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Career & Technical School News

Adult Practical Nursing Classes offered for 2017-18 school year

Enter one of the most in-demand career fields

Nursing studentsAre 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, a career field that is projected by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics to grow by 16 percent by 2024.

New adult part and full-time classes are being offered at CTE during the 2017-18 school year.

A full-time, 10-month class starts Sept. 5 and a part-time, 18-month class begins in January.

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 December.  Click here for a schedule of those exams.

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.

GraduationStudents 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 2016 graduate Krishnan Appan.

“As challenging as it is in the classroom, when you get out into the clinicals and are applying what you have learned and are able to help people, it is just so rewarding,” added Jackie McCormack, who graduated from the program in June.

Click here for specific information on the program. Click here for a tuition breakdown and here for financial assistance information.

For more information on the Adult PN program, the Health Careers Center at (518) 862-4709 or


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