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Practical Nursing

LPN program graduates

Total Hours: 1,080

Classes begin each fall for Rockland BOCES’ Practical Nursing program.

Two enrollment options are offered: one-year/full-time days or two-year/part-time days. Graduates are eligible to sit for the National Council Licensure Examination (NCLEX) for Practical Nursing  given by the New York State Board of Nursing.

2015 Practical Nursing Info Sessions

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Admission Process

Admission is competitive. Consideration is given to entrance exam results, interview, education and work history.

Applicants should:

  • Be at least 18 years old
  • Possess a high school diploma or TASC/high school equivalency diploma
  • Pass an entrance examination (non-refundable $50 testing fee)
  • Be a U.S. citizen or have documentation of legal immigration status from the
    U.S. Immigration and Naturalization Service
  • Complete an interview process
  • Submit completed medical history, physical and immunization records
  • Complete a financial aid application or pay full tuition by September 1

Classes are available to assist students in preparing for the entrance exam; for information, call (845) 348-3500.

Application Letter (PDF)

Application Process (PDF)

Transcript Request Form (PDF)

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More about the entrance exam

Class Schedule

All classes run from September through June.

Full-Time Schedule:
September to June
Mon. & Tues. Clinical Days, from 7:30 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Wed., Thurs., & Fri. Lectures, from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Part-Time Schedule:
September to June
First Year: Mon. , Tues., & Fri. Lectures, from 8:30 a.m. to 11 a.m.
Wed. Clinical, from 7:30 a.m. to 12 p.m. Thurs.
Lecture, from 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
Second Year: Mon., Tues., & Fri., Lectures, from 12 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.
Wed. Lecture, from 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
Thurs. Clinical, from 7:30 a.m. to 12 p.m.

Educational Opportunities

Rockland BOCES has articulation agreements with Dominican University, the Helene Fuld College of Nursing, Nyack College and Rockland Community College. The agreements allow Rockland BOCES LPN graduates to qualify for entry into the colleges’ Registered Nursing programs.

Financial Aid

Pell Grants and direct loans are available to qualified applicants. A financial aid advisor will provide assistance with the application process. Applicants must have proof of U.S. citizenship or legal immigration status to be eligible for financial aid.

Tuition and Fees (PDF)

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Gainful Employment Full-time Program

Gainful Employment Part-time Program

2013-14 Completion Rate
  • Accepted: 104
  • Graduated within normal time: 51
  • Continued in program: 17
  • NCLEX-PN Pass Rate: 90%
2013-14 Job Placement Rate
  • Related Employment: 31
  • Unrelated Employment: 7
  • Continued Education: 13
  • Unknown: 7
Median Loan Debt
  • Title IV Loan Debt: $9,000
  • 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

BOCES does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, disability, sex, or age, or under the Boy Scouts Act, in its programs and activities. This requirement not to discriminate extends to employment and admission as applicable. Inquiries concerning the application of regulations prohibiting discrimination may be referred to the person(s) designated to coordinate the BOCES’s efforts to comply with all aspects of regulations prohibiting discrimination, or to OCR.

Rockland BOCES
Ana Reluzco, Executive Director of Human Resources
65 Parrott Road, West Nyack, NY 10994
(845) 627-4712