Nursing Programs in New York State with Course Descriptions

New York State has roughly 109 schools offering nursing programs. Get some information about the degree programs, and see some quick facts for two of these schools to make an informed education decision.

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New York State Schools with Nursing Programs

Prospective or current nurses in New York State can find several educational programs at colleges and universities located throughout the state. Both undergraduate and graduate degree programs are available. Associate and bachelor's degree programs can help those seeking to begin their nursing careers. Graduate degrees can be earned by those interested in an advanced practice nursing or research career and are often available with areas of concentration, such as adult care or pediatrics.

Two New York institutions providing nursing degree programs are highlighted below. Get details about specific areas of study available as well as required coursework and possible clinical experiences. Find facts about each school in the table at the bottom of this article.

  • Students of Cochran School of Nursing can pursue a 2-year degree in nursing that prepares them to become RNs. The school is located approximately 20 miles north of downtown New York City.
  • New York University is found within downtown Manhattan. The university offers bachelor's, master's and doctoral degrees in nursing and nursing practice.

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Comparison of Schools

Whether you are intending to pursue an undergraduate or a graduate degree in nursing, it is beneficial to learn all factors of a school before choosing a program. Below you will find facts and figures regarding each school's tuition, population, financial aid availability and more.

Cochran School of Nursing New York University
School Type 2-year, private not-for-profit 4-year, private not-for-profit
Total Enrollment (2017)* 120 51,123
Campus Setting Large suburb Large city
Undergraduate Tuition & Fees (2017-2018)* $13,861 $50,464
% of First-Year Students Receiving Some Form of Financial Aid (2016-2017)* 54% (grant or scholarship aid) 54%
Acceptance Rate (2017)* N/A 28%
Retention Rate (2017)* N/A 93% for full-time students
Undergraduate Graduation Rate (2011)* N/A 84%

Source: *NCES College Navigator.

Cochran School of Nursing

Located about 20 miles from Manhattan, the Cochran School of Nursing in Yonkers, NY, is an accredited college that focuses on preparing students to enter the nursing profession. It offers an associate degree program with both day and evening tracks.

Associate in Applied Science in Nursing

This 2-year, 70.5-credit program is designed to prepare students for the demands of a career as a registered nurse (RN). Mandatory coursework includes nutrition, medical and surgical nursing, maternity nursing and psychiatric nursing. Students have the opportunity to apply academic knowledge during sessions that utilize a life-size human patient simulator, enabling them to assess different medical conditions and respond to physiological changes.

New York University

Teaching students since 1923, New York University's College of Nursing maintains rigorous programs designed to develop critical-thinking skills and build the academic foundation necessary for the nursing profession. Both undergraduate and graduate programs are available for nursing students.

Bachelor of Science (B.S.) in Nursing

Students entering the program as freshmen may take the 128-credit option that combines a liberal arts foundation with a 64-credit core program. If students are already RNs, an RN-BSN program is available, though credits will vary depending on previous education. Students with a non-nursing baccalaureate degree have the option of enrolling in a 15-month accelerated program to complete the B.S. program. Core class topics include child and family nursing, adult and elder nursing, nurse-client therapeutic interaction and pathophysiology.

Master of Science in Nursing

Mandatory coursework and labs prepare students for advanced practice nursing careers by enhancing both academic and clinical expertise. Students learn about nursing research and theory in one of the following concentrations:

  • Nursing Administration
  • Nursing Education
  • Nursing Informatics
  • Adult-Gerontology Acute Care NP
  • Adult-Gerontology Primary Care NP
  • Family NP
  • Nurse-Midwifery
  • Pediatrics NP
  • Psychiatric-Mental Health NP

Along with these nine concentrations, students can pursue specialties in holistic nursing, substance abuse disorders or palliative care. The amount of credit and clinical hours will vary by concentration. NYU also offers a dual MS/MPH (Master of Public Health) program for those interested in helping educate the community and creating programs.

Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP)

RNs with a bachelor's degree, post-graduate nurse practitioners and certified nurse midwives who wish to enhance their education and practices are eligible to enroll in this degree program. The DNP program prepares students to evaluate research and determine its appropriateness in a clinical setting. Mandatory coursework includes epidemiology, genomics across the lifespan, healthcare financial management and a practice-focused final project. A PhD program that focuses more on research is also available.

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