Adult nursing program partners with regional hospitals to train next generation of health professionals

The Capital Region BOCES Adult Practical Nursing program signed agreements with Albany Medical Center and Trinity Health to expand on-site clinical practice and training for adult practical nursing students. Starting this fall, students in this program will have the opportunity to learn at Albany Medical Center and Trinity Health facilities for the first time in nearly 20 years.

Adult students have gained clinical hours in St. Peter’s Hospital, Ellis Hospital and numerous nursing and skilled rehabilitation facilities over the last several years. Albany Medical Center has served as a home-base for the high school Sterile Processing Technician program, but this fall will mark their return to providing service to the adult nursing program.

“Starting in the fall, we will have students in Albany Medical Center for the first time in 20 years and in several Trinity Health facilities. This is a hallmark moment for our program as we have worked to prepare our students for the unique environments of the various institutions and Albany Medical Center and Trinity certainly provide some experiences they cannot receive in other institutions,” said Paula Negri, Health Careers & Services Principal.

About Our Adult Practical Nursing Program

The Adult Practical Nursing (APN) program is a New York state-approved program that prepares students through 1,100 of classroom and clinical practice to take the National Council Licensure Examination (NCLEX) and apply to become a New York state Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN).

Learn more about Capital Region BOCES’ adult practical nursing program, and dozens of other courses available to adult learners through our Career & Technical School.