Practical Nursing

About The Program

Total Hours: 1,080 Classes begin each fall for Rockland BOCES’ full-time Practical Nursing program. Graduates are eligible to sit for the National Council Licensure Examination (NCLEX) for Practical Nursing given by the New York State Board of Nursing.

All LPN Information Sessions will be held via Zoom video conferencing. To access an upcoming virtual session, contact Evelyn Torres via email at etorres@rboces.org.

The Rockland BOCES Practical Nursing program is accredited by the New York State Education Department’s Office of the Professions.

Initial Accreditation: 12/1974
Accreditation Term:
5 Years

Date of Last Evaluation: Spring 2021
Date of Next Evaluation:
Spring 2026

Step 1: Information Session

Attend a mandatory Information Session via Zoom video conferencing. Select an information session date and email your request to etorres@rboces.org.

Click here for the course description.

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Step 2: Entrance Test

Register online for an entrance test date for the upcoming 2022-23 academic year. Both a credit card (to complete the online reservation) and a computer or laptop with internet service and a web camera (to take the test online) are required. Virtual test times are from 10AM-12PM via Zoom video conferencing. In-person test dates are scheduled for April 11 (2-4PM), April 18 (10AM-12PM), April 20 (10AM-12PM) and May 16 (2-4PM). 
Click here to register online.

Click on Step 2 and Step 2a to learn more about the entrance test.

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In-Person: 
4/18/22 5/16/22      
        4/11/22 4/20/22        

 

Step 3: Interview

Participate in an interview after passing reading and math tests. Please be prepared to share completed application, written references and required paperwork prior to your Zoom interview appointment. Missing documents will delay the application process and place the applicant on a waitlist.

Click on Step 3 and Step 3a to learn how to prepare for the online interview.

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Step 4: Acceptance Letter

Receive an acceptance letter for admission into the Practical Nursing Program. Applicants who have successfully completed Steps 1-3 will be notified via email with further instructions. Letters are sent out on 3/25/22, 4/29/22, 5/27/22 and 6/17/22.

Click on Step 4 and Step 4a for next steps after receiving an acceptance letter.

Step 5: Financial Aid Appointment

Schedule an appointment with the Financial Aid Advisor upon receipt of the acceptance letter. You must complete a financial aid application before scheduling an appointment. Be prepared to present income tax information. Self-pay applicants must sign a payment agreement. It is important to meet with the financial aid advisor to finalize all required documentation by the deadline date, 7/22/22. Contact the Financial Aid Office by calling (845) 627-4830 or emailing etorres@rboces.org.

Click here for Cost of Attendance and Federal Student Aid information.

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5/16/22 6/27/22 7/22/22 final date available

Step 6: Mandatory Orientation

All students are required to attend one orientation session. If a student does not attend one of the orientations listed below, they will be removed from the class roster.

Click here for important information about the orientation.

July Orientation  August Orientation 
7/27/22 8/17/22
10AM-12PM 10AM-12PM

Important Notes

  • Dates for testing or interviews are subject to change due to inclement weather or staff availability.
  • Two written professional references are required at the interview appointment.
  • Final appointment slot for financial aid is 7/29/22, no exceptions.
  • Financial aid deadline to finalize all paperwork is 7/29/22, no extensions (pending Federal Regulations, cost of attendance and tuition before public release).
  • Fees are due no later than 8/5/22, no extensions.
  • All students who are accepted into the 2022-2023 Practical Nursing Program must be fully vaccinated by August 15, 2022. Read our full memo here.

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Online Info Sessions

Practical Nursing (PN) information sessions offer the opportunity to learn more about the Rockland BOCES PN experience – curriculum, academic advisement, clinical rotations, financial aid, requirements for admission and other topics. Upcoming dates/times can be found in the Info Sessions section below. 

“Join” us for our first virtual (Zoom) Info Session of 2022: Wednesday, February 9 at 6pm! See below for additional dates.

More Information

Contact

Practical Nursing
65 Parrott Road, Building #3
West Nyack, NY 10995
(845) 627-4830

Evelyn Torres
Financial Aid/Admissions Counselor

Mary Shine, R.N.
Program Coordinator

2020-21 Completion Rate
(as of February 8, 2022)

  • Accepted: 45
  • Graduated within normal time: 34
  • Continued in program: 0
  • NCLEX-PN Pass Rate: 88.24%

2020-21 Job Placement Rate (as of February 8, 2022)

  • June 2021 Graduates: 34
  • Related Employment: 73%
  • Unrelated Employment: 12%
  • Continued Education: 21%*
  • Unknown: 0%
  • Unemployed: 3%

*Some of the students are also employed

Consumer Information

Median Loan Debt

  • Title IV Loan Debt: $10,400
  • Private Education Loan Debt: $6,000
  • Institutional Finance Plan: Not available at this institution

Employment Opportunities

  • Hospitals
  • Nursing homes
  • Healthcare clinics
  • Physicians’ offices
  • Home health agencies
  • Private care

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NOTICE OF NON-DISCRIMINATION

Rockland BOCES does not discriminate on the basis of an individual's actual or perceived race, color, religion, creed, ethnicity, national origin, citizenship status, age, marital status, partnership status, disability, predisposing genetic characteristics, sexual orientation, reproductive rights decisions, gender (sex), gender identity, military status, veteran status, domestic violence victim status or political affiliation, and additionally does not discriminate against students on the basis of weight, gender identity, gender expression, and religious practices or any other basis prohibited by New York State and/or federal non-discrimination laws in employment or its programs and activities. Rockland BOCES provides equal access to the Boy Scouts and other designated youth organizations. Inquiries regarding Rockland BOCES non-discrimination policies or procedures should be directed to either:

  1. Yasmin Helou-Caré, Ph.D.
    Executive Director of Human Resources
    Civil Rights Compliance Officer
    Rockland BOCES
    65 Parrott Road
    West Nyack, NY 10994
    (845) 627-4729
    rbcompliance@rboces.org

  2. United States Department of Education, Office of Civil Rights