LPN Training in New York

How to Become an LPN in New York

To become an LPN in New York you will need to:

  1. Be of good moral character.
  2. Attend an approved practical nursing program in the United States.
  3. Complete an application form for licensure and send it to the New York State Education Department, Office of the Professions, Division of Professional Licensing Services, Nurse Unit. You can download an application form here. Your application must also include a copy of your high school diploma or GED and a $135 application fee in the form of a check made out to the New York State Education Department.
  4. Request that your nursing school fill out a Certification of Professional Education form and send it to the New York State Education Department, Office of the Professions, Division of Professional Licensing Services.
  5. Register for the NCLEX exam here. The exam fee is $200.
  6. Once you are approved to test, take and pass the exam.
  7. Receive your license from the New York State Board of Nursing.

Schools offering LPN Programs in New-York


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  • A part of the Empire Education Corporation.
  • Features student-run massage therapy clinics at Pittsfield and Albany campuses, and a cosmetology clinic at the Pittsfield campus.
  • 3 campuses located in Albany and New York City Metro, New York, Pittsfield in Massachusetts, with online options as well.
  • Accredited by the Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools (ACICS).
  • Originally founded in 1916 in the Capital District of New York. 
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  • Offers programs in nursing, medical assisting, and dental assisting. 
  • Job placement assistance is available for both recent graduates and alumni.
  • Financial aid is available for students who qualify.
  • Accredited by the Accrediting Bureau of Health Education Schools (ABHES).
  • 2 campuses located in Queens and Staten Island, New York.
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  • Regionally accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE).
  • Offers a variety of scholarship options are available to students who qualify.
  • Designated as a 2014 Military Friendly School by Victory Media.
  • 19 campuses across New York, Ohio, Virginia, and Wisconsin, with online options.
  • Originally founded in 1854 as the Bryant and Stratton Business Institute.
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  • Programmatic accreditation from the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP).
  • Approved A+ rating from the Better Business Bureau (BBB) since 2011.
  • Nationally accredited by the Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools (ACICS), and currently a part centennial honoree.
  • 5 campuses located across New York, Connecticut, and Rhode Island.
  • Established in 1850 as Lowell School of Business in New York.
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