Refer a Friend

At Swedish Institute we focus on integrity, commitment, innovation and success. Our dedicated students and alumni allow us to continually grow and give back to our community. They are all part of our 100+ year legacy.

Do you know a friend, co-worker or family member who would like to be part of our legacy? Your encouragement might be the push they need to take the next step to bettering their lives and their careers.

Swedish Institute has been a pillar in New York City’s education foundation for over 100 years. Since opening our doors in 1916, Swedish Institute has grown from a well-known school of massage therapy into a college with a variety of healthcare programs including:

We continue to provide a learning environment where students are supported and guided to succeed in the classroom and in their new careers.

If you would like to refer someone, please fill out the form and our Admissions Department will contact him or her for a personalized school visit.

What Our Graduates Say

  • “Swedish institute changed my life! The staff is very supportive and personally cares about your success. They always went the extra mile! The surgical tech program changed my whole life’s trajectory and career path. In two short years, I have worked my way up from being a barber to orthopedic surgery and now Neurosurgery. All with the opportunity that Swedish gave me. So thanks for the life upgrade Swedish and staff!”

    D. Vasc

    Surgical Technologist Graduate

  • “I got my RN license in 21 months. Now I work in a NY city hospital. I am very grateful to the school for giving me an opportunity to study nursing. Nursing program was not easy, I am very happy, I passed all the courses and passed NCLEX the first time.”

    J. Jan

    Nursing Graduate

  • “This school strives for excellence and produces the best of the best. They offer so many amazing programs that fit everyone’s preferences. The nursing program at Swedish Institute is one of the best nursing programs out there. It prepares you for what you will actually encounter when you are working in the institution that you are hired for. Like every accelerated program it is fast-paced but you do learn. The faculty staff is genuine and they are always available when needed. The professors are vast in knowledge and aside from your textbooks they are the key that will help unlock your success. I am a proud graduate of 2021, working as a Pediatric Nurse in the Emergency Department.”

    R. Ramdham

    Nursing Graduate

  • “Had a great experience going through the massage therapy program here. The classes were small enough that I was able to get great supervision and insight from the skilled professors who were able to teach from their own experiences with massage over their careers. I left the school feeling competent and confident with my abilities, and comfortable knowing that I had the support of my professors and the staff to assist me with getting started. Would definitely recommend any other aspiring massage therapists to come here!”

    T. Costello

    Massage Therapy Graduate

  • “I had a great experience at Swedish in the nursing program. The courses were challenging but rewarding. I found a job almost instantly with the help of Swedish faculty and the rest has been history. Super thankful for my experience at Swedish.”

    T. Crearer

    Nursing Graduate

  • “They are really great in helping you in preparing for the NCLEX and they keep track of your progression throughout the program, and if you are struggling with your grades they will help you.”

    R. Ramdham

    Nursing Graduate

  • “I am a recently graduated student and it is incredible all the job offers I have received. I feel thrilled and proud to have been part of the school the teachers are amazing and supportive. I felt very prepared for the State Board Exam.”

    Y. Diaz

    Massage Therapy Graduate

Why Choose Swedish Institute?

Swedish Institute has been training allied health professionals in the New York metropolitan area for over 100 years.

provide students with an opportunity to assist and work in a variety of settings. Students learn to work and communicate effectively within a medical setting.

Newly enrolled students receive a fully equipped iPad with digital textbooks and useful apps, integrating modern technology for today’s careers. Your iPad graduates with you!

that provides hands-on training and education preparing students for a new career.

brings a wealth of knowledge and experience into the classroom from their years of experience in the field.

with one-on-one guidance that is available to graduates for assistance on résumé writing, mock interviews, job placement, and networking events.

Our campus is in the heart of Chelsea, just a few blocks away from Penn Station and many major subway and bus lines.

Accreditations and Registration

*Applies to full time students only.

Swedish Institute’s programs are registered by the New York State Education Department. Accredited by ACCSC. For important information on program costs, completion and placement rates, median debt incurred, etc., please visit