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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

On-Campus & Online RN Schools

The Best RN Schools in New York

By offering the most complete directory of nursing schools, 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

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

North Country Community College
23 Santanoni Ave.
Saranac Lake, New York 12983
Onondaga Community College
4585 West Seneca Turnpike
Syracuse, New York 13215
Orange County Community College
115 South Street
Middletown, New York 10940
Pace University
861 Bedford Rd.
Pleasantville, New York 10570
Pace University
1 Pace Plaza
New York, New York 10038
Phillips Beth Israel School of Nursing
776 Avenue of the Americas
New York, New York 10001
Queensborough Community College
222-05 56th Avenue
Bayside, New York 11364
Roberts Wesleyan College
2301 Westside Dr.
Rochester, New York 14624
Rockland Community College
145 College Road
Suffern, New York 10901
Samaritan Hospital
2215 Burdett Avenue
Troy, New York 12180
St Elizabeth Medical Center
2209 Genesee St.
Utica, New York 13501
St Vincent's Catholic Medical Center of New York
170 West 12th Street
Staten Island, New York 10011
St. John Fisher College
3690 East Avenue
Rochester, New York 14618
St. Joseph's Hospital Health Center
206 Prospect Avenue
Syracuse, New York 13203
Stony Brook University
Stony Brook University
Long Island, New York 11794
SUC at Brockport
350 New Campus Dr.
Brockport, New York 14420
Suffolk County Community College
533 College Road Selden
Selden, New York 11784
Suffolk County Community College
Crooked Hill Road
Brentwood, New York 11717
Sullivan County Community College
112 College Road
Loch Sheldrake, New York 12759
SUNY College of Technology
10 Upper College Drive
Alfred, New York 14802
SUNY College of Technology
34 Cornell Drive
Canton, New York 13617
SUNY College of Technology
2 Main St.
Delhi, New York 13753
SUNY Downstate Medical Center
450 Clarkson Ave
Brooklyn, New York 11203
SUNY HSC at Stony Brook
101 Nicolls Road
Stony Brook, New York 11794
SUNY Plattsburgh
101 Broad St.
Plattsburgh, New York 12901
SUNYC of Technology at Morrisville
80 Eaton Street
Morrisville, New York 13408
Syracuse University
Syracuse University
Syracuse, New York 13244
The Sage Colleges
65 1st St.
Troy, New York 12180
Tompkins Cortland Community College
170 North St.
Dryden, New York 13053