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Second-Trimester Program Application Period Opens June 1st and Closes Sept 1st

Apply online beginning June 1st through September 1st. All documents must be received by no later than September 5th. This Application Period if for those applicants who have completed a Nursing Fundamentals in another program with a ‘C+’ or higher within the past 2 Years of application.

Information About MSWSPN

Finger Lakes Health is home to the Marion S. Whelan School of Practical Nursing (MSWSPN), which offers an LPN certificate. We are one of only three hospital-based nursing programs in New York State. Founded in 1956, we have graduated over 1,800 nurses. MSWSPN offers a program that is beneficial to the learner seeking a career as a license practical nurse. Students attend during the day, Monday – Friday for ten months. This PN program is a 1080 clock-hour program awarding graduates with a Certificate of Practical Nursing and graduates are fully prepared to take their NCLEX exam for licensure.

Students in the program attend classes and start participating in clinical rotations in the first semester. This allows for immediate application of knowledge and skills obtained in the Classroom and Laboratory by caring for actual patients. Observational experiences may be conducted in Long Term Care, Medical surgical and a Ventilator Unit.

After graduation from MSWSPN students find our college level curriculum prepares them thoroughly to continue their education, including becoming RNs through our MSWSPN/FLHCON (1+1) program through Finger Lakes Health College of Nursing & Health Sciences. Go to www.flhcon.edu for more information on the RN Program

We have knowledgeable and caring Faculty and professional Staff.  The School Faculty and Staff embody the Finger Lakes Health organizational values of:

                                                                    Exceptional care and service
                                                                    Acts of kindness
                                                                    Responsibility and respect

The Marion S. Whelan School of Practical Nursing has a distinguished reputation throughout the Finger Lakes Region for the quality of our graduates. We focus on preparing students to join a workforce community of healthcare professionals who provide exemplary service and care to a diverse population. Our faculty and staff are innovative, creative and engaged in advancing the knowledge and skills to improve the delivery of health care.

Students are attracted to the program of study because of small classroom size, faculty to student ratios, and flexibility of the programs. All Applicants must apply via this website.

The school is located in Geneva, New York between Rochester and Syracuse, New York. The address is:

MSWSPN (Marion S. Whelan School of Practical Nursing)

196 North Street, Geneva, NY  14456

Phone: (315) 787-4005 for general questions

Admission Questions: (315) 787-4278

Registrar/Billing questions: (315) 787-4008

Financial Aid Questions: (315) 787-4614

Fax: (315) 787-4275


Admissions Announcements

Applying to more than one program

If you are interested in applying to more than one program such as our RN program go to FLHCON.edu within the same term you will be required to fill out an application for each program. You will also be required to pay the fee of $50.00 for each application.

Required paperwork

Just a reminder that we no longer accept Nursing ABC credits. However, Portage Learning credits are still accepted

Please pay close attention to deadlines for document submission. All documents must be in our offices at the close of business on the listed term close date. If it is not received by then we cannot consider those documents in determining your eligibility

Second Trimester Application Period Opens on June 1st and Closes on September 1st

Application Period for Second Trimester Admissions Period opens on June 1st and will close on September 1st. This option is available to applicants who have completed Nursing Fundamentals from another program with a grade of  ‘C+’ or higher within the past 2 years of application date.  All documents must be received by no later than September 5th. Go to the Admissions Page for more details.  Second-Trimester Admissions

Application for the Fall 2019 PN program is now Closed. Decision letters will be sent out the first week of March.