Dozens of Nursing Schools Train RNs and LPNs in New York

Earn Your Degree and Grab a Long and Rewarding Job

New York is fertile ground for a nursing career. You can find work in the city or you can venture out into rural Upstate New York and find just as big a demand for well-educated nurses. Listed below are dozens of accredited nursing schools, all located in New York. What's really amazing is that beyond these options you also have many more dozen online nursing schools that offer an even larger selection of specialties and many just as good as their campus-based counterparts.

Fast-track to a new nursing career

New nurses and career changers, your absolute fastest avenue to a solid job is either via a technical school or community college. But an important distinction must be made:

Technical and vocational colleges provide diploma and practical nurse programs. The practical nurse track is a lead in to the LPN licensure. Opt for this nursing program and you can be in a good, stable job in months.

Community colleges see some of the largest numbers of new nurses. They specialize in delivery of the two-year Associates in nursing degrees the quickest lead in to an RN license. The difference between this and going onto your Bachelors is you miss your two years of Liberal Arts education which injects much more academics and more theory. As you can see from the list below there has GOT to be a community college near you in New York.

Brooklyn Bridge Panorama View.

Pro RNs, How to Boost Salary and Job Satisfaction in New York

One of the biggest challenges facing healthcare everywhere is retention of mid-career nurses. Why? Most are overworked and underpaid to put it simply. If you're a nurse you know all about staffing levels and nurses — salaries, but you don't have to leave your career to grab hold of a much more lucrative and engaging job. You're lucky in New York: you have the best of ALL worlds'large metro area, rural and suburban areas. Advanced practice nurse midwives, practitioners, and anesthetists are all in high demand everywhere and they earn considerably more than any unit RN. Two of the coolest nursing specialties right now are forensic nursing and legal nursing.

Where Nurses Work in New York

The only states that exceed New York in number of hospitals are California and Texas. New York has 214 hospitals from stem to stern and since they are still the biggest employer for licensed nurses they are important to take a look at when considering job outlook and salaries.

Manhattan.

Hospitals with over 1,000 beds (largest employers) (1):

  • Mount Sinai Hospital — New York City
  • New York-Presbyterian Hospital — Bronx
  • Montefiore Medical Center — Bronx
  • Erie County Medical Center — Buffalo
  • Buffalo General Hospital — Buffalo

How Much Can You Earn?

Without a doubt New York hands out some of the better salaries to nurses, as well — it's a high cost of living state.

Compare the salary range for a staff RN in Albany — between $55,000 and $67,000 — with that of salaries for RNs in Brooklyn and New York City — between $65,000 and $78,000.(2) If nothing else this illustrates the difference between urban and rural RN salaries. Other factors that will drive these salary ranges up or down include your level of education, experience in the industry, your specialization and the type of facility.

For information on state licensure requirements visit the New York State Board of Nursing.

Nursing Schools in New York that Offer Some Online Programs

Mount Saint Mary College — Newburgh
CCNE Accredited

Search our big list of online nursing schools for many more distance education opportunities.

Campus-based Nursing Schools in New York

Adelphi University — Garden City
School of Nursing
CCNE Accredited

Adirondack Community College — Queensbury
Health Sciences Division
NLNAC Accredited

American University of Beirut — New York
CCNE Accredited

Arnot Ogden Medical Center — Elmira
School of Nursing
NLNAC Accredited

Binghampton University — Binghampton
CCNE Accredited

Borough of Manhattan Community College — CUNY — New York
Department of Nursing
NLNAC Accredited

Bronx Community College — CUNY — Bronx
Department of Nursing and Allied Health Sciences
NLNAC Accredited

Broome Community College — Binghamton
Department of Nursing
NLNAC Accredited

Cayuga Community College — Auburn
School of Nursing
NLNAC Accredited

Clinton Community College — Plattsburgh
Division of Nursing and Allied Health
NLNAC Accredited

College of Mount St. Vincent — Riverdale
CCNE Accredited

College of Staten Island — CUNY — Staten Island
Department of Nursing
NLNAC Accredited

Columbia-Greene Community College — Hudson
Department of Nursing
NLNAC Accredited

Columbia University — New York
CCNE Accredited

Corning Community College — Corning
Division of Nurse Education
NLNAC Accredited

Crouse Hospital — Syracuse
School of Nursing
NLNAC Accredited

Daemen College — Amherst
Nursing Department
NLNAC Accredited

Dominican College — Orangeburg
Division of Nursing
CCNE Accredited

D'Youville College — Buffalo
CCNE Accredited

Dutchess Community College — Poughkeepsie
Nursing Department
NLNAC Accredited

Ellis Hospital School of Nursing — Schenectady
NLNAC Accredited

Elmira College — Elmira
Nurse Education Program
NLNAC Accredited

Erie Community College — Williamsville
NLNAC Accredited

Excelsior College — Albany
NLNAC Accredited

Farmingdale State University — Farmingdale
NLNAC Accredited

Finger Lakes Community College — Canandaigua
Department of Nursing
NLNAC Accredited

Finger Lakes Regional Care System/Geneva General Hospital — Geneva
Marion S. Whelan School of Practical Nursing
NLNAC Accredited

Fulton-Montgomery Community College — Johnstown
Department of Nursing

Genesee Community College — Batavia
Nursing Division
NLNAC Accredited

Hartwick College — Oneonta
Department of Nursing
CCNE Accredited

Helene Fuld College of Nursing — New York
North General Hospital
NLNAC Accredited

Hudson Valley Community College — Troy
Department of Nursing
NLNAC Accredited

Hunter College- CUNY — Brookdale
Hunter-Bellevue School of Nursing
CCNE Accredited

Isabella G. Hart School — Rochester
Rochester General Hospital
NLNAC Accredited

Jamestown Community College — Jamestown
NLNAC Accredited

Jefferson Community College — Watertown
Department of Nursing
NLNAC Accredited

Keuka College — Keuka Park
Division of Nursing
NLNAC Accredited

Kingsborough Community College — CUNY — Brooklyn
Department of Nursing
NLNAC Accredited

LaGuardia Community College — CUNY — Long Island City
Natural and Applied Science Department
NLNAC Accredited

Lehman College — CUNY — New York
CCNE Accredited

Le Moyne College — Syracuse
Coyne Science Center
CCNE Accredited

Long Island College Hospital — Brooklyn
School of Nursing
NLNAC Accredited

Long Island University — C.W. Post — Brookville
Department of Nursing
CCNE Accredited

Maria College — Albany
Department of Nursing
NLNAC Accredited

Medgar Evers College-CUNY — Brooklyn
Department of Nursing
NLNAC Accredited

Mercy College — Dobbs Ferry
CCNE Accredited

Mohawk Valley Community College — Utica
Health Services Department
NLNAC Accredited

Molloy College — Rockville Centre
Department of Nursing
CCNE Accredited

Monroe Community College — Rochester
Department of Nursing
NLNAC Accredited

Mount Saint Mary College — Newburgh
CCNE Accredited

Nassau Community College — Garden City
Nursing Department
NLNAC Accredited

Nazareth College of Rochester — Rochester
CCNE Accredited

New York City College of Technology — Brooklyn
Nursing Department
NLNAC Accredited

Niagara County Community College — Sanborn
Nursing Education Program
NLNAC Accredited

Niagara University
College of Nursing
CCNE Accredited

North Country Community College — Saranac Lake
Department of Nursing

Onondaga Community College — Syracuse
Department of Nursing
NLNAC Accredited

Orange County Community College — Middletown
NLNAC Accredited

Pace University — New York City
CCNE Accredited

Phillips Beth Israel School of Nursing — New York
NLNAC Accredited

Plattsburgh State University of New York — Plattsburgh
Department of Nursing
CCNE Accredited

Queensborough Community College of CUNY — Bayside
Nursing Department
NLNAC Accredited

Roberts Wesleyan College — Rochester
Division of Nursing
CCNE Accredited

Sage Colleges — Troy
Department of Nursing
CCNE Accredited

Saint John Fisher College — Rochester
Department of Nursing
CCNE Accredited

St. Francis College — Brooklyn Heights
CCNE Accredited

St. Joseph's College — New York
Department of Nursing
NLNAC Accredited

St. Joseph's Hospital — Syracuse
St. Joseph's College of Nursing
NLNAC Accredited

Stony Brook University — Stony Brook
School of Nursing
CCNE Accredited

Suffolk County Community College
Department of Nursing
NLNAC Accredited

Sullivan County Community College — Loch Sheldrake
Nursing Division
NLNAC Accredited

SUNY — Farmingdale
Department of Nursing
NLNAC Accredited

SUNY — New Paltz
CCNE Accredited

SUNY Canton
School of Science, Health and Professional Studies
NLNAC Accredited

SUNY — Brockport
Department of Nursing
CCNE Accredited

SUNY College of Technology — Delhi
Department of Nursing and Allied Health
NLNAC Accredited

SUNY Downstate Medical Center — Brooklyn
College of Nursing
CCNE Accredited

SUNY Rockland Community College — Suffern
Department of Nursing
NLNAC Accredited

SUNY Upstate Medical University — Syracuse
College of Nursing
CCNE Accredited

SUNY-College of Agriculture and Technology — Morrisville
Division of Nursing
NLNAC Accredited

SUNY-College of Technology — Alfred
Department of Nursing
NLNAC Accredited

College of New Rochelle — New Rochelle
School of Nursing
CCNE Accredited

Tompkins-Cortland Community College — Dryden
Department of Nursing
NLNAC Accredited

Trocaire College — Buffalo
NLNAC Accredited

Ulster County Community College — Stone Ridge
Nursing and Allied Health/Nursing Department
NLNAC Accredited

University of Rochester — Rochester
School of Nursing
NLNAC Accredited

Utica College of Syracuse University — Utica
Department of Nursing
NLNAC Accredited

Vocational Educational and Extension Board — Uniondale
Practical Nursing Program
NLNAC Accredited

Wagner College — Staten Island
Department of Nursing
NLNAC Accredited

York College of CUNY — Jamaica
RN/BS Nursing Program
NLNAC Accredited

1 American Hospital Directory
2 Salary.com

 

 

 

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