Michigan Licensure & Registration Info

The Michigan Board of Nursing licenses registered nurses and practical nurses. Nurses planning to work in Michigan must apply to the Board of Nursing for licensure. Michigan is not a Nurse Licensure Compact state.

Select license type you’re applying for:

Registered Nurse - Initial Licensure

Service(s) Required

English Language Proficiency Exam Results

ELP not required if taught in English and language of instruction and textbook are in English.

Exam scores not required to be resubmitted to CGFNS for CP Verification Letter.

Accepted English Language Proficiency Test and Passing Exam Scores:

Accepted English Language Proficiency Test and Passing Exam Scores:

  • TOEFL Internet Based Test: Overall score: 83; Speaking score: 26
  • IELTS: Overall Test Passing Score: 6.5; Speaking: 7.0

Notes

*Exam applicants must apply no later than 2 years after obtaining CP.

Registered Nurse - Endorsement

Service(s) Required

English Language Proficiency Exam Results

Exam scores not required to be resubmitted to CGFNS for CP Verification Letter.

Notes

Licensed Practical Nurse - Initial Licensure

Service(s) Required

English Language Proficiency Exam Results

ELP not required if taught in English and language of instruction and textbook are in English.

Exam scores not required to be resubmitted to CGFNS for CES Verification Letter.

Accepted English Language Proficiency Test and Passing Exam Scores:

  • TOEFL Internet Based Test: Overall score: 83; Speaking score: 26
  • IELTS: Overall Test Passing Score: 6.5; Speaking: 7.0

Notes

Licensed Practical Nurse - Endorsement

Service(s) Required

English Language Proficiency Exam Results

Exams scores are required to be submitted to CGFNS for CES if your program was not taught in English.

Notes

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