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Residency Requirements for Nursing

While anyone can begin coursework in nursing, the Associate Degree Nursing program and the Practical Nursing (LPN) Certificate require students to have legal residency status in the United States in order to enter the candidacy process and advance to the clinical phase of these programs. Students must provide documentation in one of the following categories to the Office of the Registrar (C107):

  • US citizenship
  • Permanent residency
  • International student with F1 status
  • Granted asylum, Refuge Status, Temporary Protected Status, Withholding of Removal, Deferred Enforced Departure, or Deferred Action Status by the U.S. government

Please Note: The CUNY Citizenship and Immigration Project provides free counseling and assistance to all CUNY students who need help with their immigration status. For more information, please visit their website.

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