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Practical Nurse Program

Orange-Ulster BOCES Practical Nurse Program

Interested in earning $42,000/year? You can become a Licensed Practical Nurse in as little as 10 months. Classes begin in September. Get started today...

Practical Nursing Program

The Practical Nurse program can provide many opportunities for employment: hospitals, nursing homes, clinics, physicians’ offices or home health agencies. The program adheres to NYS approved curriculum. The Orange-Ulster BOCES PN Program is approved for 1104 hours of instruction. Successful course completion is required to be eligible to sit for the Practical Nursing State Board exam. Admissions to the PN programs are competitive.

Step 1. Information Session: registration is not required. attend one of the following sessions that is convenient for you. Please arrive 15 minutes early. information sessions will be held at the carl P. Onken conference Center - located behind the career and technical education center, 53 gibson road, goshen, ny 10924

Thursday, November 6, 2014 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Friday, December 12, 2014 9:00am - 11:00am
Friday, January 9, 2015 CANCELLED 9:00am - 11:00am

Tuesday, January 20, 2015




9:00am - 11:00am
Friday February 6, 2015 9:00am - 11:00am
Friday March 6, 2015 9:00am - 11:00am
Thursday, March 26, 2015 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Friday April 10, 2015 9:00am - 11:00am
Friday May 1, 2015 9:00am - 11:00am
Thursday, May 21, 2015 9:00am - 11:00am

Financial Aid information will be provided at the information session.


Step 2. TABE Test: Offered Wednesdays at our Adult Learning Centers. Please arrive 15 minutes early.
90 North Street, Middletown
39 West Street, Newburgh, NY

Dates and times will be provided at the information session.

Step 3. TEAS Test:
Offered at the Regional Education Center at Arden Hill, 4 Harriman Drive, Goshen, NY. Test takes approximately 4 hours.
**Must have passed the TABE (or be a college graduate) & registered, to take TEAS**

Step 4.
Interview and Register: Final step before acceptance.

For additional information please call 845-781-4642

2014-2015 Practical Nurse Handbook

Program entrance requirements:

High-school graduate or GED
Attend PN Information Session (registration NOT required)
Successful completion of the TABE test
Successful completion of the TEAS
$250 non-refundable registration fee (MasterCard, Visa or money order)
Interview with Team Leader
Submit a completed physical exam (prior to entry to class)
Provide a current immunization record
Two professional references (forms provided at the interview)
Valid American Heart Association Healthcare Provider CPR card (Adult, Infant & Children)

Classes follow a traditional school calendar, Monday through Friday, between the hours of 8a-3p. We will offer an evening program in September 2015, if enrollment permits.

Tuition: Full-Time: Approximately $12,800
Approximate cost of books, uniforms & fees: $1,000.00

* Click on the link below for more information about the required books for the program.

Complete Books

Net Price Calculator


Gainful Employment Disclosure - Full Time


Gainful Employment Disclosure - Part Time


For information about Financial Aid, contact Lisa Scott 781-4363 x10805 or


To complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), please click on the link below:

2012-2013 Full-Time Completion Rate:
Enrolled: 45
Graduated within normal time: 39

2012-2013 Part-time Completion Rate:
Enrolled: 26
Graduated within normal time: 13

2011-2012 Full-Time Completion Rate:
Enrolled: 42
Graduated within normal time: 29

2011-2012 Part-time Completion Rate:
Enrolled: 31
Graduated within normal time: 21

Job Placement*
2013 Graduates: 54 
Related Employment: 44
Unrelated Employment: 1
Continued Education: 3
Military: 0
Not seeking employment: 1
Unemployed or Unknown: 5

2012 Graduates: 52
Related Employment: 27
Unrelated Employment: 4
Continued Education: 6
Military: 0
Unemployed or Unknown: 15

*Data is collected within 6 months of graduation.

Median Loan Debt
Title IV Loan Debt:
2012-2013 $6,053
2011-2012 $6,027
2010-2011 $6,026

Private Education Loan Debt: N/A*
Institutional Finance Plan: N/A**

*No students have taken private loans
**Not available at this institution


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