Adult Practical Nursing Program

The Practical Nursing Program is a two year program that provides preparation for NYS Licensure as a Licensed Practical Nurse.

First Year classes begin in October and end in June.

Second Year classes begin in September and end in June.

Classes are held Tuesdays and Thursdays 5:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.


Saturdays 7:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m.

The application process for the 2018-2020 cohort has begun.

Entrance Exams will be administered on May 8 and 15 at Curtis High School starting at 4:00 p.m.

email: for an application.

Review materials for the P-NAT exam can be purchased from The Center for Nursing Education and Testing

The Practical Nursing Program-introduces students to basic nursing skills that promote and maintain wellness. It teaches students to address the basic needs of individuals. Topics covered include normal anatomy and physiology, human growth and development, fundamentals of nursing and principles of pharmacology. Students learn nursing interventions that are used to address common health problems. Students learn advanced nursing skills to restore, promote and maintain wellness in clients with common health problems in the acute and residential car settings. Nursing students learn about therapeutic diets related to the health care needs of their client as well as cultural and religious factors.

Tuition is $10,000 paid over four semesters*.

Tuition includes: uniform and licensing review course.

Financial aid not available*


Students entering the Practical Nursing Program at Curtis High School must take and pass the P-NAT entrance exam with a score of the 50th percentile or better, show evidence of successfully completing high school and show proof of United States Citizenship.

Review materials for the P-NAT exam can be purchased from The Center for Nursing Education and Testing


Year 1: Fundamentals of Nursing 1 & 2; Life Cycle; Anatomy and Physiology; Nutrition and Medication Administration

Year 2: Nursing Care Problems of the Adult 1 & 2; Pharmacology, Maternal/Child Health I - Obstetrics II - Pediatrics; and Vocational Adjustments.

Upon successful completion of these courses (grade 75 or higher) including the clinical component, the student will be eligible to sit for the New York State Licensing Examination (NCLEX).

For additional information contact the Adult Nursing Department at Curtis High School by email: