Welcome to the Great Lake state!

Each state needs a competent medical workforce to meet the needs of it’s citizens. However, the requirements for some health care professions are not the same in each state. That is why it is important to find out what is required of you as a future or current registered nurse before moving across state lines. Contact information is located at the bottom of this page.


Below are a few of the general requirements for endorsement, link can be found here:

Foreign applicants educated outside of U.S. must have a Professional Report completed by the CGFNS sent to the Board office - Link.

Continuing Competency

You will have to take at least 25 contact hours for renewal. Renewals take place every two years. 1 hour must be in pain and pain symptom management. Click herefor more details.

Click herefor information on approved continuing education courses.

This state requires nurses to hold current ACLS certification.

Contact Information

Michigan Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs

Bureau of Health CareServices Board of Nursing PO Box 30193 Lansing, MI 48909

​(517) 335-0918

Web Adress


A list of frequently asked questions can be found here and scroll to the bottom of the page.

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