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Putnam - Westchester BOCES Practical Nursing Program

200 BOCES Drive, Yorktown Heights, NY

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  • Phone: (914) 248-2411

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  • Phone: (914) 248-2409

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In 1948, the Putnam Westchester BOCES Practical Nursing Program first opened its doors to students. The school is located in Yorktown Heights in New York and had two separate campuses in both Putnam and Westchester. It was in 1969 that the Putnam Westchester BOCES merged which resulted to the creation of many programs such as automotive technology, floral arrangement and cosmetology to name a few.  This also resulted to the expansion of the technical college to support different facilities that will supplement the education of the students.

The practical nursing program in Putnam Westchester BOCES was established to address the need of having a good training facility for healthcare-related programs. Today, the Practical Nursing program in Putnam Westchester BOCES trains students to become competitive in their line of work. Students receive clinical hands-on experiences in hospitals and other healthcare facilities. Putnam Westchester BOCES offers stringent programs that often last for a year or two thus allowing students to find employment the soonest possible time. This means that students need to take at least 40 hours every week to complete the program within a year.

Fulltime students at Putnam Westchester BOCES pay a tuition fee rate of about $12,600 annually which is not inclusive of workbooks, laboratory fees as well as uniforms. 

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Programs Offered

The following is a list of programs offered at Putnam - Westchester BOCES Practical Nursing Program. Available programs may be different than those listed. For a full list of programs available please visit the school's website or call the school at (914) 245-2700.

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Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) (1,200 Hours)

The licensed practical nurse (LPN) program offered usually takes about ten months to complete.

Program Details:

  • Estimated tuition and fees: $14,000*
  • Required supplies and books: $1,060*
  • Estimated loan repayment rate of 76% for former students**
  • Student loans borrowed for this program total about $3,000**
  • Based on published reports, around 30 students completed the licensed practical nurse (LPN) program last year
  • Students usually complete the licensed practical nurse (LPN) program in 10 months

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*Amounts for tuition, fees, and supplies are an estimate which are calculated based on historical data and should be solely used for informational purposes only.
**Repayment rates and student loan balances are estimates and should be treated as informational tools only, contact the school for official information.

Estimated Costs & Financial Aid

The items listed below are for informational purposes only and may not represent current tuition, fees, and expenses.

Note: Financial aid is only available for those who qualify, check with the school for details.

Financial Aid Details

The table below breaks down the types of financial aid, the percent of students receiving aid, and average amount of aid per student.

 Percent of StudentsAverage Amount
Any Financial Aid76%-
Receiving Grants & Scholarships29%$5,825
Receiving Student Loans67%$8,505

Note: The estimated default rate of students taking federal student loans in 2009 was around 11%.

Other Healthcare or Nursing Schools Nearby

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IPEDS Survey 2008-2011: Data obtained from the US Dept. of Education's Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS). Data may vary depending on school and academic year.