Assess patient health problems and needs, develop and implement nursing care plans, and maintain medical records. Administer nursing care to ill, injured, convalescent, or disabled patients. May advise patients on health maintenance and disease prevention or provide case management. Licensing or registration required.

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A Typical Day

  • Maintain accurate, detailed reports and records.
  • Administer medications to patients and monitor patients for reactions or side effects.
  • Record patients' medical information and vital signs.
  • Monitor, record, and report symptoms or changes in patients' conditions.

Recommended Credentials

Bachelor’s Degree

Education & Training

Regional employers often hire graduates of these programs.


Northwest Lower Michigan


Associate Degree - Northwestern Michigan College

Bachelors in Nursing - Davenport University (NMC University Center)

  • Note: Munson Medical Center provides tuition reimbursement for employees who wish to pursue a bachelor’s or master’s degree.

Elsewhere in Michigan


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NES (formerly TBAISD) Career Tech Center – Allied Health

The Local Advantage Learning Pathway

Pathway 1

Northwest Education Services (formerly TBAISD) Career Tech Center - Allied Health

Pathway 2

Get an Associates in Nursing - NMC

Pathway 3

Complete the Registered Nurse Licensing Exam

Complete a Bachelors in Nursing from an accredited program like those at Ferris State University or Grand Valley State University


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Sample Job Titles...

  • Charge Nurse
  • Staff RN 
  • Emergency Room Nurse
  • Cardiology Nurse
  • Oncology Nurse 
  • Public Health Nurse 
  • Home Health Nurse 

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