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Continuing Education Certificate Programs

"This program is the best thing that has happened to me since I came to this country." - Claudia Hurtado NYS RN, completed the formal training and passed the NCLEX-RN exam in January 2023 and is currently being recruited for full-time employment as a registered nurse in NYC.

Immigrant Nursing Program for English Language Learners

Training Start Date: TBD - Apply now to join our waitlist!

This program is 100% FREE for immigrant nurses. It can help you:

  1. Improve your English language skills

  2. Learn about nursing in the US healthcare system

  3. Prepare for the NCLEX-RN exam to become re-licensed in NY State

  4. Apply for employment upon obtaining NYS RN licensure

Meet our Faculty

Meet the Current Trainees


Benefits include:

  • Over 500 hours of training in English as a Second Language and NCLEX-RN exam preparation

  • Hybrid schedule: online learning and in-person training

  • NCLEX test prep software

  • Textbooks

  • Counseling support

  • Tutoring in English, NCLEX content, and technology skills

  • NCLEX-RN exam registration fee

  • Job readiness including resume writing, interview skills, and job references



All applicants must meet the following requirements:

  • Have a nursing equivalent degree from a country outside of the US

  • Read at an intermediate-to-advanced level in English

  • Be an English language learner

  • Have the authorization to work in the US

  • Be a full-time resident of New York City

  • Have the authorization to test for the NCLEX-RN exam or have recently applied to NYSED and CGFNS

  • Be fully vaccinated for COVID-19

  • If employed, earn less than $40,000 a year



Qualified candidates must participate in all components of our application process:

Orientation and Online Reading Assessment (2-hour online session; registration required)

Technical Assessment and Required Document Review (1-hour online session; registration required)

Registration with Workforce1 (free online account with NYC Career Center)

In-person Interview and Spoken English Assessment (2-hour appointment at COTC)

Agree to attend all training sessions, including online lessons, tutoring, and in-person sessions

Location: CUNY On the Concourse (COTC), 2501 Grand Concourse, 3rd Floor, Bronx NY 10468

For more information, call: 929-390-6002