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New York LPN Programs

Browse our list of state approved LPN certification programs

New York Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) Career Overview

For those who reside in New York, becoming a Licensed Practical Nurse will provide a viable means of employment and a career in the nursing field. The LPN position offers easy entry into the profession by requiring minimal educational background and a short training period.


To begin the process, a state-approved training program has to be completed in order to gain eligibility for licensure. After finishing an LPN education program, the individual will have to complete and pass the computer-based NCLEX-PN exam to gain LPN certification in the state of New York.

Most training programs in New York are offered by junior and community colleges or technical/vocational schools. In general, every program has its own benefits. While some training programs will require a high school diploma for entry, others will accept candidates without one, plus allow candidates to count the program as part of their high-school curriculum. Nevertheless, a majority of LPN training programs are only one year-long, and they include supervised clinical practice and classroom study.

Although job openings for LPNs vary according to current economic conditions, the employment scale of LPNs is exceptionally good. Many health care facilities require a large number of LPN staff members to run efficiently and according to state guidelines for minimum number of caretakers per number of patients. Some of the best settings for LPNs to find fantastic employment opportunities are home healthcare, hospitals and nursing care facilities. While many procedures are being performed in physicians’ private offices there is a demand for LPNs to fill open positions assisting doctors. This is one of the reasons why LPNs find higher paying positions outside of hospitals, because private practice doctors are usually willing to pay more for qualified and capable staff members. Nevertheless, hospitals’ demand for LPNs will always remain high because they are such large organizations and require so many care takers to operate.

The various topics covered in these training courses include the following subjects:

. Anatomy
. Pharmacology
. Physiology
. Basic diagnostic procedures
. Nursing for the elderly
. Rehabilitation nursing
. Infection control
. Medical nursing
. Surgical nursing
. Pediatric nursing

As LPNs increase their overall knowledge and gain experience within their profession, advancements and new job opportunities might become available. While some LPNs working in nursing homes may move up to become charge nurses, others may choose to advance their education and become registered nurses.

This line of work is built for those who have the innate gift to care for others. Undoubtedly, ardent LPNs gain and come away with immeasurable benefits, to say the least. The vicissitudes of life are far from predictable, so having passionate workers such as LPNs will forever remain in demand. Thanks to the wide range of LPN training programs available throughout New York state, aspiring students are able to find ways to fulfill their dreams and career goals of becoming licensed practical nurses.

List of LPN Programs in New York (NY)

Broome-Delaware-Tioga BOCES

Binghamton Education Center
435 Glenwood Road
Binghamton, NY 13905

Cayuga-Onondaga BOCES

Regional Education Center
1879 West Genesee St- Rd-
Auburn, NY 13021

Delaware-Chenango-Madison-Otsego BOCES

R.W. Harold Center Sidney
East River Road Norwich, NY 1315

Madison Oneida BOCES

4937 Spring Road
Verona, NY 13478

Rome ACCESS Site

214 West Liberty Street
Rome, NY 13440

Utica ACCESS Site

508 Second Street
Utica, NY 13501

TriPlexus Building

4937 Spring Road
Verona, NY 13478

Rosetti Education Center

4937 Spring Road
Verona, NY 13478

Onondaga-Cortland-Madison BOCES PN Program

Lee G- Peters Career Training Center
4500 Crown Road
Liverpool, NY 13090

Center for New Careers

250 Port Watson Street
Cortland, NY 13045

St. Camillus Health and Rehabilitation Center

813 Fay Road
Syracuse, NY 13219

Oswego County BOCES

Adult Careers Center
County Route 64
Mexico, NY 13114

Otsego-Delaware-Schoharie-Green BOCES

50 Dietz Street,
Suite O
Oneonta, NY 13820

State University of New York College of Technology at Delhi

Evendon Tower
Program of Practical Nursing
Delhi, NY 13753

Syracuse City Schools

573 East Genesee Street
Program of Practical Nursing
Syracuse, NY 13202

Educational Opportunity Center

305 Andrews Street
Rochester, NY 14604
585-546-8660, ext- 234

Isabella Graham Hart School of Nursing

Rochester General Hospital
333 Humboldt Street
Rochester, NY 14610

Marion S Whelan School of Practical Nursing

Geneva General Hospital
196 North Street
Geneva, NY 14456

Steuben-Schuyler-Chemung-Tioga-Allegany BOCES

Center for Adult Education & Training
459 Philo Road
Elmira, NY 14903

Steuben-Allegany BOCES

Coopers Education Center
One Vocational Drive
Painted Post, NY 14870

Wayne-Finger Lakes BOCES

121 Drumlin Court
Newark, NY 14513

Genesee-Livingston-Steuben-Wyoming BOCES

80 Munson Street
LeRoy, NY 14482

Genesee Valley BOCES-Batavia Campus

8250 State Street Road
Batavia, NY 14020

Genesee Valley BOCES- Mt Morris Campus

27 Lackawanna Avenue
Mt. Morris, NY 14550

Genesee Valley BOCES- Warsaw Campus

450 North Main Street
Warsaw, NY 14569

Monroe 2 BOCES

3599 Big Ridge Road
Spencerport, NY 14559

Eastern Suffolk BOCES (Adult & Secondary Ext-)

Brookhaven Technical Center
350 Martha Avenue
Bellport, NY 11717

Western Suffolk BOCES (Adult Students)

Lewis A- Wilson Tech- Ctr-
Northshore Campus, 152 Laurel Hill Road
Northport, NY 11768

Hunter Business School

3601 Hempstead Turnpike
Levittown, NY 11756

State University of New York at Farmingdale (Adult Students)

2350 Route 110, Gleeson Hall, Room 347
Farmingdale, NY 11735

Suffolk County Community College- Eastern Campus

121 Speonk-Riverhead Rd
Riverhead, NY 11901-3499

Nassau VEEB PN Program (Adult Students)

899-A Jerusalem Avenue
Uniondale, NY 11513

Bronx Community College Practical Nursing Program

GT 1, Rm- 408
W. 181st Street & University Avenue
Bronx, NY 10453

LaGuardia Community College

31-10 Thomson Avenue, Room E300B
Long Island City, NY 11101

Hostos Community College

475 Grand Concourse
Bronx, NY 10451

Medgar Evers College Practical Nursing Program

1650 Bedford Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11225

Mildred Elley School

25 Broadway, Floor 16
New York, NY 10004
(212) 380-9004

Monroe College LPN Program

2501 Jerome Avenue
Bronx, NY 10468

Manhattan Adult Learning Center

Practical Nursing Program
212 West 120th Street, Rm- 307A
New York, NY 10027

Brooklyn Adult Learning Center

475 Nostrand Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11216

Coler-Goldwater Hospital LPN Program

1 Main Street, Wing D42
Roosevelt Island, NY 10024

Clara Barton High School for Health

Professions, P-N- Program
901 Classon Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11225

Curtis H.S. Practical Nursing Program

105 Hamilton Avenue
Staten Island, NY 10301

Hillcrest H.S. Practical Nursing Program

160-05 Highland Avenue
Jamaica, NY 11432
718-658-5407, ext- 201

Dutchess BOCES Practical Nursing Program

5 BOCES Road
Poughkeepsie, NY 12601

Southern Westchester BOCES Practical Nursing Program

85 Executive Boulevard
Elmsford, NY 10523

Orange-Ulster BOCES Practical Nursing Program

156 Dolson Avenue
Middletown, NY 10940

Putnam Northern Westchester BOCES

200 BOCES Drive
Yorktown Heights, NY 10598

Rockland BOCES Practical Nursing Program

65 Parrott Road
West Nyack, NY 10994

Ulster BOCES Practical Nursing Program

Occupational Center, P.O. Box 601
Port Ewen, NY 12466

Westchester Community College PN Program

75 Grasslands Road
Valhalla, NY 10595

Sullivan County BOCES

6 Wierk Avenue
Liberty, NY 12754

Albany-Schoharie-Schenectady BOCES

1015 Watervliet-Shaker Road
Albany, NY 12205

Maria College LPN Program

700 New Scotland Avenue
Albany, NY 12208

Mildred Elley- Albany, NY Campus

855 Central Avenue
Albany, NY 12206

Clinton Essex Warren Washington BOCES

1585 Military Turnpike
Plattsburgh, NY 12901

Hamilton Fulton Montgomery Career Education Center Practical Nursing Program

212 County Highway 103
Johnstown, NY 12095

Herkimer-Fulton-Hamilton-Otsego BOCES

295 West Main Street
Ilion, NY 13357

Rensselaer-Columbia-Greene BOCES

Rensselaer Educational Center
35 Industrial Park Road
Troy, NY 12180

Rensselaer-Columbia-Greene BOCES

Hudson High School
215 Harry Howard Ave
Hudson, NY 12534

Samaritan Hospital School of Nursing

Burdett Avenue
Troy, NY 12180

SUNY College of Technology at Canton

34 Cornell Drive
Canton, NY 13617

Washington-Saratoga-Warren-Hamilton-Essex BOCES

Southern Division
Henning Road
Saratoga Springs, NY 12866

Washington-Saratoga-Warren-Ham-Essex-Northern BOCES

Southern Adirondack Education Center
1051 Dix Avenue
Hudson Falls, NY 12839

Jefferson-Lewis-Hamilton-Herkimer-Oneida BOCES

20104 NYS Route 3
Watertown, NY 13601

North Country Community College PN Program

Saranac Lake Campus
20 Winona Avenue
Saranac Lake, NY 12983
518-891-2915, x302

North Country Community College

Malone Campus
College Avenue
Malone, NY 12953

North Country Community College

Ticonderoga Campus
11 Hawkeye Trail
Ticonderoga, NY 12883

St. Lawrence-Lewis BOCES

SUCT @ Canton
34 Cornell Drive
Canton, NY 13617

Cattaraugus-Allegany-Erie-Wyoming BOCES

Belmont Center
5536 County Route 48
Belmont, NY 14813-9758

Cattaraugus-Allegany-Erie-Wyoming BOCES

Olean Center
1825 Windfall Road
Olean, NY 14760

Cattaraugus-Allegany-Erie-Wyoming BOCES

Ellicottville Center
Box 690, Route 242
Ellicottville, NY 14731

Erie I BOCES (Main Campus)

Practical Nursing Programs
355 Harlem Road
West Seneca, NY 14224

Erie 1 BOCES

Deaconess Center
1001 Humboldt Parkway
Buffalo, NY 14208
(716) 821-7191


Harkness Occupational Center
99 Aero Drive
Cheektowaga, NY 14225

Erie 1 BOCES

Ken-Ton Career & Technical Center
151 Two Mile Creek Road
Tonawanda, NY 14150
(716) 821-7191

Erie 1 BOCES

Niagara Lutheran Home Rehabilitation Center
64 Hager Street
Buffalo, NY 14208
(716) 886-4377

Erie 1 BOCES

Potter Road Career and Technical Center
705 Potter Road
West Seneca, NY 14224
(716) 821-7331

Erie II Chautauqua-Cattaraugus BOCES

Adult & Community Education Division
8685 Erie Road
Angola, NY 14006

Erie II Chautauqua-Cattaraugus BOCES

Cassadaga Job Corps Center
8115 Glasgow Road
Cassadaga, NY 14718

Erie II Chautauqua-Cattaraugus BOCES

Education Center
7008 Erie Road
Derby, NY 14047

Erie II Chautauqua-Cattaraugus BOCES

New Hope Center
175 Jefferson Avenue
Buffalo, NY 14210

Erie II Chautauqua-Cattaraugus BOCES

Jones Memorial Health Center
51 Glasgow Avenue
Jamestown, NY 14701

Jamestown Community College

Main Program
525 Falconer Street, P.O. Box 20
Jamestown, NY 14702

Jamestown Community College

Cattaraugus Campus
260 North Union Street, P.O. Box 5901
Olean, NY 14760

Niagara County Community College

PN Programs
3111 Saunders Settlement Road
Sanborn, NY 14132

Niagara County Community College

The Summit Extension Site
6929 Williams Road
Niagara Falls, NY 14304

Orleans-Niagara BOCES

3181 Saunders Settlement Road
Sanborn, NY 14132

Trocaire College

360 Choate Avenue
Buffalo, NY 14220

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New York LPN Schools

Our directory lists all New York schools that currently offer approved practical nursing programs. The New York state board of nursing is the regulatory organization in charge of approving LPN education programs. To gain approval, educational institutions must demonstrate to the board of nursing that their program sufficiently prepares students with the knowledge and skills expected of a licensed practical nurse. The on-going approval of a program depends largely upon their graduation rates and the NCLEX pass rates of their graduates. If a program starts to produce poor results in either of these two categories they can quickly lose their state approval or be placed on probationary approval status until their results improve.

Required LPN Classes in New York

The specific course work required in practical nursing programs can differ from institution to institution. However, there are some subjects that are almost always included in most programs. Typical LPN classes include Anatomy & Physiology, Basic Nursing Skills, Nutrition, Math for Nurses, Psychology and Pharmacology. Topics covered within these subjects prepare students with the knowledge base required to perform the work of a licensed practical nurse.

How to Become an LPN in New York

Start the process by researching available education programs to find one that suits your schedule and preferences. The next step is to enroll and complete an LPN training program that is approved by the New York Board of Nursing. Most LPN programs take roughly one year to finish. Upon successful completion of all course requirements you are eligible to challenge the NCLEX-PN exam. After passing the test you can register with the state of New York as a licensed practical nurse and begin searching for employment.

Taking the NCLEX-PN Exam in New York

When it comes time to challenge the practical nursing license exam it is advisable to prepare for the exam with a self-study program or classroom prep course. Knowing what to expect on the actual test and completing practice questions can increase your chances of passing. When you feel ready to take the test, apply for your practical nursing license with the New York state board of nursing and register with Pearson VUE. There is a $200 fee required in order to register for the exam. The next step is to wait until you receive confirmation of your Authorization to Test (ATT). Once you receive your ATT you can schedule your NCLEX exam with Pearson VUE at a nearby testing center.

LPN Quick Reference Links

New York Board of Nursing
National Council of State Boards of Nursing
Pearson VUE – Official NCLEX Testing Provider
LPN/LVN Career Outlook – US Dept of Labor
Licensed Practical Nurse Wiki
National Association for Practical Nurse Education & Service (NAPNES)
National Federation of Licensed Practical Nurses