LPN Programs in New York

Albany BOCES-Adult Practical Nursing Program
Albany, NY

Avg. NCLEX-PN pass rate: 69.70%
NCLEX-PN Rank: #35
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Broome Delaware Tioga BOCES-Practical Nursing Program
Binghamton, NY

Avg. NCLEX-PN pass rate: 86.40%
NCLEX-PN Rank: #18
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Cattaraugus Allegany BOCES-Practical Nursing Program
Olean, NY

Avg. NCLEX-PN pass rate: 97.60%
NCLEX-PN Rank: #2
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Cayuga Onondaga BOCES-Practical Nursing Program
Auburn, NY

Avg. NCLEX-PN pass rate: 92.20%
NCLEX-PN Rank: #8
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Center for New Careers
Cortland, NY


Clinton Essex Warren Washington BOCES
Plattsburgh, NY

Avg. NCLEX-PN pass rate: 83.60%
NCLEX-PN Rank: #21
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Coler-Goldwater Hospital
Roosevelt Island, NY


Columbia-Greene Community College
Hudson, NY

Avg. NCLEX-PN pass rate: 95.00%
NCLEX-PN Rank: #5
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CUNY Bronx Community College
Bronx, NY

Avg. NCLEX-PN pass rate: 89.30%
NCLEX-PN Rank: #12
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CUNY Hostos Community College
Bronx, NY

Avg. NCLEX-PN pass rate: 81.30%
NCLEX-PN Rank: #24
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CUNY LaGuardia Community College
Long Island City, NY

Avg. NCLEX-PN pass rate: 83.60%
NCLEX-PN Rank: #21
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CUNY Medgar Evers College
Brooklyn, NY

Avg. NCLEX-PN pass rate: 75.40%
NCLEX-PN Rank: #34
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Curtis High School
New York, NY


Delaware Chenango Madison Otsego BOCES-Practical Nursing Program
Norwich, NY

Avg. NCLEX-PN pass rate: 77.00%
NCLEX-PN Rank: #32
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Dutchess BOCES-Practical Nursing Program
Poughkeepsie, NY

Avg. NCLEX-PN pass rate: 79.00%
NCLEX-PN Rank: #28
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Eastern Suffolk BOCES
Brentwood, NY

Avg. NCLEX-PN pass rate: 85.60%
NCLEX-PN Rank: #19
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Erie 1 BOCES
West Seneca, NY

Avg. NCLEX-PN pass rate: 87.50%
NCLEX-PN Rank: #16

Erie 2 Chautauqua Cattaraugus BOCES-Practical Nursing Program
Angola, NY

Avg. NCLEX-PN pass rate: 65.10%
NCLEX-PN Rank: #38
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Erie I BOCES (Main Campus)
West Seneca, NY


Erie I BOCES - Cheektowaga Campus
Cheektowaga, NY


Erie I BOCES - Tonawanda Campus
Tonawanda, NY


Genesee Valley BOCES-Practical Nursing Program
Batavia, NY

Avg. NCLEX-PN pass rate: 82.60%
NCLEX-PN Rank: #22
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Hamilton Fulton Montgomery BOCES-Practical Nursing Program
Johnstown, NY

Avg. NCLEX-PN pass rate: 77.60%
NCLEX-PN Rank: #31
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Herkimer County BOCES-Practical Nursing Program
Ilion, NY

Avg. NCLEX-PN pass rate: 68.30%
NCLEX-PN Rank: #36
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Hunter Business School
Levittown, NY

Avg. NCLEX-PN pass rate: 87.10%
NCLEX-PN Rank: #17
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Isabella Graham Hart School of Practical Nursing
Rochester, NY

Avg. NCLEX-PN pass rate: 88.50%
NCLEX-PN Rank: #13
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Jefferson Lewis BOCES-Practical Nursing Program
Watertown, NY

Avg. NCLEX-PN pass rate: 81.50%
NCLEX-PN Rank: #23
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Madison Oneida BOCES-Practical Nursing Program
Verona, NY

Avg. NCLEX-PN pass rate: 64.70%
NCLEX-PN Rank: #40
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Manhattan Adult Learning Center
Manhattan, NY


Maria College
Albany, NY


Maria College of Albany
Albany, NY

Avg. NCLEX-PN pass rate: 96.20%
NCLEX-PN Rank: #4
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Marion S Whelan School of Nursing of Geneva General Hospital
Geneva, NY

Avg. NCLEX-PN pass rate: 90.10%
NCLEX-PN Rank: #11
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Mildred Elley School-Albany Campus
Albany, NY

Avg. NCLEX-PN pass rate: 64.80%
NCLEX-PN Rank: #39
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Mildred Elley-New York Campus
New York, NY

Avg. NCLEX-PN pass rate: 58.10%
NCLEX-PN Rank: #43

Monroe College
Bronx, NY

Avg. NCLEX-PN pass rate: 92.00%
NCLEX-PN Rank: #9
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Niagara County Community College
Sanborn, NY

Avg. NCLEX-PN pass rate: 100.00%
NCLEX-PN Rank: #1
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North Country Community College
Saranac Lake, NY

Avg. NCLEX-PN pass rate: 93.20%
NCLEX-PN Rank: #7
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Orange Ulster BOCES-Practical Nursing Program
Goshen, NY

Avg. NCLEX-PN pass rate: 85.10%
NCLEX-PN Rank: #20
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Orleans Niagara BOCES-Practical Nursing Program
Sanborn, NY

Avg. NCLEX-PN pass rate: 96.90%
NCLEX-PN Rank: #3
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Putnam Westchester BOCES-Practical Nursing Program
Yorktown Heights, NY

Avg. NCLEX-PN pass rate: 82.60%
NCLEX-PN Rank: #22
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Rockland County BOCES-Practical Nursing Program
West Nyack, NY

Avg. NCLEX-PN pass rate: 75.90%
NCLEX-PN Rank: #33
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Rome ACCESS Site
Rome, NY


Rosetti Education Center
Verona, NY


Samaritan Hospital School of Nursing
Troy, NY

Avg. NCLEX-PN pass rate: 91.70%
NCLEX-PN Rank: #10
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Schuyler Steuben Chemung Tioga Allegany BOCES
Elmira, NY

Avg. NCLEX-PN pass rate: 80.20%
NCLEX-PN Rank: #27

Southern Westchester BOCES-Practical Nursing Program
Harrison, NY

Avg. NCLEX-PN pass rate: 81.30%
NCLEX-PN Rank: #24
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Steuben-Allegany BOCES
Painted Post, NY


Suffolk County Community College
Selden, NY

Avg. NCLEX-PN pass rate: 78.10%
NCLEX-PN Rank: #30
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Sullivan County BOCES-Practical Nursing Program
Liberty, NY

Avg. NCLEX-PN pass rate: 94.10%
NCLEX-PN Rank: #6
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SUNY College of Technology at Canton
Canton, NY

Avg. NCLEX-PN pass rate: 78.50%
NCLEX-PN Rank: #29
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SUNY Westchester Community College
Valhalla, NY

Avg. NCLEX-PN pass rate: 88.00%
NCLEX-PN Rank: #14
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Trocaire College
Buffalo, NY

Avg. NCLEX-PN pass rate: 60.60%
NCLEX-PN Rank: #42
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Ulster BOCES School of Practical Nursing
Lake Katrine, NY

Avg. NCLEX-PN pass rate: 67.50%
NCLEX-PN Rank: #37
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Utica ACCESS Site
Utica, NY


Veeb Nassau County School of Practical Nursing
Hicksville, NY

Avg. NCLEX-PN pass rate: 80.70%
NCLEX-PN Rank: #26
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Washington Saratoga Warren Hamilton Essex BOCES-Practical Nursing Program
Hudson Falls, NY

Avg. NCLEX-PN pass rate: 87.90%
NCLEX-PN Rank: #15
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Wayne Finger Lakes BOCES-Practical Nursing Program
Newark, NY

Avg. NCLEX-PN pass rate: 64.20%
NCLEX-PN Rank: #41
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Western Suffolk BOCES
Northport, NY

Avg. NCLEX-PN pass rate: 80.80%
NCLEX-PN Rank: #25
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Closed LPN Programs

Brooklyn Adult Learning Center
Brooklyn, NY
Program closed in 2016

Farmingdale State College
Farmingdale, NY
Program closed

Onondaga - Cortland - Madison BOCES Center
Cortland, NY
Program closed in 2016

Onondaga Cortland Madison BOCES
Liverpool, NY
Program closed in 2014

St. Lawrence - Lewis BOCES
Canton, NY
School closed in 1970

SUNY College of Technology at Delhi
Delhi, NY
Program closed in 2010

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.