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 2017-2019 cohort has begun.
The pre-assessment examination will be administered on Tuesday, May 23, 2017, at 4:00 p.m.
All applicants should arrive by 3:30 p.m.
Mail the Adult Nursing Program Application and the Pre-Nursing Assessment Test Application found below along
with the non-refundable $75.00 (money order only!) processing fee to
Curtis High School
Attn: Lucy D’Ambrosio
105 Hamilton Avenue, Room 129, Staten Island, New York 10301,
before Tuesday, May 16, 2017 to secure a testing seat
CLICK HERE FOR P-NAT APPLICATION- DO NOT SEND MONEY TO C-NET (only to Curtis HS)
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 http://account.cnetnurse.com/p-nat-study-materials/
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 Secretary at Curtis High School 718-390-1800 extension 7075.