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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CGFNS International appreciates the challenges and delays that some applicants are encountering and might continue to experience during the Covid-19 pandemic. Therefore, effective immediately, the expiration dates for all applications received on or after June 1, 2019, set to expire before October, will be extended to October 1, 2020. We will review and revise this policy, if necessary, based upon the unfolding situation. We encourage everyone to stay safe and want our applicants to take comfort in knowing CGFNS will remain sensitive to the global challenges and adapt policies accordingly.
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