New York Registered Nursing Schools and Training Programs (RN Schools)

Career Information for Registered Nurses in New York

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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

  • Cities with highest percentage of jobs relative to population: Utica, Binghamton and Elmira
  • Cities with lowest percentage of jobs relative to population: Ithaca, Syracuse and New York
  • Cities with the highest absolute number of jobs: New York, Nassau and Buffalo

Salaries for Registered Nurses in New York

  • Metro areas with the highest median salaries: New York, Nassau and Poughkeepsie

Schools for Registered Nurses in New York are listed below.

Selected Registered Nursing Schools in New York

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  • Programs: Master of Science in Nursing-Family Nurse Practitioner, MS in Nursing, Master of Science - DNP Path (Doctor of Nursing Practice) , more...
  • Degrees: Master

Earn your Master's degree online from Norwich University.

  • Programs: Master of Science in Nursing Online
  • Degrees: Master

Earn your graduate degree online with Northcentral University.

  • Programs: Doctor of Education - Nursing Education
  • Degrees: Doctorate

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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.

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  • Programs: Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN)
  • Degrees: Bachelor
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More New York Registered Nursing Schools

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
D'Youville College Buffalo Doctorate 3,018
Daemen College Amherst Doctorate 2,511
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
Elmira College Elmira Masters 1,624
Erie Community College Buffalo Associate 13,053
Excelsior College Albany Masters 34,894
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
Hartwick College Oneonta Bachelor 1,537
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
Nazareth College Rochester Doctorate 3,185
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
Trocaire College Buffalo Associate 1,061
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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