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LVN in New York

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Schools Offering Nursing Programs in New York

Approximately 0.6% of graduates in of New York receive nursing certificates every year. Thus, New York's 51 LVN schools put out approximately 3,138 licensed vocational nurses each year.

Top Schools

The top-ranked school in New York that has a LVN program is Farmingdale State College. Farmingdale State College, which was ranked 48th in the country in 2010, is located in Farmingdale. In 2010, no students graduated from Farmingdale State College's LVN program. Tuition at Farmingdale State College was $6,093 per year.

The second-ranked school in New York with a LVN program is Samaritan Hospital School of Nursing, which is located in Clifton Park. In 2010, it was ranked 53rd nationwide. In 2010, 17 students graduated from Samaritan Hospital School of Nursing LVN program. Tuition at Samaritan Hospital School of Nursing was $8,599 per year.

Syracuse Central Technical Vocational Center, which was ranked 53rd nationwide in 2010, is the third-ranked school in New York that has a LVN program. It is located in Syracuse. In 2010, 27 students graduated from Syracuse Central Technical Vocational Center LVN program. The tuition rate at Syracuse Central Technical Vocational Center was $0 per year.


If you are hoping to attend one of New York's LVN schools, you can expect to pay an average tuition of $2,788 per year, though tuition can range from $13,010 per year to $3,492 per year. The highest tuition rates in 2010 at New York LVN schools were charged at the following schools:

  1. Trocaire College - located in Buffalo, students are charged $13,010 per year
  2. Veeb Nassau County School of Practical Nursing - located in Uniondale, students are charged $13,000 per year
  3. Monroe College-Main Campus - located in Bronx, students are charged $12,200 per year

The following New York LVN schools had the lowest tuition rates:

  1. CUNY LaGuardia Community College - located in Long Island City, students are charged $3,492 per year
  2. CUNY Bronx Community College - located in Bronx, students are charged $3,504 per year
  3. CUNY Hostos Community College - located in Bronx, students are charged $3,505 per year

A LVN certificate from a New York school... what next?

A large number of New York LVN graduates become licensed vocational nurses. 45,100 licensed vocational nurses were working in New York in 2010. The largest populations of New York licensed vocational nurses are working in the following counties:

  1. Bergen County - 17,670 licensed vocational nurses
  2. Nassau County - 5,860 licensed vocational nurses
  3. Erie County - 4,120 licensed vocational nurses

Projected Growth

The US Bureau of Labor Statistics predicts that by 2018, an estimated 52,210 licensed vocational nurses will be working in New York state. This would require the number of licensed vocational nurses to grow by 14%.


On average, a licensed vocational nurse earns a salary of $42,730 per year in New York state. However, New York licensed vocational nurses earned anywhere in the range from as less than $25,140 per year to more than $59,810 per year in 2010. The following counties in New York have the highest average salaries for licensed vocational nurses:

  1. Bergen County - $49,510 per year
  2. Nassau County - $48,970 per year
  3. Dutchess County - $42,310 per year

The New York counties with the lowest average salary for licensed vocational nurses are:

  1. Chemung County - $31,150 per year
  2. Allegany County - $34,350 per year
  3. Clinton County - $34,600 per year

More Information

The charts and graphs below have additional New York statistics regarding a career in nursing. Take a look and compare salaries with various related fields such as nurse assisting or RN.

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  • Certificate in Nursing in New York

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Rank Profession Employment Number Avg Salary Job Growth (past 5 yrs)
Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses 45,100 $42,730 -9.9%

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