A registered nurse, or RN, is a licensed medical professional who provides critical treatment and care to sick and injured patients. Registered nurses typically work in hospitals, but can also be found in physicians' offices, home healthcare services or social assistance agencies.
Registered Nursing Schools in New York
To become a registered nurse, there are three typical educational paths--a bachelor's degree (BSN), an associate degree (ADN) or a diploma. Many schools also have accelerated BSN programs for those who already have a bachelor's degree in another field, but want to switch to a career in nursing. A registered nursing program will give you both the classroom education and hands-on experience you need to become an RN. Coursework for registered nurses usually includes anatomy, physiology, microbiology, chemistry, nutrition, behavioral sciences and nursing. Many New York RN schools have online and campus-based options to help you earn an associate's or bachelor's degree in nursing. After graduating from an approved nursing program, you'll need to pass a national licensing exam, called the National Council Licensure Examination, or NCLEX-RN, in order to obtain a nursing license. Other requirements vary by state. Registered nursing schools in New York can provide the education and training you need to become an RN.
Registered Nursing Salaries in New York
The Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) expects RNs to see excellent job growth between 2008 and 2018, adding some 581,000 new jobs. Registered nurses held approximately 2.6 million jobs in 2008, making them the largest healthcare occupation. To join the 165,730 registered nurses in New York, begin training at one of the many RN schools in New York. According to data from May 2009, New York registered nurses earned an hourly median wage of $34.66, or $72,100 per year. In New York, registered nurses earned the highest median salary in the New York-New Jersey metropolitan area, the Buffalo area and in Rochester.
To start your career today, get more information from one of the following New York registered nursing schools.
Fast Facts for Registered Nurses in New York
Salaries for Registered Nurses in New York
Schools for Registered Nurses in New York are listed below.
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This list also contains online schools that accept students from New York.
Kaplan University is focused on recognizing the achievements of military and veteran students and offers the flexibility of an online education.
Earn your Master's degree online from Norwich University.
Earn your graduate degree online with Northcentral University.
For over 35 years, Keiser University has maintained a practical, hands-on approach to career education to help our students achieve their personal and professional goals.
Work toward your degree online with University of Cincinnati Online.
Wilkes University’s School of Nursing offers CCNE-accredited online degrees and certificate programs ideal for working health care professionals, instructed by experienced, respected faculty dedicated to mentoring and personalized support for every student.
Pursue your education at Ohio Christian University.
Advance your career with an education from Mildred Elley.
|School Name||Campus||Highest Award||Enrolled|
|Adelphi University||Garden City||Doctorate||8,308|
|Adirondack Community College||Queensbury||Associate||3,408|
|Albany Medical College||Albany||Doctorate||762|
|Broome Community College||Binghamton||Associate||6,558|
|CUNY Borough of Manhattan Community College||New York||Associate||19,259|
|CUNY Bronx Community College||Bronx||Associate||9,003|
|CUNY College of Staten Island||Staten Island||Doctorate||12,517|
|CUNY Hostos Community College||Bronx||Associate||5,112|
|CUNY Hunter College||New York||Doctorate||20,845|
|CUNY Kingsborough Community College||Brooklyn||Associate||14,962|
|CUNY LaGuardia Community College||Long Island City||Associate||15,169|
|CUNY Lehman College||Bronx||Masters||10,922|
|CUNY Medgar Evers College||Brooklyn||Bachelor||5,550|
|CUNY New York City College of Technology||Brooklyn||Bachelor||13,502|
|CUNY Queensborough Community College||Bayside||Associate||13,359|
|CUNY York College||Jamaica||Masters||6,727|
|Cayuga County Community College||Auburn||Associate||4,050|
|Clinton Community College||Plattsburgh||Associate||2,120|
|Cochran School of Nursing||Yonkers||Associate||322|
|College of Mount Saint Vincent||Bronx||Masters||1,810|
|Columbia University in the City of New York||New York||Doctorate & First Professional||22,655|
|Columbia-Greene Community College||Hudson||Associate||1,823|
|Corning Community College||Corning||Associate||5,072|
|Crouse Hospital School of Nursing||Syracuse||Associate||285|
|Dominican College of Blauvelt||Orangeburg||Doctorate||1,931|
|Dorothea Hopfer School of Nursing-Mt Vernon Hospital||Mount Vernon||Associate||134|
|Dutchess Community College||Poughkeepsie||Associate||8,248|
|Erie Community College||Buffalo||Associate||13,053|
|Farmingdale State College||Farmingdale||Bachelor||6,447|
|Finger Lakes Community College||Canandaigua||Associate||5,351|
|Fulton-Montgomery Community College||Johnstown||Associate||2,235|
|Genesee Community College||Batavia||Associate||6,472|
|Helene Fuld College of Nursing||New York||Associate||346|
|Hudson Valley Community College||Troy||Associate||12,296|
|Jamestown Community College||Jamestown||Associate||3,361|
|Jefferson Community College||Watertown||Associate||3,191|
|Keuka College||Keuka Park||Masters||1,629|
|Le Moyne College||Syracuse||Masters||3,508|
|Long Island College Hospital of Brooklyn School of Nursing||Brooklyn||Associate||173|
|Long Island University-Brooklyn Campus||Brooklyn||Doctorate & First Professional||8,174|
|Long Island University-C W Post Campus||Brookville||Doctorate||8,361|
|Maria College of Albany||Albany||Associate||752|
|Memorial Hospital School of Nursing||Albany||Associate||100|
|Mercy College||Dobbs Ferry||Doctorate||8,628|
|Mohawk Valley Community College-Utica Branch||Utica||Associate||6,044|
|Molloy College||Rockville Centre||Masters||3,831|
|Monroe Community College||Rochester||Associate||17,482|
|Morrisville State College||Morrisville||Bachelor||3,388|
|Mount Saint Mary College||Newburgh||Masters||2,588|
|Nassau Community College||Garden City||Associate||21,483|
|New York Institute of Technology-Manhattan Campus||New York||Doctorate||2,547|
|New York Institute of Technology-Old Westbury||Old Westbury||Doctorate & First Professional||8,481|
|New York University||New York||Doctorate & First Professional||41,783|
|Niagara County Community College||Sanborn||Associate||6,331|
|Niagara University||Niagara University||Masters||4,116|
|North Country Community College||Saranac Lake||Associate||1,739|
|Onondaga Community College||Syracuse||Associate||10,637|
|Orange County Community College||Middletown||Associate||6,602|
|Pace University-New York||New York||Doctorate & First Professional||12,912|
|Phillips Beth Israel School of Nursing||New York||Associate||294|
|Roberts Wesleyan College||Rochester||Masters||1,871|
|Rockland Community College||Suffern||Associate||6,653|
|Russell Sage College||Troy||Bachelor||682|
|SUNY College at Brockport||Brockport||Masters||8,303|
|SUNY College at New Paltz||New Paltz||Masters||7,690|
|SUNY College at Plattsburgh||Plattsburgh||Masters||6,259|
|SUNY College of Technology at Alfred||Alfred||Bachelor||3,184|
|SUNY College of Technology at Canton||Canton||Bachelor||2,737|
|SUNY College of Technology at Delhi||Delhi||Bachelor||2,767|
|SUNY Health Science Center at Brooklyn||Brooklyn||Doctorate & First Professional||1,598|
|SUNY Health Science Center at Syracuse||Syracuse||Doctorate & First Professional||1,273|
|SUNY Institute of Technology at Utica-Rome||Utica||Masters||2,828|
|SUNY Westchester Community College||Valhalla||Associate||12,073|
|SUNY at Binghamton||Binghamton||Doctorate||14,435|
|Sage College of Albany||Albany||Doctorate||1,987|
|Saint Elizabeth College of Nursing||Utica||Associate||185|
|Saint John Fisher College||Rochester||Doctorate||3,793|
|Saint Josephs College-Main Campus||Brooklyn||Masters||1,252|
|Saint Josephs College-Suffolk Campus||Patchogue||Masters||3,911|
|Samaritan Hospital School of Nursing||Troy||Associate||119|
|St Joseph's College of Nursing at St Joseph's Hospital Health Center||Syracuse||Associate||235|
|St Vincent Catholic Medical Center School of Nursing-Brooklyn and Queens||Fresh Meadows||Associate||118|
|St Vincent Catholic Medical Center-Staten Island||Staten Island||Associate||121|
|St. Francis College||Brooklyn Heights||Masters||2,321|
|Stony Brook University||Stony Brook||Doctorate & First Professional||23,347|
|Suffolk County Community College||Selden||Associate||22,092|
|Sullivan County Community College||Loch Sheldrake||Associate||1,611|
|Syracuse University||Syracuse||Doctorate & First Professional||19,084|
|Teachers College at Columbia University||New York||Doctorate||4,996|
|The College of New Rochelle||New Rochelle||Masters||6,226|
|Tompkins-Cortland Community College||Dryden||Associate||3,213|
|Touro College||New York||Doctorate||17,129|
|Ulster County Community College||Stone Ridge||Associate||3,298|
|University at Buffalo||Buffalo||Doctorate & First Professional||28,054|
|University of Rochester||Rochester||Doctorate & First Professional||9,334|
|Wagner College||Staten Island||Masters||2,294|
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