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OU BOCES Honors 28 Practical Nurses in Graduation Ceremony

Practical Nurse students standing during their graduation ceremony

Orange-Ulster BOCES honored its 28 graduating Practical Nurse (PN) students in a ceremony on Thursday, June 22, 2023, at the Emanuel Axelrod Education Center in Goshen. The ceremony celebrated the culmination of more than 1,100 hours in classroom, lab and clinical instruction.

The OU BOCES Practical Nurse Program is approved by the New York State Education Department Board of Regents. The objective of the program is to provide students with the opportunity to acquire nursing knowledge and skills and to meet the requirements necessary to sit for the New York State Board Examination in Practical Nursing.

The graduates gained an in-depth understanding of health across the continuum, age-specific care, basic needs of patients and the role and responsibilities of the practical nurse in all health care settings.

Student speaker gestures at podium during Practical Nurse graduation ceremony
 Practical Nurse student on stage during  graduation ceremony
 Practical Nurse students applaud during  graduation ceremony
 Practical Nurse students recite the Nurse's Pledge during graduation ceremony
 Practical Nurse students celebrate with instructor after graduation ceremony