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NCLEX Appointments Cancelled due to COVID-19

The National Council of State Boards of Nursing (NCSBN) announced the cancellation of NCLEX test appointments scheduled between March 17, 2020 and April 16, 2020. Appointments will be rescheduled and all testers' Authorizations to Test (ATT) dates will be...

Nurses House, Inc. Launches National Campaign to Help Nurses Affected by COVID-19

Nurses House, Inc. is partnering with the American Nurses Foundation to help nurses nationwide affected by COVID-19.  Now through July 31, 2020, Nurses House will be accepting applications from Registered Nurses who are unable to work due to a COVID-19...

The Lady with the Lamp: Florence Nightingale Breaking Barriers in Modern Nursing

Meenakshi Sivanandam, a sixth-grader from Missouri City, Texas wrote the following research paper for her National History Day 2020 project, themed "Breaking Barriers in History".In her free time, Meenakshi enjoys writing short stories, reading, and...

Celebrating 2019 Nightingale Awardee, Dr. Loretta C. Ford, this Women’s History Month

Loretta C. Ford, EdD, RN, PNP, FAAN, FAANP, is the co-developer of the nurse practitioner model and founding dean at the University of Rochester School of Nursing. An internationally renowned nursing leader whose vision and habit of questioning the status...

Calling All Leaders: Applications Now Open for Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Leadership Programs

Today’s health challenges are influenced by factors well beyond the clinic walls, from access to economic opportunity to the safety of our surroundings. Through their leadership development programs, the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) supports and...

Welcome to the Center for Nursing


The Center for Nursing at the Foundation of New York State Nurses, Inc. is a New York State all-inclusive nursing advocacy non-profit organization committed to supporting working professional nurses through mentoring, educational advancement, and promoting research and evidence-based practice to drive excellence in care delivery.


The Nightingale Gala is held annually to honor the nursing profession in New York State and beyond.


Our Awards, Scholarships, and Grants are given annually to recognize nurses and support nursing research and education in New York State.


In October 2010, the New York State Action Coalition (NYSAC) was designated as one of the five initial pilot Action Coalitions to advance the Future of Nursing.

BSN in 10

Advancing the Education of Registered Professional Nurses to the Baccalaureate Degree: New York’s Journey