Becoming an LPN in New York

The state of New York strives to ensure the delivery of safe, quality care to patients, as well as provide a safe, accessible, and supportive environment for their healthcare teams. A 18% increase in licensed practical nurse (LPN) jobs per year is predicted by The Bureau of Labor Statistics predicts by the year 2024. To meet this increase for nursing positions, applicants can apply for a New York LPN license by exam or by endorsement. Learn about the NY BOCES LPN program offerings.

  • LPN Programs in New York

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    AMG School of Licensed Practical Nursing
    147 Prince St, Brooklyn, NY 11201
    (718) 596-5300 Visit Homepage
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    Bronx Community College
    2155 University Avenue, Bronx, NY 10453
    (718) 289-5100 Visit Homepage
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    Broome Tioga BOCES
    435 Glenwood Road, Binghamton, NY 13905
    (607) 763-3300 Visit Homepage
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    CA BOCES CTE at Belmont
    5536 County Route 48, Belmont, NY 14813
    (585) 268-5681 Visit Homepage
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    CA BOCES CTE at Ellicottville
    5550 Route 242E, Ellicottville, NY 14731
    (716) 699-2382 Visit Homepage
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    CA BOCES CTE at Olean
    1825 Windfall Road, Olean, NY 14760
    (716) 376-8200 Visit Homepage
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    Capital Region BOCES
    Suite 102, 900 Watervliet-Shaker Rd, Albany, NY 12205
    (518) 862-4900 Visit Homepage
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    Cayuga-Onondaga BOCES
    1879 West Genesee St. Rd., Auburn, NY 13021
    (315) 253-4899 Visit Homepage
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    Champlain Valley Educational Services
    1585 Military Turnpike, Plattsburgh, NY 12901
    (518) 561-0100 Visit Homepage
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    Citi Boces
    179 County Rte 64, Mexico, NY 13114
    (315) 963-4251 Visit Homepage
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    Curtis High School
    105 Hamilton Ave, New York, NY 10011
    (212) 229-5471 Visit Homepage
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    DCMO BOCES Chenango Campus
    6678 County Road 32, Norwich, NY 13815
    (607) 335-1200 Visit Homepage
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    DCMO BOCES Robert W. Harrold Campus
    270 BOCES Drive, Sidney, NY 13839
    (607) 865-2500 Visit Homepage
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    Dutchess BOCES
    5 BOCES Road, Poughkeepsie, NY 12601
    (845) 486-4800 Visit Homepage
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    Eastern Suffolk BOCES
    350 Martha Avenue, Bellport, NY 11717
    (631) 286-6585 Visit Homepage
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    Educational Opportunity Center of Rochester
    161 Chestnut St, Rochester, NY 14604
    (585) 232-2730 Visit Homepage
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    Erie 1 BOCES- Harkness Career and Technical Center
    99 Aero Drive, Cheektowaga, NY 14225
    (716) 632-1076 Visit Homepage
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    Erie 1 BOCES- Kenton Center
    151 Two Mile Creek Road, Tonawanda, NY 14150
    (716) 821-7191 Visit Homepage
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    Erie 1 BOCES- Niagara Lutheran Home
    64 Hager Street, Buffalo, NY 14208
    (716) 886-4377 Visit Homepage
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    Erie 1 BOCES- Potter Road Center
    705 Potter Road, West Seneca, NY 14224
    (716) 821-7336 Visit Homepage
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    Erie 1 BOCES- Southtowns Academy
    4540 Southwestern Blvd., Hamburg, NY 14075
    (716) 821-7191 Visit Homepage
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    Erie 2 BOCES - Angola
    8685 Erie Road, Angola, NY 14006
    (716) 549-4454 Visit Homepage
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    Erie 2 BOCES - Buffalo
    175 Jefferson Street, Buffalo, NY 14210
    (716) 947-9056 Visit Homepage
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    Erie 2 BOCES - Cassadaga
    8115 Glasgow Road, Cassadaga, NY 14718
    (716) 595-4293 Visit Homepage
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    Erie 2 BOCES - Jamestown
    508 Cherry Street, Jamestown, NY 14701
    (716) 484-9811 Visit Homepage
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    Genesee-Livingston-Steuben-Wyoming BOCES - Batavia
    8250 State Street Road, Batavia, NY 14020
    (585) 344-7711 Visit Homepage
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    Genesee-Livingston-Steuben-Wyoming BOCES - Mount Morris
    27 Lackawanna Ave, Mount Morris, NY 14510
    (585) 658-7900 Visit Homepage
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    Genesee-Livingston-Steuben-Wyoming BOCES - Warsaw
    450 North Main Street, Warsaw, NY 14569
    (585) 344-7738 Visit Homepage
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    Herkimer-Hamilton-Fulton-Otsego BOCES
    352 Gros Blvd, Herkimer, NY 23219
    (315) 867-2023 Visit Homepage
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    Hostos Community College
    500 Grand Concourse, Bronx, NY 10451
    (718) 518-4444 Visit Homepage
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    Hunter Business School
    Nassau Mall, 3601 Hempstead Turnpike #9, Levittown, NY 11756
    (516) 796-1000 Visit Homepage
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    Jefferson-Lewis-Hamilton-Herkimer-Oneida BOCES
    20104 NYS Route 3, Watertown, NY 13601
    (315) 779-7000 Visit Homepage
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    La Guardia Community College
    31-10 Thomson Ave, Long Island City, NY 11101
    (718) 482-7200 Visit Homepage
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    Madison-Oneida BOCES - Rome
    4937 Spring Rd, Rome, NY 13440
    (315) 334-8000 Visit Homepage
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    Madison-Oneida BOCES - Utica
    502 Court St, Utica, NY 13502
    (315) 793-8505 Visit Homepage
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    Madison-Oneida BOCES - Verona
    4937 Spring Road, Verona, NY 13478
    (315) 361-5500 Visit Homepage
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    Maria College
    700 New Scotland Avenue, Albany, NY 12208
    (518) 438-3111 Visit Homepage
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    Marion S. Whelan School of Practical Nursing
    196 North St, Geneva, NY 14456
    (315) 787-4005 Visit Homepage
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    Medgar Evers College
    1650 Bedford Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11225
    (718) 270-6000 Visit Homepage
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    Mildred Elley School - Albany
    855 Central Avenue, Albany, NY 12206
    (518) 786-0855 Visit Homepage
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    Mildred Elley School - New York City
    25 Broadway, Floor 16, New York, NY 10004
    (212) 380-9004 Visit Homepage
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    Monroe College
    2501 Jerome Avenue, Bronx, NY 10468
    (718) 933-6700 Visit Homepage
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    Niagara County Community College - Sanborn
    3111 Saunders Settlement Rd, Sanborn, NY 14132
    (716) 614-6222 Visit Homepage
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    North Country Community College - Malone
    75 William Street, Malone, NY 12953
    (518) 483-4550 Visit Homepage
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    North Country Community College - Saranac Lake
    23 Santanoni Ave., PO Box 89, Saranac Lake, NY 12983
    (518) 891-2915 Visit Homepage
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    North Country Community College - Ticonderoga
    11 Hawkeye Trail, Ticonderoga, NY 12883
    (518) 585-4454 Visit Homepage
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    OCM BOCES - Cortland
    1710 State Route 13, Cortland, NY 13045
    (607) 758-5100 Visit Homepage
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    OCM BOCES - Liverpool
    4500 Crown Road, Liverpool, NY 13090
    (315) 453-4455 Visit Homepage
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    OCM BOCES - Syracuse
    103 3rd St, Syracuse, NY 13209
    (315) 426-9439 Visit Homepage
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    Orange-Ulster BOCES
    53 Gibson Road, Goshen, NY 10924
    (845) 291-0100 Visit Homepage
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    Orleans-Niagara BOCES - Medina
    4232 Shelby Basin Rd, Medina, NY 14103
    (585) 798-4774 Visit Homepage
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    Orleans-Niagara BOCES - Sanborn
    4124 Saunders Settlement Road, Sanborn, NY 14132
    (716) 731-4176 Visit Homepage
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    Otsego-Northern Catskills BOCES
    31 Center Street, 3rd Floor, Oneonta, NY 13820
    (607) 588-6291 Visit Homepage
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    Putnam-Westchester BOCES
    200 Boces Drive, Yorktown Heights, NY 10598
    (914) 245-2700 Visit Homepage
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    Rochester Regional Health IGH School of Practical Nursing
    100 Kings Highway South, Rochester, NY 14617
    (585) 922-1400 Visit Homepage
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    Rockland BOCES
    65 Parrott Road, West Nyack, NY 10994
    (845) 627-4700 Visit Homepage
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    Samaritan Hospital
    315 S. Manning Boulevard, Albany, NY 12208
    (518) 268-5130 Visit Homepage
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    Southern Westchester BOCES
    17 Berkley Drive, Rye Brook, NY 10573
    (914) 937-3820 Visit Homepage
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    Suffolk County Community College
    121 Speonk-Riverhead Road, Riverhead, NY 11901
    (631) 548-2500 Visit Homepage
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    SUNY College of Technology at Canton
    34 Cornell Drive, Canton, NY 13617
    (315) 386-7011 Visit Homepage
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    Syracuse City School District
    573 E Genesee St, Syracuse, NY 13202
    (315) 435-4150 Visit Homepage
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    The Greater Southern Tier BOCES - Coopers Education Center
    9579 Vocational Drive, Painted Post, NY 14870
    (607) 962-3175 Visit Homepage
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    The Greater Southern Tier BOCES - Elmira
    459 Philo Road, Elmira, NY 14903
    (607) 739-3581 Visit Homepage
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    The Greater Southern Tier BOCES - Hornell
    1126 Bald Hill Road, Hornell, NY 14843
    (607) 324-7880 Visit Homepage
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    Trocaire College
    360 Choate Avenue, Buffalo, NY 14220
    (716) 826-1200 Visit Homepage
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    Ulster BOCES
    175 Route 32 North, New Paltz, NY 12561
    (845) 255-1450 Visit Homepage
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    Vocational Education and Extension Board of Nassau County
    899-A Jerusalem Ave, Uniondale, NY 11803
    (516) 572-1700 Visit Homepage
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    Washington-Saratoga-Warren-Hamilton-Essex BOCES- Hudson Falls
    1051 Dix Ave, Hudson Falls, NY 12839
    (518) 746-3400 Visit Homepage
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    Washington-Saratoga-Warren-Hamilton-Essex BOCES- Saratoga Springs
    27 Gick Road, Saratoga Springs, NY 12866
    (518) 581-3670 Visit Homepage
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    Wayne-Finger Lakes BOCES- Rochester
    435 E. Henrietta Road, Rochester, NY 14620
    (315) 332-7374 Visit Homepage
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    Wayne-Finger Lakes BOCES- Rochester (Evening)
    435 E. Henrietta Road, Rochester, NY 14620
    (315) 332-7374 Visit Homepage
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    Western Suffolk BOCES
    507 Deer Park Ave, Huntington Station, NY 11746
    (631) 549-4900 Visit Homepage
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    Source: Practical nursing programs appearing on these pages have been retrieved from their respective state board overseeing practical or vocational nursing licensure. The data was retrieved on Sept 14, 2016.

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  • New York LPN Licensing Requirements

    To become an LPN in New York, the applicant must be at least 17 years of age and have a high diploma or GED equivalent. Applicants must also have graduated from a practical nursing program with at least 9 months of coursework and that is approved by New York State Education Department or the US armed forces and completed the approved coursework for infection control and barrier precautions.

    After graduation, the individual must register and pass the licensure exam—the NCLEX-PN. While graduates of state approved nursing programs can be employed as LPNs for 90 days while becoming licensed, they must apply for a limited permit to do so.

    LPN Application Form (http://www.op.nysed.gov/prof/nurse/nurseforms.htm)

    Other physical contributions may be considered when applying for an LPN position. Keep in mind that this can be a very strenuous job, including lifting patients and pulling and pushing heavy machinery, as well as squatting, standing, walking, and running for extended periods of time.

    LPN's transferring from another state can be become licensed in New York by endorsement. All that is required is to provide verification of licensure from previous state of license.

    Individuals transferring from foreign countries must verify educational equivalence through the Board based on the Commission of Graduates of Foreign Nursing Schools (CGFNS) evaluation before taking the licensure exam.

    Learn more about New York LPN Jobs, Salary, and Employment Outlook.

    Additional NY Nursing Resources

    New York State Board of Nursing

    89 Washington Avenue, Education Bldg.
    2nd Floor West Wing
    Albany, NY 12234
    Phone: (518) 474-3817
    Fax: (518) 474-3706
    http://www.op.nysed.gov/prof/nurse

    1. New York State Nurses Association (http://www.nysna.org/)

    For those interested in advancing their nursing career, see our New York LPN to RN programs page.