Practical Nursing

Successful graduates of the School of Practical Nursing at Western Suffolk BOCES work in health care facilities across the metropolitan New York area under the direction of nurses, doctors or other authorized health care providers. Becoming a can also be a springboard to other careers in health care. Those who successfully complete the meet the qualifications for admission to the National Council Licensure Examination for Practical Nursing (NCLEX-PN).
The School, located at Wilson Tech’s Northport campus, helps prepare adults with the knowledge and skills necessary to meet the health needs of our ever-changing society. The low ratio of students to faculty allows many opportunities for individualized instruction.

Western Suffolk BOCES is accredited by the .

Council on Occupational Education

Program Outcomes for 2022 Graduates

Retention Rate:  81%

Job Placement Rate 73%

NCLEX Passage Rate 100%

Program Faculty

Florence Cavalcante BS, MSNed, RN  Coordinator Practical Nursing Program

Dorreen Amick BSN, RN
Veronica Banek BSN, RN
Patricia Chery-Cornwall MSN, RN
Andrea Frasca, MSNed, RN
Karen Greenholz MSN, RN
Karla Imonti BSN, MBA, RN
Zippora James BS, RN
Veronica Jones, MSNed, RN
Annie Kazandijian, MSN, RN
Madalyn Lewand BSN, RN
Kim Marino-Krummenacker, RN
Regine Nelson MSN, RN
Melissa Santana BSN, RN

 

 

Why choose BOCES School of Practical Nursing?

  • Approved by the New York State Department
  • Successful graduates are eligible to take the National Council Licensure Examination for Practical Nursing.
  • Financial Aid and tuition payment plans available to those who qualify. Financial Aid counselor available.
  • Advanced placement available in the BOCES School of Surgical Technology within one year of graduation.
  • Be eligible for in as little as 13 months.
  • Attend full-time or part-time.
  • Experienced faculty with diversified educational and clinical backgrounds
  • al resources include nursing skills lab, computer lab, library and audiovisual aids
  • Student assistance and counseling at our Career Center
  • One of the largest Practical Nursing programs in NYS with more than 50 years of experience
  • Most recent graduates had a 81% NYS Board pass rate.
  • Opportunities to pursue higher education through affiliation with Registered Nursing programs at local colleges
  • Job placement services available