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New York, New York RN Programs

RN Programs in New York City, New York

Those living in New York City and looking to pursue a career as an RN have many options for education and training. Potential nursing students can choose from a variety of degree programs with online and on-site formats.

Online vs. Traditional Programs

There are benefits to both online and on-campus RN programs. Traditional programs are beneficial because they allow face-to-face contact with instructors and fellow students. Online programs, on the other hand, can make earning a degree while working full-time much more convenient. Students should evaluate the options and choose that which best fits.

ADN vs. BSN Programs

One can become licensed in as a registered nurse in New York City with an associates or bachelor's degree, so applicants have many programs to choose from. Students do not have to first become an LPN or LVN in order to become an RN, but some schools offer bridge programs for those who wish to do so. Likewise, one who becomes a registered nurse with an associate's degree can later complete a BSN. An ADN is often less costly in terms of time and money, but those who earn a BSN may have a higher earning potential.

RN programs in New York City vary greatly in terms of curricula and degree requirements. Students can earn an associates degree in around two years if enrolled full-time, and a bachelor's degree in about four years, though some schools offer accelerated programs for students who have earned a four-year degree in another subject.

In order to be admitted into an ADN or BSN program in New York City, one must be 18 years of age and have earned a high school diploma or the equivalent. After completing an RN program, graduates must pass the NCLEX in order to become licensed.

Featured Accredited On-Campus RN Schools

RN programs currently available in New York, NY.
Popular Programs:
  • Medical Assistant
Brooklyn
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.

Featured Accredited Online RN Schools

Popular Programs:
  • Bachelor of Science Nursing - Nursing Diploma
  • Bachelor of Science Nursing - Associates to Bachelor
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. 
Popular Programs:
  • BSN - RN-to-BSN/MSN Combined Option (CCNE-accredited)
  • BSN - RN-to-BSN Completion (CCNE-accredited)
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.
Popular 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)
Pursue your education online with The College Network and learn how convenient and affordable earning your degree can be.
Popular Programs:
  • BS - Nursing
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.
Popular Programs:
  • RN to Bachelor of Science in Nursing
As the largest private university in North America, University of Phoenix has locations nationwide, and is available online in most countries around the world. Whether you're seeking a college degree at an associate's, bachelor's, master's, or doctoral level, we can help you reach your academic goal and sooner than you might think.
Popular Programs:
  • RN-BSN Program in Nursing
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.
Popular Programs:
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing (RN to BSN completion)
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.
Popular Programs:
  • Nursing (RN to BSN)
Designed with the needs of working adult students in mind, South University, Online Programs is built on the similar curriculum offered at South University's campus locations. As a student at South University, Online Programs you will receive the same quality instruction, variety of learning options and level of service found at the campus locations.
Popular Programs:
  • RN to BSN Online Option
Take a new step in your education with Chamberlain College of Nursing. We offer associate, bachelor, and master's degree programs in nursing, plus a doctorate in nursing practice.
Popular Programs:
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing (RN to BSN)
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.
Popular Programs:
  • Bachelor of Science Nursing - Nursing Diploma
  • Bachelor of Science Nursing - Associates to Bachelor
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. 
Popular Programs:
  • BSN - RN-to-BSN/MSN Combined Option (CCNE-accredited)
  • BSN - RN-to-BSN Completion (CCNE-accredited)
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.
Popular 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)
Pursue your education online with The College Network and learn how convenient and affordable earning your degree can be.
Popular Programs:
  • BS - Nursing
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.
Popular Programs:
  • RN to Bachelor of Science in Nursing
As the largest private university in North America, University of Phoenix has locations nationwide, and is available online in most countries around the world. Whether you're seeking a college degree at an associate's, bachelor's, master's, or doctoral level, we can help you reach your academic goal and sooner than you might think.
Popular Programs:
  • RN-BSN Program in Nursing
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.
Popular Programs:
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing (RN to BSN completion)
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.
Popular Programs:
  • Nursing (RN to BSN)
Designed with the needs of working adult students in mind, South University, Online Programs is built on the similar curriculum offered at South University's campus locations. As a student at South University, Online Programs you will receive the same quality instruction, variety of learning options and level of service found at the campus locations.
Popular Programs:
  • RN to BSN Online Option
Take a new step in your education with Chamberlain College of Nursing. We offer associate, bachelor, and master's degree programs in nursing, plus a doctorate in nursing practice.
Popular Programs:
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing (RN to BSN)
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.
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Registered Nurse Degree Info

Which schools offer New York RN Programs?

RN programs (both campus-based & online RN courses) are medical training programs offered by universities, vocational or technical schools, and community or junior colleges. Some hospitals even offer registered nursing training as an RN diploma.

How do I become an licensed RN?

Each state sets its own RN requirements. In order to earn your RN license, you must pass the NCLEX® examination. The NCLEX® is a comprehensive nursing exam that can only be taken by graduates of a nursing program approved by your state's board of nursing.

Do I need to complete an LPN program before I go to college to get an RN Degree?

No you don't need to complete LPN training before you can get your RN license. An accredited RN Associate Degree program takes 2 years. You can earn your RN Diploma in 3 years. (BSN - 4 years, RN to BSN can be 2-3 years)

Free Nursing School in New York?

The education necessary to become an RN is valuable, and registered nurses make really good money in New York. However, students can lower the cost of RN school with financial aid. There are numerous grants and nursing school scholarships in New York. They might not make your RN degree free but it can at least be more affordable.

Contact one of the accredited nursing schools listed here to get information about the financial aid you qualify for. Find out more about online nursing schools in New York.

RN Job Description

Registered nurses (RNs), regardless of specialty or work setting, treat patients, educate patients and the public about various medical conditions, and provide advice and emotional support to patients' family members. RNs record patients' medical histories and symptoms, help perform diagnostic tests and analyze results, operate medical machinery, administer treatment and medications, and help with patient follow-up and rehabilitation.

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