Entrance Exam testing for Practical Nursing is available for the September 2015 class! Click on the Nurse Entrance Exam link to register now!
SOC Code: 29-2061.00

The Eastern Suffolk School of Practical Nursing, sponsored by Eastern Suffolk BOCES, is located at the Bixhorn Technical Center in Bellport and the Adult Education Center in Brentwood.

A Licensed Practical Nurse performs tasks and responsibilities that include administering medication and treatment within the framework of case findings, health teaching, health counseling and provision and restorative care under the direction of a physician, dentist or registered nurse.

Licensed Practical Nurses practice in a variety of settings including hospitals, outpatient centers, long term care facilities, occupational health centers and home care.

Successful completion of this program entitles one to apply to take the New York State Licensing Examination.

The Eastern Suffolk School of Practical Nursing offers the following programs each September:
  • An 11-month, full-time day program which meets September through August, M-F from 8:00 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.

  • A 17-month, part-time evening program which meets September through June, M-Th from 6:00 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. AND the following September through March, M-F from 8:00 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.

  • A part-time day program is available to seniors enrolled in the high schools of the first supervisory district which meets September through June, M-F from 7:45 a.m. to 10:15 a.m. OR 12:00 noon to 2:45 p.m. at the Bixhorn Technical Center in Bellport, NY; AND will meet the following September through March, M-F from 8:00 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. for Level II post secondary at the Adult Education Center in Brentwood. For more information please click here.

Each program encompasses classroom and clinical time. All levels of patient care are covered in our program as well as hands on experience at local health care facilities. The Practical Nursing Program also gives students a solid foundation to pursue advanced college training.

Upon graduation, the student receives a diploma from the Board of Cooperative Educational Services, Eastern Suffolk School of Practical Nursing and is eligible to take the New York State licensing examination.

Application Procedures:

Candidates must take and pass the Nurse Entrance Exam to be considered for enrollment in the Practical Nursing Program. The Nurse Entrance Exam exam assesses verbal skills (vocabulary and reading comprehension) and math.  The next Practical Nursing class is scheduled for September 2015. 

Click Here to register for the Nurse Entrance Exam:

Although not required for admission, it is recommended that candidates take the Prep Course for the Nurse Entrance Exam. This course is designed for prospective candidates seeking admission in the Practical Nursing Program.

Click Here to register for the Prep Course for the Nurse Entrance Exam.

The completion of the Prep Course does not guarantee admission into the Practical Nursing Program. For more information you may call (631) 233-4450. 

Program Expenses

Tuition for the 2014-2015 Academic Year

Level I

Level II                                      


Estimated Additional Costs

Application Fee      


Physical Examination

Uniform & Supplies
Graduation Expenses
New York State Licensing Examination
ATI Review Week
Background Check
Drug Test

*All tuition and additional costs are subject to change
Net Price Calculators
In order to help current and prospective students and families estimate the individual net price of attending the Practical Nursing Program at the Eastern Suffolk School of Practical Nursing, the following Net Price Calculator is available for informational purposes.

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The Eastern Suffolk School of Practical Nursing is eligible to participate in Title IV financial aid programs.  Students attending the Licensed Practical Nursing Program may be eligible for a Pell Grant and/or Direct Loans.  Students must complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) to determine eligibility and receive federal student aid funds.  Please click the links below for additional information related to the Practical Nursing Program at the Eastern Suffolk School of Practical Nursing and financial aid.

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Debra Epilone, R.N.
Program Administrator
Marie N. Stevens, R.N.
Administrative Coordinator