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APPLICATION TO THE PRACTICAL NURSING PROGRAMELIGIBILITYTo apply for the Practical Nursing Program applicants must: Have proof of a United States high school diploma or a GED (TASC) diploma * Be at least 17 years old to obtain a New York State Practical Nursing license.*FOREIGN DIPLOMAS must be interpreted by an official agency such as World Education Services (WES),Globe Evaluation Services. Foreign diplomas will not be considered until an official evaluation of the documentdetermines it to be equivalent to a United States diploma.To obtain more information about WES please call (800)-937-3895, Globe (212) 227-1994.HOW TO APPLY1. Fill out the application form on the last page and return it in person or by mail with thenon-refundable application fee to the Tech Center at Yorktown ( 130 cash or money order to P/NWBOCES). NO PERSONAL CHECKS.Putnam/Northern Westchester BOCESTech Center – Room 202200 BOCES DriveYorktown Heights, New York 10598-4399Attention: Practical Nursing Entrance Exam2. When the application is received, you will be scheduled for an Assessment Date and notified by mailof your appointment. Additionally, you must register with the testing company, ATI, to obtain atesting ID. On Assessment Day you will attend an Orientation and take an Entrance Exam.3. Practical Nursing candidates who meet the academic criteria will be scheduled for an interview at alater date.4. You will not be permitted to take your entrance exam unless your fee is paid.WHO IS ACCEPTEDAdmission is based on the following criteria:(A) Entrance exam scores(B) Interview(C) 2 typed letters of reference on letterhead(D) Copy of your official high school or GED (TASC) diploma(E) Official transcript evaluation for foreign diplomas(F) All requested information submitted on timeThe admissions team of instructors, counselors and administrators will consider the applicant's entranceexam scores, interests and the requirements of a particular program in order to make the best match. Youwill be notified about your acceptance in writing typically within 4 weeks of your assessment.1

PREPARATIONUpon registration, applicants will be mailed information about the content of the entrance exam(TEAS 5) as well as resources to help prepare.Resources, such as a study guide and online practice test (TEAS 5), can be purchased directlythrough the test company (ATI) at www.atitesting.com/onlinestoreIn addition, an LPN Entrance Exam preparation course is also offered at our facility throughoutthe year. This is an optional course designed to improve reading comprehension, review scientificknowledge, and enhance math skills. Instruction in test taking strategies and effective study skills isincluded. This course meets 1 night per week for 8 – 10 weeks. Taking this course does notguarantee placement in the PN program. Please call (914) 248-2430 to obtain course scheduleofferings.REFERENCESYou must provide two typed letters of reference from people who can comment on yourwork, academic performance, and character. No letters from family members will be accepted.ADDITIONAL ADMISSIONS AND CLINICAL REQUIREMENTSMEDICAL CLEARANCEMedical clearance must be obtained in order to participate in training. Submit a completed healthassessment to the Admissions Office prior to the start of the program.Please note our affiliating clinical agencies mandate documentation of specific immunizations with bloodtitre results and other required blood work prior to affiliation experience. Those immunizations/bloodwork requirements are indicated on the authorized physical examination form and MUST be completedby the physician.CRIMINAL BACKGROUND CHECK/DRUG SCREENINGPlease be advised that individual facilities require criminal background checks for clearance purposes.All students are required to comply with these requests in order to participate in clinical rotations. Failureto meet this requirement will jeopardize enrollment. The cost of the background check (approximately 200) is the student’s responsibility. A 10 panel drug screening is also required by affiliating agencies.Failure to submit necessary medical documentation can suspend or jeopardize your enrollment. Inaddition, some facilities require social security numbers to authorize clearance.CPR TRAINING (MANDATORY)Applicants must take and pass CPR training at our facility prior to official admission into the PracticalNursing Program.2

FINANCIAL MATTERSFINANCIAL ASSISTANCEIf you have questions about tuition assistance or financial aid, contact:Antonio PaoneTech Center - Room 202Phone number (914) 248-2425Monday through Friday 9:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.FINANCIAL AIDOn your Assessment Day, you will be given information on how to apply for financial aid. You may beeligible for the following financial aid if you are a Practical Nursing student with a high school or GED(TASC) diploma: PELL Federal Grant Program: Applications are available at your local high school or the Bursar'sOffice.Stafford Student Loan: Applications are available at your bank or the Bursar's OfficeTUITION ASSISTANCEYou may be eligible for tuition assistance if: You are a disabled individual approved by Access-VR (Adult Career and Continuing EducationServices – Vocational Rehabilitation) for sponsorship. For more information Westchester Countyresidents can call (914) 946-1313; Putnam County residents can call (845) 452-5325 or (845) 2257043. For other counties in New York State call (800) 222-JOBS. You are approved by the NYS Division of Veteran's Affairs for the training of veterans or othereligible persons (spouses, children). For information call (800) 827-1000 or (212) 807-7229 You are a US Veteran seeking vocational rehabilitation. Call the Department of Veteran's Affairs(800) 827-1000 or (212) 807-7229. Other Tuition Assistance programs are occasionally available. If funding is available you willreceive this information during orientation.TUITION PAYMENT/COSTSPlease see tuition costs under the course descriptions listed on page 6.Tuition Payments are scheduled over a period of time. You will receive this schedule upon acceptanceinto the program. If you have difficulty meeting the schedule you will need to talk with the Bursar. Call(914) 248-2425.3

ADDITIONAL COSTSThe student must purchase textbooks. They will be available for purchase on-line. Your instructors willadvise you about the cost of textbooks/materials and where to purchase them. Approximate costs arelisted under individual programs.Instructors will advise you about cost of uniforms, equipment and supplies and where to purchase them.Approximate costs are listed under individual programs.REFUNDSIf you withdraw from your program, you may be entitled to a refund of some of the tuition you have paid.If you wish to apply for a refund, call the Bursar's Office, Monday through Friday, 9:00 a.m.-3:30 p.m.(914) 248-2425.REFUND POLICYA tuition payment schedule is distributed to all new and returning adult students. If a student withdrawsvoluntarily prior to the end of the school year, he/she may be eligible for a refund. Tuition refunds may begiven at any time of withdrawal. The refund is based on the official withdrawal date. If a studentwithdraws before the fifth instructional day of the month, he/she will not be responsible for that month'stuition. If a student withdraws after the fifth scheduled day of instruction, he/she will be responsible forthat month's tuition.Example 1:Program:*Tuition:Length in Months:Practical Nursing Program, Full Time 13,000.0010 Months (September - June)If you withdraw after attending 5 days during the month of:SeptemberYour tuition obligation is 1/10 of the total tuitionOctoberYour tuition obligation is 2/10 of the total tuitionNovemberYour tuition obligation is 3/10 of the total tuitionDecemberYour tuition obligation is 4/10 of the total tuitionJanuaryYour tuition obligation is 1/2 of the total tuition*Tuition rates are subject to increase for the 2016/17 school year4 1,300.002,600.003,900.005,000.006,500.00

PROGRAM INFORMATIONATTENDANCE AND GRADESIt is the policy of the Tech Center to encourage maximum attendance and punctuality.Our policy prepares you for the attendance practices and policies you will meet in the world of work as ahealth care professional. Satisfactory attendance and punctuality are necessary for continuation in theprogram. Students receive a Practical Nursing Handbook which outlines specific attendance and academicrequirements.EVALUATION OF PROGRESSThe Tech Center’s Nursing Education Staff will evaluate your progress. You will receive grade reportsand progress notices regularly.STANDARD OF CONDUCTYou will be expected to maintain standards appropriate to the program as described in the PracticalNursing Handbook. You will receive your copy of this handbook during the first week of class. Thehandbook contains important information about the Practical Nursing Program and requirements.CERTIFICATES & CREDITSUpon successful completion, students will receive a Tech Center Certificate of Completion. Students arethen eligible to take the New York State N-CLEX exam for licensing.GRIEVANCE POLICYIf you wish to make a complaint, you may request a written grievance procedure at the Adult EducationOffice, Tech Center, Room 202.The Putnam/Northern Westchester Board of Cooperative Educational Services does not discriminate onthe basis of sex, race, creed, national origin, age or disability in its employment, admissions, vocationalopportunities or access to and treatment in programs or activities, in accordance with Title IX, Section504, of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, and Title VII and the Americans with Disabilities Act. Inquiriesconcerning the application of these regulations may be made to the Director of Human Resources,Putnam/Northern Westchester BOCES.5

PRACTICAL NURSINGPractical Nurses work as teammates with registered nurses, doctors and other health care personnel.Students in this program receive clinical experience in area hospitals and health care facilities. Classroominstruction includes both theoretical information and practical skills in fields such as geriatrics, medicalsurgical nursing, pediatrics, and obstetrics. Students also learn about the variety of medications availabletoday and how to administer them. Upon successful completion of this program, students are eligible totake the New York State Licensing (N-CLEX) examination. HEGIS CODE #5209.20.When they have completed a core of basic nursing instruction, Practical Nursing students are eligible totake the New York State Nurse Aide Certification Examination. When they receive Certification,students may find employment as Nurse Aides while continuing their Practical Nursing training andwaiting for the results of the Practical Nursing Licensing Examination.Day Full-time Practical Nursing10-month programMonday through Friday, 8 a.m.-3 p.m.9/2016 – 6/2017*** 13,000* Additional Costs 1,100**1 Evening Clinical Rotation 4:30 – 10:30 pmDay Part-time Practical Nursing Year 19/2016 – 6/2017***Year 1 of a two-year program 6,500* Additional Costs 980**Wednesday through Friday, 12:30 – 2:30 p.m.Tuesday 8 am – 2:30 pm ClassTuesday 7am – 2 pm or Evening Clinical 4:30- 10:30 pmA 25 day summer 2017 clinical rotation is required7:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. Monday - Friday9/2016 – 6/2017 6,500* Additional Costs 120**Students must be in good academicstandings, have fully paid PN I tuitionand pay a 1,000 deposit prior to PN IIenrollmentDay Part-time Practical Nursing Year 2Year 2 of a two-year programWednesday through Friday, 8 – 12 noonMonday 8 a.m. –2:30 p.m. ClassMonday 7 a.m. – 2 p.m. or EveningClinical 4:30 – 10:30 pm*Subject to an increase**Costs are approximate and include fees for books/supplies***Dates are tentative6

PRACTICAL NURSING APPLICATION FOR EXAMPutnam/Northern Westchester BOCESTech Center - Room 202200 BOCES DriveYorktown Heights, NY 10598Attention: Practical Nursing Entrance ExamName:(last)(first)Mailing Address: Apt.City: State:Zip Code:Home Phone Number: ( )Cell Phone Number: ( )I. Please check the course you are applying for:Full-Time Day Practical Nursing Program (September –June 2017 8:00 am– 3:00 pm)Part-Time Day Practical Nursing Program (September Start 2016)II. Nursing entrance exams are given on Wednesday at 8:45 a.m. Please check off two test dates. Youwill be scheduled for the first available date of your choice.The following test dates are for September 2016 entrance onlyMarch 2April 6April 20May 11May 25June 8June 22July 6July 20III. Mail this application with a 130 non-refundable application fee. Only cash or money order willbe accepted. Be advised if you must change your test date a 25.00 fee will be required. Pleasemake payable to P/NW BOCES at the above address. (DO NOT SEND CASH IN THE MAIL). Youwill receive further instructions and a confirmation of the assessment date. Once you have receivedconfirmation of a test date you MUST create an account with the testing company (ATI). You willneed to obtain a paper/pencil ID. Print this ID card and bring with you on the date of your exam.Applicants will not be permitted to test without this ID card. Dates are assigned on a first-come, firstserved basis. Courses fill-up quickly, so it is recommended that you take your exam as soon as possible.If you are retaking the exam you must wait one year from your first test date.Failure to do so will result in disqualification.I have read and understand the above procedure and have included the 130.00 application fee. If I amretaking the exam, it has been at least one year since I was last tested. I understand that I will be contactedby mail with the next available test date.Applicant’s Signature7Date

In addition, an LPN Entrance Exam preparation course is also offered at our facility throughout the year. This is an optional course designed to improve reading comprehension, review scientific . opportunities or access to and treatment in programs or activities, in accordance with Title IX, Section 504, of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, and .