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New York City Nursing Programs
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The five boroughs of New York City (NYC) offer approximately 17 nursing universities and colleges, as well as numerous online programs. This exciting city offers a large diverse population with the draw of numerous cultural events, a wide variety of entertainment, excellent restaurants and very good public transportation.

Nursing Schools in NYC

In line with recent changes in how nursing education is delivered, a large number of hospitals in the New York City area partner with nursing schools, affording students easy access to hands on clinical sites. There are several options for nursing school in New York City, with a variety of programs available, making it a great place to enter the profession, or to expand your current nursing practice!

New York University (NYU) College of Nursing offers the following programs:

  • A top-ranked accelerated baccalaureate nursing program that is completed in a 15-month period of time where greater than 90 percent of NYU nursing graduates pass their NCLEX on their first try.
  • A BSN degree
  • RN to BSN program
  • Global Public Health/Nursing Combined Major program
  • Masters and advanced certificate for preparation as a Nurse practitioner, nurse midwife, nursing administrator, education and informatics
  • DNP Program - design for nurse practitioners or midwifes to work in clinical leadership roles for private practices or healthcare organizations
  • PhD Program - Prepares nursing researchers with their Nursing Research and Theory Development program

Columbia University is a private university with a long history of clinical excellence and leadership. In addition, it is internationally known as a research facility. They offer the following nursing courses:

  • Combined BS/MS (ETP) - An accelerated nursing program for college graduates, which allows special study in anesthesia, midwifery, acute care, women's health, psychiatric mental health, adult–gerontology, family or pediatric primary care.
  • Masters Programs in nursing - offers a large variety of specialties and subspecialties
  • Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) – This three year program begins with two years of coursework that cover a variety of specialties and the last one or two semesters are a supervised residency experience.
  • Doctor of Philosophy in Nursing (PhD) - This program has a research–intensive curriculum to train nurse scholars to conduct independent research.

Career and Educational Opportunities in NYC

In the area that includes New York, Northern New Jersey, Long Island, Nassau–Suffolk, New York–White Plains–Wayne there are 153,620 registered nurses and 33,920 licensed practical and vocational nurses (BLS, 2015). According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, salaries for Registered Nurses average $86,410 annually and those for Licensed Practical/Vocational Nurses average $52,690 annually, resulting in the highest pay in the NYC metro area.

In addition to the large number of jobs for RNs and LPNs, there is also a growing demand for Nurse Practitioners in the area, due to a dearth of primary care providers. A Nurse Practitioner in the NYC metro can expect to approach an annual salary of $113,210, making this career move enticing to many nurses looking to further their earning potential and scope of practice (2015).

A nurse practitioner must have a Master degree in their chosen specialty area to be licensed in New York. There are many opportunities for DNP and PhD nurses as well, from research to teaching in one of the universities. Nurses in NYC can also tap into the resources and support of the New York State Nurses Association (NYSNA), which serves as a labor union for nurses, addressing issues pertinent to the nursing profession.

New York City has several Magnet hospitals, such as Hospital for Special Surgery and The Mount Sinai Hospital. There are also several other areas outside the hospital setting, in which nurses can practice. These include clinics, home health adn public health agencies, private clinics, and nurse managed care centers. The employment opportunities for nurses make New York City an enticing location to enter this rewarding career.

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Curriculum, Costs and Financial Aid for NYC Nursing Schools

The curriculum for BSN or MSN programs is fairly consistent from one university to another. A BSN program begins with a strong foundation of science and liberal arts. The most common nursing courses include health assessment, leadership and management, acute care psychiatric nursing, adult and elder nursing, community health, research, maternity and pediatric nursing, pathophysiology and professional nursing.

The clinical programs at the baccalaureate, masters or doctoral levels are always designed to develop nursing competencies related to their student's area of study. Most of these clinical experiences take place in the top hospitals of NYC. In addition, many of the universities have a Clinical Simulation Learning Center, which is a virtual hospital, allowing for extensive clinical preparation without any patient safety risks.

Cost varies between universities and programs in New York City, with graduate degrees generally costing more than entry level nursing programs. For instance, at Columbia University two 12 credit hours semesters for bachelor's degree will likely cost around $30,000. Columbia University offers undergraduate scholarships for students that remain in good academic standing and are eligible for federal student aid for the PLUS Scholarship.

The Yellow Ribbon Program authorized by the Veterans Educational Assistant Act of 2008 provides eligible student veterans with a tuition waiver or grant matched by the U. S. Department of Veteran Affairs. There is also a loan forgiveness program for nurses who wish to become nursing faculty after completing their doctoral program, offered by the Health Resources and Services Administration.

At NYU a full-time student pays about $21,000 for two terms. NYU applicants can call the U. S. Department of Education to obtain a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) application for tuition assistance. Additionally, scholarships are awarded by many universities in NYC, including NYU. Scholarships can range anywhere from $500-$25,000. At NYU, most students are automatically considered for academic (merit-based) and financial (need-based) scholarships once they apply for admission and submit their FAFSA.

Additional scholarships are available from a variety of sources, and can be used in the BS, MS, DNP and PhD programs. Other available scholarships include the Edna A. Lauterbach Scholarship Fund, which accepts applications for NY state nurses to assist RNs and LPNs with training or education to enhance the nurse's skills in either the clinical or business area. The New York State Higher Education Services Corporation (HESC) website is worth checking as they have a wealth of information for New York State higher education. Additionally, if you are a working RN returning to school for your BSN or MSN, some hospitals offer tuition reimbursement programs, such as NYU Langone and New York Methodist.

MSN Programs from New York Schools

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

Online MSN Programs

Online programs may not be available in all areas

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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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