Junie bug, trust me when I tell you that I feel your pain, these people practically make it impossible to find a good program at a decent price. I have been at this for awhile and occasionally on this site you always hear people saying"well if you don't do good on the test then you shouldn't be a nurse" But truth is not everybody functions on the same level and half of these nurses that do have 'BOOK SMARTS' lack the common sense to actually be a good nurse. i personally suck at taking a test that I know nothing about, meaning the NLN for example every year it chgs and it could possibly have more bio then chem or more physics and you try and study but it's such a broad spectrum of things that you need to know. I am okay with an exit exam I think that they do need it and it's different to the entrance exam because this is what they have prepared you for in the 12 months or so that you have been studing with them, and not only do schools like CANNJ have it but schools like BMCC. Anyways I'm sorry it's so long but I want to give you the info on Boces:
Eastern Suffolk Boces 631-582-2387 apps were being given starting Nov 1
VEEB Nassau apps are being given in the end of Jan 516-572-1704
deadline is very soon so check
LICH and Beth Israel have a deadline of april 1st for fall call for the app..