Academics

Marion S. Whelan School of Nursing offers a Practical Nursing healthcare career opportunity that is flexible and conducive to the adult learner. The nursing program is a 1 year program and graduates are eligible to sit for the licensing exam for Practical Nurses.

In addition to classroom instruction curriculum; our students are given over 490 hours of clinical experience in acute and long term care settings. Observational experiences may be conducted in Surgical Services, Diagnostics, the Dialysis Center, and the Child Care Center. There is also a rotation in home health care.

As one of only three hospital-based practical nursing programs in the entire state of New York, students are assured that the education and clinical training they receive is first-rate. One strength of our program is that students earn college credit as well as gain invaluable clinical experience.