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New York RN Programs

Free guide to state-approved Registered Nurse education programs in New York

Registered Nurse Education in New York (NY)

The job of an RN is one of the most sought-after positions in the nursing field. It is the largest health care profession in the United States. There are certain requirements that each individual must meet in order to obtain the professional designation of being a licensed registered nurse. The average RN salary in New York is $96,170 a year, or $46 an hour.

To become a registered nurse in New York, you must first complete an approved registered nurse education program from an educational institution. There are 3 different types of nursing programs that an individual may complete to become an RN.

1. Diploma Programs are usually given through a hospital, however, the student will usually take some classes at a college as well.

2. An Associate’s Degree in Nursing is a 2 year program offered at a community college or a junior college. While attending one of these institutions the student will receive the basic information needed to perform basic nursing tasks.

3. The baccalaureate degree is a 4 year program through a college or university. The focus point of this program is to develop critical thinking and nursing skills at a higher level. BSN programs develop more in-depth nursing knowledge and include more scientific research studies.

New York State also requires anyone who wishes to work as a register nurse to have good morals, be at least 18, and to complete coursework in the identification and reporting of child abuse.

After graduation, the next step would be to take the NCLEX Exam. NCLEX stands for the National Council Licensure Examination. It is used to determine if a student is ready for entry level nursing practice. This test will assess a student’s understanding of various nursing practices and cover subjects based on specific nursing curriculum.

Due to the increasing demand for health care workers, a career in nursing would certainly be worthwhile. Becoming a nurse would allow a person to help others on a daily basis. The nurse is the person who spends the most time with patients on a daily basis. Nurses really make a difference in the lives of others. Gaining experience in any field takes time and nursing is no exception. Career nurses will develop a thorough knowledge of many skills which include a firm grasp of science, math, reading and writing. It takes time to learn, but it is necessary to become a quality care provider. A nurse must be most familiar with science, especially biology, anatomy and physiology.

Nursing school programs are now available that can fit into many different schedules and lifestyles. Courses are available for full time as well as part time students and can even be taken online.

New York Associates Degree RN Programs

Adirondack Community College

Bay Road
Queensbury, NY 12804

ASA Institute of Business & Computer Technology

81 Willoughby Street
Brooklyn, NY 11201

Bronx Community College

University Avenue & W. 181st St.
Bronx, NY 10453

Broome Community College

Upper Front Street
P.O. Box 1017
Binghamton, NY 13902

Cayuga County Community College

Franklin Street
Auburn, NY 13021
315-255-1743, x2384

Clinton Community College

136 Clinton Point Drive
Plattsburgh, NY 12901

Cochran School of Nursing

967 North Broadway
Yonkers, NY 10701

Columbia-Greene Community College

Box 4400, Rt- 23
Hudson, NY 12534

Corning Community College

1 Academic Drive
Corning, NY 14830

Crouse Hospital College of Nursing

736 Irving Avenue
Syracuse, NY 13210

CUNY Borough of Manhattan Community College

199 Chambers St-, So- 785
New York, NY 10019

Dutchess Community College

53 Pendell Road
Poughkeepsie, NY 12601

Ellis Hospital

1101 Nott Street
Schenectady, NY 12308

Erie Community College – City Campus

121 Ellicott Street
Buffalo, NY 14203

Erie Community College – North Campus

6205 Main Street
Williamsville, NY 14221

Excelsior College

7 Columbia Circle
Albany, NY 12203

Finger Lakes Community College

4355 Lake Shore Drive
Canandaigua, NY 14424
585-394-3500, x7344

Finger Lakes Health College of Nursing

196 North Street
Geneva, NY 14456

Fulton-Montgomery Community College

2805 State Hwy- 67
Johnstown, NY 12095
518-762-4651, x3303

Genesee Community College

1 College Road
Batavia, NY 14020
585-343-0055, x6372

Hostos Community College

475 Grand Concourse
Bronx, NY 10451

Hudson Valley Community College

80 Vandenburg Avenue
Troy, NY 12180

Jamestown Community College

525 Falconer Street
Jamestown, NY 14702
716-665-5220, x294

Jefferson Community College

Outer Coffeen Street
Watertown, NY 13601
315-786-2200, x2321

Kingsborough Community College

2001 Oriental Boulevard
Manhattan Beach
Brooklyn, NY 11235

LaGuardia Community College

31-10 Thomson Ave-, E-300
Long Island City, NY 11101

Long Island College Hospital School of Nursing

339 Hicks Street
Brooklyn, NY 11201

Maria College

700 New Scotland Avenue
Albany, NY 12208

Medgar Evers College

1150 Carroll Street
Brooklyn, NY 11225

Memorial Hospital School of Nursing

600 Northern Boulevard
Albany, NY 12204

Mohawk Valley Community College

1101 Sherman Drive
Utica, NY 13501

Monroe College

2501 Jerome Avenue
Bronx, NY 10468
(718) 933-6700

Monroe Community College

1000 E- Henrietta Road
Rochester, NY 14623

Nassau Community College

1 Education Drive, Rm. V210
Garden City, NY 11530

New York City Technical College

300 Jay Street
Brooklyn, NY 11201

Niagara County Community College

3111 Saunders Settlement Rd.
Sanborn, NY 14132

North Country Community College

11 Hawkeye Trail
Ticonderoga, NY 12883

Onondaga Community College

Onondaga Hill
Syracuse, NY 13215
315-469-7741, x2360

Orange County Community College

115 South Street
Middletown, NY 10940

Phillips Beth Israel

310 East 22nd Street
New York, NY 10010

Queensborough Community College

222-05 56th Avenue
Bayside, NY 11364

Rockland Community College

145 College Road
Suffern, NY 10901

Samaritan Hospital

2215 Burdett Avenue
Troy, NY 12180

SBI Campus- Sanford Brown

320 South Service Road
Melville, NY 11747

Suffolk County Community College

533 College Road
Selden, NY 11784

Suffolk County Community College – Western Campus

Crooked Hill Road
Brentwood, NY 11717

St. Elizabeth College of Nursing

2215 Genesee Street
Utica, NY 13501

St. Joseph’s College of Nursing

206 Prospect Avenue
Syracuse, NY 13203

St. Paul’s School of Nursing – Queens

30-50 Whitestone Expy, 4th Floor
Flushing, NY 11354

St. Paul’s School of Nursing – Staten Island

Corporate Commons Two
2 Teleport Drive, 2nd Floor
Staten Island, NY 10311

Sullivan County Community College

122 College Road, P.O. Box 4002
Loch Sheldrake, NY 12759
845-434-5750, x4341

SUNY College of Technology at Alfred

Allied Health Bldg., 3rd Fl.
Alfred, NY 14802

SUNY College of Technology at Canton

Cornell Drive
Canton, NY 13617

SUNY College of Technology at Morrisville

Bailey Annex
Morrisville, NY 13408
315-684-6000, x6056

SUNY at Farmingdale

2350 Route 110
Gleeson Hall, Rm. 304
Farmingdale, NY 11735

The College of Staten Island

2800 Victory Blvd.
Staten Island, NY 10314

The Dorothea Hopfer School of Nursing – Mount Vernon Hospital

53 Valentine Street
Mount Vernon, NY 10550
914-664-8000, x3220

Tompkins-Cortland Community College

170 North Street
P.O. Box 139
Dryden, NY 13053
607-844-8211, x4333

Touro College

5323 18th Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11204

Trocaire College

360 Choate Avenue
Buffalo, NY 14220

Ulster County Community College

Stone Ridge, NY 12484
800-724-0833, x5235

Westchester Community College

75 Grasslands Road
Valhalla, NY 10595

Accredited New York RN Schools

See our complete list of qualified RN nursing education programs in the state of New York. The schools listed here offer pre-licensure nursing programs that meet the registered nursing education requirements set forth by the New York State Board of Nursing. Although the schools listed on this page are accredited by the New York Board of Nursing and approved by the state of New York, they might not be accredited by national organizations such as the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE) and the National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission (NLNAC). Individuals should check to see if the state-approved nursing school they are considering also enjoys national accreditation status if they are seeking a school with both accreditations.

New York RN Diploma Programs

Arnot-Ogden Medical Center

600 Roe Avenue
Elmira, NY 14905

Bachelor Degree RN Programs in New York

College of Mount Saint Vincent

6301 Riverdale Avenue
Riverdale, NY 10471
***Accelerated RN Program***

College of New Rochelle

29 Castle Place
New Rochelle, NY 10805

Columbia University School of Nursing

630 West 168th Street
New York, NY 10032
***Accelerated RN Program***

Concordia College

171 White Plains
Bronxville, NY 10708
***Accelerated RN Program***

D’Youville College

585 Prospect Avenue
Buffalo, NY 14213
***Accelerated RN Program***

Elmira College

Park Place
Elmira, NY 14901

Hartwick College

Miller Science Building, Rm. 421
Oneonta, NY 13820

Herbert H. Lehman College

250 Bedford Park Boulevard
Bronx, NY 10468

Hunter-Bellevue School of Nursing

425 East 25th Street
New York, NY 10010

Long Island University

1 University Plaza
Brooklyn, NY 11201
***Accelerated RN Program***

Molloy College

1000 Hempstead Avenue
Rockville Centre, NY 11570
516-678-5000, x6257
***Accelerated RN Program***

Mount Saint Mary College

330 Powell Avenue
Newburgh, NY 12550

New York Institute of Technology Manhattan Campus

1855 Broadway @ 61st Street
New York, NY 10023

New York Institute of Technology Old Westbury Campus

P.O. Box 170
Old Westbury, NY 11568

New York University

246 Greene Street, 8th Fl.
New York, NY 10003
***Accelerated RN Program***

Nyack College

1 South Boulevard
Nyack, NY 10960

Pace University

1 Pace Plaza
New York, NY 10038

Pace University

861 Bedford Road
Pleasantville, NY 10570

St. John Fisher College

3690 East Avenue
Rochester, NY 14618
***Accelerated RN Program***

SUNY at Buffalo

Stockton Kimball Tower Rm. 1010
3435 Main Street, Bldg. 37
Buffalo, NY 14214
***Accelerated RN Program***

SUNY Binghamton

P.O. Box 6000
Binghamton, NY 13902

SUNY College at Brockport

350 New Campus Drive
Brockport, NY 14420

SUNY at Farmingdale

2350 Route 110
Gleeson Hall, Room 347
Farmingdale, NY 11735
***Accelerated RN Program***

SUNY at Stony Brook

Health Sciences Center
Level 2, Room 236
Stony Brook, NY 11794
***Accelerated RN Program***

SUNY College at Plattsburgh

101 Broad Street
Plattsburgh, NY 12901

SUNY Institute of Technology at Utica/Rome

P.O. Box 3050
Utica, NY 13504

The Sage Colleges

45 Ferry Street
Troy, NY 12180
***Accelerated RN Program***

University of Rochester

601 Elmwood Avenue
P.O. Box SON
Rochester, NY 14642
***Accelerated RN Program***

Utica College

1600 Burrstone Road
Utica, NY 13502

Wagner College

One Campus Road
Campus Hall
Staten Island, NY 10301

Resources for Nurses and Nursing Students in New York

New York Board of Nursing
New York State Nurses Association
Visiting Nurse Service of New York
New York Professional Nurses Union
New York Nursing Scholarships
National Student Nurses Association