Course of Study
The Practical Nursing program is divided into three levels. Each level must be satisfactorily completed in order to progress to the next level of study. The entire program consists of 1,350 clock hours and may be taken on a full-time or a part-time basis. Graduates meet the qualifications for admission to the National Council Licensure Examination for Practical Nursing. Provisions are made in all sections for legal holidays and summer vacation.
Takes 21 months to complete.
Classes meet Monday to Friday from 9 a.m. to 1:15 p.m.
Takes 19 months to complete.
Classes meet Monday to Thursday from 5:45 p.m. to 10 p.m. plus alternating Saturdays from 8 a.m. to 3:15 p.m.
Course of Study
Students gain practical experience in all aspects of nursing as they rotate through a variety of settings. During the program students may be assigned to any of the following:
Carillon Nursing & Rehabilitation Center
Consolation Nursing Residence
Gurwin Jewish Geriatric Center
Huntington Hills Center for Health and Rehabilitation
St. Catherine of Siena Medical Center
St. Catherine of Siena Nursing Home
Veterans Administration Medical Center
Visiting Nurse Service and Hospice of Suffolk
Western Suffolk BOCES wants all students to succeed in the School of Practical Nursing. To earn a certificate of completion, BOCES has established the following criteria for both attendance and academic progress that students must meet in the School of Practical Nursing.
Lois Rafenski, RN, Ed.D
Kim O’Hara, RN, BSN, JD
Laura Flerx, RN, MSN
Karen Greenholz, RN, MSN
Eileen Hamerschlag, RN, MSN
Rosemary Hoda, RN, MSN
Mildred Kooker, RN, MSN
Jacqueline Pandolfi, RN, MSN
Donna Donnelly, RN, BSN
Jaclyn Nelson, RN, BSN
Dawn Albani, RN, BS
Diane Judson, RN, BS
Patricia Gillen, RN, BS
Jonathan Hansen, RN, BS
Madalyn Lewand, RN, BS
Cheryl Bruckner, Bursar, 631/667-6000 x343
Diana Lang, Financial Aid, 631/261-3600 x214
Other BOCES Services
Student counseling through the Career Center.
Classes are available to help students prepare for the Pre-Entrance Examination.