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Practical Nursing

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 course reduces the time commitment and financial obligations of a college program. Our 10-month program results in NYS certification that is transferable to most states and offers access to financial assistance.

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

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 Department of Health with specific concerns.

This program is approved by the NYS Bureau of Veterans Education.

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Program Requirements

Pre-Admission Process

Classes run from September through June at the Bohlen and Sackett Technical Centers and from January through January (no classes July and August) at the Bohlen technical Center. 

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