Bolivar Technical College (BTC) has taken a significant stride in empowering nursing students by adding over 20 scholarship and loan repayment opportunities to its financial aid counseling arsenal. “We’ve never seen such amazing loan forgiveness options for nurses as in 2024, with local employers willing to pay back your loans," states Charlotte Gray, Bolivar Technical College President.
At the onset of the new semester on January 8th, Bolivar Technical College witnessed a remarkable surge in enrollment and enthusiasm, especially within the Practical Nursing (LPN) and Professional Nursing (RN) programs. The unprecedented full capacity of the LPN program, a significant growth since pre-covid cohorts, holds promise for addressing the local healthcare shortage.
As the sun sets on another academic year, the faculty and staff of Bolivar Technical College honored the graduation of its Practical Nursing (LPN) and RN to BSN Completion program students. Family and friends joined together on Saturday, December 16, 2023, to celebrate their graduates and reflect on this milestone.
We are proud to announce the recipients of our Fall 2023 scholarships: the 2023 BTC Alumni Scholarship, BTC Institutional Scholarship, and BTC Education Foundation Scholarship. The recipients received a combined $10,500 to use toward their education at BTC.
Here's an exclusive glimpse into the strategic clinical partnerships established by the BTC nursing programs that have led to our nursing students securing jobs and receiving high praises from employers post grad, shedding light on the diverse healthcare settings where students gain practical experience. Additionally, we'll explore the innovative use of the preceptor model and its impact on shaping the next generation of nursing professionals.
In the ever-evolving journey of healthcare education, programs are continuously being innovated to meet the needs of the next generation of nurses. We talk with BTC RN Program Coordinator and Coordinator for Simulation and Skills at BTC to learn about the cutting-edge initiative at BTC that is revolutionizing mental health education in nursing.
Embarking on a journey to become a nurse is a noble and fulfilling endeavor, and if you're a U.S. military veteran, you've already demonstrated immense dedication and resilience! Because of your selfless, the United States provides several tuition benefits and financial assistance programs for military veterans who wish to pursue a career in nursing. In this blog post, we'll explore five invaluable strategies to help you save money and make the most of the resources available to you as a veteran in nursing school. From leveraging GI Bill benefits to seeking out scholarships and grants, these tips will not only ease the financial strain but also ensure a smoother path to achieving your nursing aspirations.
Bolivar Technical College takes great pride in acknowledging the remarkable achievements of our students for the Summer 2023 semester. The President's List, a distinguished academic honor, is awarded exclusively to full-time students who have maintained a cumulative GPA of 3.85 or higher. Among these accomplished scholars are Brittany Slagle of Bolivar, Tiffany Radford of Battlefield, Jennifer Gary of Springfield, all of whom are currently in their third and final semester of the RN to BSN Completion program.
The autumn breeze is bringing with it the aroma of delicious food as Bolivar Technical College (BTC) proudly presents the "Fall Food Trucks at BTC" event. This exciting culinary event will take place in the parking lot of BTC, bringing together some of the region's most beloved food trucks for a series of dates you won't want to miss.
Date: Various dates in October
Location: Bolivar Technical College Parking Lot – 1135 N Oakland Ave, Bolivar, Missouri
In honor of Healthcare Simulation Week, we're delighted to bring you an exclusive interview with our college's Simulation & Skills Center Coordinator, Lucinda Schmidt. With a wealth of experience and expertise in the field, Ms. Schmidt has been instrumental in shaping our cutting-edge simulation program. Let's dive into the world of simulation through Ms. Schmidt's eyes!
As we embark on Healthcare Simulation Week, we are excited to introduce you to a pivotal member of our simulation family—ALEX! ALEX is not just an ordinary manikin; he's a high-fidelity marvel designed to bring medical scenarios to life in the most realistic and immersive way possible.
As the sun set on a hot and sunny August evening, anticipation filled the air at Bolivar Technical College (BTC). Students, both new and returning, eagerly awaited the commencement of the fall semester, which officially began on August 28th. However, the excitement didn't just start with the first day of classes; it was ignited the week prior during the college’s well-organized orientation program. One of the most memorable moments of the first week of classes on campus was the appearance of "Percy the Peacock" on Monday morning. Dressed in a vibrant peacock costume, Percy's presence injected a sense of fun and excitement into the campus.
The faculty members at Bolivar Technical College (BTC) have graciously provided some valuable insights into the world of nursing simulation, shedding light on how this innovative teaching method is revolutionizing nursing education and training. In this comprehensive blog post, we'll delve into the depth and significance of simulation, debunking misconceptions, and showcasing how it enriches nursing education to better prepare students for real-world scenarios.
The pursuit of education has the power to transform lives and empower individuals to reach their full potential. Bolivar Technical College (BTC) has always been committed to fostering academic excellence and supporting our students' ambitions. As part of this commitment, BTC proudly awarded three prestigious scholarships to several deserving students for the summer semester of 2023 - the BTC Education Foundation Scholarship, 2023 BTC Alumni Scholarship, and CMH Employee Institutional Scholarship.
BTC is proud to announce an extraordinary accomplishment—100% of our Registered Nurse (RN) graduates from the May 2023 cohort have successfully passed the National Council Licensure Examination (NCLEX). This achievement becomes even more remarkable when considering that this year's NCLEX featured a new test format, known as the Next Generation NCLEX (NGN). The NGN brought significant changes to the exam, making BTC's perfect pass rate a testament to the hard work and dedication of both the nursing students and the faculty. Learn more about this new testing format and how we set our students up for success in this blog post!
Are you considering a career in nursing? The demand for Registered Nurses (RNs) continues to grow, providing a multitude of exciting and diverse job opportunities. As a registered nurse, you'll have the chance to make a real difference in people's lives while enjoying a rewarding and fulfilling career. We will explore the various settings in which RNs can work, highlighting the extensive range of options available to those pursuing this noble profession.
Congratulations to Michaela Baier, Tiffany Bailey, Amie Engel, Angela Horinek, Tiffany Radford and Allison Steward for their remarkable accomplishments and well-earned positions on the President's List!
Bolivar Technical College held a memorable graduation ceremony to honor the remarkable achievements of the Professional Nursing (RN) Class of 2023. The event took place on May 6th, 2023, marking a significant milestone in the lives of these dedicated individuals who have successfully completed their rigorous academic journey.
Bolivar Technical College (BTC) has just started a new semester, and it's an exciting time for everyone involved. We are thrilled to welcome a new cohort of LPN to RN Bridge students to our campus.