DSC_0931 (1).jpeg
Adult Practical Nursing

The next class sessions will begin on September 5, 2024.  All sections for the 2024 school year are filled.  If you would like to be placed on our waiting list, please call our office. 

See the Admission Process below for instructions and the entrance exam dates.

The Practical Nursing Program prepares you for a rewarding health career in a growing labor market. We are committed to providing excellent, competitively priced education with clinical and classroom instruction in preparation for the NCLEX-PN Examination (State Licensing Exam). Eligible Veterans may qualify for GI benefits.

Adult Practical Nursing Program Process

  • Complete and return the Test of Essential Academic Skills (TEAS) application. (Fee Required).
  •  Applicants must be a high school graduate, or hold a GED. A transcript is required.
  •  Once a candidate has successfully completed the TEAS the candidate will complete the PN application.
  •  The Admissions Committee will review the applications, qualifications, exam evaluations, and transcripts.
  •  Applicants will be notified of the Admission Committees decision by mail.
  •  Admission testing begins in April of 2024. This first round of Admissions will allow students who test during the specified time period in April to apply. 

Adult Practical Nursing Program Requirements

  • Pass each grading area with a minimum of 75%
  • Pass all clinical experiences
  • Complete a minimum of 1,080 hours of instruction and clinical e
  • Current BLS CPR Certification
  • Current Physical - Updated Immunizations
  • Background Check (No adverse findings)

Health Occupations Faculty-Full-Time (Instructors). 

  • Susan DeMan, MS, RN-Mercy College
  • Tracy Larson, BA, ADN, RN-Westchester Community College
  • Christine Mac Neil, MS Ed, AAS, RN-Columbia-Green Community College
  • Rosanne Marrone, MS, RN- Regis University   
  • Dana Murry, BSN, RN-  College of New Rochelle                                                            

Full-time: September 5, 2024 - June 23, 2025

  • Full day 8:10 a.m. - 3:10 p.m. 

Part-time: September 5, 2024 - June 23, 2025 

  • 1st year 12:10 p.m. - 3:10 p.m. (Subject to change)
  • 2nd year: 8:10 a.m. -11:10 a.m. (Subject to change)

Transcript request:

    Email your request for transcripts to cynthia.lopez@dcboces.org.  Allow 5 business days for processing. You must include the following with your request:

  • The first and last name used during enrollment
  • The year that you graduated
  • Indicate if you were in the Full-Time or Part-Time Program
  • The address to where the transcript is to be sent, 


Student Resources

Medical clinics with a sliding scale if no insurance:

  • Institute for Family Health Hyde Park: 845-229-1020
  • Sun River Health Poughkeepsie: 845-790-7990 Beacon: 845-831-0400 New Paltz 845-255-1760
  • Maternal Infant Services Network (Dutchess, Ulster, Orange, Sullivan, Putnam)

Domestic Violence/Crime Victims hotline/programs:

Mental Health:

Food Services:
Clothing Services: 

Student outcomes: 

  • 2023 NCLEX-PN First Time Pass Rate- 88.24%
  • Employability Post Graduation: 100% (90% job offers pre-graduation)
  • Graduation Rates- 75%

- HEGIS Code 5209.20 SOC Code 29-2061 CIP Code 51.3901