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Practical Nurse Program

LPN - Pre-requisite: Must have a high school diploma or equivalency.

The 1200-hour PN program consists of theory and clinical hours. Students are taught to perform patient care, administer medications through various routes, accurately document, provide education to patients, and advocate for those in their care. The program is designed to provide students with the knowledge and skills necessary to gain employment as an entry level graduate practical nurse. Upon completion of the program, the graduate will be eligible to sit for the National Council Licensure Examination (NCLEX).

There are two locations for the Practical Nurse program:

Langdon Plaza- 303 N. Main Street, Elmira, NY 14901 (Full-Time/Part-Time)

Coopers Plains- 9579 Vocational Drive, Painted Post, NY 14870 (Full-Time only)

Each location contains an interactive lab and simulation for nursing skills. The instructors will guide you through safe practice before you begin clinical rotations at local facilities.

Health Careers Coordinator: Erin McNaney, BSN (Keuka College)

Our lead instructors are:

Elmira Full-Time- Elizabeth Bonsignore, BSN, (Capella University) & MS in Nutrition (New York Chiropractic College)
Coopers Full-Time- Melissa Roman, BS in Nursing, (Elmira College)

There are approximately 6 adjunct instructors.

Please see below for upcoming programs or click on the brochure for more information.

TEAS test sign-ups do not begin until December. TEAS tests will be administered bi-monthly beginning in January. Please call 607-739-8170 for more information.

Needed TEAS scores to be considered for admission:

Reading: 63.7

Math: 60.3

Language: 57.4

HEGIS CODE: 5209.20

For the Practical Nurse Program, students, or prospective students, who are in need of accommodations, should make this known to the Health Careers Coordinator as soon as possible, to ensure that GST BOCES can reasonably accommodate their needs. When admitted to the program, it is the responsibility of the student to provide GST BOCES with a copy of your IEP, whether you plan to use it throughout the program or choose not to.

The Greater Southern Tier BOCES does not discriminate on the basis of actual or perceived race, color, national origin, ethnic group, disability, sex, religion, religious practice, marital status, sexual orientation, or age, or under the Boy Scouts Act, in its programs, activities, admission of students, or employment. Inquiries concerning the application of regulations prohibiting discrimination may be referred to: BOCES’ Title IX/Section 504 Coordinator, Doug Johnson (, 459 Philo Road, Elmira, NY 14903, 607-739-3581 ext. 2273) or U.S. Department of Education Office for Civil Rights (32 Old Slip, 26th Floor, New York, NY 10005-2500, Phone: 646-428-3900, Fax: 646-428-3843; TDD: 800-877-8339, Email:



Date:08/16/21 - 06/30/22
Location:Coopers Campus Bld 3 Rm300
Sessions/Hours:1200 hrs



Date:08/16/21 - 06/30/22
Location:Elmira-Langdon Plaza
Sessions/Hours:1200 hrs



Date:09/20/21 - 04/03/23
Location:Elmira-Langdon Plaza
Sessions/Hours:1200 hrs

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