Dutchess BOCES – School of Practical Nursing

5 BOCES Road, Poughkeepsie, NY

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Dutchess BOCES School of Practical Nursing provides certifications for adults and high school students who are keen on a career in nursing. The school is located in Poughkeepsie, NY, and is part of the Dutchess Country Board of Cooperative Educational Services.

The adult LPN course requires students to complete at least 1,080 hours of theory and clinical instruction with 75% grading in each area, in which all clinical components must be included. Candidates should also possess current BLS CPR certification to be eligible for the course.

The adult program tuition fee (exclusive of other costs) is $9,640, and financial aid may be availed. The average loan debt has been calculated at $5,464 per student receiving financial assistance. In 2012, 84% of the students received financial aid – primarily as loans and grants. On-time graduation rate is currently at 75%.

The school also offers the High School LPN I and the High School Nursing Assistant programs, both of which teach foundation skills for a career in the nursing profession. All courses commence twice a year – in September and January – and there are options for full-time and part-time study.

BOCES is a public organization set up in 1948 to facilitate shared educational resources to school districts. Its success in New York State has prompted at least 30 other state legislatures to mandate or pass legislation similar to the configuration currently operating in New York. Dutchess is one of 38 BOCES in the state.

Programs Offered

The programs listed below are some of the programs offered by Dutchess BOCES – School of Practical Nursing. The list may differ from current programs, for a complete list of what courses are offered students can visit the school's website.

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The licensed practical nurse (LPN) program takes about ten months for most students to complete.

Program Details:

  • Estimated tuition cost of this program is $11,000*
  • The estimated cost of books or supplies required is $770*
  • Based on published reports, around 70 students completed the licensed practical nurse (LPN) program last year
  • The length of the licensed practical nurse (LPN) program is about 10 months

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*The posted costs for tuition, fees and supplies are determined through historical data and may not represent current costs.
**Repayment rates, earnings, and loan payments are estimated to provide a comparative context. For more detailed information individuals are asked to contact the school.

Estimated Costs & Financial Aid

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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 Aid82%-
Receiving Grants & Scholarships68%$5,165
Receiving Student Loans82%$8,639

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