LPN Programs in New York

A state that has a continuous growing number of nursing opportunities is New York. In this state, alone, the LPNs comprise 21% of the total U.S. nurses’ population. Considering a career in practical nursing is a good decision to make especially when the LPN salary and other benefits are considered. 

New York Nursing Education 

There are various nursing colleges and universities that offer the Practical Nursing degree. The cities of Albany, Buffalo, New York, Rochester and Syracuse have been reported to have the most number of educational institutions and LPN job slots. 

Becoming an LPN is the quickest way to get into the nursing profession and to earn a degree in Practical Nursing means spending a year of theory and clinical study.

In this state, you are required to obtain the CPR card and to pass the NCLEX-PN examination as soon as you complete the PN course. 

Registered nurses that have at least a Bachelor’s Degree have better opportunities than nurses who haven’t. Also, all the advanced practice specialties such as nurse practitioner, nurse specialist, midwife and anesthetist are always going to be in high demand. 

For now, if you just need to become an LPN, you can consider any of the following schools – 

Maria College of Albany 

Though located in Albany which is a small city; the school can be considered a giant when it comes to the Associate’s Degree in Nursing program and Practical Nurse Certificate or PNC program that it offers. 

The PNC program, in particular, is a 48-credit certificate program which has transferable nursing credits of up to 32 for the ADN program. When the student successfully completes the required coursework, she becomes eligible to take the NCLEX-PN or the National council Licensure Exam for Practical Nurses. Passing this exam means that student can then take an LPN position in the health care industry. 

The PNC program in Maria College is offered during weekends and is completed in just six semesters. The entire program comprises 47-48 credits (a total of 29 nursing credits and 18-19 liberal arts credits). It is highly recommended that the student must have at least 13-14 liberal arts credits before she takes the first nursing course. Priority during admissions is given to applicants who have already completed the science requirement. 

Accomplishing the Practical Nurse Certificate program means fulfilling the following requirements – 

  • A completed high school diploma or its GED equivalent
  • Passing the placement test
  • Remedial coursework by those who failed to did not make it to the cutoff score
  • Complete physical examination
  • CPR and first aid certification prior to taking clinical courses
  • A minimum grade of C in all of the PNC courses
  • For readmission into the program, the candidate needs to get the approval of the Nursing Chairperson and the College Faculty; a written, skills and dosage examination. 

PNC courses are offered during weekends and comprises four semesters (about 15 months). PNC 101, the first PNC course, starts in May every year and has lecture and lab settings. There are two tracks in the PNC program which are – 

Track One – is where the student completes the certificate with a part-time schedule. It consists of 47 credits of which 22-25 will transfer into the ADN Program. This is designed specially for students who want to begin working as LPNs as soon as certificate completion. 

Track Two – this allows the student to complete the program on a part-time schedule during weekends and in 48 credits total. Of these, 32 will transfer to the ADN Program. 

Monroe College Main Campus 

Founded in 1933 and established by Mildred King, this campus was proudly named after the fifth U.S. President, James Monroe. The college has several other campuses in New York, New Rochelle and St. Lucia. 

The college offers the Practical Nurse Certificate program which trains students to become licensed practical nurses in health teams. Finishing this program is an excellent way to enter into the nursing career, with graduates qualifying for advanced degrees in the nursing education. The program has a total of 38 credits and probable two credits given to CNAs that are qualified for the program. 

Once the program is completed and as soon as the Michigan State of Board Nursing determines the student’s eligibility, she can then become a full-fledged, licensed practical nurse. 

Western Suffolk BOCES

Western Suffolk BOCES


152 Laurel Hill Rd
Northport, NY 11768
(631) 667-6000 x320

Capital Region BOCES - Albany

Capital Region BOCES - Albany

Part-time Evening
900 Watervliet Shaker Rd
Albany, NY 12205
(518) 862-4800

CUNY Bronx Community College

CUNY Bronx Community College

Evening
2155 University Avenue
Bronx, NY 10453
(718) 289-5100

Brooklyn Adult Learning Center

Brooklyn Adult Learning Center


475 Nostrand Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11216
718.638-2635

Broome Delaware Tioga BOCES

Broome Delaware Tioga BOCES

Part-time
435 Glenwood Rd
Binghamton, NY 13905
(607) 763-3465

Cattaraugus Allegany BOCES - Belmont

Cattaraugus Allegany BOCES - Belmont


5536 County Route 48
Belmont, NY 14813-9758
585.268.5681

Cattaraugus Allegany BOCES

Cattaraugus Allegany BOCES

Part-time
1825 Windfall Rd
Olean, NY 14760
(716) 376-8268

Cattaraugus Allegany BOCES - Ellicottville

Cattaraugus Allegany BOCES - Ellicottville


Box 690, Route 242
Ellicottville, NY 14731
716.376.8200

Cayuga Onondaga BOCES

Cayuga Onondaga BOCES


1879 West Genesee Street Rd
Auburn, NY 13021
(315) 253-0361

Center for New Careers

Center for New Careers


250 Port Watson Street
Cortland, NY 13045
607.758.1111

Clara Barton High School for Health

Clara Barton High School for Health


901 Classon Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11225
718.636.4900

Clinton Essex Warren Washington BOCES

Clinton Essex Warren Washington BOCES


1585 Military Turnpike
Plattsburgh, NY 12901
(518) 561-0100

Coler-Goldwater Hospital

Coler-Goldwater Hospital


1 Main Street, Wing D42
Roosevelt Island, NY 10024
718.638.2635

Curtis High School

Curtis High School


105 Hamilton Avenue
New York, NY 10301
718.390.1800

Delaware Chenango Madison Ostego BOCES

Delaware Chenango Madison Ostego BOCES


6678 County Rd 32
Norwich, NY 13815
(607) 337-3304

Eastern Suffolk BOCES

Eastern Suffolk BOCES


201 Sunrise Hwy
Patchogue, NY 11772
(631) 582-2387

Erie I BOCES - Hamburg Campus

Erie I BOCES - Hamburg Campus


4540 Southwestern Blvd
Hamburg, NY 14075
(716) 961-4060

Erie I BOCES - Tonawanda Campus

Erie I BOCES - Tonawanda Campus


151 Two Mile Creek Road
Tonawanda, NY 14150
(716) 694-6671

Erie I BOCES - Buffalo Campus

Erie I BOCES - Buffalo Campus


64 Hager Street
Buffalo, NY 14208
(716) 821-7000

Erie I BOCES

Erie I BOCES


355 Harlem Rd
West Seneca, NY 14224
(716) 822-3333

Erie I BOCES - Cheektowaga Campus

Erie I BOCES - Cheektowaga Campus


1526 Walden Avenue #600
Cheektowaga, NY 14225
(716) 822-3333

Erie I BOCES (Main Campus)

Erie I BOCES (Main Campus)


705 Potter Road
West Seneca, NY 14224
716.821.7191

Erie II Chautauqua Cattaraugus BOCES

Erie II Chautauqua Cattaraugus BOCES


8685 Erie Rd
Angola, NY 14006
(716) 549-4454

Erie II Chautauqua-Cattaraugus BOCES

Erie II Chautauqua-Cattaraugus BOCES


Cassadaga Job Corps Center, 8115 Glasgow Road
Cassadaga, NY 14718
716.595.8760

Erie II Chautauqua-Cattaraugus BOCES - Buffalo Campus

Erie II Chautauqua-Cattaraugus BOCES - Buffalo Campus


175 Jefferson Avenue
Buffalo, NY 14210
716.855.0654

Erie II Chautauqua-Cattaraugus BOCES - Jamestown Campis

Erie II Chautauqua-Cattaraugus BOCES - Jamestown Campis


51 Glasgow Avenue
Jamestown, NY 14701
716.664.4866

Genesee Valley BOCES - Warsaw

Genesee Valley BOCES - Warsaw


450 North Main Street, GV BOCES Suite
Warsaw, NY 14569
585.344.7738

Genesee Valley BOCES

Genesee Valley BOCES


Adult Education Office 8250 State St Rd
Batavia, NY 14020
(585) 344-7788

Genesee Valley BOCES-Mt. Morris Campus

Genesee Valley BOCES-Mt. Morris Campus


27 Lackawanna Avenue
Mt. Morris, NY 14550
585.344.7820

Genesee-Livingston-Steuben-Wyoming BOCES

Genesee-Livingston-Steuben-Wyoming BOCES


80 Munson Street
LeRoy, NY 14482
585.344.7740

Hamilton Fulton Montgomery BOCES

Hamilton Fulton Montgomery BOCES


2755 State Highway 67
Johnstown, NY 12095
(518) 736-4681

Herkimer County BOCES

Herkimer County BOCES


295 W Main St
Ilion, NY 13357
(315) 895-2210

CUNY Hostos Community College

CUNY Hostos Community College


500 Grand Concourse
Bronx, NY 10451
(718) 518-4444

Hunter Business School

Hunter Business School


3601 Hempstead Tpk
Levittown, NY 11756
(516) 796-1000

Isabella G Hart School of Practical Nursing

Isabella G Hart School of Practical Nursing


100 Kings Highway South
Rochester, NY 14617
(585) 922-1400

Onondaga - Cortland - Madison BOCES Center

Onondaga - Cortland - Madison BOCES Center


242 Port Watson Street
Cortland, NY 13045

Jamestown Community College - Jamestown Campus

Jamestown Community College - Jamestown Campus


525 Falconer Street
Jamestown, NY 14701
716.665.5220

SUNY College of Technology at Delhi

SUNY College of Technology at Delhi


2 Main Street
Delhi, NY 13753
(607) 746-4000

Jamestown Community College - Cattaraugus County Campus

Jamestown Community College - Cattaraugus County Campus


260 N. Union Street. P.O. Box 5901
Olean, NY 14760

CUNY LaGuardia Community College

CUNY LaGuardia Community College


31-10 Thomson Ave
Long Island City, NY 11101
(718) 482-7200

Madison Oneida BOCES

Madison Oneida BOCES


4937 Spring Rd
Verona, NY 13478
(315) 361-5800

Manhattan Adult Learning Center

Manhattan Adult Learning Center


212 West 120th Street, Rm. 307A
Manhattan, NY 10027
212.666.1919

North Country Community College

North Country Community College

Evening
23 Santanoni Avenue
Saranac Lake, NY 12983
(518) 891-2915

Maria College

Maria College


700 New Scotland Avenue
Albany, NY 12208
518.489.7436

Erie 1 BOCES at Kenton Career and Technical Center

Erie 1 BOCES at Kenton Career and Technical Center

Evening
151 Two Mile Creek Road
Tonawanda, NY 14150

CUNY Medgar Evers College

CUNY Medgar Evers College


1650 Bedford Ave
Brooklyn, NY 11225
(718) 270-4900

Jefferson Lewis BOCES

Jefferson Lewis BOCES

Evening
20104 State Route 3
Watertown, NY 13601
(315) 779-7200

Mildred Elley

Mildred Elley


25 Broadway 16th Floor
New York, NY 10004
(212) 380-9004

Monroe 2 - Orleans BOCES

Monroe 2 - Orleans BOCES


3545 Buffalo Rd
Rochester, NY 14624
(585) 349-9100

Veeb Nassau County School of Practical Nursing

Veeb Nassau County School of Practical Nursing


899a Jerusalem Ave
Uniondale, NY 11553
(516) 572-1704

Niagara County Community College - The Summit Extension Site

Niagara County Community College - The Summit Extension Site


6929 Williams Road
Niagara Falls, NY 14304
716.614.6200

North Country Community College - Saranac Lake Campus

North Country Community College - Saranac Lake Campus


20 Winona Avenue
Saranac Lake, NY 12983
518.891.2915

North Country Community College - Ticonderoga Campus

North Country Community College - Ticonderoga Campus


11 Hawkeye Trail
Ticonderoga, NY 12883
518.585.4454

Onondaga Cortland Madison BOCES

Onondaga Cortland Madison BOCES


4500 Crown Rd
Liverpool, NY 13090
(315) 453-4455

Orange - Ulster BOCES

Orange - Ulster BOCES


53 Gibson Rd
Goshen, NY 10924
(845) 291-0100

Orleans Niagara BOCES

Orleans Niagara BOCES


3181 Saunders Settlement Rd
Sanborn, NY 14132
(800) 836-7510 x3006

Otsego Area BOCES

Otsego Area BOCES


50 Dietz Street - Suite O
Oneonta, NY 13820
(607) 431-2562

Putnam - Westchester BOCES

Putnam - Westchester BOCES


200 BOCES Drive
Yorktown Heights, NY 10598
(914) 245-2700

Rensselaer-Columbia-Greene BOCES - Troy Campus

Rensselaer-Columbia-Greene BOCES - Troy Campus


35 Industrial Park Road
Troy, NY 12180
518.273.2264

Rensselaer BOCES

Rensselaer BOCES


35 Colleen Road
Troy, NY 12180
(518) 273-2264

Rockland County BOCES

Rockland County BOCES


65 Parrott Rd
West Nyack, NY 10994
(845) 627-4770

Rome ACCESS Site

Rome ACCESS Site


214 West Liberty Street
Rome, NY 13440
315.334.8000

Rosetti Education Center

Rosetti Education Center


4937 Spring Road
Verona, NY 13478
315.361.5700

St. Camillus Health and Rehabilitation Center

St. Camillus Health and Rehabilitation Center


813 Fay Road
Syracuse, NY 13219
315.488.2951

St. Lawrence - Lewis BOCES

St. Lawrence - Lewis BOCES


139 State Street
Canton, NY 13617
315-353-6693

State University of New York at Farmingdale

State University of New York at Farmingdale


2350 Route 110, Gleeson Hall, Room 347
Farmingdale, NY 11735
631.420.2229

Steuben - Allegany BOCES

Steuben - Allegany BOCES


One Vocational Dr Coopers Education Center
Painted Post, NY 14870
607-324-7880-165

Schuyler - Steuben - Chemung - Tioga - Allegany BOCES

Schuyler - Steuben - Chemung - Tioga - Allegany BOCES


1126 Bald Hill Road
Hornell, NY 14843
(607) 739-3581

Suffolk County Community College - Eastern Campus

Suffolk County Community College - Eastern Campus


121 Speonk-Riverhead Road
Riverhead, NY 11901

Sullivan County BOCES

Sullivan County BOCES


52 Ferndale Loomis Rd
Liberty, NY 12754
(845) 295-4136

Madison-Oneida BOCES - TriPlexus Building

Madison-Oneida BOCES - TriPlexus Building


4937 Spring Street
Verona, NY 13478
315.361.5800

Ulster County BOCES

Ulster County BOCES


Route 9w
Port Ewen, NY 12466
(845) 331-5050 x2218

Utica ACCESS Site

Utica ACCESS Site


508 Second Street
Utica, NY 13501
315.738.7300

Washington Saratoga Warren Hamilton Essex BOCES

Washington Saratoga Warren Hamilton Essex BOCES


15 Henning Rd
Saratoga Springs, NY 12866
(518) 581-3550

Wayne Finger Lakes BOCES

Wayne Finger Lakes BOCES


121 Drumlin Ct
Newark, NY 14513
(315) 332-7400

Metropolitan Learning Institute

Metropolitan Learning Institute


97-45 Queens Blvd Ste 401
Rego Park, NY 11374
(718) 897-0482

Dutchess BOCES

Dutchess BOCES


5 BOCES Road
Poughkeepsie, NY 12601
(845) 486-8001

Mildred Elley - Albany Campus

Mildred Elley - Albany Campus


855 Central Ave
Albany, NY 12206
(518) 786-0855

Monroe College - Main Campus

Monroe College - Main Campus


2501 Jerome Avenue
Bronx, NY 10468
(718) 933-6700

Niagara County Community College

Niagara County Community College


3111 Saunders Settlement Rd
Sanborn, NY 14132
(716) 614-6222

Oswego County BOCES

Oswego County BOCES


179 County Route 64
Mexico, NY 13114
(315) 963-4251

Samaritan Hospital School of Nursing

Samaritan Hospital School of Nursing


2215 Burdett Ave
Troy, NY 12065
(518) 271-3285

Southern Westchester BOCES

Southern Westchester BOCES


85 Executive Boulevard
Elmsford, NY 10523
(914) 592-0849

Syracuse City Schools Practical Nursing Program

Syracuse City Schools Practical Nursing Program


573 East Genesee Street
Syracuse, NY 13202
(315) 435-4150

Trocaire College

Trocaire College


360 Choate Ave
Buffalo, NY 14220
(716) 826-1200

SUNY Westchester Community College

SUNY Westchester Community College


75 Grasslands Road
Valhalla, NY 10595
(914) 606-6600