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

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

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

RNs who have passed NCLEX-RN examination, maintained an active license with no disciplinary sanctions in the US for at least 5 years immediately preceding the application shall be exempt from CP.

Licensed Practical Nurse - Initial Licensure

Service(s) Required

English Language Proficiency Exam Results

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

Any applicant taught in English DOES NOT need to take an English exam or submit an ELP Report. All non-English applicants where the language of instruction and textbook was NOT SOLEY in English are required to take an English Language Proficiency (ELP) exam. If language of instruction and textbook have English and another language the applicant must take an ELP exam.

Licensed Practical Nurse - Endorsement

Service(s) Required

English Language Proficiency Exam Results

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

Any applicant taught in English DOES NOT need to take an English exam or submit an ELP Report. All non-English applicants where the language of instruction and textbook was NOT SOLEY in English are required to take an English Language Proficiency (ELP) exam. If language of instruction and textbook have English and another language the applicant must take an ELP exam.

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