Professional licensure and certification requirements often vary from state to state. St. John’s University has not determined requirements for individual states beyond New York. If you reside or plan to reside outside New York, you are strongly encouraged to contact the appropriate state licensing agency in that state to seek information and guidance before beginning the program.
While every facet of the health science and health-care fields has a unique set of challenges and rewards, they all focus on helping people live longer, healthier lives. For those who are drawn to health-related careers, the US Bureau of Labor Statistics reports good news—the overall employment in health-care occupations is expected to grow 13 percent through 2031.
There’s never been a better time to pursue this field at St. John’s University. Our new Nursing program recently welcomed its first class of students, and the multimillion-dollar St. Vincent Health Sciences Center is scheduled to open in Fall 2024. This state-of-the-art facility will feature active learning classrooms, laboratories, simulation facilities, and collaborative spaces, and will be home to current and future health science programs.