Top RN to BSN Programs in New York

New York BSN in Nursing School Highlights

Number of Accredited RN to BSN Programs in New York Schools with RN-BSN Programs
There are 53 nursing schools in New York with CCNE or ACEN accredited BSN programs, which is the most in the United States. The State University of New York (SUNY) offers a number of different nursing programs through its multiple campuses/different universities across the state.
Average Enrollment of All Colleges in New York Average Enrollment
New York universities' average enrollment is 5,063 students (below the national average of around 8,000). New York University (NYU) in NYC is one of the largest universities, at over 42,000 students enrolled. Touro College, Stony Brook University, and the University at Buffalo all are larger universities with 17,000+ students. But the majority of universities in New York with nursing departments actually have enrollment figures in the low to high five figures, averaging 5,000 students. This is a nice size for learning, as small class sizes keeps down student-to-teacher ratios. There are around 10 schools that have less than 1,000 students reportedly enrolled.
SWES New York City Availability
There are 23 different cities in New York with nursing schools offering CCNE or ACEN-accredited Bachelor's in Nursing degrees. New York City, unsurprisingly, has the most options. Buffalo and Rochester also have a number of different universities with nursing programs from which to choose.
We have 53 nursing schools in New York with CCNE or ACEN accredited BSN programs in our database.

The state of New York is known for its large buildings, successful people, and remarkably beautiful landmarks. Overall, this spot on the map signifies what people consider the American way of life.

New York is a land of opportunity. As one of the most populous states in the country, its 19 million people are in need of representation in the healthcare field.

Working in the healthcare field in New York is a providing opportunity that will provide success throughout a lifetime. New York has some of the largest and most prominent hospitals in the country, allowing for more prestigious opportunities for nursing professionals.

Earning Your BSN in New York

For nurses that are looking for a way to increase their standing in the field or looking for promotional opportunities, RN to BSN programs have what it takes.

New York offers many different programs that assist applicants in transitioning their associate’s degrees to bachelor’s level in 1-2 years. These programs are excellent for nurses with only an associate’s degree. Employers are more likely to require that nurses hold at least a bachelor’s degree in order to qualify for new job opportunities.

Nurses that are seeking promotion in their current career may also find it much easier with a higher degree in hand. RN to BSN programs provide new knowledge in the field of nursing that only adds to the expertise of individuals working in a clinical setting.

Choosing to pursue a higher degree in nursing will contribute to a better way of life for professionals throughout the state of New York.

New York Licensing for Registered Nurses

To practice as a Registered Nurse or LPN in New York, you have to have a license and be registered by the New York State Education Department (NYSED).

There are a few requirements according to the NYSED, including that you must:

  • Be of good moral character
  • Be at least 18 years of age
  • Meet education requirements (see below)
  • Meet examination requirements
  • Apply for an RN license with NYSED

Education Requirements

There are three options for passing the education requirements portion of the Registered Nurse license requirements within New York State. The most common is passing an RN education program (Associate’s, Bachelor’s, or Master’s) that is registerd by the New York State board of education as RN-license qualifying.

Here are the licensing requirements directly from the NYSED. Visit their site for more info.

Option #1

Pass a RN education program (Associate’s, Bachelor’s or Master’s degree or Diploma program) registered by NYSED as RN license qualifying. See our list below.

-OR-

Option #2

Pass a general nursing education program located in a country outside of the United States or its territories, which is acceptable to NYSED. You will be required to have your foreign nursing education credentials verified by CGFNS, an independent credentials verification organization. See, “Verifying Education Credentials From Non-U.S. Programs” for further instructions.

-OR-

Option #3

Pass a RN education program located in another US state or US territory, if approved by the licensing authority of the state or territory as preparation for practice as an RN. (US territories include: Puerto Rico, Guam, US Virgin Islands, Northern Mariana Islands and American Samoa).

State Licensure Reciprocity

The Nurse Licensure Compact (NLC) allows nurses to have one license for nursing that gives them the ability to practice in the state where they current live as well as other states that are part of the compact agreement. Currently there are 25 states that are a part of the NLC agreement. New York’s eligibility as a part of the NLC is currently under review and pending. Be sure to check with the National State Boards Council of Nursing (here) to check its status.
Source: National Council of State Boards of Nursing

Nearby States & New York Nursing Resources


List of BSN Programs

All Bachelor of Science in Nursing Programs

RN to BSN Programs That May Be Currently Accepting Applicants
Adelphi University
Garden City
  • RN to BSN - School of Nursing
Alfred State College SUNY College of Technology
  • RN to BSN - Department of Nursing
Binghamton University
  • RN to BSN - Decker School of Nursing
College at Brockport
  • RN to BSN - Department of Nursing
College of Mount Saint Vincent
Bronx
  • RN to BSN - Department of Nursing
College of New Rochelle
  • RN to BSN - School of Nursing
College of Staten Island - CUNY
  • RN to BSN
Columbia University
  • RN to BSN - School of Nursing
Concordia College New York
  • RN to BSN - Division of Nursing
D'Youville College
Buffalo
  • RN to BSN - School of Nursing
Daemen College
  • RN to BSN
Dominican College of Blauvelt
Orangeburg
  • RN to BSN - Division of Nursing
Elmira College
  • RN to BSN
Excelsior College
  • RN to BSN
Hartwick College
Oneonta
  • RN to BSN - Department of Nursing
Helene Fuld College of Nursing
New York
  • RN to BSN - Upper Division Bachelor of Science for Registered Nurses
Hunter College of City University of New York
  • RN to BSN - Hunter-Bellevue School of Nursing
Keuka College
Keuka Park
  • RN to BSN - Division of Nursing
Le Moyne College
Syracuse
  • RN to BSN - Department of Nursing
Lehman College- City University of New York
  • RN to BSN - Department of Nursing
Long Island University
  • RN to BSN - C. W. Post Campus
Maria College
  • RN to BSN
Medgar Evers College - CUNY
  • RN to BSN
Mercy College
Dobbs Ferry
  • RN to BSN - Department of Nursing
Molloy College
Rockville Centre
  • RN to BSN - Division of Nursing
Mount Saint Mary College
Newburgh
  • RN to BSN - Division of Nursing
Nazareth College
Rochester
  • RN to BSN - Department of Nursing
New York City College of Technology
  • RN to BSN
New York Institute of Technology
Old Westbury
  • RN to BSN - Department of Nursing
New York University
New York
  • RN to BSN - College of Nursing
Niagara University
Niagara University
  • RN to BSN - Department of Nursing
Nyack College
Nyack
  • RN to BSN - Cheryl Phenecie School of Nursing
Pace University
  • RN to BSN - Lienhard School of Nursing
Plattsburgh State University of New York
  • RN to BSN - Department of Nursing
Roberts Wesleyan College
Rochester
  • RN to BSN - Department of Nursing
Sage Colleges
  • RN to BSN
Saint Joseph's College NY
  • RN to BSN
St. Francis College
Brooklyn Heights
  • RN to BSN - Department of Nursing
St. John Fisher College
  • RN to BSN - Wegmans School of Nursing
State University of New York Downstate Medical Center
  • RN to BSN - College of Nursing
State University of New York Empire State College
  • RN to BSN - Nursing Program
State University of New York Polytechnic Institute-Rome
  • RN to BSN - Department of Nursing and Health Professions
State University of New York Upstate Medical University
  • RN to BSN - College of Nursing
Stony Brook University
Stony Brook
  • RN to BSN - School of Nursing
SUNY Canton
  • RN to BSN
SUNY College of Technology at Delhi
  • RN to BSN
Touro College
New York
  • RN to BSN - School of Nursing
Trocaire College
  • RN to BSN
University at Buffalo
Buffalo
  • RN to BSN - State University of New York
University of Rochester
Rochester
  • RN to BSN - School of Nursing
Utica College
Utica
  • RN to BSN - Department of Nursing
  • RN to BSN
Wagner College
  • RN to BSN
York College of CUNY
  • RN to BSN