We've organized a comprehensive list of New York nursing schools. Below you'll find information on specific nursing programs such as LPN certificates and ADN, BSN, and MSN degrees. You'll also find a profile of nursing education and careers in each major New York city.

The path to a successful nursing career in the state of New York begins with obtaining the proper education and training at an accredited nursing school. The state, which is home to some of the highest-paid nursing professionals in the country, also requires licensure and continuing education for every nursing career path. Some of the most common nursing career paths include registered nurse (RN), certified nursing assistant (CNA), and licensed practical nurse (LPN).

Utica, Rome, and the surrounding metropolitan area of upstate New York have a large community of nurses. All told, the region is home to 2,860 registered nurses (RNs), 1,470 licensed practical nurses (LPNs), and 2,330 certified nursing assistants (CNAs). Many of these healthcare professionals earned their certificate, diploma, or degree at a local school.

New York State has more than 340,000 licensed nurses working across a broad range of healthcare settings. There are numerous hospitals, clinics, physician’s offices, surgery centers, nursing homes, and long-term care facilities in every corner of the state. Head to Troy, New York, and you’ll find hundreds of nurses working at local facilities like St. Mary’s Hospital, Samaritan Hospital, Albany Memorial Hospital, and Stratton VA Medical Center.

Kingston, New York, is home to 1,150 registered nurses (RNs), 550 licensed practical nurses (LPNs), and 760 certified nursing assistants (CNAs). Many of these healthcare professionals earned their degree or certificate at a local college or university. Some of the best nursing schools in the area belong to the State University of New York (SUNY) system. A good example is SUNY Ulster, which offers an associate in science (ASN) program that takes just two years to complete.

The state of New York is home to more than 330,000 nurses working across a broad range of roles. Registered nurses (RNs) make up the largest population of nurses in the state, with 172,000 licensed professionals. The state’s 98,500 certified nursing assistants (CNAs) comprise the second-largest group of nurses. Licensed practical nurses (LPNs) make up the third-largest nursing profession, with 47,380 licensed practitioners. Nurses are plentiful in all metropolitan areas across the state, even in smaller cities like Jamestown.

Binghamton, New York, is home to 2,470 registered nurses (RNs), 640 licensed practical nurses (LPNs), and 1,220 certified nursing assistants (CNAs). A range of special skills is required for success in any of these roles. Obtaining these skills begins with earning a certificate or degree from an accredited nursing school. Several of the top nursing schools in the Binghamton metropolitan area are Binghamton University, SUNY Broome, and the Broome-Tioga BOCES. Together, these accredited schools offer nursing programs at all degree levels and for all roles.

Healthcare is one of the top three industries by employment in the Albany, New York, metropolitan area. The region is home to more than 40,000 healthcare professionals in total. Registered nurses (RNs) lead the pack with approximately 9,260 professionals, followed by licensed practical nurses (LPNs) with 2,740 professionals. The metro area is also home to 630 nurse practitioners (NPs) and 180 certified registered nurse anesthetists (CRNAs).

Syracuse is home to a small but gifted population of registered nurses (RNs), licensed practical nurses (LPNs), and certified nursing assistants (CNAs). The metro area’s 6,420 RNs, 2,510 LPNs, and 3,450 CNAs deliver exceptional medical care to a population of more than 660,000 people. These professionals work at healthcare centers such as Crouse Hospital, St. Joseph’s Hospital Health Center, Syracuse VA Medical Center, and Upstate Medical University.