Nursing Jobs in New York
Looking for a nursing job in New York? The Empire State has it all. It isn’t just home to America’s largest and most iconic city, New York City, aka “The Big Apple”, but it is also the fourth most populous state in the U.S.
Today, New York is considered by many to be the cultural, financial and media center of the world. One of the world’s largest retailers, Amazon, just announced they would be placing their second headquarters in Queens, NY.
Below is everything you need to know about New York nursing jobs, including New York nursing salaries, how to obtain your New York nursing license, and the top healthcare facilities in Texas.
Why Travel to New York
New York can be summed up in a word: diversity. The state has the second largest international immigrant population in the U.S., and New Yorkers celebrate their different cultural flavors as expressed in language, food, music, social events and the arts.
Aside from the popular tourist destinations such as Niagara Falls, Cooperstown’s Baseball Hall of Fame, the Statue of Liberty and the Empire State Building, New York provides a wide variety of both outdoor travel and cultural options. You can attend the Metropolitan Opera or MOMA one day, and be skiing in the Catskills the next.
And don’t forget that from New York it is an easy trip to the rest of New England as well as the Mid-Atlantic States.
And, the employment opportunities in New York are just as diverse as the people.
The New York State Department of Labor recently reported that in October 2018, the state’s private sector job count increased over the previous month by 22,600, or 0.3%, to 8,218,800, a new record high. Over the same period, the state’s total nonfarm job count (private plus public sectors) also increased to a new record high.
Across the U.S., registered nurses are consistently one of the highest in-demand professionals, along with high tech talent in various roles.
New York’s most recent official employment projections show the same expected growth in those two top categories of employment.
So, if you are a healthcare professional or registered nurse considering a permanent move or travel nursing opportunity, New York should be on your list to consider.
New York Nursing Salary
Because of the high demand for nurses in the state, New York nursing salaries on average are 13% higher than the U.S. national average.
According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, the average salary for registered nurses in New York is $83,450.
If you are interested in learning even more about nursing salaries in New York, you can visit the New York State Department of Labor site for more information and details.
New York Nursing License
And, if you are considering a travel nursing job in New York, here are some additional items to think about.
To provide nursing services as an RN, you will need a current, valid New York nursing license. You can learn more about licensure and obtaining a nurse license with the New York State Education Department (NYSED).
Healthcare Facilities in New York
According to the 2018 U.S. News & World Report Best Regional Hospitals rankings, New York has 217 hospitals, of which 32 meet the highest standards as set by U.S. News.
There are a wide range of facilities to choose from across the state, from the New York City metropolitan area to the upstate cities of Buffalo, Syracuse and Rochester, as well as the state’s capital, Albany. The nation’s highest ranked pediatric specialty hospital, NYU Winthrop, is located in Mineola, NY.
Some of the state’s top performing hospitals include:
- New York Presbyterian Hospital – New York, NY
- NYU Langone Hospitals – New York, NY
- Mount Sinai Hospital – New York, NY
- Strong Memorial Hospital of the U of Rochester – Rochester, NY
- St. Francis Hospital – Roslyn, NY
- TIED #6 Lenox Hill Hospital – New York, NY
- TIED #6 Montefiore Medical Center – Bronx, NY
- TIED #6 NYU Winthrop Hospital – Mineola, NY
- North Shore University Hospital – Manhasset, NY
- TIED #10 Buffalo General Medical Center – Buffalo, NY
- TIED #10 Rochester General Hospital – Rochester, NY
- TIED #10 St. Joseph’s Health Hospital – Syracuse, NY
- TIED #10 St. Peter’s Hospital – Albany, NY