I don't live in Michigan anymore. However, I worked at 2 major Detroit hospitals in the 14 years I was a nurse in Michigan. There are many Canadian nurses working in the City of Detroit itself particularly DMC and Henry Ford. It's not that bad to work in Detroit and commute from somewhere else (either Metro Detroit suburbs or the Southwestern Ontario area - I worked with a nurse who lived as far as Sarnia). I lived in Oakland County and took the Lodge Freeway to work without problems even during winter storms. While Detroit gets a bad rap for crime, the hospital campuses are safe and well-secured by campus police and video cameras. All hospital entrances are monitored and some only allow badge access. I've worked in the ED at Henry Ford Main - lots of Canadians! You may also look into suburban hospitals if you want but I wouldn't rule out Detroit hospitals for the experience you can gain. However, be aware that job openings may not be as favorable with the US economy even in Detroit.