Admission

Admission Requirements

1. To be admitted to the BOCES’ Nurse Assisting program, a student must first earn a successful score on the Test of Basic Education (TABE). The TABE test covers basic math computation and reading comprehension. The TABE test can only be taken once in a six-month period.
2. Physical exam.
3. Good physical and mental health.
4. Personal interview. After individual counseling and review of the student’s ability to succeed, a counselor may recommend a period of remediation before entry into the program.


Application Process

  •  Applications are accepted throughout the year. Classes begin approximately every three months.
  •  Adults must receive a successful score on the Test of Basic Education (TABE) test. The test covers basic math computation and reading comprehension.
  •  If you are concerned about your math or reading skills, take the Basic Skills class to boost your skills before you take the TABE.
  •  BOCES gives the TABE test several times each month at Wilson Tech’s Dix Hills campus. Test is $25.
  •  The test can only be taken once in a six-month period.
  •  Successfully passing TABE entitles an applicant to continue with the application process but does not guarantee acceptance into the program.
  •  Call (631) 667-6000 x327 for an appointment to schedule your TABE test and an assessment with a career counselor.
  •  After you are admitted into the program, BOCES will notify you of the date of registration.

Handbook

Programs details and policies are described in full in the Nurse Assisting Handbook. Read carefully.