Western Suffolk BOCES

152 Laurel Hill Rd
Northport, NY 11768

Capital Region BOCES - Albany Part-time Evening

900 Watervliet Shaker Rd
Albany, NY 12205

CUNY Bronx Community College Evening

2155 University Avenue
Bronx, NY 10453

Brooklyn Adult Learning Center

475 Nostrand Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11216


Broome Delaware Tioga BOCES Part-time

435 Glenwood Rd
Binghamton, NY 13905

Cattaraugus Allegany BOCES

5536 County Route 48
Belmont, NY 14813-9758


Cattaraugus Allegany BOCES Part-time

1825 Windfall Rd
Olean, NY 14760

Cattaraugus Allegany BOCES

Box 690, Route 242
Ellicottville, NY 14731


Cayuga Onondaga BOCES

1879 West Genesee Street Rd
Auburn, NY 13021

Center for New Careers

250 Port Watson Street
Cortland, NY 13045


Clara Barton High School for Health

901 Classon Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11225


Clinton Essex Warren Washington BOCES

1585 Military Turnpike
Plattsburgh, NY 12901

Coler-Goldwater Hospital

1 Main Street, Wing D42
Roosevelt Island, NY 10024


Curtis High School

105 Hamilton Avenue
New York, NY 10301


Eastern Suffolk BOCES

201 Sunrise Hwy
Patchogue, NY 11772

Erie 1 BOCES - Hamburg Campus

4540 Southwestern Blvd
Hamburg, NY 14075

(716) 961-4060

Erie 1 BOCES - Tonawanda Campus

151 Two Mile Creek Road
Tonawanda, NY 14150

(716) 694-6671

Erie 1 BOCES - Buffalo Campus

64 Hager Street
Buffalo, NY 14208

(716) 821-7000

Erie 1 BOCES

355 Harlem Rd
West Seneca, NY 14224

(716) 822-3333

Erie I BOCES - Cheektowaga Campus

1526 Walden Avenue #600
Cheektowaga, NY 14225

(716) 822-3333

Erie I BOCES (Main Campus)

705 Potter Road
West Seneca, NY 14224


Erie II Chautauqua-Cattaraugus BOCES - Cassadaga Campus

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


Erie II Chautauqua-Cattaraugus BOCES - Derby Campus

7008 Erie Road
Derby, NY 14047


Erie II Chautauqua-Cattaraugus BOCES - Buffalo Campus

175 Jefferson Avenue
Buffalo, NY 14210


Erie II Chautauqua-Cattaraugus BOCES - Jamestown Campis

51 Glasgow Avenue
Jamestown, NY 14701


Genesee Valley BOCES- Warsaw

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


Genesee Valley BOCES

Adult Education Office 8250 State St Rd
Batavia, NY 14020

Genesee Valley BOCES-Mt. Morris Campus

27 Lackawanna Avenue
Mt. Morris, NY 14550


Genesee-Livingston-Steuben-Wyoming BOCES

80 Munson Street
LeRoy, NY 14482


Hamilton Fulton Montgomery BOCES

2755 State Highway 67
Johnstown, NY 12095

Herkimer County BOCES

295 W Main St
Ilion, NY 13357

CUNY Hostos Community College

500 Grand Concourse
Bronx, NY 10451

Hunter Business School

3601 Hempstead Tpk
Levittown, NY 11756

Isabella G Hart School of Practical Nursing

100 Kings Highway South
Rochester, NY 14617

Onondaga - Cortland - Madison BOCES Center

242 Port Watson Street
Cortland, NY 13045

Jamestown Community College - Jamestown Campus

525 Falconer Street
Jamestown, NY 14701


Jamestown Community College - Cattaraugus County Campus

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

Jefferson-Lewis-Hamilton-Herkimer-Oneida BOCES

Rt. 12 P.O. Box 7
Glenfield, NY 13343

CUNY LaGuardia Community College

31-10 Thomson Ave
Long Island City, NY 11101

Madison Oneida BOCES

4937 Spring Rd
Verona, NY 13478

Manhattan Adult Learning Center

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


North Country Community College Evening

23 Santanoni Avenue
Saranac Lake, NY 12983

Maria College

700 New Scotland Avenue
Albany, NY 12208


Erie 1 BOCES at Kenton Career and Technical Center Evening

151 Two Mile Creek Road
Tonawanda, NY 14150

CUNY Medgar Evers College

1650 Bedford Ave
Brooklyn, NY 11225

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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.