LPN Programs in New York

LPN Programs in New York

If you reside in New York State and would like to break into the field of nursing as quickly as possible, training to become a licensed practical nurse may be the way to go. In as little as 12 to 18 months, you can complete the steps that are necessary for becoming licensed and registered as an LPN in NY. In the state of New York, you must be both licensed and registered by the New York State Education Department as an LPN to practice nursing as an LPN or call yourself an LPN in the state. Once you have your LPN license and registration, you can apply for one of the thousands of LPN jobs that are available across the state — and you can rest assured of excellent compensation.

Although becoming an LPN is one of the fastest ways to get into nursing, it still requires hard work and commitment. Give yourself the best odds of success by carefully selecting an LPN training program. The right one will be approved by the New York State Board of Nursing; dozens of them are available around the Empire State, however, so you may struggle to zero in on suitable options. To assist you, we've highlighted some top LPN schools in NY below.


Several requirements must be fulfilled before you can receive an LPN license and registration in New York. By familiarizing yourself with them from the start, it will be easier for you to get through the process and to start working as an LPN.

Some of the primary LPN licensing and registration requirements in NY include:

  • Being of good moral character.
  • Being at least 17 years of age.
  • Possessing a high school diploma or GED.
  • Completing a state-approved LPN training program. These programs can typically be completed in 12 to 18 months, but every program is different.
  • Completing state-required infection control coursework.
  • Registering for, taking and passing the NCLEX-PN, the licensing examination for LPNs. Note that it is administered at testing sites across the states on dates around the year.
  • Applying for your license by submitting your application to the New York State Board of Nursing. This includes paying a licensure and first registration fee of $143.

One nice thing about becoming an LPN in New York is that you can apply for a temporary permit to be employed as one even if you have failed the exam. Contact the board of nursing for specific information about this.

New York State Board of Nursing

To obtain an LPN license in New York, you must apply to the New York State Board of Nursing and meet its requirements for licensure. Later, this same agency will handle all issues pertaining to your LPN license, so keep its contact information handy:

New York State Board of Nursing
89 Washington Ave, Albany, NY 12234
Phone: (518) 474-3817
Fax: (518) 486-2966


Becoming a licensed practical nurse is unquestionably one of the fastest and least expensive ways to get into the field of nursing. Still, it requires investments of time, money and effort, so you should confirm that you will have access to well-paying jobs by the time that you complete the process.

When it comes to being an LPN in NY, the picture is rosy indeed. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, LPNs in New York earn a median wage of $51,300 per year, which is equal to $24.66 per hour. This is more than the national average pay for LPNs, which is $48,820, or $23.47 per hour.

As of 2016, there were more than 98,000 LPNs in the state of New York. This figure is expected to steadily increase between 2014 and 2024, but more jobs will open up in some areas than in others. Either way, however, should you decide to become an LPN in New York, you can rest assured of not just having plenty of jobs to choose from now but of having plenty to choose from in the years to come.

LPN Salaries in New York by Area

A variety of factors affect how much an LPN in NY can expect in terms of compensation. Just as some parts of the country are better for LPNs, certain regions of New York are better than others too. This applies not only to average salary but to job availability as well. Keep the typical cost of living of various regions in mind for the most accurate idea:

AreaTotal EmploymentAverage Hourly WageAverage Annual Salary
New York-Newark-Jersey City34,270$27.54$57,270
Glens Falls520$24.28$50,500
Buffalo-Cheektowaga-Niagara Falls3,840$21.86$45,470
Watertown-Fort Drum470$19.32$40,190

Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS)


With dozens upon dozens of LPN training programs available across New York State, pinpointing one that's right for you can be a tall order. The right program will be approved by the New York State Board of Nursing; it will also have exemplary NCLEX-PN pass rates — insist on 95 percent or higher.

Since finding reputable LPN schools can be so challenging, here are some recommendations:

  1. AMG School of Licensed Practical Nursing

    147 Prince St, Brooklyn, NY 11201
  2. Bronx Community College

    2155 University Ave, The Bronx, NY 10453
  3. Broome Tioga BOCES

    435 Glenwood Rd, Binghamton, NY 13905
  4. CA BOCES CTE at Belmont

    5536 Co Rd 48, Belmont, NY 14813
  5. CA BOCES CTE at Olean

    1825 Windfall Rd, Olean, NY 14760
  6. Capital Region BOCES

    900 Watervliet Shaker Rd #102, Albany, NY 12205
  7. Cayuga Onondaga BOCES

    1879 W Genesee St Rd, Auburn, NY 13021
  8. Champlain Valley Educational Services

    1585 Military Turnpike, Plattsburgh, NY 12901
  9. Clara Barton High School

    901 Classon Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11225
  10. Curtis High School

    105 Hamilton Ave, Staten Island, NY 10301
  11. DCMO BOCES Chenango Campus

    6678 County Rd 32, Norwich, NY 13815
  12. Dutchess BOCES

    5 Boces Rd, Poughkeepsie, NY 12601
  13. Eastern Suffolk BOCES

    350 Martha Ave, Bellport, NY 11713
  14. Erie 1 BOCES - Harkness Career and Technical Center

    99 Aero Dr, Buffalo, NY 14225
  15. Erie 1 BOCES - Kenton Center

    151 Two Mile Creek Rd, Tonawanda, NY 14150
  16. Erie 1 BOCES - Niagara Lutheran Home

    64 Hager St, Buffalo, NY 14208
  17. Erie 1 BOCES - Potter Road Center

    705 Potters Rd, West Seneca, NY 14224
  18. Erie 1 BOCES - Southtowns Academy

    4540 Southwestern Blvd, Hamburg, NY 14075
  19. Erie 2 BOCES

    8115 Glasgow Rd, Cassadaga, NY 14718
  20. Erie 2 BOCES

    175 Jefferson Ave, Buffalo, NY 14210
  21. Erie 2-Chautauqua-Cattaraugus-BOCES

    8685 Erie Rd, Angola, NY 14006
  22. Herkimer-Hamilton-Fulton-Otsego BOCES

    352 Gros Blvd, Herkimer, NY 13350
  23. Hostos Community College

    500 Grand Concourse, The Bronx, NY 10451
  24. Hunter Business School

    3601 Hempstead Turnpike, Levittown, NY 11756
  25. Jefferson-Lewis-Hamilton-Herkimer-Oneida BOCES

    20104 NY-3, Watertown, NY 13601
  26. La Guardia Community College

    31-10 Thomson Ave, Queens, NY 11101
  27. Madison-Oneida BOCES

    4937 Spring Rd, Verona, NY 13478
  28. Madison-Oneida BOCES

    502 Court St, Utica, NY 13502
  29. Madison-Oneida BOCES

    4937 Spring Rd, Verona, NY 13478
  30. Maria College

    700 New Scotland Ave, Albany, NY 12208
  31. Marion S. Whelan School of Practical Nursing

    196 North St, Geneva, NY 14456
  32. Medgar Evers College

    1650 Bedford Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11225
  33. Mildred Elley School

    855 Central Ave, Albany, NY 12206
  34. Mildred Elley School City

    25 Broadway floor 16, New York, NY 10004
  35. Monroe College

    2501 Jerome Ave, The Bronx, NY 10468
  36. Niagara County Community College

    3111 Saunders Settlement Rd, Sanborn, NY 14132
  37. North Country Community College

    23 Santanoni Ave, Saranac Lake, NY 12983
  38. North Country Community College

    75 William St, Malone, NY 12953
  39. North Country Community College

    11 Hawkeye Trail, Ticonderoga, NY 12883

    4500 Crown Rd, Liverpool, NY 13090
  41. Orange-Ulster BOCES

    53 Gibson Rd, Goshen, NY 10924
  42. Orleans/Niagara BOCES

    4232 Shelby Basin Rd, Medina, NY 14103
  43. Otsego-Northern Catskills BOCES

    31 Center St 3rd Floor, Oneonta, NY 13820
  44. Putnam-Westchester BOCES

    200 Boces Dr, Yorktown Heights, NY 10598
  45. Rochester Educational Opportunity Center

    161 Chestnut St, Rochester, NY 14604
  46. Rochester Regional Health IGH School of Practical Nursing

    100 Kings Hwy S, Rochester, NY 14617
  47. Rockland BOCES

    65 Parrott Rd, West Nyack, NY 10994
  48. Samaritan Hospital

    2215 Burdett Ave, Troy, NY 12180
  49. Southern Westchester BOCES

    17 Berkley Dr, Rye Brook, NY 10573
  50. Suffolk County Community College

    121 Speonk Riverhead Rd, Riverhead, NY 11901
  51. SUNY Canton

    34 Cornell Dr, Canton, NY 13617
  52. The Genesee Valley Educational Partnership School of Practical Nursing

    8250 State Street Rd, Batavia, NY 14020
  53. The Genesee Valley Educational Partnership School of Practical Nursing

    27 Lackawanna Ave, Mt Morris, NY 14510
  54. The Greater Southern Tier BOCES

    459 Philo Rd, Elmira, NY 14903
  55. The Greater Southern Tier BOCES

    1126 Bald Hill Rd, Hornell, NY 14843
  56. The Greater Southern Tier BOCES - Coopers Education Center

    9579 1 Vocational Rd, Painted Post, NY 14870
  57. Transitions Career Institute

    30-50 Whitestone Expy #400, Flushing, NY 11354
  58. Trocaire College

    360 Choate Ave, Buffalo, NY 14220
  59. Vocational Education and Extension Board of Nassau County

    899 Jerusalem Ave, Uniondale, NY 11553
  60. Washington-Saratoga-Warren-Hamilton-Essex BOCES

    1051 Dix Ave, Hudson Falls, NY 12839
  61. Washington-Saratoga-Warren-Hamilton-Essex BOCES

    27 Gick Rd, Saratoga Springs, NY 12866
  62. Wayne-Finger Lakes BOCES

    435 E Henrietta Rd, Rochester, NY 14620
  63. Western Suffolk BOCES

    507 Deer Park Ave, Dix Hills, NY 11746

Kick-start your search for NY LPN programs by checking out the schools above. Remember to take your time and to select a program that will help you complete the process as quickly as possible. Start your search right now!

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