If you are a nurse who trained outside of the United States, you can get help preparing for the nurse licensing exam.

The National Council Licensure Examination for Registered Nurses (NCLEX-RN) Preparation Course for English Language Learners program is offered by the Department of Small Businesses (SBS). This is in partnership with:

  • LaGuardia Community College’s Welcome Back Center
  • Lehman College (CUNY)

This free program provides help with:

  • English language skill support
  • Help with employment as a registered nurse in New York City

You can choose from a full-time or a part-time program. These include:

  • LaGuardia Community College: Eight-month part-time evening program
  • Lehman College (CUNY): Five-month full-time evening program


Learn more about the NCLEX-RN Preparation Course.

By Phone

Call 311 or 212-NEW-YORK (212-639-9675) for help.

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