This is your opportunity to join one of most in-demand health occupations in the country. As a Practical Nursing (PN) student, you will be challenged with a rigorous program of study that will prepare you for the National Council Licensure Examination for Practical Nurses (NCLEX-PN). The Nursing faculty will cultivate an environment in which your success can be measured, validated and reproduced. With the foundations of knowledge and skills, you will become a well-qualified and safe practitioner. A review of the National Council Licensure Examination (NCLEX) is included at the end of the program.
A virtual open house is offered every Thursday at 1 p.m.
Tuition (additional fees for lab supplies & clinical uniforms)
Median loan debt incurred by students
Job Placement Rate
3-year NCLEX-PN pass rate average
Attrition rate for 2016-18
1143 clock Hours total Class 735
Day Program 1 Year (September - August)
Evening Program 1 Year (September - August)
Day Monday-Friday, 8 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Clinical as assigned 6:45 a.m. - 1:15 p.m.
Evening Monday-Thursday, 4 - 9:30 p.m.;
Friday: Lab 8 a.m. - 3 p.m. or clinical 6:45 a.m. - 1:15 p.m. as assigned
All are required before starting the program.
Physical, immunizations, BLS CPR, and TEAS exam ($75) are required before starting the program.
Informational Open House, offered every Thursday at 1 p.m. in Liverpool.
Location Main Campus,
Liverpool, NY 13088
SOC Codes 29-2061 U.S. Dept. of Labor www.bls.gov/SOC
HEGIS Code 5209.20
*Tuition Subject to change. Additional fee required for books, supplies, uniform, & licenseing application.
Estimated books & fees $2,123. Exam for Licensure - $200 (cost set by NYSED)
Due to the constantly changing nature of the Practical Nursing field of study, it is possible there may be outdated information in our publications.
Emeline McShane is the Health Occupations Coordinator at OCM BOCES. She holds an A.A.S. in nursing from the Crouse Hospital School of Nursing and a B.S. in Biomedical Sciences from SUNY Cortland. She has also completed the RN-to-MS Certificate program at LeMoyne College.