Practical Nurse Information

The BCCE Adult Practical Nursing Program prepares students to take the NCLEX-PN licensing exam for Practical Nurses.  The curriculum includes:  classroom theory, laboratory skills, and clinical experience.  This course is a total of 1260 clock hours in length. A comprehensive, intensive two-day NCLEX-PN exam review is offered at the conclusion of the course.  

*The pre-admission process takes four months so plan early to reserve your seat!

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Pre-Requisites:                 1.    High School Transcript or GED/TASC

2.       Must be 18 years of age

3.       Take and pass the Kaplan Admission Exam - $65.00 fee

4.       Personal Interview

5.       Complete application for admission

6.       Payment of Non-Refundable Application Fee

7.       Negative Drug Screen

**BOCES remains a drug free zone.  Positive drug screens will exclude individuals from clinical practice.  Healthcare facility guidelines prohibit those found under the influence from entering clinical sites and participating in clinical instruction.

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Verona Campus Full-Time Program Fall 2024:
Days Hours
M - TH 8:00 am - 3:30**pm
September 2024 -August 2025
*Pre-Admission process starts May 2024
Utica ACCESS Site Full-Time Program Winter 2024:
Days Hours
M - TH 8:00 am - 3:30** pm
February 2024 - January 2025
*Pre-Admission process starts November 2023
 Utica ACCESS Site  Part-Time Program Fall 2024:
   Days                               Hours
   M, W, Th                       5:00 pm - 9 pm
 F                                         8:00 am - 3:30 pm
   August 2024 - December 2025
   *Pre-Admission process starts April 2024
**Clinical Days (2/week) are 6:50 am - 3:30 pm.
Clinical days begin in week 12 of the program and continue to the end of the program.

The program health documentation requirements are: a physical exam; immunizations and/or blood titers, and a negative tuberculosis test; flu vaccine and COVID vaccines are required per NYS Mandate.

Students are evaluated throughout the program.  To successfully complete the program you must complete 1260 clock hours of instruction.  A grade average of 75% must be maintained in each course and you must pass both the nursing skills and the clinical component to receive a certificate of completion.

Currently, the estimated tuition and associated costs are approximately $16,000 plus $2000.00 in out of pocket expenses. This amount is subject to change without notice due to increases in program costs. Call  (315) 361-5800 for application deadlines and to schedule your pre-admission test.

**MO-BOCES does not and shall not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion (creed), gender, gender expression, age, national origin (ancestry), disability, marital status, sexual orientation, or military status, in any of its activities or operations including admission into the PN program.

The BCCE Adult Practical Nursing Program is approved by the New York State Education Department.

May 2024. Actual dates/programs may change. Please call for details.