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Enrollment for the Spring 2023 semester of the Adult Practical Nursing program is now closed. Enrollment for the Fall 2023 semester will begin in early February. Please keep checking back to this page or follow us on Facebook for upcoming TEAS® test dates and other information related to the Fall 2023 semester.

Enter a profession that is rooted to the Hippocratic Oath for doctors and the Florence Nightingale Pledge for nursing. Engage in the sacred union between caregiver and patient. New York State is considered one of the states with high employment rates, high concentration of jobs and high wages for practical nurses. The industry includes nursing care facilities, general medical and surgical hospitals, long-term care and assisted living communities, and much more.

The Practical Nursing Program reduces the time commitment and financial obligations of a college program. This 10-month training program prepares the student for NYS licensure as a LPN. The NYS LPN is able to transfer certification to most states with ease. Tuition assistance is offered in a variety ways. Classes run from September through June at the Bohlen Technical Center in Watertown, NY (no classes July and August). There are two admission cycles, one begins in September and the other begins in February. All students will start the program as Level I students.

The Program for Practical Nursing at the Jefferson-Lewis BOCES is accredited by the New York State Education Department. Graduates are eligible to register for the New York State Licensing Examination for Practical Nurse (NCLEX-PN).

Practical Nursing Level I: Fundamentals of Nursing with Simulation Labs and Clinical Experiences and Anatomy & Physiology

Practical Nursing Level II: Medical Surgical Nursing, Obstetrics, Pediatrics each with Simulation Labs and Clinical Experiences and Pharmacology

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Call 315-779-7230

Mrs. Davis, Health Careers Coordinator


Please Note: If you have ever been convicted of a crime or are currently under charges for any crime, including DWI, this may jeopardize your ability to be licensed in New York State. Direct your questions to the New York State Office of the Professions with specific concerns.


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