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 GED2. Must be 18 years of age3. Take and pass Test of Essential Academic Skills (TEAS) $60.00 fee4 Personal Interview5. Complete application for admission6. Payment of Non-Refundable Application Fee7. Negative Drug ScreenFull-Time Programs Fall 2015/Summer 2016:Days HoursRome ACCESS Campus M - Th 8:00 am - 3:30**pmAugust 2016 - July 2017 *Pre-Admission process starts FebruaryUtica ACCESS Site M – Th 8:00 am – 3:30** pmNovember 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.