Practical Nursing Training Program

Erie 2 Boces

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Location(s): Ashville, Fredonia

Spots open: 30

Tuition: Paid by Employee/Training Seeker

Erie 2-Chautauqua-Cattaraugus-BOCES School of Practical Nursing offers a 12-month program (1,145 Clock Hours). This program provides the knowledge and clinical skills necessary for a career in the nursing profession. Successful completion of the program will prepare the student to take the National Council Licensure Examination (NCLEX).

Nursing Theory and skills are taught in the classroom and reinforced with lab practice and clinical opportunities in a variety of health care settings.

Classes meet five days per week (Monday through Friday). Classes are available during the day at our Hewes Center in Ashville and The Cassadaga Job Corps Academy. Evening classes are held at The Health Careers Academy and Training Center at the LoGuidice Educational Center in Fredonia.

Qualifications/Requirements: Education

Course Duration/Length & Schedule

12-month program (1,145 Clock Hours)

Day and Evening Classes available

Day Classes are Monday through Friday

Evening Classes are Monday through Friday plus one (1) Saturday per month


About Erie 2 Boces

E2CCB offers education to adults through:

Health Career Program

Programming is designed to prepare adult students for entry-level positions in the healthcare field.  Short-term classes are offered for certification as a Personal Care Aide (PCA), Home Health Aide (HHA), Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA), and Phlebotomist.  Additionally, the program operates a School of Practical Nursing offering a one-year program, which prepares students to take the NCLEX ( National Council Licensure Exam). This program is offered at three sites: Hewes Educational Center, Ashville, N.Y.; Cassadaga Job Corps Academy, Cassadaga, N.Y.; and the LoGuidice Educational Center, Fredonia, N.Y. These programs require tuition, but funding is available for adult students who meet specific criteria.

Workforce Development Program

Programming is designed to offer short-term educational opportunities in high-demand career fields.  Currently, ongoing programming is offered in Commercial Driver’s License, Heavy Equipment Operations, and Forklift Operation.  Additionally, this program supports adults who are interested in attending a one or two-year program at any of our Career and Technical Education centers.

High School Equivalency (HSE) preparation and English as a Second Language (ESL)

Programming is offered free to adults throughout our region in day and evening classes as well as through distance learning reaching students in rural areas. Programming is also offered at the Chautauqua County Jail.

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