Why Become a Nurse in Metro Detroit?

Since 1962, Madonna University’s nursing programs have created more than 4,000 nurses through its College of Nursing and Health. Are you ready to join these graduates and serve your community as a registered nurse? If so, becoming a nurse in metro Detroit is the perfect place to begin your rewarding career.

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Why become a nurse in metro Detroit?

  • With registered nurses at the top of Michigan’s 50 most in-demand jobs through 2028, the healthcare industry is already seeing an increased need for nurses with baccalaureate degrees throughout the state. In fact, more than 6,000 positions are projected to open annually.
  • Besides the rising demand for registered nurses in metro Detroit, the area is also home to one of the most comprehensive and innovative healthcare industries in the United States. According to the Detroit Regional Chamber, more than half of the healthcare-related businesses in the entire state are located within this region, generating $36 billion annually.
  • Most of the Detroit metro area’s hospitals are locally, regionally, and nationally ranked, including Ascension Michigan, the academic practice partner for Madonna University’s ABSN students.
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Is Nursing Right for You?

Becoming a nurse is more than a rewarding career choice; it’s a calling. That calling begins with wanting to help people and serve your community. Achieving your dream to become a nurse starts with a lot of hard work, but that hard work doesn’t end once you enter your career.

How can you decide if nursing is right for you? You can begin by asking yourself the following questions:

1. Are You a Good Communicator?

Communication is vital since you will be working with patients, doctors, and family members. You must be able to communicate clearly when sharing medical information and assessing a patient’s condition.

2. Do You Pay Attention to Detail?

Every detail matters when you are a nurse because you are dealing with very specific medical information. You must be highly focused and careful when giving medication and caring for patients.

3. Are You a Good Listener?

Listening is an essential skill for nurses to provide the best care possible. They must be able to listen well to assess patients’ needs and issues and relay that to their doctor.

4. Do You Remain Calm in Stressful Situations?

From life and death situations to difficult personalities, you must keep a level head and remain calm no matter the situation.

5. Are You Compassionate?

The best nurses are compassionate caregivers. This allows them to connect with patients on an emotional level to provide them with the best care possible.


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If you answered yes to all the above questions, then you’re ready to take the next step.

Contact our admissions team today to learn how to accelerate your future as a nurse through our ABSN program.