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RN Programs in New York

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

On-Campus & Online RN Schools

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

Excelsior College

Maria College

Memorial Hospital

  • 600 Northern Boulevard
    Albany, NY 12204
    Programs: ADN, LPN, RN

SUNY College of Technology

  • 10 Upper College Drive
    Alfred, NY 14802
    Programs: ADN, CNA, RN

Cayuga County Community College

  • 197 Franklin Street
    Auburn, NY 13021
    Programs: ADN, RN

Genesee Community College

  • One College Rd.
    Batavia, NY 14020
    Programs: ADN, RN

Queensborough Community College

Binghamton University

Suffolk County Community College

SUC at Brockport

Bronx Community College

Hostos Community College

Lehman College

Kingsborough Community College

Long Island College Hospital

Long Island University

Medgar Evers College of CUNY

New York City Technical College

Daemen College

D’Youville College

Erie Community College

Trocaire College

University at Buffalo

  • 12 Capen Hall
    Buffalo, NY 14261
    Programs: BSN, RN

Finger Lakes Community College

SUNY College of Technology

  • 34 Cornell Drive
    Canton, NY 13617
    Programs: ADN, RN

Corning Community College

SUNY College of Technology

Tompkins Cortland Community College

  • 170 North St.
    Dryden, NY 13053
    Programs: ADN, RN

Arnot Ogden Medical Center

Elmira College

Farmingdale State College

Adelphi University

Nassau Community College

Columbia-Greene Community College

Jamestown Community College

Fulton – Montgomery Community College

Sullivan County Community College

La Guardia Community College

North Country Community College

Orange County Community College

SUNYC of Technology at Morrisville

Dorothea Hopfer School of Nursing

College of New Rochelle

Borough of Manhattan Community College

  • 199 Chambers Street
    New York, NY 10007
    Programs: ADN, RN

Columbia University

Helene Fuld College of Nursing

  • 24 East 120th Street
    New York, NY 10035
    Programs: ADN, RN
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