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BTC Launches New LPN Program Path Option

Bolivar Technical College (BTC) is excited to announce an expansion to our Licensed Practical Nursing (LPN) program, offering students more flexibility than ever before. In response to student feedback and the growing need for adaptable educational pathways, BTC now provides two options for completing the LPN program: a 12-month path with students in class or clinicals three to four days per week, and a 16-month path with students in class or clinicals only two to three days per week.

A Comprehensive Guide to Choosing a BSN Completion Program for RNs

For registered nurses (RNs) in the United States to advance their careers and expand their skills, pursuing a Bachelor's in Nursing (BSN) through an RN to BSN completion program is a popular choice. To help simplify the decision-making process, we've compiled a comprehensive guide outlining key factors to consider when selecting the program that best fits your needs.  

BTC is Approved to Offer RN to BSN Online Program Nationwide

Bolivar Technical College (BTC) is excited to announce that we have been approved to participate in the State Authorization Reciprocity Agreement (SARA) by the Missouri Department of Higher Education and Workforce Development (DHEWD). This important approval allows BTC to offer our online RN to BSN Completion program to students across the United States, except in California. 

BTC Receives Additional Accreditation Through ACEN

We are proud to announce Bolivar Technical College (BTC) has achieved a significant milestone in our educational journey by receiving an additional accreditation from the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN). "It’s a recognition of academic excellence," said Erin Mock, MSN, RN, and Director of Nursing Education at BTC. "Our students can be confident they are receiving education that prepares them well for their careers and further studies." 

BTC Announces Spring 2024 President’s List Recipients

Bolivar Technical College (BTC) proudly announces the exceptional students who have earned a place on the Spring President's List. This prestigious recognition is awarded to students who have demonstrated outstanding academic performance by earning a 3.85 or higher cumulative Grade Point Average (GPA) during the spring semester. The honorees include individuals from various communities, each dedicated to advancing their nursing education.

BTC Celebrates the RN Class of 2024!

On Saturday, May 4th, Bolivar Technical College (BTC) held our much-anticipated graduation ceremony for the RN Bridge and RN Class of 2024. 37 students, including 11 RN Bridge students, celebrated their achievements and the beginning of their professional nursing careers. 

Bolivar Technical College Celebrates National Nurses Week  

Nursing is a dynamic profession that demands resilience, compassion, and continual growth. As we celebrate National Nurses Week, Bolivar Technical College (BTC) is proud to spotlight some of our nursing alumni who exemplify these qualities and more. From diverse career trajectories to unwavering dedication to patient care, these alumni showcase the profound impact nurses make in healthcare settings and beyond. This week, we honor all who have chosen this selfless career path!

Unlocking Success: Introducing New Success Lab Class 

Here at Bolivar Technical College, we're constantly seeking ways to empower our students on their journey to becoming competent and compassionate nurses. That's why we're thrilled to introduce our newest initiative: the Success Lab, a designated time designed to propel our nursing students. 

10 Things to Consider When Choosing An LPN to RN Bridge Program

Becoming a Registered Nurse (RN) is a career aspiration for many Licensed Practical Nurses (LPNs) seeking to advance their professional standing and expand their scope of practice. Here's a comprehensive guide to help prospective students navigate through the process and choose the most suitable LPN to RN Bridge program.

BTC Faculty Attend ’24 Sim Conference for Global Collaboration

Four faculty from Bolivar Technical College (BTC) embarked on an enriching journey to the 2024 International Meeting for Simulation in Healthcare (IMSH) in San Diego, California, thanks to a generous grant from the Missouri State Board of Nursing. Returning home inspired by the speakers, breakout sessions, and demonstrations, the BTC team has been collaborating on their individual takeaways and developing a plan to roll out their ideas at BTC.

How to Excel on the Next Gen NCLEX: A 5-Step Guide

Preparing for the Next Gen NCLEX requires a strategic approach to navigate its new question formats and ensure success. In this how-to guide, we'll explore five essential tips to help nursing students excel on the Next Gen NCLEX. 

Guide to Financing Your Education: How to Pay for Nursing School

Embarking on a journey to become a nurse is both noble and rewarding. The financial aspect of attending nursing school can be challenging to understand. Fortunately, there are various avenues available to help aspiring nurses finance their education. In this guide, we'll explore effective strategies on how to pay for nursing school.

BTC Given Over $172k Grant for Faculty & Preceptor Development 

We are excited to share that Bolivar Technical College has recently been awarded a substantial grant of over $172,000 from the Missouri State Board of Nursing aimed at enhancing faculty and preceptor development within the institution. This grant, which will help lower tuition for Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) programs and facilitate participation in conferences and other development programs, emphasizes our commitment to advancing the skills and expertise of our faculty members. 

BTC Financial Aid Dept Adds Opportunities for Students

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.

A Promising Start: Growing Healthcare Education at BTC

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.  

Celebrating Success: BTC Class of 2023!

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. 

BTC Announces Fall 2023 Scholarship Recipients

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.  

A Closer Look at BTC’s Nursing Clinical Partnerships

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. 

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