• 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 three-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!
    Pre-Requisites:          1.   High School Transcript, TASC or GED
                                        2.   Must be 18 years of age
                                        3.   Take and pass Test of Essential Academic Skills (TEAS) $60.00 fee 
                                        4    Personal Interview
                                        5.   Complete application for admission   
                                        6.   Payment of Non-Refundable Application Fee
                                        7.   Negative Drug Screen
                                                 Full-Time Programs Fall 2015/Summer 2016:
                                                 Days                   Hours
    Rome ACCESS Campus   M - Th               8:00 am - 3:30**pm
                                                 August 2016 - July 2017 *Pre-Admission process starts February 
    Utica ACCESS Site            M – Th                  8:00 am – 3:30** pm                                                                
                                                 November 2016–October 2017*Pre-Admission process starts June
                                                 **Clinical Days (2/week) are 6:50 am – 3:30 pm.
    Classroom and laboratory instruction take place at the above locations.  The clinical experience component takes place at various health care facilities in the Utica-Rome-Oneida area.  The program health documentation requirements are:  American Heart Association CPR – BLS Healthcare Provider w/AED certification; a physical exam; immunizations and/or blood titers, a negative tuberculosis test and flu shot.
    Students completing the first semester of course work are eligible to take a Nurse Aide certification test, and if successful seek employment as a Certified Nurse Aide, and also eligible for HHA (Home Health Aide) Training.
    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, tuition is $10,500 plus other associated costs estimated to be $1,600. This amount is subject to change without notice due to increases in program costs.   Call the Verona Office (315) 361-5800 for application deadlines and to schedule your pre-admission test.
    The following tuition refund schedule shall apply to a student who withdraws or is terminated after the course begins:

     The first 2 days are prorated (by the day);

    Before the 315th program hour 75%
    After the 315th program hour and before the beginning of the 2nd semester, 50%
    After the 2nd semester begins and before the 945th program hour, 25%
    After the 945th program hour, NO TUITION IS REFUNDED.     
    The BCCE Adult Practical Nursing Program is approved by the New York State Education Department. Revised September 2015.  Actual dates/programs may change.  Please call for details.