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Nursing Schools in New York

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Some of the most well known and oldest nursing schools in the country are located in the state of New York including Columbia University School of Nursing founded in 1892, the University of Buffalo founded in 1936 and D'Youville College School of Nursing which has been educating nurses since 1942. This means you have options no matter what level of the nursing field you are currently at.

At the entry to nursing level there are a few critical items to assess prior to applying and enrolling in any LPN or RN nursing program in New York. These include 1) Make sure the program is recognized by the New York State Education Department to ensure it is not a fraudulent program and that upon completion of the program you will be eligible to sit for, depending on your path, the NCLEX-PN or the NCLEX-RN exams for state licensure. 2) The program should be accredited by the CCNE or NLNAC. This is important at all levels and especially at the Master's and higher, since national certifications in the advanced practice and other fields require graduation from an accredited program for eligibility to sit for the certification exams. 3) You may also want to consider the schools NCLEX exam pass rates, which can be found on the New York State Education Department website. This can be a useful tool to gauge how well a program has historically prepared its students, but can't be an indication as to the quality of the program as there are many extenuating circumstances that can affect the pass rates. 4)This applies more once you have selected a nursing school in New York, apply to any and all financial aid options you are eligible for even if you don't think you will win the competition for one, you never know.

You may want to read the article How to become a Registered Nurse in New York to learn more about licensure, various educational entry points to the profession and what the future holds for the nursing profession in New York.

Online Nursing Schools in New York

The online and campus nursing schools you’ll find listed in the New York section of this website are either CCNE (Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education) or NLNAC accredited and offer a range of degree options including ADN, BSN, online RN to BSN, RN to MSN, a variety of Master’s in Nursing programs, DNP programs and PhD programs. The LPN, ADN, and BSN nursing programs listed this site for the state of New York are recognized by the New York State Education Department, meaning you can feel confident selecting a school that will allow you eligibility to sit for the state licensure exams.

The online nursing school option is increasingly important for those registered nurses in New York looking to advance their career with an RN to BSN program. Two-thirds of the New York BSN programs have been turning away applicants due to the nursing faculty shortage, so an online program is a frequently chosen alternative. It is also a great option for those nurses needing a more flexible option to attend school.

New York Nursing Job Outlook and Salary Information

The New York State Department of Labor 2010 salary data for Registered Nurses shows that the average annual wage is $73,440, the average annual salary for an entry level Registered Nurse is $52,770 and the average annual salary for an experienced Registered Nurse is $83,770. A 2005 article in the Gotham Gazette reported that Nurses at New York City public hospitals earn an average entry-level annual salary of about $55,000 and at a private New York City hospital ($61,000 to $64,000). Salary.com reports that the median annual salary for a registered nurse in Albany, NY is $61,131, in Buffalo, NY $60,600, in Huntington, NY $56,666, in New York, NY $70,481, in Queens, NY $68,014, in Syracuse $60,119, in Troy, NY $61,068, in Utica, NY $58,825.

LPNs in New York also make good salaries relevant to the training required to become an LPN in the state. The New York State Department of Labor reported their first quarter 2010 salary data which shows the average annual salary for an LPN in New York to be $42,280, entry level average annual salary $32,330 and the average annual salary for an experienced LPN in New york is $47,260.

*As demonstrated in the salary data above salaries for nurses in New York will fluctuate with experience and will also be affected by their facility, location, education and other factors.

Based on the most recent data the job outlook for nurses in New York is promising and prosperous. The nursing shortage has created a great need for well educated and highly skilled registered nurses at New York hospitals, Health Care agencies and as nursing faculty at nursing schools. By earning a degree in nursing many well paying career opportunities will present. There has not been a better time to start or advance your nursing career in New York.



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New England Institute of Technology
Campus Locations:   East Greenwich
Programs: Associate in Science Degree in Nursing , Associate in Science in Clinical Medical Assistant Technology


Utica College
Campus Locations:   Utica
Programs: Accelerated Second Degree Nursing Program


Bryant and Stratton College
Campus Locations:   Liverpool | Syracuse
Programs: Medical Assisting-AAS


Fortis Institute
Campus Locations:   Erie
Programs: Medical Assistant , Practical Nursing


St. Paul's School of Nursing
Campus Locations:   Staten Island
Programs: Medical Assistant - Associate in Occupational Studies


Mildred Elley
Campus Locations:   Albany | Pittsfield
Programs: Medical Assistant , Practical Nursing


Star Career Academy
Campus Locations:   New York
Programs: Medical Assistant


Everest Institute
Campus Locations:   Rochester
Programs: Medical Assistant (Diploma)


Hunter Business School
Campus Locations:   Medford | Levittown
Programs: Medical Assistant


Allen School
Campus Locations:   Brooklyn | Jamaica
Programs: Medical Assistant



Online Schools:

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The College Network
Online Programs:   LPN/LVN to RN - AS in Nursing (Licensed LPN/LVNs only) , LPN/LVN to RN - BS in Nursing - Indiana St. - (Licensed LPN/LVNs only)


Keiser University
Online Programs:   Medical Assisting, AS (Online)


University of Phoenix
Online Programs:   RN to Bachelor of Science in Nursing


California University of Pennsylvania
Online Programs:   RN-BSN Program in Nursing


Grand Canyon University
Online Programs:   B.S. in Nursing (Registered Nurse - R.N. to B.S.N)


Chamberlain College of Nursing
Online Programs:   RN to BSN Online Option


Colorado Technical University Online
Online Programs:   Bachelor of Science in Nursing (RN to BSN completion)

Associate Degree Nursing (ADN) Programs Approved by the New York State Board of Nursing

Broome Community College Upper Front Street
P.O. Box 1017
Binghamton, NY 13902
607.778.5060
Onondaga Community College
Onondaga Hill Syracuse, NY 13215
315.469.7741, ext. 2360
Crouse Hospital School of Nursing 736 Irving Avenue
Syracuse, NY 13210
315.470.7481
St. Joseph's Hospital
Health Center
School of Nursing 206 Prospect Avenue
Syracuse, NY 13203
315.448.5046
Cayuga County Community College
Franklin Street Auburn, NY 13021
315.255.1743, ext. 351
SUNY College of Technology at Delhi
Main Street Delhi, NY 13753
607.746.4125
SUNY College of Technology at Morrisville
Bailey Annex
Morrisville, NY 13408
315.684.6000
Tompkins-Cortland Community College
170 North Street
P.O. Box 139
Dryden, NY 13053
607.844.8211, ext. 4333
Finger Lakes Community College
4355 Lake Shore Drive Canandaigua, NY 14424
716.394.3500, ext. 278
Corning Community College
1 Academic Drive
Corning, NY 14830-3297 607.962.9241
Genesee Community College 1 College Road
Batavia, NY 14020
585.343.0055, ext. 6355
Monroe Community College
1000 E. Henrietta Road Rochester, NY 14623
585.292.4260
Nassau Community College
1 Education Drive, Rm. V210
Garden City, NY 11530 516.572.9630

SUNY at Farmingdale
2350 Route 110
Gleeson Hall, Rm. 304 Farmingdale, NY 11735 631.420.2229

Suffolk County Community College - Western Campus
Crooked Hill Road
Brentwood, NY 11717
631.451.4265
Suffolk County Community College
533 College Road
Selden, NY 11784-2899
631.451.4265
Phillips Beth Israel
310 East 22nd Street
New York, NY 10010
212.614.6107
St. Vincent's Catholic Medical Center of New York - Staten Island 75 Vanderbilt Ave., 5th Fl.
Staten Island, NY 10304 718.354-6470
St. Vincent's Catholic Medical Center of New York - Brooklyn & Queens
175-05 Horace Harding Expressway
Fresh Meadows, NY 11365 718.357.0500
CUNY Borough of Manhattan Community College
199 Chambers St., So. 785
New York, NY 10019
212.346.8700
Bronx Community College
University Avenue & W. 181st St.
Bronx, NY 10453
718.289.5425
Hostos Community College
475 Grand Concourse
Bronx, NY 10451
718.518.4121
Kingsborough Community College
2001 Oriental Boulevard Manhattan Beach
Brooklyn, NY 11235
718.368.5522
LaGuardia Community College
31-10 Thomson Ave., E-300
Long Island City, NY 11101 718.482.5774
Medgar Evers College
1150 Carroll Street
Brooklyn, NY 11225
718.270.6222
New York City Technical College
300 Jay Street
Brooklyn, NY 11201
718.260.5660
Queensborough Community College
222-05 56th Avenue
Bayside, NY 11364
718.631.6205
The College of Staten Island
2800 Victory Blvd.
Staten Island, NY 10314
718.982.3810
Helene Fuld College of Nursing of North General Hospital
24 East 120th Street
New York, NY 10035
212.616.7200
Long Island College Hospital School of Nursing
339 Hicks Street
Brooklyn, NY 11201
718.780.1560
Touro College
5323 18th Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11204
718.236.2661
Cochran School of Nursing (St. John's Riverside Hospital)
967 North Broadway
Yonkers, NY 10701
914.964.4283
Dutchess Community College
53 Pendell Road Poughkeepsie, NY 12601-1595
845.431.8570
The Dorothea Hopfer School of Nursing - Mount Vernon Hospital
53 Valentine Street
Mount Vernon, NY 10550
845.664.8000
Orange County Community College
115 South Street Middletown, NY 10940
845.341.4108
Rockland Community College
145 College Road
Suffern, NY 10901
845.574.4222
Sullivan County Community College
122 College Road, P.O. Box 4002
Loch Sheldrake, NY 12759 845.434.5750
Ulster County Community College
Stone Ridge, NY 12484
1.800.724.0833
Westchester Community College
75 Grasslands Road
Valhalla, NY 10595
914.785.7909
Adirondack Community College
Bay Road
Queensbury, NY 12804
518.743.2265
Clinton Community College
136 Clinton Point Drive
Plattsburgh, NY 12901-6002
518.562.4165
Columbia-Greene Community College
Box 4400, Rt. 23
Hudson, NY 12534-0327
518.828.4181
Ellis Hospital
1101 Nott Street
Schenectady, NY 12308
518.243.4471
Excelsior College
7 Columbia Circle
Albany, NY 12203-5159
518.464.8500
Fulton-Montgomery Community College
2805 State Hwy. 67
Johnstown, NY 12095-3790
518.762.4651
Hudson Valley Community College
80 Vandenburg Avenue
Troy, NY 12180
518.629.7469
Maria College
700 New Scotland Avenue Albany, NY 12208
518.489.7436
Memorial Hospital School of Nursing
600 Northern Boulevard Albany, NY 12204
518.471.3260
Mohawk Valley Community College
1101 Sherman Drive
Utica, NY 13501
315.792.5375
North Country Community College
20 Winona Avenue
Saranac Lake, NY 12983
518.891.2915
St. Elizabeth College of Nursing
2215 Genesee Street
Utica, NY 13501
315.798.8125
Samaritan Hospital
2215 Burdett Avenue
Troy, NY 12180
518.271.3285
Erie Community College-North Campus
6205 Main Street Williamsville, NY 14221-7095
716.851.1357
Erie Community College, City Campus
121 Ellicott Street
Buffalo, NY 14203
716.851.1066
Jamestown Community College
525 Falconer Street Jamestown, NY 14702-0020 716.665.5220
Niagara County Community College
Nursing Education
3111 Saunders Settlement Rd.
Sanborn, NY 14132 716.614.5940
SUNY College of Technology at Alfred
Allied Health Bldg., 3rd Fl., Alfred, NY 14802
607.587.3695
Trocaire College
360 Choate Avenue
Buffalo, NY 14220
716.826.1200, ext. 262
Jefferson Community College
Outer Coffeen Street Watertown, NY 13601
315.786.2200
SUNY College of Technology at Canton
Cornell Drive
Canton, NY 13617
315.386.7401

Baccalaureate Programs Approved by the New York State Board of Nursing

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Binghamton University - SUNY Decker School of Nursing

Located in Binghamton, NY, the Binghamton University - SUNY Decker School of Nursing undergraduate and graduate nursing programs are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE).

Programs Offered: BSN, Accelerated Bachelor of Science in Nursing, RN to BSN, MSN - (Tracks: Nurse Educator, Nurse Administrator, Nurse Practitioner - Community Health Nursing, Family Nursing, Gerontological Nursing, Psychiatric Mental Health Programs , Clinical Nurse Specialist - Same specialization options as the NP), Post-Master's Certificate, PhD

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College of Mount Saint Vincent Department of Nursing

The Baccalaureate nursing programs and the Master's nursing programs are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE).

Programs Offered: Bachelor of Science in Nursing, Second Degree Nursing, RN to MSN for RNs with a non-nursing BA or BS, MSN - (Concentrations: Nurse Administrator, Nursing Educator, Adult Nurse Practitioner, Family Nurse Practitioner), Post-Master's Certificate - (Concentrations: Nursing Education, Family Nurse Practitioner, Adult Nurse Practitioner)

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College of Mount Saint Vincent Department of Nursing, 6301 Riverdale Avenue, Riverdale, NY 10471-1093

Columbia University

Columbia University School of Nursing - New York

All Nursing programs offered at the Columbia University School of Nursing are accredited by the Collegiate Commission of Nursing Education (CCNE) and the New York State Education Department.

Programs Offered: BSN, Accelerated BS/MS, MSN - (Specializations: Acute Care Nurse Practitioner, Adult Nurse Practitioner, Family Nurse Practitioner, Geriatric Nurse Practitioner, Neonatal Nurse Practitioner, Nurse Anesthesia, Nurse Midwifery, Oncology Nurse Practitioner, Pediatric Nurse Practitioner, Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner, Women's Health Nurse Practitioner), University Statutory Certificate for Nurses with an NP and a Master's who want additional specialization, MS Completion, MSN/MBA, MSN/MPH, DNP, PhD

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D'Youville College

D'Youville College - Buffalo

All Nursing programs offered by D'Youville College are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE) and registered by the New York State Education Department.

Programs Offered: BSN, BSN/MS, RN to BSN, RN to BSN/MS, MSN, MS - Family Nurse Practitioner, MS - Community Health, Post-Master's Certificate - Family Nurse Practitioner, Post-Graduate Certificate - Family Nurse Practitioner & Nursing and Health Related Professions

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D'Youville College, 320 Porter Avenue, Buffalo, NY 14201-1084

NYU CON

New York University College of Nursing

The Baccalaureate nursing programs and the Master's nursing programs are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE). The baccalaureate nursing programs are also NLNAC accredited.

Programs Offered: BS, Accelerated BS, RN to BS, Dual BS/MS, Post-Master's and MSN - (Advanced Practice Nursing Tracks: Adult Acute Care, Adult Primary Care, Adult Primary Care/Geriatrics, Adult Nurse Practitioner/Holistic Nurse Practitioner, Adult Nurse Practitioner/Palliative Care Nurse Practitioner, Geriatrics, Mental Health, Midwifery, Pediatrics), (Non-Clinical MS Tracks: M.S. - Nursing Administration, M.S. - Nursing Education, M.S. - Nursing Informatics, Dual M.P.A./M.S. - Nursing Administration/Management), PhD

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New York University College of Nursing, 246 Greene Street, New York, NY 10003

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University at Buffalo School of Nursing

The Baccalaureate nursing programs and the Master's nursing programs are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE).

Programs Offered: Bachelor of Science in Nursing - BS, Second Degree Accelerated BS, MS - (MSN Tracks: Adult/Medical-Surgical CNS, Adult Nurse Practitioner, Family Nurse Practitioner, Maternal and Women's Health Nurse Practitioner, Pediatric Nurse Practitioner, Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner, Nurse Anesthetist), Post-Master's Certificates - (Tracks: Adult Nurse Practitioner, Pediatric Nurse Practitioner, Family Nurse Practitioner, Maternal and Women's Health Nurse Practitioner, Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner), Doctor of Philosophy in Nursing

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University at Buffalo School of Nursing, 1040 Kimball Tower, State University of New York at Buffalo, Buffalo, NY 14214-3079

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University of Rochester School of Nursing

The Baccalaureate nursing programs and the Master's nursing programs are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE).

Programs Offered: Part-Time BSN, Accelerated BSN (for Second Degree Students), Part-Time MSN, Accelerated MSN (for Second Degree students), RN to MSN, MSN - (Tracks: Acute Care Nurse Practitioner, Adult Nurse Practitioner, Adult Nurse Practitioner/Geriatric Nurse Practitioner, Care of Children and Families (Pediatric Nurse Practitioner), Care of Children and Families (Pediatric Nurse Practitioner with Pediatric Behavioral Health Specialization), Care of Children and Families (Pediatric Nurse Practitioner/Neonatal Nurse Practitioner), Family Nurse Practitioner, Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner (Adult/Family), PhD, DNP

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  • University of Rochester School of Nursing, 601 Elmwood Avenue, Box SON, Rochester, NY 14642

    Hartwick College
    Miller Science Building, Rm. 421
    Oneonta, NY 13820
    607.431.4780
    SUNY Delhi
    Main Street
    Delhi, NY 13753
    607.746.4125
    Le Moyne College
    1419 Salt Springs Road
    Syracuse, NY 13214
    315.445.4602
    SUNY Morrisville State College
    Bailey Annex
    Morrisville, NY 13408
    315.684.6695
    SUNY Binghamton
    P.O. Box 6000
    Binghamton, NY 13902-6000
    607.777.2311
    Syracuse University
    426 Ostrom Avenue
    Syracuse, NY 13210
    315.443.2141
    Utica College
    1600 Burrstone Road
    Utica, NY 13502
    315.792.3006
    SUNY Institute of Technology at Utica/Rome
    P.O. Box 3050
    Utica, NY 13504
    315.792.7295
    Elmira College
    Park Place
    Elmira, NY 14901
    607.735.1800
    Keuka College
    Nursing Division
    One Keuka Business Park
    Penn Yan, NY 14527
    315.536.4411
    SUNY College at Brockport
    350 New Campus Drive Brockport, NY 14420
    585.395.2355
    New York Institute of Technology - Old Westbury Campus
    P.O. Box 170
    Old Westbury, NY 11568
    516.686.3788
    Herbert H. Lehman College
    250 Bedford Park Boulevard
    Bronx, NY 10468 718.960.8213
    Hunter-Bellevue School of Nursing
    425 East 25th Street
    New York, NY 10010
    212.481.7598
    Medgar Evers College
    1150 Carroll Street
    Brooklyn, NY 11225
    718.270.6221
    The College of Staten Island
    2800 Victory Blvd.
    Staten Island, NY 10314
    718.982.3810
    New York Institute of Technology Manhattan Campus
    1855 Broadway @ 61st Street
    New York, NY 10023-7692
    212.261.1700
    New York University
    246 Greene Street, 8th Fl. New York, NY 10003
    212.998.5303
    Wagner College
    One Campus Road
    Campus Hall
    Staten Island, NY 10301
    718.390.3436
    College of New Rochelle
    29 Castle Place
    New Rochelle, NY 10805
    914.654.5440
    Mount Saint Mary College
    330 Powell Avenue
    Newburgh, NY 12550
    845.569.3248
    SUNY College at Plattsburgh
    101 Broad Street
    Plattsburgh, NY 12901-2681
    518.564.4240
    Nazareth College
    4245 East Avenue, Rochester, NY 14618
    PH: 585-389-2525
    Niagara University
    P.O. Box 2026
    Niagara University, NY 14109
    716.286.8155
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