About The Program
Total Hours: 1,080
Classes begin each fall for Rockland BOCES’ full-time Practical Nursing program. Graduates are eligible to sit for the National Council Licensure Examination (NCLEX) for Practical Nursing given by the New York State Board of Nursing.
All PN information sessions will be held via Zoom video conferencing. To access an upcoming virtual session, contact Evelyn Torres via email at email@example.com.
The Rockland BOCES Practical Nursing program is accredited by the New York State Education Department’s Office of the Professions.
Initial Accreditation: 12/1974
Accreditation Term: 5 Years
Date of Last Evaluation: Spring 2021
Date of Next Evaluation: Spring 2026
Enrollment for the 2023-24 academic year will open in February 2023.
Step 1: Information Session
Attend a mandatory Information Session via Zoom video conferencing. Select an information session date and email your request to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Click here for the course description.
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Step 2: Entrance Test
Register online for an entrance test date for the 2023-24 academic year. A credit card is required to complete the online test reservation, along with a computer or laptop with internet service and a web camera (if taking the test online, 10AM-12PM) and photo ID (if taking the test in-person at the West Nyack campus, 2-4PM). See dates for both online and in-person tests below.
Click here to register online.
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Step 3: Interview
Participate in an interview after passing reading and math tests. Please be prepared to submit completed application, written recommendations and required paperwork for your interview appointment. Missing documents will delay the application process and place the applicant on a waitlist.
Step 4: Acceptance Letter
Receive an acceptance letter for admission into the Practical Nursing program. Applicants who have successfully completed steps 1-3 will be notified via email on either April 28, May 31 or June 23.
Step 5: Financial Aid Appointment
Schedule an appointment with the financial aid advisor upon receipt of the acceptance letter. You must complete a financial aid application before scheduling an appointment. Be prepared to present income tax information. Self-pay applicants must sign a payment agreement. It is important to meet with the financial aid advisor to finalize all required documentation by the deadline date (July 28, 2023). Contact the Financial Aid Office by calling (845) 627-4830 or emailing email@example.com.
Step 6: Mandatory Orientation
All students are required to attend one orientation session. If a student does not attend one of the orientations listed below, they will be removed from the class roster.
Click here for important information about the orientation.
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- 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.
- Final appointment slot for financial aid is July 27, 2023 – no exceptions.
- Financial aid deadline to finalize all paperwork is July 28, 2023 – no extensions (pending Federal Regulations, cost of attendance and tuition before public release).
- Fees are due no later than August 4, 2023 – no extensions.
Higher Education Emergency Relief/CARES Act
Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund (HEERF I) and CARES Act Student Portion Report 1/2021 (PDF)
Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund (HEERF I) Quarterly Budget and Expenditure Report 9/2020 (PDF)
Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund (HEERF I) Quarterly Budget and Expenditure Report 12/2020 (PDF)
Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund (HEERF I) Quarterly Budget And Expenditure Report 3/2021 (PDF)
Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund (HEERF I) and CARES Act Quarterly Student Portion Report 3/2021 (PDF)
Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund (HEERF I) and CARES Act Quarterly Report 6/2021 (PDF)
Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund (HEERF II) and CRRSAA Quarterly Report 6/2021 (PDF)
Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund (HEERF I & II) Quarterly Budget and Expenditure Report 6/2021 (PDF)
Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund (HEERF II) and CRRSAA Quarterly Student Portion Report 9/2021 (PDF)
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02272900 ARP HEERF III Quarterly Student Portion Report 12/2021 (PDF)
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02272900 ARP HEERF III Quarterly Student Portion Report 03_2022 (PDF)
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02272900_HEERF Institutional Quarterly Report Q09302022 (PDF)
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.
2020-21 Completion Rate
(as of February 8, 2022)
- Accepted: 45
- Graduated within normal time: 34
- Continued in program: 0
- NCLEX-PN Pass Rate: 82.4%
2020-21 Job Placement Rate (as of February 8, 2022)
- June 2021 Graduates: 34
- Related Employment: 73%
- Unrelated Employment: 12%
- Continued Education: 21%*
- Unknown: 0%
- Unemployed: 3%
*Some of the students are also employed
- 2019-20 Enrollment Data
- 2019-20 Graduation Data
- 2020-21 Enrollment and Graduation Data
- American Opportunity Tax Credit
- Annual Security Report (PDF)
- College Navigator
- College Score Card
- Drug and Alcohol Prevention Program (PDF)
- Drug-Free Workplace Policy (PDF)
- FERPA (PDF)
- Gainful Employment Disclosures 2022
- Lifetime Learning Credits
- Net Price Calculator
- Title IX Coordinator (PDF)
- US Nursing Job Statistics
- Voter Registration and Constitution Day (PDF)
Median Loan Debt
- Title IV Loan Debt: $10,400
- Private Education Loan Debt: $6,000
- Institutional Finance Plan: Not available at this institution
- Nursing homes
- Healthcare clinics
- Physicians’ offices
- Home health agencies
- Private care
Adobe Acrobat Reader is required to view files posted above in Adobe Portable Document Format (PDF) and may be downloaded free from the Adobe website. Unable to access a publication? Please contact LPN Financial Aid/Admissions Counselor via email (firstname.lastname@example.org) or by calling (845) 627-4830 for assistance.
NOTICE OF NON-DISCRIMINATION
Rockland BOCES does not discriminate on the basis of an individual's actual or perceived race, color, religion, creed, ethnicity, national origin, citizenship status, age, marital status, partnership status, disability, predisposing genetic characteristics, sexual orientation, reproductive rights decisions, gender (sex), gender identity, military status, veteran status, domestic violence victim status or political affiliation, and additionally does not discriminate against students on the basis of weight, gender identity, gender expression, and religious practices or any other basis prohibited by New York State and/or federal non-discrimination laws in employment or its programs and activities. Rockland BOCES provides equal access to the Boy Scouts and other designated youth organizations. Inquiries regarding Rockland BOCES non-discrimination policies or procedures should be directed to either:
- Yasmin Helou-Caré, Ph.D.
Assistant Superintendent For Human Resources
Civil Rights Compliance Officer
65 Parrott Road
West Nyack, NY 10994
- United States Department of Education, Office of Civil Rights