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Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN)

For more information contact


607-335-1210

Classes will have an anticipated start date during the 
Winter Session of the 2017-2018 school year please call for more information.

Program Information

Required Hours:


1,209 total hours taught in 40 consecutive weeks. 728 Theory Hours & 481 Clinical Hours.


Schedule:


Classes will have an anticipated start date during the Winter Session of the 2017-2018 school year please call for more information. 


Classroom instruction is scheduled Monday through Friday from 8:30 am until 3:30 pm.   Days and times for clinical instruction may vary to include evenings and/or weekends.


Locations:


Chenango Campus, Norwich: Dates TBD
R. W. Harrold Campus, Sidney Center: Dates TBD


Tuition:


Approximately $12,500.*

This cost includes all fees for tuition, textbooks, uniforms, medical kits, and graduation fees. This fee does not include post-graduation fees.

A Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) is a vital member of a high performance healthcare team. LPNs practice under the supervision of Registered Nurses, Nurse Practitioners, Doctors and several other health care professionals.  These clinicians rely on the LPN to help deliver appropriate, timely and compassionate care. 

LPNs may work in a variety of different settings to include; nursing homes, private physician practices, hospitals, home care etc. LPNs may have variance in their schedules providing for increased flexibility in their home life depending on their chosen place of employment. 


Duties of a LPN may include:


  • Collection, measurement, observation, documentation, and reporting of clinical data relating to a patient’s condition
  • Performing a variety of clinical procedures, such as urinary catheterization, tracheal suctioning, sterile dressing changes, and routine wound treatments
  • Administration of prescribed medications
  • Supervision of Certified Nursing Assistants
  • Education of patients and providing support to individuals and their families


LPNs are licensed by the state in which they practice. To obtain an LPN license, the state may require background checks and proof of education. Every state administers the National Council of State Boards of Nursing (NCLEX-PN) exam, which candidates must pass to obtain their license. Licenses are then renewed periodically dependent on the state one practices in.


Admission Requirements

Fulfillment of the minimum requirements does not guarantee acceptance into the Practical Nursing program. All candidates who meet admission requirements will be considered for acceptance. The number of students accepted into the program is limited due to available clinical sites.


  • Applicants must be 17 years or older.
  • Provide copies of birth certificate, current (non-expired) NYS driver’s license or non-driver ID,       and social security card.
  • Provide an official HS transcript or copy of GED/HSE diploma.
  • Complete and return the admissions application along with the $75 fee and your selected             date for the entrance exam. (Make check or Money Order payable to DCMO BOCES)
  • Complete and obtain a passing score on the TEAS pre-entrance exam.
  • Pass the health requirements and physical examination.
  • Provide proof of Immunizations as outlined on the Health Records Requirement Table.
  • Provide three professional references.
  • Must be physically and emotionally capable of performing the duties necessary for caring for       all types of patients throughout the entire ten month program without restrictions.
  • Demonstrate an interest in nursing, professional attitude, and dependability.
  • There is a very strict attendance policy for this program. Absences are not to exceed 13             classroom hours or 8 clinical hours per semester.
  • Must have your own transportation to the campus and clinical sites. Clinical assignments are       assigned with the intent to give you the best possible clinical experience.
  • Complete an interview with Financial Aid Advisor. All financial arrangements must be in place       prior to program start date.
  • Complete an interview with the Admissions Committee.


**Any type of criminal background may jeopardize your ability to be licensed as a nurse.



Pre Entrance Exam

The TEAS exam consists of four sections:


1. Reading: paragraph comprehension, passage comprehension, and 
inferences/conclusions (Time: 64 minutes / 53 questions)

2. Math: whole numbers, metric conversion, fractions, decimals, algebraic equations, percentages and ratio/proportion (Time: 54 minutes /36 questions)

3. Science: science reasoning, science knowledge, biology, chemistry, basic physical principals and general science (Time: 63minutes /53 questions)

4. English and Language Usage: punctuation, grammar, sentence structure, contextual words and spelling (Time: 28 minutes / 28 questions)


TEAS Frequently Asked Questions


1. How can I best prepare for taking the TEAS? Visit www.atitesting.com. ATI offers review products: a study manual and an online assessment.

2. Can I use a calculator on the TEAS? Yes, however you may only use a four function calculator provided by the exam proctor.

3. How long will it take for me to get my TEAS scores? Your results will be online at www.atitesting.com within 2-3 days after you have tested.

4. What is considered a passing score on the TEAS?  We recommend a minimum of 55% on the TEAS exam to be considered for the program however your admission to the program is not solely based on this score.

5. Do I have to take the TEAS exam? Yes, all applicants must take the pre-entrance exam in order to be considered for acceptance. If you have already taken the TEAS exam, we require an official transcript of the results sent directly from ATI. Request transcripts from ATI by calling 1-800-667-7531.

Resources

We found on-line resources to help you prepare and/or make an assessment if you are ready to take this course.  Please follow the links to free resources: