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Celebrating Healthcare Simulation Week with Bolivar Technical College’s Simulation Coordinator

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! 

Meet ALEX : Our high-fidelity simulator

  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.

Bolivar Technical College Kicks Off Fall Semester with a Roaring Start

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.

Embracing the Power of Simulation: Enhancing Nursing Education for Real-World Impact

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.

Empowering Dreams: Bolivar Technical College Students Awarded Scholarships for Summer Semester 2023 

 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 RN ’23 Achieve 100% Pass Rate on the Nation’s Licensure Exam for RNs

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!

10 Exciting Job Opportunities for RNs (Registered Nurses)

     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. 

Bolivar Technical College Celebrates Class of 2023 at Graduation Ceremony

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. 

Happy National Nurses Day!

This year, as we celebrate National Nurses Day, we want to express our gratitude to all of the nurses who work tirelessly every day to care for patients and to all of the nursing educators who care beyond measure to provide an excellent education and educational environment for our students. 

BTC Embraces Innovative VR Tech in Simulations

We are proud to partner with Elsevier, a leading provider of healthcare information solutions, to purchase Elsevier's Virtual Reality platform for use in their nursing programs. Recently, Elsevier came to Bolivar Technical College to introduce their virtual reality training system to their nursing instructors.  

RN Students at BTC get in-depth prep class for NCLEX

At BTC, the faculty take their students’ success personally. RN Program Coordinator, Bailee Bailey, has worked with her peers to develop a prep class for RN students to pass the National Licensure Exam (NCLEX). We talked with Mrs. Bailey, MSN, RN to learn more about the NCLEX prep class offered to RN students at BTC.  

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