The School of Nursing offers the programs listed below. Click on the links to learn more about them.

LPN Program

Northern Michigan University reactivated its practical nursing (LPN) program in 2013, with 14 credits of prerequisite courses being offered. The classes are AH 101, AH 102, BI 104, HN 210, and PN 103. Upon completion of prerequisite courses, a cohort of 40 students will be selected for admission to the LPN courses for Fall. Once accepted into the program, students will complete three semesters of LPN courses, which were revised for Fall 2015 in order to support the use of concept-based curricula and competency-based outcome evaluation, which was published by The American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN) and supported by the National League of Nursing - Accreditation Commission (NLN-AC). These courses consist of 10 credits in Fall, 14 credits in Winter and 6 credits in Summer.

Those interested in the program can apply for admission to NMU online at or by calling 906-227-2650.

For more information about our graduation rates, the median debt of students who completed the program, and other important information, please visit our website at

Bachelor Degree Programs

Programs leading students to earn a bachelor of science in nursing degree combine the study of humanities and physical and behavioral sciences with professional nursing courses and clinical experience. Students are expected to demonstrate competency in critical thinking, communication and therapeutic nursing interventions when providing care for clients, families and communities. Graduates of the program are qualified to take the National Council for Licensure Exam and to apply for entrance to graduate programs in nursing.

Whether students are fresh out of high school or they have worked in the field for years, one of the four baccalaureate programs will meet their needs.

Doctor of Nursing Practice Program

The Doctor of Nursing Practice program provides Baccalaureate prepared Registered Nurses (BSN) and Master’s prepared Registered Nurses (MSN) with the advanced knowledge and clinical skills to serve as change agents through system redesign and evidence based decision making within a variety of clinical, academic, and other organizational settings. Graduates will be providing health care services as doctorally prepared, family nurse practitioners in primary, secondary, and tertiary settings in primarily rural, medically underserved communities. Courses will be delivered on a part-time basis, using a combination of on-campus and online (hybrid) teaching/learning methods. On-campus meetings are typically scheduled one day per month. Clinical internship hours may be completed in the student’s local community with an approved preceptor. Students will take elective courses in nursing education. Graduates are eligible for national certification and state specialty certification.