Practical Nurse

Ulster BOCES Practical Nursing program is 1,200 hours of classroom and clinical instruction. Students are educated to take the NCLEX (National Council Licensure Exam).

Four students in the PN program

An LPN provides bedside care of patients and performs a variety of other nursing duties. They work under direct supervision of Registered Nurses (RNs) and physicians. LPNs assume the responsibilities of:

  • taking vital signs;
  • observing patients and seeing to their comfort;
  • collecting specimens for laboratory tests;
  • administering medications;
  • dressing wounds;
  • starting IVs;
  • supervising nursing aides or assistants (in some cases).

Pass rates for all nursing programs are posted on the Office of the Professions/Nursing website. These rates are updated from the New York State Education Department, Office of the Professions/Nursing.

Many graduates are employed immediately. Others go on to colleges to pursue RN Associate or BSN degrees.

Program Disclosures

Program Schedule

Anticipated program hours are as follows:

Full time day: M-F, 8:30 am - 2:00 pm classroom. M-F, 8:00 am - 2:00 pm clinical.

Tuition is $14,000 and the program is eligible for Federal Student Aid and VA Approved.

Meet the Full-Time Faculty Members:

  • Cheryl Scott, MSN, SUNY New Paltz
  • Nancy Kennedy, BSN, University of Phoenix
  • Louise Bigando, MSN, University of Phoenix
  • Dave Raffo, AS, Columbia Greene Community College

Begin the Enrollment Process

Applications can also be picked up or dropped off at the following location:

Adult Career Education Center
Main Campus
319 Broadway
Port Ewen, New York 12466

For more information, please call 845.331.0902

Program Location

Adult Career Education Center Extension Campus
727 Grant Ave
Lake Katrine, New York 12477
845.382.1281