michigan is an exiciting place for travel nurses with endless opportunities. Michigan is surrounded by water on three sides, so one of the more obvious attractions of this state is the many maritime activities. If you're a landlubber, though, worry not: There's everything from local flea markets to high-end stores to peruse. You can also chance a win at the exciting casinos. For a more subdued experience, visit winery country or take an historic stroll through one of the state's many lighthouses. The list goes on and on — so come, feel the bountiful experience called Michigan while building new nursing career experience.

The Onward Healthcare team can guide you through the Michigan nursing licensure process and find you your dream Michigan travel nursing job.

Michigan Nursing License Guide

The Michigan Board of Nursing is your one-stop-shop for all things related to the state’s nursing license. One important update to be aware of is that the state is no longer accepting paper applications for nursing licenses. That’s right, you must apply for your nursing license online! But not to worry, the Board makes the process very simple.

Apply For Michigan Nursing License

Applicants for a nursing license in Michigan have the option to apply by examination or endorsement. An examination is for new nurses and endorsement is for nurses who hold an active license in another state.

All applicants (except renewals--more on those below) must meet the following requirements and paperwork criteria:

  • Criminal Background Check
  • Good Moral Character Questions
  • Human Trafficking – Beginning January 6, 2022, completion of training to identify victims of human
  • Trafficking is required for initial licensure
  • Social Security Number
  • Verification of Licensure
  • Professional Education – Name of School Attended and Name of Educational Program Completed
  • Final, Official Transcripts or the Michigan Nursing School Certification Form, if applicable
  • Passing NCLEX-RN Examination Scores

Application Fees for Michigan Nursing Licenses:

  • RN or LPN by Examination $208.80 (Valid for 2 years from date issued)
  • RN or LPN by Endorsement $208.80 (Valid for 2 years from date issued)
  • RN Specialty Certification: $40.55 or $55.45 (Valid for up to 1 to 2 year(s) from date issued)
  • RN or LPN Re-licensure: $228.80 (Valid for 2 years from date issued)

How to Renew Your MI Nursing License

Many of you who already hold a nursing license may find yourselves asking, “How do I renew my Michigan nursing license?” The process is actually quite simple and is also done online just like the application process described above.

The renewal cycle is every two years, and the renewal application fee for an RN is $128.50, and it is $158.30 for a Registered Nurse with Specialty.


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