For aspiring nurses in Brooklyn, there is a wealth of schooling options to choose from, including several top schools as ranked by RegisteredNursing.org. Whether you are just beginning your career in the nursing field or you are a working nurse who wants to earn a higher degree, there is bound to be a school to fit your career aspirations. Keep reading for details about accredited program options as well as a listing of all the schools in the Brooklyn area.

To get started in nursing or to advance your nursing career, check out our accredited program listings sections below:

Entry Level ADN, BSN, & MSN Programs in Brooklyn, NY

Entry-level nursing programs are designed to train students for their first professional jobs and to take the appropriate certification exams. The two most common entry-level programs are Associate’s Degree in Nursing (ADN) and Bachelor’s Degree in Nursing (BSN). Both provide a foundational knowledge of nursing principles and practices, though a BSN degree is more in-depth and takes longer to complete than the ADN. Less common than the ADN and BSN degrees as an entry point to a career in nursing are direct-entry Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) programs, which are designed for aspiring nurses who have earned their bachelor’s degree in another field.

ADN Programs

ADN programs are ideal for students who would like to begin working as soon as possible, as they are typically the fastest to complete and are lower cost than BSN degree programs. The ADN at Medgar Evers College in Brooklyn is a 64-credit hour program that is designed to be taken over four semesters ( two years).

Direct-Entry BSN Programs

A BSN program also prepares students to take the licensing exam and apply for their first nursing job, but provides a more in-depth nursing education than the ADN program. Completion time varies from school to school, but as one example the BSN program at Long Island College – Brooklyn is offered in a traditional full-time daytime format, a part-time nights and weekend format and an accelerated 16-month format for students who have earned their bachelor’s degree in a non-nursing subject.

Learn more about New York Accelerated BSN Programs

Direct-Entry MSN Programs

Less common than the ADN or BSN degrees, some schools offer a direct-entry MSN program that allows students who have earned their bachelor’s degree in another subject an accelerated pathway to a master’s degree in nursing, which saves students the time and expense of taking a traditional BSN followed by MSN program. The 15-month Master’s Direct Entry program at Columbia University prepares students to enter the nursing field as master’s-credentialed nurses with an emphasis on care coordination.

Learn more about New York Accelerated MSN Programs

Brooklyn RN Program NCLEX-RN Pass Rates

 BrooklynNew York
NCLEX-RN Students Total3,0048,680
NCLEX-RN Students Passed2,6307,633
NCLEX-RN Pass Rate87.6%87.9%

Top Ranked Accredited Nursing Programs in Brooklyn

Listed below are the top nursing schools in Brooklyn based on our RegisteredNursing.org RN program rankings for New York out of 97 other accredited programs offered in the state:

  • LaGuardia Community College - #14
  • New York City College of Technology - City Tech - #26
  • Pace University - New York - #2
  • Queensborough Community College - #18
  • SUNY Downstate Health Sciences University - #21
SchoolContact Information
Adelphi University
One South Avenue
Garden City, NY 11530
(516) 877-4511
ASA College
81 Willoughby St
Brooklyn, NY 11201
(718) 522-9073
Borough of Manhattan Community College
199 Chambers St
New York, NY 10007
(212) 220-8000
Bronx Community College
2155 University Ave
Bronx, NY 10453
(718) 289-5700
College of Mount Saint Vincent
6301 Riverdale Ave
Bronx, NY 10471
(718) 405-3351
College of Staten Island
2800 Victory Blvd
Staten Island, NY 10314
(718) 982-2000
Columbia University
116th St & Broadway
New York, NY 10027
(212) 305-3582
Helene Fuld College of Nursing
24 E 120th St
New York, NY 10035
(212) 616-7200
Hostos Community College
500 Grand Concourse
Bronx, NY 10451
(718) 518-4444
Hunter-Bellevue School of Nursing
695 Park Ave
New York, NY 10065
(212) 772-4000
Kingsborough Community College
2001 Oriental Blvd
Brooklyn, NY 11235
(718) 368-5000
LaGuardia Community College
  • ADN Campus
  • Top Ranked New York Program: #14 of 97
31-10 Thomson Ave
Long Island City, NY 11101
(718) 482-7200
Lehman College
250 Bedford Park Blvd W
Bronx, NY 10468
(718) 960-8799
Long Island University
1 University Plaza
Brooklyn, NY 11201
(718) 488-1059
Medgar Evers College
1650 Bedford Ave
Brooklyn, NY 11225
(718) 270-4900
Molloy College
1000 Hempstead Ave
Rockville Centre, NY 11571
(516) 323-4000
Monroe College
2501 Jerome Ave
Bronx, NY 10468
(800) 556-6676
Montefiore School of Nursing
53 Valentine St
Mt Vernon, NY 10550
(914) 361-6221
Nassau Community College
1 Education Dr
Garden City, NY 11530
(516) 572-7501
New York City College of Technology - City Tech
  • ADN Campus
  • Top Ranked New York Program: #26 of 97
300 Jay St
Brooklyn, NY 11201
(718) 260-5500
New York University
433 First Avenue
New York, NY 10010
(212) 998-5303
Nyack College
2 Washington St
New York, NY 10004
(212) 625-0500
Pace University - New York
  • BSN Campus
  • Top Ranked New York Program: #2 of 97
163 William Street, 5th Floor
New York, NY 10038
(914) 773-3552
Phillips School of Nursing at Mount Sinai Beth Israel
776 Ave of the Americas
New York, NY 10001
(212) 614-6110
Queensborough Community College
  • ADN Campus
  • Top Ranked New York Program: #18 of 97
222-05 56th Ave
Bayside, NY 11364
(718) 631-6262
St. Francis College
180 Remsen St
Brooklyn Heights, NY 11201
(718) 489-5200
St. Paul's School of Nursing - Queens
97-77 Queens Blvd
Rego Park, NY 11374
(718) 357-0500
St. Paul's School of Nursing - Staten Island
2 Teleport Dr #203
Staten Island, NY 10311
(718) 517-7700
SUNY Downstate Health Sciences University
  • BSN Campus
  • Top Ranked New York Program: #21 of 97
450 Clarkson Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11203
(718) 270-1000
SUNY Downstate Medical Center
450 Clarkson Ave
Brooklyn, NY 11203
(718) 270-7632 x7600
Swedish Institute
226 West 26th St
New York, NY 10001
(212) 924-5900
Wagner College
1 Campus Rd
Staten Island, NY 10301
(718) 390-3100
York College
94-20 Guy R Brewer Blvd
Jamaica, NY 11451
(718) 262-2000

RN to BSN Programs in Brooklyn, NY

Many ADN-educated nurses are considering returning to school to earn their BSN degree in order to earn a higher salary and open the door to additional job opportunities. Specially designed “bridge programs” are available with these RNs in mind. RN to BSN programs provide a pathway to a higher degree which takes into account prior coursework and clinical experience, resulting in shorter completion times and less expense for the student.

RN to BSN Programs

RN to BSN programs may be offered in traditional on-campus formats, as well as online formats, which may be more convenient for nurses who wish to continue working while studying for their BSN. The RN to BSN program at CUNY School of Professional Studies is offered fully online and includes coursework on health assessment, leadership and management, nursing research, care of culturally diverse populations, global health and policy and nursing informatics.

Learn more about New York RN to BSN Programs

SchoolContact Information
College of Staten Island
2800 Victory Blvd
Staten Island, NY 10314
CUNY School of Professional Studies
119 West 31st Street
New York, NY 10001
(212) 652-2066
Helene Fuld College of Nursing
24 East 120th Street
New York, NY 10035
(212) 616-7265
Hunter College
695 Park Ave
New York, NY 10065
Lehman College
250 Bedford Park Blvd W
Bronx, NY 10468
Monroe College
2501 Jerome Ave
Bronx, NY 10468
Mount Sinai Beth Israel
10 Nathan D Perlman Pl
New York, NY 10003
New York City College of Technology
300 Jay St
Brooklyn, NY 11201
Pace University
1 Pace Plaza
New York, NY 10038
(914) 773-3341
Pacific College of Health and Science
110 William Street 19th Floor
New York, NY 10038
SUNY Downstate Medical Center
450 Clarkson Ave
Brooklyn, NY 11203
York College of CUNY
94-20 Guy R Brewer Blvd
Jamaica, NY 11451

APRN & Nurse Practitioner Programs in Brooklyn, NY

There is a strong demand in the healthcare industry for nurses with advanced practice nurses with MSN degrees or higher. In order to meet this need and secure high paying and rewarding jobs, many nurses are pursuing masters and doctorate-level degrees. In the Brooklyn area, nurses can choose from various MSN, post-master’s certificate, Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) and Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) programs.

MSN Programs

A master’s degree can open the door to a wide range of advanced practice careers, including nurse practitioner, administrator, nurse educator and more. Hunter College offers a number of MSN programs, including a 42-credit master’s degree in community/public health nursing that prepares advanced public health nurses for leadership roles in a variety of settings.

Learn more about New York Nurse Practitioner Programs

Post-Master’s Certificate Programs

For RNs who hold a master’s degree, a number of schools offer post-master’s certificate programs that are designed to teach students a new advanced practice discipline. One example is the Advanced Gerontology Certificate program at NYU Rory Meyers College of Nursing, which consists of four courses taught over one year.

Learn more about New York Post-Master's Certificate Programs

DNP & Ph.D. Programs

Perfect for nurses seeking the highest level of nursing education available, several schools in and around Brooklyn offer doctorate level nursing programs. A DNP program, such as the one offered at Columbia University, prepares students for the highest level of clinical practice and to provide comprehensive, independent patient care for their patients. Ph.D. programs prepare nurses for research careers, and the program at Adelphi University provides research-focused courses in two concentrations: nursing education and healthcare outcomes.

Learn more about New York DNP Programs

SchoolContact Information
Adelphi University
One South Ave, P.O. Box 701
Garden City, NY 11530
(800) 233-5744
College Of Mount Saint Vincent
6301 Riverdale Avenue
Riverdale, NY 10471
(718) 405-3200
Columbia University
617 W 168th St
New York, NY 10032
(212) 305-5756
Hunter College
695 Park Ave
NY, NY 10065
(212) 772-4000
NYU Rory Meyers College of Nursing
433 First Avenue
New York, NY 10010
(212) 998-5300
Pace University
Graduate Certificate ProgramsMSN Programs
1 Pace Plaza
New York, NY 10038
(866) 722-3338
St. Joseph's College New York
245 Clinton Ave
Brooklyn, NY 11205
(718) 940-5300
Suny Downstate Medical School
450 Clarkson Ave
Brooklyn, NY 11203
(718) 270-1000
Wagner College
1 Campus Rd
Staten Island, NY 10301
(718) 390-3100