RN Programs in Rochester, New York

Get your RN degree in Rochester, New York - online & campus-based options available.

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Registered Nurse Degree Info

Which schools offer Rochester 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 licensure 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 nursing programs 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 degrees can be 2-3 years).

Are There Free Nursing Schools in Rochester?

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.

RN Schools Near You & Online Near Rochester, New York

Nazareth College

  • 4245 East Avenue Rochester, NY 14618
    Programs: BSN, LPN to BSN, RN, RN to BSN
    (585) 389-2525

St. John Fisher College

  • 3690 East Avenue Rochester, NY 14618
    Programs: BSN, DNP, Family Nurse Practitioner, RN, RN to BSN, RN to MSN
    (585) 385-8000

Monroe Community College

  • 1000 East Henrietta Road Rochester, NY 14623
    Programs: ADN, EMT Paramedic, Health Information Management-Associate, Radiography, RN
    (585) 292-2000

Roberts Wesleyan College

  • 2301 Westside Dr. Rochester, NY 14624
    Programs: BSN, MSN, Nursing Administration, RN, RN to BSN

University of Rochester

  • 601 Elmwood Ave. Rochester, NY 14642
    Programs: Accelerated BSN, Accelerated MSN, BSN, BSN to DNP, Clinical Nurse Leader, DNP, Family Nurse Practitioner, Family Nurse Practitioner - certificate, Nursing PhD, Pediatric Nursing, Psych Nursing - Certificate, Psychiatric Nursing, RN, RN to BSN, RN to MSN
    (585) 275-2121

SUC at Brockport

  • 350 New Campus Dr. Brockport, NY 14420
    Programs: BSN, RN, RN to BSN
    (585) 395-2524

Finger Lakes Community College

  • 3325 Marvin Sands Drive Canandaigua, NY 14424
    Programs: ADN, CNA, RN
    (585) 394-3522

Genesee Community College

  • One College Rd. Batavia, NY 14020
    Programs: ADN, RN
    (585) 343-0055

Cayuga County Community College

  • 197 Franklin Street Auburn, NY 13021
    Programs: ADN, RN
    (315) 255-1743

Erie Community College

  • 6205 Main Street Williamsville, NY 14221
    Programs: ADN, Health Information Management-Associate, LPN, Medical Assistant, RN
    (716) 851-1002

Daemen College

  • 4380 Main St. Buffalo, NY 14226
    Programs: BSN, DNP, MSN, Nursing Administration, Physician Assistant, RN, RN to BSN, RN to MSN
    (716) 839-3600

SUNY College of Technology

  • 10 Upper College Drive Alfred, NY 14802
    Programs: ADN, CNA, Health Information Management-Associate, RN
    (800) 425-3733

Niagara County Community College

  • 3111 Saunders Settlement Rd. Sanborn, NY 14132
    Programs: ADN, CNA, LPN, Medical Assistant, Radiography, RN
    (716) 614-6222

Trocaire College

  • 360 Choate Avenue Buffalo, NY 14220
    Programs: ADN, Health Information Management-Associate, LPN, Medical Assistant, Radiography, RN
    (716) 826-1200

Erie Community College

  • 121 Ellicott Street Buffalo, NY 14203
    Programs: ADN, Medical Assistant, Radiation Therapy, RN
    (716) 851-1001

D’Youville College

  • 320 Porter Avenue Buffalo, NY 14201
    Programs: BSN, Family Nurse Practitioner, Family Nurse Practitioner - certificate, MSN, Physician Assistant, Public Health Nursing, RN, RN to BSN, RN to MSN
    (716) 829-8000

University at Buffalo

  • 12 Capen Hall Buffalo, NY 14261
    Programs: BSN, Nuclear Medicine Tech, Nursing PhD, RN
    (716) 645-2000

Onondaga Community College

  • 4585 West Seneca Turnpike Syracuse, NY 13215
    Programs: ADN, Health Information Management-Associate, LPN, RN
    (315) 498-2622

St. Joseph’s Hospital Health Center

  • 206 Prospect Avenue Syracuse, NY 13203
    Programs: ADN, RN, RN to BSN
    (315) 448-5040

Syracuse University

  • Syracuse University Syracuse, NY 13244
    Programs: BSN, RN
    (315) 443-1870

Crouse Hospital School of Nursing

  • 765 Irving Avenue Syracuse, NY 13210
    Programs: ADN, RN
    (315) 470-7481

Corning Community College

  • 1 Academic Drive Corning, NY 14830
    Programs: ADN, CNA, RN

Le Moyne College

  • 1419 Salt Springs Road Syracuse, NY 13214
    Programs: BSN, Physician Assistant, RN, RN to BSN, RN to MSN

Tompkins Cortland Community College

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

Arnot Ogden Medical Center

  • 600 Roe Avenue Elmira, NY 14905
    Programs: Radiography, RN
    (607) 737-4100

Elmira College

  • One Park Place Elmira, NY 14901
    Programs: BSN, LPN to BSN, Medical Assistant, RN, RN to BSN

SUNYC of Technology at Morrisville

  • 80 Eaton Street Morrisville, NY 13408
    Programs: ADN, BSN, RN