Welcome to the CABOCES Practical Nursing Program

Follow these steps to enroll in the Practical Nursing Program:

  1. Sign up for a Pre-Entrance Exam – Practical Nursing Enrollment Information and Exam Datesopens PDF file
  2. Arrange to have an official High School transcript or High School Equivalency Transcript of GED®/TASC™ Test Scores sent directly to the Practical Nursing Office, 1825 Windfall Road, Olean, NY 14760
  3. Submit your completed CA BOCES Practical Nursing Application at the Pre-Entrance Exam – Applicationopens PDF file
  4. Submit your Admission Essay/Success Plan at the Pre-Entrance Exam – Directions for Admission Essay Success Planopens PDF file
  5. Submit a physical exam with required immunizations at the Pre-Entrance Exam – opens in a new windowPhysical Examination Formopens PDF file

     Candidates will not be permitted to test if all of these items are not complete. 

Once you pass the entrance exam, follow these steps:

  1. Complete a pre-admission interview. *
  2. Attend a mandatory orientation session.*
  3. Apply for Financial Aid – opens in a new windowApplying for Financial Aid opens in a new windowFinancial Aid Frequently Asked Questions
  4. Obtain opens in a new windowAmerican Heart Association Basic Life Support (BLS) course for Healthcare Providers and opens in a new windowFirst Aid Certification

* Details will be included with acceptance letter.

Criminal background checks and drug testing will be required prior to clinical rotations.  Information will be given after classes begin.

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