Dutchess BOCES School of Practical Nursing has limited seating for September 2017. The last admission test for September 2017 is May 24, 2017. Test application deadline is May 3, 2017
The Practical Nursing Program at Dutchess BOCES prepares graduates to take the National Council Licensure Examination for Practical Nurses (NCLEX-PN). Dutchess BOCES School of Practical Nursing is a New York State license qualifying program.
LPN’s are in demand and have considerable employment opportunities in a variety of settings.
Job growth for LPN’s will be 25%, which is faster than the 19% growth projected for RN’s and well above the 11% average growth projected for all positions.
Projected Job Growth for LPN’s, 2012-2022
Source: The Bureau of Labor Statistics, Occupation Outlook Handbook which may be viewed at www.bls.gov/ooh/