For more than 60 years, the Rockland BOCES Practical Nursing (PN) program has prepared students for a rewarding career in the healthcare industry. Our 10-month, 1,080-hour program takes the nursing student through the fundamentals of nursing, care of the elderly, anatomy and physiology, medical surgical nursing, mental health, pediatrics and maternity nursing as its core courses. Supervised clinical experiences are provided in local hospitals, medical offices and long-term care facilities.
Successful graduation prepares the practical nursing student to sit for the National Council Licensure Examination (NCLEX). Our consistently high pass rate speaks to the quality education our PN program provides.
The Rockland BOCES Practical Nursing program reduces the time commitment and financial obligations of a college program and is accredited by the New York State Education Department. Students are offered access to financial assistance.