Practical Nursing Program
Debra Epilone, R.N.Program Administrator631-233-4450Marie N. Stevens, R.N.Administrative Coordinator631-233-4450SOC 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.
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.
Tuition for the 2017-2018 Academic Year
Full-Time$14,840.00 Level I$5,840.00
Books$578.00 ATI$475.00 Uniform & Supplies$400.00 Graduation Expenses$175.00 New York State Licensing Examination$343.00 Transportation(varies) ATI Review Week$299.00 Background CheckTBD Drug TestTBD
*All tuition and additional costs are subject to changeNet 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.
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.
FERPA:Health Sciences Employment Opportunities:
The Eastern Suffolk BOCES Adult Health Careers Department offers unique opportunities for instructors in Practical Nursing, Nurse Assisting and Medical Assisting. We are seeking innovative, hardworking, enthusiastic and professional Instructors with excellent subject knowledge to join the Health Sciences team at Eastern Suffolk BOCES. Applicants must also be energetic and self-motivated. Please forward letters of interest with a current resume to:Debra Epilone, R.N.Program Administrator of Health SciencesAdult Education Center100 Second AvenueBrentwood, NY firstname.lastname@example.orgFax: 631-233-4459Copyright Infringement:Unauthorized distribution of copyrighted material, including unauthorized peer-to-peer file sharing may be subject to civil and criminal liability. Copyright infringement is the act of exercising, without permission or legal authority, one or more of the exclusive rights granted to the copyright owner under section 106 of the Copyright Act. These rights include the right to reproduce or distribute a copyrighted book. In the file-sharing context, downloading or uploading substantial parts of a copyrighted work without authority constitutes an infringement.Penalties for copyright infringement include civil and criminal penalties. In general, anyone found liable for civil copyright infringement may be ordered to pay either actual damages or "statutory" damages affixed at not less than $750 and not more than $30,000 per work infringed. For "willful" infringement, a court may award up to $150,000 per work infringed. A court can, in its discretion, also assess costs and attorney's fees. For details, see Title 17, United States Code, Sections 504, 505.Willful copyright infringement can also result in criminal penalties, including imprisonment of up to five years and fines of up to $250,000 per offense. For more information, please see the website of the U.S. Copyright Office.