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Annual ONP Efforts and Reports

Transition to Practice (TTP) is an initiative implemented by the MDHHS-ONP in collaboration with Michigan Public Health Institute (MPHI) to increase the retention and safe practice of newly licensed nurses or nurses transitioning to a new area of care in all nursing practice settings.


The annual Michigan Nurse Licensure Survey has been supported by the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS) since 2004 to gather information about the supply of nurses in Michigan. Responses gathered are used to inform state and local decision-making about the recruitment, education, and employment status of the nurse population.


The Michigan Nurse Mapping website focuses on data obtained from the Michigan Bureau of Professional Licensing and includes all nurses who are currently licensed to practice in Michigan.  The United States is experiencing significant shortage in the nursing workforce that is expected to grow within the next decade (Haddad et al., 2024). The Office of Nursing Programs, in partnership with MPHI, has been tracking this data for over 20 years. This site illustrates the distribution of nurses in Michigan in easy-to-use maps, tables, and charts.

Reference: Haddad LM, Annamaraju P, Toney-Butler TJ. Nursing Shortage. [Updated 2023 Feb 13]. In: StatPearls [Internet]. Treasure Island (FL): StatPearls Publishing; 2024 Jan-. Available from:

For more information on the nursing workforce shortage visit Nurse Shortage Fact Sheet (

To view previous licensure survey reports and mapping data, visit: