Licensed Practical Nursing (LPN)

Part-time Adult Licensed Practical Nursing Program

The Practical Nursing Program is designed to prepare students to work as entry level Practical Nurses in today's health care system. This program is comprised of 726 hours theory and 510 hours clinical, totaling 1,236 hours of instruction.  Emphasis is placed on developing the skills knowledge and behaviors necessary for effective use of the nursing process to perform basic client care. Ultimately, the student needs to understand, integrate, and then apply theory to real Practical Nursing situations with clients of any age. Students also practice for the required NCLEX-PN licensure examination throughout their LPN program.

Course Objectives

Upon completion of the course the student will be able to:

  • Identify the roles and responsibilities of the Practical Nurse
  • Utilize the nursing process to solve client problems
  • Adapt nursing care to the principles of growth and development
  • Apply the school philosophy to nursing practice
  • Explain health care delivery systems
  • Practice safe basic nursing skills
  • Utilize basic scientific principles in nursing care

Locations

Orleans Niagara BOCES Technology and Conference Center
Continuing Education (back building)
4124  Saunders Settlement Road, Sanborn, NY 14132
Workforce Training Center 
606 6th Street
Niagara Falls, NY 14301
 
 
Admission Requirements
 
  • Successful completion of Biology & High School Math Courses (strongly recommended)
  • Completed LPN Application on file in the Nursing Education Office
  • Submission of official copies of all school transcripts or GED/TASC (High School Equivalency).
  • Testing fee payment
  • Successful completion of LPN pre-test and essay
  • Successful interview with the Health Occupations Coordinator

Pre-Test

All applicants must successfully complete the ATI Teas (test of essential academic skills) exam.  See www.atitesting.com for more information. The entrance examination is part of the admission process. This test is a 3-4 hour, multiple choice, timed examination testing essential math skills, reading comprehension, science and english.

Financing

Financial Aid is available to qualifying individuals.  Click on "Financial Aid Application Procedure" at left for detailed information.  A $100.00 non-refundable acceptance fee is required to reserve enrollment. This acceptance fee is applied toward tuition.

Important Information about the educational debt, earnings, and completion rates of students who attend the LPN program

 

Scheduling

The O-N BOCES LPN Program is scheduled 4 days a week for 13.5 months.

The theory portion of the program is scheduled 7:30AM - 1:30PM        

The clinical portion of the program will be scheduled at local health care facilities from 7:30 AM - 3:30 PM.

Attendance and Grading Policy

Attendance and maintaining a minimum grade of 75% are critical to success and continuance in the LPN program. If a student does not make up clinical absence hours, has not passed program critical elements as specified, or has a grade average lower than 75%, they will not be able to continue in the program.

Topics of Study

  • Introduction to Practical Nursing
  • Basic Concepts of Physical and Life Sciences
  • Anatomy & Physiology with related Nursing Skills
  • Nutrition
  • Pharmacology
  • Geriatrics
  • Introduction to Clinical
  • Growth & Development
  • Mental health
  • Community Health
  • Medical Surgical Nursing with Related Nursing Skills
  • Maternity
  • Pediatrics
  • Clinical Hours in Required Areas

Health Requirement

Completion of the O-N BOCES physical examination by your primary care provider is required prior to any clinical experience.

Examples of Clinical Experience Rotation Sites

  • Lockport Memorial Hospital
  • Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center
  • Briody Health Care
  • Odd Fellow & Rebekah Health Facility
  • Schoellkopf Health Care Facility
  • Roy-Hart School District

Areas of Clinical Experience

  • Geriatrics
  • Medical-Surgical
  • Maternal-Child
  • Leadership
  • Medication Administration

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CALL:  1-716-731-6800, Ext. 4445

 

 

FOR APPLICATION:  Please complete, print, and send to Sarah Pabon at address on page 2 of application.

 

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