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Practical nurses provide a variety of direct care services including administration of medication, taking medical histories, recording symptoms and vital signs, and other tasks as delegated by RNs, physicians, and other health care providers.

According to the U.S. Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics, in 2016 there were 724,500 practical nursing jobs. By 2026 the job market for practical nurses is expected to increase by 88,900.


WSWHE BOCES Practical Nursing Program

WSWHE BOCES Adult Practical Nursing Program is dedicated to training practical nurses prepared to work in our future healthcare system. Our 10-month, 1200-hour program takes the nursing student through fundamentals of nursing, care of the elderly, anatomy and physiology, medical surgical nursing, mental health, pediatrics, and maternity nursing as our basic courses. Successful graduation prepares the practical nursing student to sit for the National Council Licensure Examination (NCLEX). Our excellent pass rate speaks to the quality education our program provides. Students have access to a variety of clinical locations within the community, allowing them to practice. nursing student sitting at a desk




NCLEX Pass Rates 





WSWHE BOCES average   





NYS average

N/A 77% 80% N/A

US   average

71% 71% 73% 75%



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Our location:

Southern Adirondack Education Center
1051 Dix Avenue, Hudson Falls, NY 12839
Phone: (518) 746-3400
Fax:     (518) 746-3409

Southern Adirondack Education Center

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