Nursing: A Calling, a Career, a Passion – Start Your Journey Today

Nursing is one of the fastest-growing industries in the United States. Nurses play an integral role in the healthcare industry. They are instrumental in the well-being and livelihood of patients around the world. You are in the right place if you are passionate about helping people. The Nursing program at Swedish Institute may be an ideal fit for you.

Our nursing classes are taught by accomplished faculty members with decades of nursing and healthcare experience. Our nursing classes will teach you practical skills and knowledge to prepare you for various job functions. These include recording patient’s medical histories and symptoms, operating medical equipment, administering tests, planning patient care, and dispensing medications, along with other skills. If you are looking at Nursing Schools in the New York City area, look no further than the Nursing Program at Swedish Institute.

Swedish Institute’s Associate of Applied Science in Nursing program provides students with the knowledge and training to meet core competencies for safe patient-centered care. The Nursing program fosters teamwork and collaboration for practice in an interdisciplinary and multicultural work environment.

This nursing program is a candidate for initial accreditation by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing, effective March 24, 2023.

Additional Testing Options for Nursing School Entrance Exam

We understand that flexibility is important at Swedish Institute and offer two testing options for entrance into the nursing program. To be considered for the nursing program, potential students must take and pass the NLN exam and the TEAS exam. The exams can be administered on campus or online, and each has minimum score requirements. Please contact our Admissions department at 866-673-6148 for more information on taking and scheduling an exam.

The Nursing program is a 68-credit course is available in a five-semester (20-month) sequence. Swedish Institute’s Nursing classes are offered during the day, allowing you to complete your training in as little as 20 months. Unlike other nursing schools, we designed our program to prepare you for your career as a Registered Nurse from day one. Your nursing classes will integrate knowledge and principles of written and oral communication, mathematics, and behavioral and biological sciences. From working on your patient-care techniques to reading lab results, our instructors and faculty help train you for real-world experiences.

Upon successful completion of Swedish Institute’s Nursing program, you will earn an Associate in Applied Science degree (AAS) and be eligible to take the National Council Licensure – Registered Nurse Examination (NCLEX-RN). Graduates who pass the NCLEX-RN will earn the title of licensed RN and can begin their careers as Registered nurses.

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A career in nursing offers a wide variety of job responsibilities and duties depending on the setting in which you work. At Swedish Institute, our nursing classes help prepare you with the practical skills and knowledge to help you successfully perform a wide range of job functions, including:

  • Recording patients’ medical histories and symptoms
  • Operating and monitoring medical equipment
  • Administering tests and diagnostics
  • Planning patient care and dispensing medications and treatments
  • Collaborating with doctors and other medical providers
  • Helping patients learn how to manage illnesses or injuries

One of the great advantages of pursuing a nursing career is the wealth of job opportunities available within the healthcare industry. A Registered Nurse can work in a variety of healthcare settings, such as:

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Salary Opportunities for Nurses

According to the latest national data from the U.S. Bureau of Labor and Statistics, the median pay in the state of New York is $100,130 per year. Salary will vary based on experience, location of employment, and the specific job title and duties being performed.*


Completion Rate

Reporting Period Total Number of StartsGraduates within 150% CompletionCompletion Rate
2022 ACCSC Annual Report10/2018 – 9/2019594275%

Job Placement Rate

Reporting PeriodAvailable Graduates for EmploymentNumber of Graduates- Employed in the FieldEmployment Rate
2022 ACCSC Annual Report10/2018 – 9/2019423071%

NCLEX Pass Rate

First-time test takers for the calendar year 2022First time passed for the calendar year 2022Licensure Pass Rate
Calendar Year 2022252388%
  • “I had a great experience at Swedish in the nursing program. The courses were challenging but rewarding. I found a job almost instantly with the help of Swedish faculty and the rest has been history. Super thankful for my experience at Swedish.”

    T. Crearer,

    Nursing Graduate

  • “I am a recently graduated student and it is incredible all the job offers I have received. I feel thrilled and proud to have been part of the school the teachers are amazing and supportive. I felt very prepared for the State Board Exam.”

    Y. Diaz,

    Massage Therapy Graduate

  • “I got my RN license in 21 months. Now I work in a NY city hospital. I am very grateful to the school for giving me an opportunity to study nursing. Nursing program was not easy, I am very happy, I passed all the courses and passed NCLEX the first time.”

    J. Jan,

    Nursing Graduate

  • “This school strives for excellence and produces the best of the best. They offer so many amazing programs that fit everyone’s preferences. The nursing program at Swedish Institute is one of the best nursing programs out there. It prepares you for what you will actually encounter when you are working in the institution that you are hired for. Like every accelerated program it is fast-paced but you do learn. The faculty staff is genuine and they are always available when needed. The professors are vast in knowledge and aside from your textbooks they are the key that will help unlock your success. I am a proud graduate of 2021, working as a Pediatric Nurse in the Emergency Department.”

    R. Ramdham,

    Nursing Graduate

    Class of 2021

  • “Had a great experience going through the massage therapy program here. The classes were small enough that I was able to get great supervision and insight from the skilled professors who were able to teach from their own experiences with massage over their careers. I left the school feeling competent and confident with my abilities, and comfortable knowing that I had the support of my professors and the staff to assist me with getting started. Would definitely recommend any other aspiring massage therapists to come here!”

    T. Costello,

    Massage Therapy Graduate

  • “Swedish institute changed my life! The staff is very supportive and personally cares about your success. They always went the extra mile! The surgical tech program changed my whole life’s trajectory and career path. In two short years, I have worked my way up from being a barber to orthopedic surgery and now Neurosurgery. All with the opportunity that Swedish gave me. So thanks for the life upgrade Swedish and staff!”

    D. Vasc,

    Surgical Technologist Graduate

  • “They are really great in helping you in preparing for the NCLEX and they keep track of your progression throughout the program, and if you are struggling with your grades they will help you.”

    R. Ramdham,

    Nursing Graduate

    Class of 2022

*Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, Registered Nurses, on the Internet at Graphic Profile for Registered Nurses (Visited 9.15.22) and Occupational Employment and Wage Statistics, using Occupational Employment Statistics Query System with a release date of September 2022.

Swedish Institute makes no representation, promise, or guarantee that completion of this program either assures passage of any certification or licensure examination or acceptance by any state board. Prospective and current students, as well as graduates, are responsible for researching and understanding all examination, registration, or licensure requirements in any state in which they seek to become registered, licensed, or employed. Swedish Institute does not guarantee employment or career advancement.

Swedish Institute cannot guarantee a student’s eligibility either to take any exam or become certified, registered, licensed, or employed. A student’s eligibility may depend on his or her work experience, completion of high school (or high school equivalency), not having a criminal record, meeting other licensure, certification, registration, or employment requirements, or the program or School itself having appropriate accreditation or licensure at the time of the student’s application.

Swedish Institute’s programs are registered by the New York State Education Department. Accredited by ACCSC. For important information on program costs, completion and placement rates, median debt incurred, etc., please visit student consumer information. Learn more about our Personal Protection Policy.