Practical Nursing Program

  • A Practical Nursing Graduating Class
                   V. Dolly Kranz
                Program Administrator
    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 2:30 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.

    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.


    Financial Aid:
    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 for additional financial aid information relating to the Practical Nursing Program.

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    Health Sciences Employment Opportunities:

    The Eastern Suffolk BOCES Adult Health Sciences program offers unique career opportunities for instructors in Practical Nursing, Nurse Assistant and Home Health Aide.  We are seeking innovative, energetic, hardworking, enthusiastic and professional instructors with excellent subject knowledge to join the Health Sciences team at Eastern Suffolk BOCES.  If interested in teaching Practical Nursing, Nurse Assistant or Home Health Aide, please forward your letter of interest with a current resume to:

    V. Dolly Kranz
    Program Administrator of Health Sciences
    Adult Education Center
    100 Second Avenue
    Brentwood, NY  11717
    Fax: 631-233-4459
    If interested in teaching Clinical Medical Assistant, Medical Office Biller/Coder ICD-10, Physical Therapy Aide, Certified Personal Trainer, Dental Chairside Assistant, Phlebotomy or EKG Technician, please forward your letter of interest with a current resume to:
    Donna Singer
    Program Administrator of Literacy and Adult Education
    Bixhorn Technical Center
    350 Martha Avenue
    Bellport, NY  11713
    Fax:  631-286-6582
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