Updated: August 23, 2021

Best BSN Nursing Schools

University at Buffalo

School of Nursing

96.88% 3-Year
Pass Rate
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    12 Capen Hall, Buffalo, NY - 14260-1660
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    7166452000
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Nurse Admin: Marsha L. Lewis, PhD, RN
Title: Dean And Professor
  • NCLEX Passing Rate: (A) 96.88%
  • Programs: Adult Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioner, Family Nurse Practitioner, Psychiatric-Mental Health Nurse Practitioner, Registered Nursing
  • Award Levels: Accelerated BSN, APRN Certificate, Bachelor, BSN to DNP, BSN to PhD, MSN, MSN to DNP
University at Buffalo (UB) is a public research-intensive university. It is the flagship and the largest most comprehensive campus in the State University of New York (SUNY) system. UB has three campuses—the North, South, and Downtown Campus. Its School of Nursing has provided high-quality nursing education for more than 75

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  • Faculty Total Faculty: 1716
  • Tuition In-State Undergraduate Tuition: $10,782
  • Book Book and Supplies: $1,202
  • Receiving Aid Percent Received Aid: 86%
  • Scholarship Average Grant or Scholarship: $8,858
  • Admitted Percent Admitted: 67%
  • Enrolled Percent Admitted who Enrolled: 22%
  • Graduation Rate Graduation Rate: 75%

St. John Fisher College

95.60% 3-Year
Pass Rate
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    3690 East Ave, Rochester, NY - 14618-3597
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    (585) 385-8000
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Nurse Admin: Donegan,
Title: Chair, Graduate Nursing Program
  • NCLEX Passing Rate: (A) 95.60%
  • Programs: Adult Psychiatric - Mental Health Nurse Practitioner, Family Nurse Practitioner, Psychiatric-Mental Health Nurse Practitioner, Registered Nursing
  • Award Levels: APRN Certificate, Bachelor, BSN to DNP, MSN, MSN to DNP, Post Master's NP Certificate, RN to MSN
Located in Rochester, St. John Fisher College is an institution of higher education which places emphasis in the liberal arts. With small class size, students will get personalized attention from the faculty. Students in its Wegmans School of Nursing will benefit from hands-on experiences conducted throughout the Rochester region and

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  • Faculty Total Faculty: 216
  • Tuition In-State Undergraduate Tuition: $1,100
  • Book Book and Supplies: N/A
  • Receiving Aid Percent Received Aid: 100%
  • Scholarship Average Grant or Scholarship: $17,515
  • Admitted Percent Admitted: 68%
  • Enrolled Percent Admitted who Enrolled: 21%
  • Graduation Rate Graduation Rate: 72%

Nazareth College

Department of Nursing

95.53% 3-Year
Pass Rate
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    4245 East Ave, Rochester, NY - 14618-3790
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    (585) 389-2525
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Nurse Admin: Mary Dahl Maher, PhD, MPH, RN, CNM
Title: Chair
  • NCLEX Passing Rate: (A) 95.53%
  • Programs: Nursing Administration, Nursing Research and Clinical Nursingg, Registered Nursing
  • Award Levels: Bachelor, LPN to BSN
Founded in 1924, Nazareth College is a co-educational, religiously independent college in Rochester. The college places emphasis on civic engagement as well as experience-based learning. Students of the Nursing and Public Health Department can study abroad or be dual-enrolled in Belize or Finland. In terms of simulation and clinical experiences,

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  • Faculty Total Faculty: 183
  • Tuition In-State Undergraduate Tuition: $1,000
  • Book Book and Supplies: N/A
  • Receiving Aid Percent Received Aid: 100%
  • Scholarship Average Grant or Scholarship: $18,495
  • Admitted Percent Admitted: 76%
  • Enrolled Percent Admitted who Enrolled: 17%
  • Graduation Rate Graduation Rate: 71%

SUNY College at Plattsburgh

91.77% 3-Year
Pass Rate
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    101 Broad Street, Plattsburgh, NY - 12901-2681
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    (518) 564-2000
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Nurse Admin: JoAnn,
Title: Chair of Nursing
  • NCLEX Passing Rate: (A) 91.77%
  • Programs: Registered Nursing
  • Award Levels: Bachelor

University Information

  • Faculty Total Faculty: 252
  • Tuition In-State Undergraduate Tuition: $8,911
  • Book Book and Supplies: $1,320
  • Receiving Aid Percent Received Aid: 95%
  • Scholarship Average Grant or Scholarship: $8,996
  • Admitted Percent Admitted: 61%
  • Enrolled Percent Admitted who Enrolled: 16%
  • Graduation Rate Graduation Rate: 67%

Molloy College

The Barbara H. Hagan School of Nursing

91.33% 3-Year
Pass Rate
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    1000 Hempstead Ave, Rockville Centre, NY - 11571-5002
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    (516) 323-3000
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Nurse Admin: Marcia R. Gardner, PhD, RN, CPNP, CPN
Title: Dean
  • NCLEX Passing Rate: (A) 91.33%
  • Programs: Adult Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioner, Family Nurse Practitioner, Nursing Administration, Nursing Research and Clinical Nursingg, Pediatric Primary Care Nurse Practitioner, Psychiatric-Mental Health Nurse Practitioner, Registered Nursing
  • Award Levels: Accelerated BSN, APRN Certificate, Bachelor, BSN to DNP, LPN to BSN, MSN, MSN to DNP, Post Master's NP Certificate
Located in Rockville Center, Molloy College is a private educational institution offering multidimensional education grounded in the Catholic faith. Class size is small for personalized and compassionate mentoring for every student. Its Barbara H. Hagan School of Nursing and Health Sciences’ philosophy has its philosophy of humanistic clinical practice. Students

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  • Faculty Total Faculty: 187
  • Tuition In-State Undergraduate Tuition: $1,470
  • Book Book and Supplies: N/A
  • Receiving Aid Percent Received Aid: 99%
  • Scholarship Average Grant or Scholarship: $14,762
  • Admitted Percent Admitted: 74%
  • Enrolled Percent Admitted who Enrolled: 15%
  • Graduation Rate Graduation Rate: 73%

NYU Rory Meyers College of Nursing

Rory Meyers College of Nursing

91.10% 3-Year
Pass Rate
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    70 Washington Sq South, New York, NY - 10012-1091
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    (212) 998-1212
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Nurse Admin: Eileen Sullivan Marx, PhD, RN, FAAN
Title: Dean
  • NCLEX Passing Rate: (A) 91.10%
  • Programs: Adult Acute Care Nurse Practitioner, Adult Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner, Adult Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioner, Family Nurse Practitioner, Nursing Administration, Nursing Informatics, Nursing Research and Clinical Nursingg, Pediatric Primary Care Nurse Practitioner, Psychiatric-Mental Health Nurse Practitioner, Registered Nursing, Women's Health Nurse Practitioner
  • Award Levels: Accelerated BSN, APRN Certificate, Bachelor, BSN to DNP, MSN, MSN to DNP, Post Master's NP Certificate
NYU Rory Meyers College of Nursing is the nation’s second-largest private university college of nursing. It was founded in 1932 and continues its aim of providing patient-centered care. Its nursing baccalaureate, master’s, DNP, and post-graduate APRN certificate program received full accreditation from CCNE. Accelerated 15-Month - This accelerated program allows

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University Information

  • Faculty Total Faculty: 6927
  • Tuition In-State Undergraduate Tuition: $718
  • Book Book and Supplies: N/A
  • Receiving Aid Percent Received Aid: 65%
  • Scholarship Average Grant or Scholarship: $26,276
  • Admitted Percent Admitted: 21%
  • Enrolled Percent Admitted who Enrolled: 40%
  • Graduation Rate Graduation Rate: 88%

Best ADN Nursing Schools

Cayuga County Community College

98.20% 3-Year
Pass Rate
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    197 Franklin Street, Auburn, NY - 13021-3099
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    (315) 255-1743
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Nurse Admin: Mary Driscoll,
Title: Director of Nursing
  • NCLEX Passing Rate: (A) 98.20%
  • Programs: Registered Nursing
  • Award Levels: Associate
Cayuga Community College is a public community educational institution with two campuses- Auburn Campus and Fulton Campus. It was founded in 1953 and initially called Auburn Community College. Prior to its current name, it was also formerly known as Cayuga County Community College. Cayuga is one of the colleges under

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University Information

  • Faculty Total Faculty: 43
  • Tuition In-State Undergraduate Tuition: $6,292
  • Book Book and Supplies: $1,250
  • Receiving Aid Percent Received Aid: 89%
  • Scholarship Average Grant or Scholarship: $6,526
  • Admitted Percent Admitted: N/A
  • Enrolled Percent Admitted who Enrolled: N/A
  • Graduation Rate Graduation Rate: 30%

Erie Community College-North

98.00% 3-Year
Pass Rate
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    121 Ellicott St, Buffalo, NY - 14203-2698
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    (716) 851-1000
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Nurse Admin: Patricia Losito,
Title: Department Head and Instructor of Nursing
  • NCLEX Passing Rate: (A) 98.00%
  • Programs: Registered Nursing
  • Award Levels: Associate
Erie Community College is located in Buffalo, NY and is part of the SUNY consortium. They offer an ACEN accredited ADN program that focuses on preparing graduates for nursing roles in diverse settings, and their ability to provide patient-centered, quality care in a complex, dynamic society. Classes are offered at

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  • Faculty Total Faculty: 265
  • Tuition In-State Undergraduate Tuition: $5,722
  • Book Book and Supplies: $1,100
  • Receiving Aid Percent Received Aid: 81%
  • Scholarship Average Grant or Scholarship: $6,515
  • Admitted Percent Admitted: N/A
  • Enrolled Percent Admitted who Enrolled: N/A
  • Graduation Rate Graduation Rate: 25%

Rockland Community College

97.90% 3-Year
Pass Rate
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    145 College Rd, Suffern, NY - 10901-3699
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    (845) 574-4000
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Nurse Admin: Maureen Kroning,
Title: Chair, Nursing, Assistant Professor, Nursing
  • NCLEX Passing Rate: (A) 97.90%
  • Programs: Registered Nursing
  • Award Levels: Associate
Located in Suffern, Rockland Community College (RCC) is an MSCHE-accredited two-year public college, and is the only public higher educational institution in Rockland County. RCC places emphasis on a supportive learning environment with personalized classes, made possible through the college's average section size of 18. Aside from its MSCHE accreditation,

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  • Faculty Total Faculty: 89
  • Tuition In-State Undergraduate Tuition: $6,120
  • Book Book and Supplies: $1,380
  • Receiving Aid Percent Received Aid: 58%
  • Scholarship Average Grant or Scholarship: $4,735
  • Admitted Percent Admitted: N/A
  • Enrolled Percent Admitted who Enrolled: N/A
  • Graduation Rate Graduation Rate: 28%

College of Staten Island CUNY

94.86% 3-Year
Pass Rate
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    2800 Victory Blvd, Staten Island, NY - 10314
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    7189822000
  • NCLEX Passing Rate: (A) 94.86%
  • Programs: Registered Nursing
  • Award Levels: Associate

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  • Tuition In-State Undergraduate Tuition: N/A
  • Book Book and Supplies: N/A
  • Receiving Aid Percent Received Aid: N/A
  • Scholarship Average Grant or Scholarship: N/A
  • Admitted Percent Admitted: N/A
  • Enrolled Percent Admitted who Enrolled: N/A
  • Graduation Rate Graduation Rate: N/A

Samaritan Hospital School of Nursing

94.40% 3-Year
Pass Rate
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    1300 Massachusetts Avenue, Troy, NY - 12065
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    (518) 268-5130
  • NCLEX Passing Rate: (A) 94.40%
  • Programs: Registered Nursing
  • Award Levels: Associate
Since 1903, the Samaritan Hospital School of Nursing has educated students in the nursing field. The school is located on the second floor of St. Mary’s Hospital in Troy, NY and offers an immersive, ACEN accredited ADN program. Because of the school’s ideal location, students are exposed to seamless clinical

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  • Faculty Total Faculty: 7
  • Tuition In-State Undergraduate Tuition: $1,800
  • Book Book and Supplies: N/A
  • Receiving Aid Percent Received Aid: 100%
  • Scholarship Average Grant or Scholarship: $3,245
  • Admitted Percent Admitted: 100%
  • Enrolled Percent Admitted who Enrolled: 100%
  • Graduation Rate Graduation Rate: N/A

Genesee Community College

94.00% 3-Year
Pass Rate
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    One College Rd, Batavia, NY - 14020-9704
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    (585) 343-0055
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Nurse Admin: Laurel Sanger,
Title: Dir of Nursing/Assoc Professor Nursing
  • NCLEX Passing Rate: (A) 94.00%
  • Programs: Registered Nursing
  • Award Levels: Associate
Genesee Community College is located in Batavia, New York.  They offer an associate's degree program and an advanced placement option for LPNs, where the LPN enters the program in the third semester.  They also have affiliations with other local universities so that their graduates may attend for their BSN easily

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  • Faculty Total Faculty: 81
  • Tuition In-State Undergraduate Tuition: $5,240
  • Book Book and Supplies: $1,475
  • Receiving Aid Percent Received Aid: 96%
  • Scholarship Average Grant or Scholarship: $2,839
  • Admitted Percent Admitted: N/A
  • Enrolled Percent Admitted who Enrolled: N/A
  • Graduation Rate Graduation Rate: 33%

Monroe Community College

93.20% 3-Year
Pass Rate
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    1000 E Henrietta Rd, Rochester, NY - 14623
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    (585) 292-2000
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Nurse Admin: Laurie Palmer,
Title: Chairperson
  • NCLEX Passing Rate: (A) 93.20%
  • Programs: Registered Nursing
  • Award Levels: Associate
Monroe Community College is located in Rochester, New York.  Their program is an associate's degree program.  They do have an advanced placement option available for LPNs.  There is also an option available for high school graduates that would like to have a place in the program during their freshman year

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  • Faculty Total Faculty: 245
  • Tuition In-State Undergraduate Tuition: $5,662
  • Book Book and Supplies: $1,200
  • Receiving Aid Percent Received Aid: 85%
  • Scholarship Average Grant or Scholarship: $6,520
  • Admitted Percent Admitted: N/A
  • Enrolled Percent Admitted who Enrolled: N/A
  • Graduation Rate Graduation Rate: 23%

Hudson Valley Community College

92.70% 3-Year
Pass Rate
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    80 Vandenburgh Ave, Troy, NY - 12180
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    (518) 629-4822
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Nurse Admin: Martha Desmond,
Title: NURSING DEPARTMENT CHAIRPERSON
  • NCLEX Passing Rate: (A) 92.70%
  • Programs: Registered Nursing
  • Award Levels: Associate
Hudson Valley Community College was founded in 1953 and is located in Troy, NY. HVCC offers an ACEN accredited ADN program, in addition to a one-year advanced placement option. This is a very competitive program, and it is advised to ensure that basic criteria can be met before applying. The

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University Information

  • Faculty Total Faculty: 211
  • Tuition In-State Undergraduate Tuition: $5,964
  • Book Book and Supplies: $1,500
  • Receiving Aid Percent Received Aid: 81%
  • Scholarship Average Grant or Scholarship: $5,513
  • Admitted Percent Admitted: N/A
  • Enrolled Percent Admitted who Enrolled: N/A
  • Graduation Rate Graduation Rate: 32%

SUNY Westchester Community College

92.40% 3-Year
Pass Rate
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    75 Grasslands Road, Valhalla, NY - 10595
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    (914) 606-6600
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Nurse Admin: Norma Katz,
Title: Department Chair
  • NCLEX Passing Rate: (A) 92.40%
  • Programs: Registered Nursing
  • Award Levels: Associate
Westchester Community College opened in 1953 and is located in Valhalla, NY. They offer an ACEN accredited ADN program. Graduates from their program are guaranteed admission to a SUNY four-year campus to complete their BSN if they so desire. Applicants are required to take the TEAS exam, a determinant of

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University Information

  • Faculty Total Faculty: 168
  • Tuition In-State Undergraduate Tuition: $5,374
  • Book Book and Supplies: $2,400
  • Receiving Aid Percent Received Aid: 63%
  • Scholarship Average Grant or Scholarship: $5,241
  • Admitted Percent Admitted: N/A
  • Enrolled Percent Admitted who Enrolled: N/A
  • Graduation Rate Graduation Rate: 20%

Niagara County Community College

92.20% 3-Year
Pass Rate
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    3111 Saunders Settlement Rd, Sanborn, NY - 14132
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    (716) 614-6222
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Nurse Admin: Gretchen Kaplan,
Title: Program Coordinators
  • NCLEX Passing Rate: (A) 92.20%
  • Programs: Registered Nursing
  • Award Levels: Associate

University Information

  • Faculty Total Faculty: 88
  • Tuition In-State Undergraduate Tuition: $5,980
  • Book Book and Supplies: $1,500
  • Receiving Aid Percent Received Aid: 85%
  • Scholarship Average Grant or Scholarship: $5,873
  • Admitted Percent Admitted: N/A
  • Enrolled Percent Admitted who Enrolled: N/A
  • Graduation Rate Graduation Rate: 33%

Onondaga Community College

92.20% 3-Year
Pass Rate
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    4585 West Seneca Turnpike, Syracuse, NY - 13215-4585
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    (315) 498-2622
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Nurse Admin: Leanne Waterman,
Title: Chairperson
  • NCLEX Passing Rate: (A) 92.20%
  • Programs: Registered Nursing
  • Award Levels: Associate
Onondoga Community College is located in Saratoga, NY. They offer an ACEN accredited ADN program, and offers a hybrid curriculum. Theoretical components of the curriculum, mostly involving nursing theory, are taught online and reviewed in face-to-face settings. Students will have hands on clinical and lab experiences, as well as one-on-one

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  • Faculty Total Faculty: 173
  • Tuition In-State Undergraduate Tuition: $5,754
  • Book Book and Supplies: $650
  • Receiving Aid Percent Received Aid: 86%
  • Scholarship Average Grant or Scholarship: $7,091
  • Admitted Percent Admitted: N/A
  • Enrolled Percent Admitted who Enrolled: N/A
  • Graduation Rate Graduation Rate: 23%

Jefferson Community College

91.60% 3-Year
Pass Rate
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    1220 Coffeen St, Watertown, NY - 13601-1897
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    (315) 786-2200
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Nurse Admin: Marie Hess,
Title: Interim Nursing Department Chair
  • NCLEX Passing Rate: (A) 91.60%
  • Programs: Registered Nursing
  • Award Levels: Associate
Jefferson Community College opened its doors in 1961, and is located in Watertown, NY. The college offers an ADN program that is ACEN accredited. Nursing students at JCC will benefit from the small class sizes and the simulation laboratory. The program does come with two different pacing options: full-time weekday,

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  • Faculty Total Faculty: 66
  • Tuition In-State Undergraduate Tuition: $1,500
  • Book Book and Supplies: N/A
  • Receiving Aid Percent Received Aid: 89%
  • Scholarship Average Grant or Scholarship: $5,770
  • Admitted Percent Admitted: N/A
  • Enrolled Percent Admitted who Enrolled: N/A
  • Graduation Rate Graduation Rate: 28%

Suffolk County Community College Selden

91.60% 3-Year
Pass Rate
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    533 College Rd, Selden, NY - 11784-2899
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    (631) 451-4110
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Nurse Admin: Jennifer Ortiz,
Title: Academic Chair/Professor of Nursing
  • NCLEX Passing Rate: (A) 91.60%
  • Programs: Registered Nursing
  • Award Levels: Associate

University Information

  • Faculty Total Faculty: 288
  • Tuition In-State Undergraduate Tuition: $6,270
  • Book Book and Supplies: $1,500
  • Receiving Aid Percent Received Aid: 69%
  • Scholarship Average Grant or Scholarship: $5,728
  • Admitted Percent Admitted: N/A
  • Enrolled Percent Admitted who Enrolled: N/A
  • Graduation Rate Graduation Rate: 26%

Maria College of Albany

Department of Nursing

91.00% 3-Year
Pass Rate
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    700 New Scotland Ave, Albany, NY - 12208
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    (518) 438-3111
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Nurse Admin: Victoria Callagan, EdD, RN
Title: Associate Dean Of Nursing
  • NCLEX Passing Rate: (A) 91.00%
  • Programs: Registered Nursing
  • Award Levels: Associate, Bachelor
Maria College is a private Catholic school in Albany, NY. They offer an ADN program, as well as an RN to BSN program, and both are ACEN accredited. The campus has a 6,500 square foot nursing teaching and learning facility, providing students with simulated patient-care experiences and hands-on learning. Maria

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  • Faculty Total Faculty: 34
  • Tuition In-State Undergraduate Tuition: $1,500
  • Book Book and Supplies: N/A
  • Receiving Aid Percent Received Aid: 100%
  • Scholarship Average Grant or Scholarship: $3,025
  • Admitted Percent Admitted: 36%
  • Enrolled Percent Admitted who Enrolled: 40%
  • Graduation Rate Graduation Rate: N/A

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Sources: 50 State Boards of Nursing, University Websites, U.S. Department of Education, Bureau of Labor Statistics. Ranking Methodology.