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Career & Technical School News

Adult Practical Nursing Classes offered for 2016-17 school year

Enter one of the most in-demand career fields

Adult nursingAre you an adult seeking to change, enhance or start a great career?

It's time to take action and prepare to join one of the fastest growing and highest demand jobs in the nation — nursing.

The state-approved  Adult Practical Nursing program at the Capital Region Career & Technical School, offered just for adult students, encompasses 1,100 hours of classroom and clinical study and practice. Upon completion, students are eligible to take the NCLEX Practical Nursing examination for licensure to become Licensed Practical Nurses.

New adult part and full-time classes are being offered at CTE during the 2016-17 school year.

A full-time, 10-month class starts in September and the part-time, 18-month class begins in November. Now, though, is the time to enroll in these classes and take the entrance exam ( the Test of Essential Academic Skills (TEAS), which are being offered until October.

The adult practice nursing program covers all levels of patient care and provides hands-on, supervised clinical experiences at local health care facilities. Students are also given a solid foundation to pursue advanced college training and climb the nursing career ladder. Satisfactory completion of an entrance exam is required for enrollment.

an adult nursing student helps a patient sit upStudents gain practical experience in a number of area facilities, including Baptist Health Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, Capital Living Nursing & Rehabilitation Centre and
Ellis Hospital.

"What you learn in here, you practice in the field, What you practice in the field you learn in here. ... It's a great program," said current student Krishnan Appan.

Click here for printable information flyer (PDF) on the program. Click here for the Test of Essential Academic Skills (TEAS) schedule and click here for costs and here for financial assistance information.

For more information on the Adult PN program, visit the Adult Practical Nursing page or contact: the Health Careers Center at (518) 862-4709 or







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