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New York RN Programs

New York RN Programs

RN programs in New York provide fantastic opportunities for an individual to begin a rewarding and challenging career as a registered nurse. Students can earn a degree in two to four years, and then start an exciting career path.

Those who graduate from RN programs in New York can find a great job outlook on the outside of the program. This is a career that is always in demand. Those who like working with people may enjoy a career in registered nursing.

Becoming an RN in New York

In order to becoming licensed as an RN in New York State, one must be at least 18 years old and have a high school diploma or GED. He or she must also have completed an approved nursing education program. The applicant's education must:

  • Include NY training on identifying and reporting child abuse.
  • Have been at least a 2 year program in general professional nursing.
  • Have included approved infection control and barrier training

One who graduated from a foreign nursing school must also submit a credential evaluation report from the Commission on Graduates of Foreign Nursing Schools (CGFNS).

In order to become licensed by examination, one must submit an application to the state and pass the NCLEX.

The individual must also have the nursing education program verify his or her education to the New York State Education Department. A practice permit may be granted to those who have never taken the NCLEX.

There is a fee of $143 for licensure and an additional $35 for permit. Foreign graduates must pass the TOEFL to obtain a permit.

One who is licensed in another state can become licensed by endorsement in New York. He or she must submit verification of the current license.

Additional Resources

Featured Accredited On-Campus RN Schools

RN programs currently available in NY.
Work toward your nursing degree with Utica College. We offer an accelerated second degree nursing program designed for bachelor's degree holders that can be completed in just 16 months.
New England Institute of Technology is a private, non-profit, co-educational technical college offering over 30 Associate in Science, Bachelor of Science and Master of Science degree programs. As a leader in Technical Career Education in southern New England, New England Tech is committed to providing hands-on technological programs that prepare graduates for positions of leadership in the technical, industrial, business, and allied health communities. Most of our associate degree programs can be completed in as little as 18 months, and bachelor’s degree programs in as little as three years. 
Get a hands-on education at Lincoln Technical Institute. Designed for today’s tough job market, our in-depth programs cover many fields including: Health Sciences, Business and Information Technology, Hospitality, Automotive Technology, HVAC Technology and Electrical Systems Technology. Financial Aid is available for those who qualify. Programs vary by campus.
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Advance your career with an education from Mildred Elley. We offer a variety of degree and certificate programs for careers in the business, health, legal, computer, beauty, and travel industries.
Fortis Institute can give you the skills you need to train for a career in the healthcare field. * Programs vary by location * Please contact each individual campus for accreditation information
Give your career a boost with an education from Bryant and Stratton College. We offer certificate, associate degree, and bachelor's degree programs for careers in the business, criminal justice, design, finance, technology, health care, and legal fields. For more information about Bryant and Stratton’s graduation rates, the median debt of students who completed the program, and other important information, please visit our website at www.bryantstratton.edu/disclosures.
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Get your career started with a degree from Elmira Business Institute. Earn your certificate in as little as eight months or your associate's degree in just over a year. We offer programs in accounting, medical assisting, office assisting, office technologies, medical coding and billing, and medical office assisting.
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Get everything you need for the medical career you want. Sanford-Brown Institute's advanced programs allow you to complete your certificate or degree program in as little as 9 months. Learn more today.
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Explore a career in health care with the Allen School. We offer a medical assisting certification program at our schools in Jamaica, Queens and downtown Brooklyn.
Take your career to a whole new level with a degree from Everest Institute. Programs available in Accounting, Paralegal, Business Administration and more.

Featured Accredited Online RN Schools

Grantham University's 100% accredited online degrees are convenient, portable and designed so you can fit education into your life instead of arranging life around your education. 
An accredited online university, Capella University offers bachelor’s, master’s/MBA, doctoral, and certificate programs designed to take you to the forefront of your profession. Our competency-based curriculum delivers foundational knowledge and real-world skills, so what you’re learning is immediately applicable to your career. We serve more than 36,000 students from the U.S. and around the world and offer more than 140 graduate and undergraduate specializations and 20 certificate programs.
Pursue your education online with The College Network and learn how convenient and affordable earning your degree can be.
The ITT Technical Institutes offer programs in some of today's hottest technical areas. With over 100 locations nationwide and several online programs available, the ITT Techs are one of the leading providers of technology education. Each ITT Tech offers convenient class schedules and Career Services are offered to help you find a job.
As an evangelical Christian university of The Wesleyan Church, Oklahoma Wesleyan University models a way of thought, a way of life, and a way of faith. It is a place of serious study, honest questions, and critical engagement, all in the context of a liberal arts community that honors the Primacy of Jesus Christ, the Priority of Scripture, the Pursuit of Truth, and the Practice of Wisdom.
Study online with California University of Pennsylvania. We offer certificate and bachelor's and master's degree programs in a wide variety of fields that can be completed 100% online.
Take your career to new heights with Colorado Tech ! Since 1965, Colorado Technical University has helped thousands of students achieve success in business, management and technology careers. Learn more today.
Earn your degree online with Grand Canyon University. We offer approximately 100 bachelor's, master's, and doctoral degree programs that can be completed 100% online. Degree programs are available in the fields of education, nursing and health sciences, business, fine arts and production, and liberal arts.
Kaplan University is focused on recognizing the achievements of military and veteran students and offers the flexibility of an online education. Eligible students can receive college credit for prior military experience and coursework—up to 75 percent of the credit needed for a Kaplan University undergraduate degree.*
Balance your personal and professional commitments while earning a respected Ph.D., master's degree, or bachelor's degree online at Walden University. Programs offered in management, education, psychology and health and human services.
Grantham University's 100% accredited online degrees are convenient, portable and designed so you can fit education into your life instead of arranging life around your education. 
An accredited online university, Capella University offers bachelor’s, master’s/MBA, doctoral, and certificate programs designed to take you to the forefront of your profession. Our competency-based curriculum delivers foundational knowledge and real-world skills, so what you’re learning is immediately applicable to your career. We serve more than 36,000 students from the U.S. and around the world and offer more than 140 graduate and undergraduate specializations and 20 certificate programs.
Pursue your education online with The College Network and learn how convenient and affordable earning your degree can be.
The ITT Technical Institutes offer programs in some of today's hottest technical areas. With over 100 locations nationwide and several online programs available, the ITT Techs are one of the leading providers of technology education. Each ITT Tech offers convenient class schedules and Career Services are offered to help you find a job.
As an evangelical Christian university of The Wesleyan Church, Oklahoma Wesleyan University models a way of thought, a way of life, and a way of faith. It is a place of serious study, honest questions, and critical engagement, all in the context of a liberal arts community that honors the Primacy of Jesus Christ, the Priority of Scripture, the Pursuit of Truth, and the Practice of Wisdom.
Study online with California University of Pennsylvania. We offer certificate and bachelor's and master's degree programs in a wide variety of fields that can be completed 100% online.
Take your career to new heights with Colorado Tech ! Since 1965, Colorado Technical University has helped thousands of students achieve success in business, management and technology careers. Learn more today.
Earn your degree online with Grand Canyon University. We offer approximately 100 bachelor's, master's, and doctoral degree programs that can be completed 100% online. Degree programs are available in the fields of education, nursing and health sciences, business, fine arts and production, and liberal arts.
Kaplan University is focused on recognizing the achievements of military and veteran students and offers the flexibility of an online education. Eligible students can receive college credit for prior military experience and coursework—up to 75 percent of the credit needed for a Kaplan University undergraduate degree.*
Balance your personal and professional commitments while earning a respected Ph.D., master's degree, or bachelor's degree online at Walden University. Programs offered in management, education, psychology and health and human services.
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The Best RN Schools in New York

By offering the most complete directory of nursing schools, NurseGroups.com helps New York residents find the best local RN programs, as well as the best online RN schools whose accreditation is accepted by the New York Board of Nursing.

Why Online RN Classes?

Being a registered nurse is a great career. But many working adults who want to become an registered nurse have an extremely busy schedule - balancing a full-time job, family commitments and other personal responsibilities. The traditional classroom setting offered by most local nursing schools doesn't offer the same flexibility as taking their RN classes online.

Online nursing programs allow each student to fit their education into his or her already busy schedule. Online students can participate in discussion forums and take exams when it's convenient for them. RN nursing students can access their virtual classroom 24 hours per day / seven days per week.

Also, taking RN courses online saves students even more time, as online students don't need to commute to school. Online schools enable busy people to get an RN degree, without interfering with their current professional and personal life.

New York RN Resources on NurseGroups.com

New York State Board of Nursing
Education Bldg.
89 Washington Avenue
2nd Floor West Wing
Albany, NY 12234
Phone: (518) 474-3817
Fax: (518) 474-3706

New York State Nurses Association

Other NY Schools with RN Programs

Adelphi University
1 South Ave.
Garden City, NY
Adirondack Community College
640 Bay Road
Queensbury, NY
Arnot Ogden Medical Center
600 Roe Avenue
Elmira, NY
Binghamton University
4400 Vestal Parkway East
Binghamton, NY
Borough of Manhattan Community College
199 Chambers Street
New York, NY
Bronx Community College
2155 University Avenue
Bronx, NY
Broome Community College
P.O. Box 1017
Binghamton, NY
Cayuga County Community College
197 Franklin Street
Auburn, NY
Clinton Community College
136 Clinton Point Drive
Plattsburgh, NY
Cochran School of Nursing
967 North Broadway
Yonkers, NY
College of Mt St Vincent
6301 Riverdale Avenue
Riverdale, NY
College of New Rochelle
29 Castle Place
New Rochelle, NY
College of Staten Island
2800 Victory Boulevard
Staten Island, NY
Columbia University
116th Street and Broadway
New York, NY
Columbia-Greene Community College
4400 Route 23
Hudson, NY
Corning Community College
1 Academic Drive
Corning, NY
Crouse Hospital School of Nursing
765 Irving Avenue
Syracuse, NY
D'Youville College
320 Porter Avenue
Buffalo, NY
Daemen College
4380 Main St.
Buffalo, NY
Dominican College
480 Western Hwy
Orangeburg, NY
Dorothea Hopfer School of Nursing
53 Valentine Street
Mount Vernon, NY
Dutchess Community College
53 Pendell Road
Poughkeepsie, NY
Ellis Hospital
1101 Nott Street
Schenectady, NY
Elmira College
One Park Place
Elmira, NY
Erie Community College
6205 Main Street
Williamsville, NY
Erie Community College
121 Ellicott Street
Buffalo, NY
Excelsior College
7 Columbia Circle
Albany, NY
Farmingdale State College
2350 Broadhollow Rd.
Farmingdale, NY
Finger Lakes Community College
3325 Marvin Sands Drive
Canandaigua, NY
Fulton - Montgomery Community College
2805 State Highway 67
Johnstown, NY
Genesee Community College
One College Rd.
Batavia, NY
Hartwick College
PO Box 4020
Oneonta, NY
Helene Fuld College of Nursing
24 East 120th Street
New York, NY
Hostos Community College
500 Grand Concourse
Bronx, NY
Hudson Valley Community College
80 Vandenburgh Ave.
Troy, NY
Hunter College of CUNY
695 Park Ave.
New York, NY
Jamestown Community College
525 Falconer St.
Jamestown, NY
Jefferson Community College
1220 Coffeen Street
Watertown, NY
Kingsborough Community College
2001 Oriental Blvd.
Brooklyn, NY
La Guardia Community College
31-10 Thomson Avenue
Long Island City, NY
Le Moyne College
1419 Salt Springs Road
Syracuse, NY
Lehman College
250 Bedford Park Boulevard West
Bronx, NY
Long Island College Hospital
339 Hicks Street
Brooklyn, NY
Long Island University
700 Northern Boulevard
Brookville, NY
Long Island University
1 University Plaza
Brooklyn, NY
Maria College
700 New Scotland Avenue
Albany, NY
Medgar Evers College of CUNY
1650 Bedford Ave.
Brooklyn, NY
Memorial Hospital
600 Northern Boulevard
Albany, NY
Mohawk Valley Community College
1101 Sherman Drive
Utica, NY
Molloy College
1000 Hempstead Avenue
Rockville Centre, NY
Monroe Community College
1000 East Henrietta Road
Rochester, NY
Mount Saint Mary's College
330 Powell Avenue
Newburgh, NY
Nassau Community College
One Education Drive
Garden City, NY
Nazareth College
4245 East Avenue
Rochester, NY
New York City Technical College
300 Jay Street
Brooklyn, NY
New York Institute of Technology
1855 Broadway
New York, NY
New York Institute of Technology
Northern Blvd and Valentines Lane
Old Westbury, NY
New York University
665 Broadway
New York, NY
Niagara County Community College
3111 Saunders Settlement Rd.
Sanborn, NY
North Country Community College
75 William Street
Malone, NY
North Country Community College
23 Santanoni Ave.
Saranac Lake, NY
Onondaga Community College
4585 West Seneca Turnpike
Syracuse, NY
Orange County Community College
115 South Street
Middletown, NY
Pace University
861 Bedford Rd.
Pleasantville, NY
Pace University
1 Pace Plaza
New York, NY
Phillips Beth Israel School of Nursing
776 Avenue of the Americas
New York, NY
Queensborough Community College
222-05 56th Avenue
Bayside, NY
Roberts Wesleyan College
2301 Westside Dr.
Rochester, NY
Rockland Community College
145 College Road
Suffern, NY
Samaritan Hospital
2215 Burdett Avenue
Troy, NY
St Elizabeth Medical Center
2209 Genesee St.
Utica, NY
St Vincent's Catholic Medical Center of New York
170 West 12th Street
Staten Island, NY
St. John Fisher College
3690 East Avenue
Rochester, NY
St. Joseph's Hospital Health Center
206 Prospect Avenue
Syracuse, NY
Stony Brook University
Stony Brook University
Long Island, NY
SUC at Brockport
350 New Campus Dr.
Brockport, NY
Suffolk County Community College
533 College Road Selden
Selden, NY
Suffolk County Community College
Crooked Hill Road
Brentwood, NY
Sullivan County Community College
112 College Road
Loch Sheldrake, NY
SUNY College of Technology
10 Upper College Drive
Alfred, NY
SUNY College of Technology
34 Cornell Drive
Canton, NY
SUNY College of Technology
2 Main St.
Delhi, NY
SUNY Downstate Medical Center
450 Clarkson Ave
Brooklyn, NY
SUNY HSC at Stony Brook
101 Nicolls Road
Stony Brook, NY
SUNY Plattsburgh
101 Broad St.
Plattsburgh, NY
SUNYC of Technology at Morrisville
80 Eaton Street
Morrisville, NY
Syracuse University
Syracuse University
Syracuse, NY
The Sage Colleges
65 1st St.
Troy, NY
Tompkins Cortland Community College
170 North St.
Dryden, NY
Touro College
27-33 West 23 Street
New York, NY
Trocaire College
360 Choate Avenue
Buffalo, NY
Ulster County Community College
491 Cottekill Road
Stone Ridge, NY
University at Buffalo
12 Capen Hall
Buffalo, NY
University of Rochester
601 Elmwood Ave.
Rochester, NY
Utica College
1600 Burrstone Road
Utica, NY
Wagner College
One Campus Road
Staten Island, NY
Westchester Community College
75 Grasslands Road
Valhalla, NY