Medina Journal-Register — The Orleans/Niagara BOCES Licensed Practical Nursing (LPN) program has been ranked third out of 77 state approved LPN programs in New York State. The ranking was determined by the results of the NCLEX-PN exam, which is used by state boards of nursing around the country for testing proficiency and granting licensure. The rates determine how well a school is preparing their students for a career in practical nursing.
“We could not be happier,” said Orleans/Niagara BOCES Nursing Coordinator Karen Kwandrans. “I think the rating definitely reflects the quality of our program and instructors. They do an amazing job with our adult students preparing them for a career in nursing. We had a passing rate of 97.76 percent and we are very proud of our students and all their hard work in achieving this.”
Nursing is one of the fastest growing careers with a 14 percent increase in jobs per year predicted by the Bureau of Labor Statistics.
For those interested in attending the Orleans/Niagara BOCES LPN program, testing and applications are still being accepted for the Medina class that begins March 13. The next LPN class in Sanborn will begin in September.
Testing dates are Feb. 20 and March 4. For additional information contact Terry Josker at (800) 836-7510, ext. 4445 or firstname.lastname@example.org, or go to the Orleans/Niagara BOCES website at www.onboces.org.