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Licensed Practical Nursing

at Erie 1 BOCES


In Just 12 Months!

- New Training Site Added -

Now Training at Gerard Place

2515 Bailey Avenue, Buffalo, NY 14215

Licensed Practical Nursing
  • This full time program will provide you with the knowledge and skills necessary to be successful in the nursing profession. Supervised clinical experiences will be provided in area hospitals and long-term care facilities.  Successful program completion will allow you to take the NCLEX-PN for licensure as a practical nurse.
  • Admission is pending successful completion (63% or higher) of the Diagnostic Entrance Test (DET)*.  The cost of testing is $25.
  • A personal interview will be conducted.
  • A valid high school diploma or equivalency is required.
  • An up-to-date physical with immunizations is required.
  • A $275 security deposit is required ($100 at financial aid appointment and $175 three weeks prior to program start).


Previous employers include Erie County Medical Center, VA, McGuire Group, Catholic Health, Elderwood Senior Care, Beechwood Continuing Care, GreenFields Continuing Care and Dent Neurology.  Entry level Licensed Practical Nurses can expect to earn an average of $17 to $19 per hour.  A Placement Specialist is on staff to assist you with resume writing and interview skills.

To enroll in the Licensed Practical Nursing Program you must first attend an  Orientation and Testing Session.
*Everyone must take the entrance exam.  Exceptions to admission scores may be considered based on work history, prior education, personal interview, and employer recommendations.
Start Dates, Times, Locations
Dates: April and October each year
Next Program:
October 21, 2019 to October 22, 2020
Morning Options:
Location: Workforce Development Center
Day & Time: Monday – Thursday
                      8:00 am – 2:00 pm
Location: Gerard Place in Buffalo
Day & Time: Monday – Thursday
                     8:00 am – 2:00 pm
Evening Option:
Location: Potter Career & Technical Center
Day & Time: Monday Thursday
                      4:00 pm 10:00 pm
Fee: $10,500.00
  • The cost of the program is $10,500.  Financial assistance may be available through Federal Student Aid, ACCES-VR, BETC/ECC One Stop, NETC, the US Department of Veterans Affairs, or other sources.  A Financial Aid Specialist is on staff to assist you.  Please visit our website for Gainful Employment Disclosure information.
Hours: 1,100
Get Started!
Prospective students must attend an Orientation session at the Erie 1 BOCES Workforce Development Center.
Also conducting orientations at Gerard Place in Buffalo.  Click Here for more information.
Click to view orientation schedule
Workforce Development Transcript Release Request

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Contact Us
Debbie Summers, Supervisor
Judy Rich, Clerical
(716) 821 - 7501
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