Best Nursing Schools and Programs in New York

Debra Riley


In 2019 a new law came into effect meaning all newly qualified RN’s in New York had to get (BSN in Ten). This means all new RN’s MUST complete a BSN within ten years on initial licensure. Therefore I am only going to include schools offering a BSN or higher level degree, masters or doctorate.

Nurses in New York can earn a great salary and with a growing population can expect to have job security for an extended time. Have a look at the latest nurse salaries in New York NY here.

Recommended Nursing Programs in New York City (NYC)

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Adelphi University – College of Nursing and Public Health
1 South Ave, Garden City, NY 11530

Adelphie students gain knowledge and skills that are required for working in the healthcare field. Their graduates are considered to be experts and are a welcome addition to the communities in which they work.
Adelphi offer a range of nursing programs including:

  • BS in Nursing
  • RN to BS in Nursing
  • Accelerated BS in Nursing

Concordia College New York
171 White Plains Rd, Bronxville, NY 10708

Concordia College New York has an exceptional undergraduate nursing program that prepares students to become qualified nurses. Their program allows for dedicated students to complete the training in 3.5 years. The college offers both campus based learning in up to the minute labs as well as real life settings such as hospitals and mental health facilities.

Concordia offer several programs including:

  • BS in Nursing
  • Accelerated BS in Nursing
  • RN to BSN in Nursing

College of Mount Saint Vincent
6301 Riverdale Ave, The Bronx, NY 10471

This college offers a range of BSN programs which allow their students to become fully qualified and ready to join the nursing workforce.

  • These include:
  • BS in Nursing
  • Accelerated BSN in Nursing
  • MS in Nursing

Elmira College
1 Park Pl, Elmira, NY 14901

Elmira offer both full time and part time courses and due to the smaller class sizes students get individual attention. They get trained in clinical practice and the college liaises with agencies which offer the best in training facilities.

Programs on offer:

  • BSN
  • RN to BSN

Molloy College
1000 Hempstead Ave, Rockville Centre, NY 11570

Molloy offer a wide range of programs and their nurses are some of the best in the country. They offer course for those completely new to the field of nursing as well as those who wish to continue their professional development and training.

Degrees and programs on offer:

  • BSN
  • Bachelor of Science-Master of Science
  • LPN to BS Mobility:
  • Graduate Nursing Programs:
  • Doctor of Nursing Practice (D.N.P.) program
  • Doctor of Philosophy in Nursing (Ph.D.) program

This is only a list of some of the best schools in New York offering nursing programs for Registered Nurses in NYC – of course there are many others – good luck in your search!

We have some other New York resources – The Best Hospitals in New York NY – gives a list of the top rated hospitals in NY. CRNA Schools in New York lists all your options for re-training as a nurse anesthetist.

The Best Nursing Schools in New York – a good starting point when making a decision on which nursing school to enroll at in NY.

Have a good look around – we add to the site regularly. Thanks for reading!