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Practical Nursing

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. 

Enrollment for the 2024-25 academic year is now open.

Important Notes

  • Dates for testing or interviews are subject to change due to inclement weather or staff availability.
  • Two written professional recommendations are required at the interview appointment.
  • Financial aid deadline to finalize all paperwork is July 31, 2024 – no extensions (pending Federal Regulations, cost of attendance and tuition before public release).
  • Fees are due no later than August 16, 2024 – no extensions.
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

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. Dates/times are posted in the calendar below.

Rockland Works Orientation
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Rockland Works Orientation
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131 N Midland Ave, Nyack, NY 10960, USA
Career Training Orientation
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Rockland Works Orientation
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Rockland Works Orientation
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