Frequently Asked Questions

Questions include educational programs, licensing, workforce data, and scope of practice.

1. Where can I find information about becoming a Certified Nurse Assistant (CNA?)

Check out this website. It provides a plethora of information for potential CNA candidates and existing CNAs. Learn about CNA schools in the U.S., job postings, training and classes, certification exam requirements by state, and more.

2. To obtain a nursing license in Michigan, candidates must be educated at a school approved by the Michigan Board of Nursing. Which schools are approved by the Board of Nursing?

For a list of Michigan Board of Nursing approved schools, go here.

Licensing questions should be directed to the Michigan Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs, Bureau of Professional Licensing. The phone number is 517-373-8068.

3. How can I apply for NCLEX testing in order to obtain my nursing license in Michigan?

The Bureau of Professional Licensing of the Michigan Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs oversees licensing for nurses. Visit this site to learn more.

This web page includes a link to the Pearson testing center, and customer services has an online chat option for quick access.

4. Are Michigan NCLEX pass rates available to the public?

The Michigan Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs, Bureau of Professional Licensing, oversees licensing for nurses and has information about NCLEX on their website. The phone number is 517-373-8068.

5. How does one participate in the annual survey of nurses conducted by the Michigan Center for Nursing (MCN)?

The Survey of Nurses is conducted yearly and nurses participate when they are renewing their nursing license every two years. The MCN contracts with Public Sector Consultants, Inc. (PSC) for the development, implementation, and analysis of this survey. Nurses receive a survey with their license renewal notice and can respond by this paper copy or online. (Note: Nurses must use the online link to the survey PRIOR to renewing their license; otherwise, the online link will not be available.) For more information, go here.

6. What types of information are collected in the annual Survey of Nurses?

Number of licensed LPNs and RNs; employment status; changes in employment; age; gender; racial/ethnic background; work setting; practice area; interdisciplinary patient care team membership; specialty certifications; and education. Salary information is not collected.

7. How can I find information about scope of practice for nursing staff; for example, RNs delegating to nursing assistants or administration of medicines by nursing assistants?

All scope of practices concerns should be directed to the Michigan Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs, Bureau of Professional Licensing, at bplhelp@michigan.gov or 517-373-8068.