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New York Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) Programs
(found programs from 56 schools)

State Nursing Board: New York Board of Nursing

State Nurses Association: New York State Nurses Association

State Hospital Association: Healthcare Association of New York State


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Demand for MSN-prepared nurses is increasing in New York State. Forty percent of New York hospitals surveyed in 2010 reported strong demand for master's-prepared nurse practitioners (NPs) - despite the fact that the number of NPs in New York hospitals increased by 21 percent between 2003 and 2008. The surveyed hospitals anticipate hiring up to one-third more nurse practitioners in the years ahead.

New York nurses seem to understand the need for highly educated and skilled healthcare workers. As of 2010, 5.2 percent of the state's nurses had a master's degree in nursing. Most of New York's MSN-prepared nurses are concentrated around Long Island and New York City, although some work in the state's less-populated areas. New York City and Long Island are home to a number of world-renowned, academic medical institutions that have long attracted top-notch healthcare professionals. The metro New York area is also home to a huge number of cultural and social opportunities. In contrast, northern New York offers a slower pace of life, small towns and a wealth of opportunities for advanced practice nurses interested in working in primary care.

New York's hospitals place a high value on MSN nurses, and are willing to invest in talented nurses. Twenty-seven percent of the hospitals surveyed in 2010 offered some kind of on or off-site BSN-to-MSN education. Almost all the hospitals provide at least partial tuition reimbursement for employees who are interested in pursuing an MSN degree.

Curriculum of Masters Degrees in Nursing Programs

As of 2012, New York has 17,975 certified nurse practitioners working in a wide variety of specialties, according to the New York State Education Department. A large percentage of NY hospitals offer on and off site education in a BSN to MSN program, and almost all hospitals pay at least a portion of the tuition.

As an example, Columbia University offers several MSN programs, including those with joint degrees. For the nurse that desires a management position combined nursing and business degree is available (MS/MBA). In addition, there is a dual degree for public health (MS/MPH), and this degree prepares the nurse as an advanced clinical practitioner or an administrator in some type of community capacity.

Another excellent college program is designed for the BSN with a nationally certified clinical specialty. The college recognizes this accomplishment by rewarding them with 15 credit hours; then, the nurse only needs 30 more credits to graduate with a MSN.

There are fast-track programs provided by several universities, which can be completed online. For a nurse that is working fulltime, this program is often the best option.

Many colleges offer unique scheduling to allow their students to complete their classes while working or to accommodate students with children. The University of Rochester is a good example as a full-time student takes only two classes per semester, both scheduled on Fridays. Students describe this School of Nursing as flexible and supportive.

There is virtually every type of MSN practitioner program available in New York universities, so be sure to consider all types when deciding to continue your nursing education.

Careers for Masters of Nursing Graduates in New York

A current survey of New York hospitals, by the Healthcare Association of New York State, reveals a demand for 40 percent more master's prepared nurse practitioners. Job security for those with a MSN is assured. The average pay for a nurse practitioner in NY is more than $97,000 according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics.

According to NBC News, Wall Street has identified Nursing as the top career choice for high-paying jobs with the brightest futures over the next decade. As the baby boomer population is turning 65 years-of-age, this older generation will require more nurses and doctors. Wall Street predicts that nurses will be the primary care givers for long-term patient care, providing basic medical treatments and managing the patient's records. Many professionals see certified nurse practitioners as the equivalent to the primary care physician in the future. At this time, nurse practitioners are able to prescribe medications in all 50 states.

Some MSN specialties to consider include:

  • Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetists in New York has an annual mean average of over $152,000
  • Clinical Nurse Specialist represents a wide variety of positions, primarily in hospitals with can earn more than $100,000 in New York, NY.
  • Certified Nurse Educators are in high demand as potential nurses are being turned away from universities due to the lack of an adequate number of educators. Nursing instructors earned a mean annual salary of over $70,000 in 2012.
  • Psychiatric nurse practitioners specialize in mental health care
**salary figures are provided by the BLS and O*Net**

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MSN programs for New York nurses include:

  • Columbia University: Columbia offers an accelerated BS/MS degree for students who have a bachelor's degree in a field other than nursing. The university also offers a strong education for would-be nurse practitioners, nurse midwives and nurse anesthetists.
  • University of Rochester: The University of Rochester offers an accelerated MSN program for non-nurses, as well as BS/MS completion programs and traditional MSN programs, including multiple nurse practitioner specialties and leadership programs. The school's leadership program includes an MS program for Clinical Research Coordinators.

Programs from New York Schools

Listed below are all of the nationally accredited MSN programs with campus locations in New York.

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New York

Adelphi University (Garden City, NY)
Program Name: Adult Health Nurse Practitioner, Emergency Nursing/Disaster Management, MSN/MBA, Nursing Administration, Nursing Education
Accreditation: CCNE accredited
Albany Medical College (Albany, NY)
Program Name: Nurse Anesthesiology Program
Accreditation: AANA/CANAEP accredited
College of Mount Saint Vincent (Riverdale, NY)
Program Name: Adult Nurse Practitioner, Family Nurse Practitioner, Nursing Administration, Nursing Education
Accreditation: CCNE accredited
Columbia University (New York, NY)
Program Name: Acute Care Nurse Practitioner, Adult Nurse Practitioner, Adult/Geriatric Nurse Practitioner, Family Nurse Practitioner, Geriatric Nurse Practitioner, MS/MBA, MS/MPH, Neonatal Nurse Practitioner, Nurse Anesthesia, Nurse Midwifery, Pediatric Nurse Practitioner, Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner, Women’s Health Nurse Practitioner, Women’s Health with Adult Primary Care Oncology or Nurse Midwifery
Accreditation: CCNE accredited
CUNY-College of Staten Island (Staten Island, NY)
Program Name: Adult Health Nursing CNS, Adult Health Nursing CNS/NP, Gerontological Nursing CNS, Gerontological Nursing CNS/NP
Accreditation: ACEN accredited
CUNY-Hunter College (New York, NY)
Program Name: Adult Health - Clinical Nurse Leader, Community/Public Health Nursing, Gerontological/Adult Nurse Practitioner, Master's Program in Adult Health Nursing/Clinical Nurse Specialist, Nursing Administration/Public Administration, Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner
Accreditation: CCNE accredited
CUNY-Lehman College (Bronx, NY)
Program Name: Adult Health Nursing CNS, Advanced Nursing CNS, Nursing of Older Adults CNS, Parent-Child Nursing CNS, Pediatric Nurse Practitioner
Accreditation: CCNE accredited
D'Youville College (Buffalo, NY)
Program Name: Choice of Clinical Focus, Clinical Nurse Specialist in Community Health, Family Nurse Practitioner
Accreditation: CCNE accredited
Daemen College (Amherst, NY)
Program Name: Adult Nurse Practitioner, Nursing Education, Nursing Executive Leadership, Palliative Care Nursing
Accreditation: ACEN accredited
Dominican College (Orangeburg, NY)
Program Name: Family Nurse Practitioner
Accreditation: CCNE accredited
Excelsior College (Albany, NY)
Program Name: Clinical Systems Management (online), Nursing Education (online), Nursing Informatics (online)
Accreditation: ACEN accredited
Kaplan University (New York, NY)
Program Name: MSN - Nurse Administrator (online), MSN - Nurse Informatics (online)
Accreditation: CCNE accredited
Keuka College (Keuka Park, NY)
Program Name: MS in Nursing
Le Moyne College (Syracuse, NY)
Program Name: Nurse Administrator, Nurse Educator
Accreditation: CCNE accredited
LIU Brooklyn (Brooklyn, NY)
Program Name: Adult Nurse Practitioner, Executive Program for Nursing and Health Care Management, Family Nurse Practitioner, Geriatric Nurse Practitioner, M.S. in Nurse Educator
Accreditation: CCNE accredited
LIU Post (Brookville, NY)
Program Name: Clinical Nurse Specialist, Family Nurse Practitioner
Accreditation: CCNE accredited
Mercy College (Dobbs Ferry, NY)
Program Name: Nursing Administration, Nursing Education (online)
Accreditation: CCNE accredited
Molloy College (Rockville Centre, NY)
Program Name: Adult Health, Adult NP, Clinical Nurse Specialist, Family NP, Nursing Administration, Nursing Education, Pediatric NP, Psychiatry NP
Accreditation: CCNE accredited
Mount Saint Mary College (Newburgh, NY)
Program Name: Adult Nurse Practitioner, Family Nurse Practitioner
Accreditation: CCNE accredited
New York University (New York, NY)
Program Name: Adult NP/Holistic NP, Adult/Palliative Care NP, Advanced Practice Nursing: Adult Acute Care NP, Advanced Practice Nursing: Adult Geriatrics NP, Advanced Practice Nursing: Adult Primary Care NP, Advanced Practice Nursing: Adult Primary Care/Geriatrics NP, Advanced Practice Nursing: Mental Health NP, Advanced Practice Nursing: Pediatrics NP, MS/MS, MSN/MPH - Nurse-Midwifery, Nursing Administration, Nursing Education, Nursing Informatics
Accreditation: CCNE accredited
Pace University (Pleasantville, NY)
Program Name: Family Nurse Practitioner, MA in Nursing Education (online)
Accreditation: CCNE accredited
Roberts Wesleyan College (Rochester, NY)
Program Name: Nursing Education, Nursing Leadership & Administration
Accreditation: CCNE accredited
Saint Joseph's College-New York (Brooklyn, NY)
Program Name: Clinical Nurse Specialist in Adult Health, Nursing Education
Accreditation: ACEN accredited
St. John Fisher College (Rochester, NY)
Program Name: Adult/Gerontology CNS, Family Nurse Practitioner, Maternal-Child CNS, Nurse Educator
Accreditation: CCNE accredited
State University of New York Downstate Medical Center (Brooklyn, NY)
Program Name: Clinical Nurse Specialist (Adult Track), Clinical Nurse Specialist (High Risk Mother and Infant Track), Family Nurse Practitioner, Nurse Anesthesia, Nurse Midwifery
Accreditation: CCNE accredited
Stony Brook University (Stony Brook, NY)
Program Name: Adult Health Practitioner (Primary / Acute Care), Family NP/CNS (online), Neonatal NP/CNS (online), Nurse Midwifery (online), Pediatric NP/CNS (online), Perinatal/Women's Health NP/CNS (online), Psychiatric/Mental Health NP/CNS (online)
Accreditation: CCNE accredited
SUNY-Binghamton (Binghamton, NY)
Program Name: Community Health Nursing - Clinical Nurse Specialist, Community Health Nursing - Nurse Administrator, Community Health Nursing - Nurse Educator, Community Health Nursing - Nurse Practitioner, Family Nursing - Clinical Nurse Specialist, Family Nursing - Nurse Administrator, Family Nursing - Nurse Educator, Family Nursing - Nurse Practitioner, Gerontological Health Nursing - Nurse Administrator, Gerontological Nursing - Clinical Nurse Specialist, Gerontological Nursing - Nurse Educator, Gerontological Nursing - Nurse Practitioner
Accreditation: CCNE accredited
SUNY-Institute of Technology at Utica-Rome (Utica, NY)
Program Name: Adult Nurse Practitioner, Family Nurse Practitioner, Gerontological Nurse Practitioner, Nursing Administration, Nursing Education (online)
Accreditation: CCNE accredited
SUNY-Upstate Medical University (Syracuse, NY)
Program Name: Clinical Nurse Specialist (CNS), Nurse Practitioner: Child & Family Track (PNP & FNP), Nurse Practitioner: Family Psychiatric Track (FPMHMP)
Accreditation: CCNE accredited
The College of New Rochelle (New Rochelle, NY)
Program Name: Acute Care Nurse Practitioner, CNS in Holistic Nursing, Family Nurse Practitioner, Master of Science in Nursing - Clinical Nurse Specialist in Holistic Nursing, Nursing & Health Care Management, Nursing Education
Accreditation: CCNE accredited
The Sage Colleges (Troy, NY)
Program Name: Adult Health (NP or CNS), Community Health (CNS CLS Educator or Administrator), Family Nurse Practitioner, Gerontological Nurse Practitioner, Psychiatric Mental Health Nursing (NP CNS NP/CNS Educator or Administrator)
Accreditation: CCNE accredited
University at Buffalo - SUNY (Buffalo, NY)
Program Name: Adult Clinical Nurse Specialist, Adult Nurse Practitioner, Family Nurse Practitioner, Nurse Anesthetist, Psychiatric/Mental Health Nurse Practitioner
Accreditation: CCNE accredited
University of Rochester (Rochester, NY)
Program Name: Acute Care Nurse Practitioner (Cardiovascular or Critical Care), Adult Nurse Practitioner, Care of Children and Families/Pediatric Nurse Practitioner, Care of Children and Families/Pediatric Nurse Practitioner with Pediatric Behavioral Health Specialization, Care of Children and Families/Pediatric Nurse Practitioner/Neonatal Nurse Practitioner, Clinical Nurse Leader, Family Nurse Practitioner, Health Promotion Education & Technology, Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner - Adult/Family, Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner - Child/Adolescent
Accreditation: CCNE accredited
Wagner College (Staten Island, NY)
Program Name: Family Nurse Practitioner, Nurse Educator
Accreditation: ACEN accredited

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