Updated: March 23, 2020 – Due to orders from both Allegany and Cattaraugus County Health Departments, the NYS Department of Health, and the NYS Education Department, all CA BOCES campuses and community/adult education programs continue to be closed to students and non-essential staff until further notice. Staff will continue to receive guidance from department leadership. 

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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 – opens in a new windowPractical Nursing Enrollment Information with Exam Dates
  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 – Application
  4. Submit your Admission Essay/Success Plan at the Pre-Entrance Exam – opens in a new windowDirections for Admission Essay Success Plan
  5. Submit a physical exam with required immunizations at the Pre-Entrance Exam – opens in a new windowPhysical Examination Form

Once you pass the entrance exam, follow these steps:

  1. Attend a mandatory orientation session.*
  2. Complete a criminal background check and drug testing prior to orientation.*
  3. Complete a pre-admission interview prior to orientation.*
  4. Apply for Financial Aid – opens in a new windowApplying for Financial Aid opens in a new windowFinancial Aid Frequently Asked Questions
  5. Obtain opens in a new windowAmerican Heart Association Basic Life Support (BLS) course for Healthcare Providers and First Aid Certification.  (2020 dates to be announced).

* Details will be included with entrance exam results.

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