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Are you looking for more job opportunities? Have you been seeking a higher paying job?

Becoming a Registered Nurse could be the answer you've been looking for!

Here are some facts about BTC's RN program:
-Students begin this program every August and graduate in less than 2 years.
-Students go to …

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Check out these students working on their dissection in Anatomy & Physiology. Coach Gray and Ms. Schmidt are assisting the students in this dissection to help them better analyze the muscles in the

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Happy Veteran's Day! Today, we recognize veterans for the time they spent serving our country. Our faculty and staff want to thank every veteran for their hard work and many sacrifices made to ensure our freedom. 🇺🇸

A special thank you to our students and alumni who served our great nation and …

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Did you know several of our RN graduates have gone on to fill leadership positions? Check out this story and see if Nurse Manager would be a good fit for you! Excellent nurse managers possess strong leadership and communication skills and create a vibrant culture of teamwork and trust among their …

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Before choosing a nursing school, take a look at some of the reasons our students said they chose

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Are you a travel nurse? Do you want to become a travel nurse? Take a look at these tips to be the best nurse you can be before heading out to your next adventure!✈️ Stay Healthy & Safe on the Go with These Travel Tips Working as a nurse can be draining, so if you’re also traveling for work, …

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Our students really enjoy working with our local communities during their clinical rotations!

This semester, our 2018 LPN students are gaining Med-Surg experience at CMH in Bolivar. Here, the students are charting and gathering patient information on iPads. Keep up the good work,

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We have a new friendly face in our front office; meet Katie Greer, our newest Admissions Representative!

Katie has 13 years of office support experience and she is excited to use her experience to support and encourage all of the people who walk through our doors. Katie loves spending her free time …

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We're live! Some students had issues hearing the beginning of our live segment so we restarted. Following along here. --- Test Taking Strategies: Tips for Success & Overcoming Anxiety Our nurse educators are sharing helpful and effective strategies for testing, overcoming anxiety and

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Reminder to incoming students!

If you're planning to enroll into a specific program at BTC, you can always take some of your gen-eds early if time allows.

Want to start your program immediately? You’re in luck because you can start as early as January! By applying as early as possible and making …

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If you're signed up for classes next semester, now is the perfect time to go over your financial aid information. Set up a time to discuss your financial aid package with Wendy M. today by visiting the main office or calling us at

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MEET OUR ALUMNI: Amanda Marquis, LPN class of 2017

Amanda always dreamed of becoming a nurse, but she knew it wouldn't come without some difficulties. She graduated the 1 year LPN program while balancing life with her 4 kids, and she pushed through the struggles because of what graduating would mean …

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ATI is hosting a Facebook LIVE for anyone who is looking for some test-taking strategies and tips for overcoming stress and anxiety! Click the link in their post to RSVP to the event on November 8th at 6 PM. Finals are just around the corner, and with a schedule jam-packed of exams it can start to …

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We're set up at the Mercy Employee Benefit Fair today until 6 PM and tomorrow from 7 AM - 4 PM! Nancy would love to discuss our programs with anyone interested in furthering their education. Ask her anything about our MA, LPN, RN Bridge, or RN program! If you're a BTC grad, stop by and say

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Check out why Samantha, an LPN and RN Bridge graduate of BTC, thinks her NCLEX prep was different than some of her coworkers' experiences:

"My experience was much different because BTC uses ATI (Assessment Technologies Institute) to review for the NCLEX. ATI prepares you for the NCLEX because it …

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Every single nurse has the ability to change lives for the better. No matter how big or small the action, nurses make an impact everyday.

http://bit.ly/2F9aY4h Throughout history, nurses have brought innovation to patient care that has profoundly changed human health. And since 1897, Johnson & …

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Have you been wondering why our NCLEX pass rates keep getting better and better? There's a reason 100% pass rate keeps showing up from our classes!

One reason is because of the preparation our students get from our partnership with Assessment Technologies Institute (ATI)! Our complete partnership …

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You NEED to read this if you are a nursing student or a soon-to-be nursing student! We will do everything we can to help you succeed, but YOU have to care too.

Nursing school isn't always easy, but it is always worth it! So, you’re considering becoming a nurse – or you’ve already decided – …

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These women are so inspiring! Do you know any influential nurses in your own life? Tag them below ⬇️ While you may immediately think of Florence Nightingale, can you name nine others who touched not just patients, but people throughout the

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Amanda was nervous she had been out of school for too long to go back, but she wanted to advance her career. Does this sound familiar?

Everyone at BTC believes it is NEVER too late to further your education, especially if it's to advance your career. BTC's faculty and students encourage and help …

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The NCLEX exam is what stands between nursing students and their licensure. In order to practice in their field they MUST pass this exam, which means it’s a pretty big deal! If you spend 1 or 2 years in school you want to be confident you will pass your exam, right? Your future depends on it!

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Virtual Reality, robot assisted surgeries, and 3D printing are just a few advancements discussed in this graphic. Take a look at the future of medicine and let us know what you're most excited about! Source: Online Medical

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Thinking about going to school to become a nurse?

Want to be an LPN in just 1 year?

It's possible with Bolivar Technical College's LPN program! BTC's LPN students begin classes in January and graduate in December. The program is PACKED with valuable skills like how to take a patient’s vitals, …

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Not sure how to handle your paycheck wisely? This breaks it down into simpler terms. Take a couple of minutes to look over the tips! So you’re new to the nursing game, and you’re bringing home the bank. Now what? You’re are most likely looking into putting your earnings into some kind of bank …

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As nurses, you're going to help people in some of their lowest moments. This is why we encourage our students to be empathetic in all situations and show patients they CARE about them as a person. One way we do this is by having our students participate in a feeding skills lab.

There are two parts …

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Did you know we are COMPLETE partners with the Assessment Technologies Institute (ATI)?

What’s ATI, you ask? ATI has researched and formed a curriculum that is proven to increase NCLEX pass rates and produce more prepared nurses. The curriculum works with each class and emphasizes NCLEX review as …

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Do you ever wonder how nursing students become more comfortable with their skills before they start working on real patients? At BTC, our students get to spend hours in our Simulation & Skills Center developing their skills and gaining confidence. The S&S Center was opened in 2016, so it is …

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🎃 We hope you all had a fun Halloween with your friends and family! 🎃
We want to see everyone's costume, so share a picture from last night in the comments below!! ⬇️

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Students, we found some helpful tips for passing your NCLEX exam! We hope that these tricks and everything you've learned at BTC will help you pass your test. Good

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MEET OUR ALUMNI: Renae Barb, RN class of 2018

Renae has some great advice for our RN students! There will be times that you feel like giving up because nursing school isn't easy, but listen to what Renae has to say and don't stop trying your best.

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What a fun month it has been with our Fall Food Trucks at BTC event! Boone's BBQ was a great way to end the event and fill everyone's belly before Halloween candy tonight!

We want to know what you thought about the event.... should we bring it back in the spring? What food trucks do you want to see …

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Thinking about taking classes at BTC, but want to see what the campus looks like? Check out this virtual tour of our 28,000 sq/ft campus that opened in January

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Did you know we are designated as Military Friendly? The organization, Military Friendly®, bestows the designation to organizations that show a commitment, effort and success in creating sustainable and meaningful benefits for the military community. We love our veterans and are proud to have …

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Are you an LPN or do you know an LPN who wants to advance their career?

Take a look at these facts about BTC's LPN to RN Bridge program:
-Our program takes only 1 year to complete
-We require minimal prerequisites for this program - half of which you may already have taken during your LPN program! …

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We are so sad our Fall Food Trucks at BTC event is coming to an end. We have had so much fun! Tomorrow, we will have our last food truck (for now), and it's Bolivar's very own Boone's BBQ Barn ! If you've ever wanted Boone's BBQ during your lunch hour, but haven't had time to drive to their …

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Is becoming a nurse your dream? Do you love to travel? Travel Nursing could be the perfect career for you! Read about how to become a travel nurse in this Scrubs Magazine article ✈️😷 Have you met a travel nurse in your unit? If so, you might have heard their stories of adventure, traveling, …

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We strongly encourage our students to go to local career fairs when they're looking for jobs. If you're in the market for a job, check out these tips for standing out at a career fair! Sarah, a nurse job applicant at a career fair, walked down the aisle, loudly chewing gum as she pushed a stroller …

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Hey BTC graduates! Have you seen our Facebook Group for BTC Alumni? Follow the link below and you'll find information about current nursing and medical jobs that are open, nursing discussion, and news about your alma mater. Once you've joined, be sure to add other BTC graduates that you know!

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Our President, Charlotte Gray, was interviewed by the Springfield Business Journal. The topic of discussion was the current shortage of nurses and what can be done about it. Check it out! http://bit.ly/2h3WiG4 Features Editor Emily Letterman interviews the president of Bolivar Technical

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Students, it's never too early to start thinking about applying for jobs. After all, your end goal is to get a great job, right??

Take a look at this Q&A about applying, interviewing, and landing that dream job. 🤓 We recently teamed up with the Children’s Mercy Hospital talent acquisition team …

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Did you know we also offer an 8 month Medical Assistant certificate program in addition to our 1 year MA Associate's degree program?

You can get in, get your education done, secure a position in a facility, then use that time and flexibility in that position to decide:
• What do I enjoy?
• What …

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ATI not only focuses on NCLEX prep, but they also assist nursing students and nurses on landing their dream job. Check out this Q&A about resumes and applying for jobs! We recently teamed up with the Saint Luke’s Health System talent acquisition team, Adidja Suleman and Bret Knappenberger, and …

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Have you ever wondered how our teachers supervise the students during simulations? To give simulations a more "real-life" feeling, teachers are in a separate room and are able to watch the students on a computer monitor through a camera located in each room. They can make notes and monitor the …

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Did you know that we have a COMPLETE partnership with the Assessment Technologies Institute (ATI) Nursing Education?

What does this mean? We have access to ALL of ATI's amazing resources! This includes a team of highly trained professionals who come to the school every semester to help our students …

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Look at all these wonderful people who braved the weather for some yummy food from Davalon today! We've enjoyed the food, but especially catching up with our graduates and meeting their friends from work! Make sure you join us next week for our LAST FOOD TRUCK, Boone's BBQ

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Are you a CNA that wants to add to your certification?

BTC's next Certified Medication Technician (CMT) course begins in April. CMTs are able to administer medication to patients, which typically means an increase in pay!

This 10 week course meets every Tuesday from 8 AM - 5 PM. If you are …

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If you're signed up for classes next semester, now is the perfect time to go over your financial aid information. Set up a time to discuss your financial aid package with Wendy M. today by visiting the main office or calling us at

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MEET OUR ALUMNI: Mikayla Francka, RN class of 2018

Mikayla has a passion for helping people and we saw that through her time in clinical rotations. Find out why she thinks nursing is a great career choice for those that enjoy caring for others!

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Fall Food Trucks at BTC continues tomorrow with a unique food truck, Davalon ! We have had so much fun watching the community enjoy food at our weekly lunch hour, and we've loved giving tours to those wanting to see what goes on at our campus.

Join us tomorrow at 11 AM at 1135 N Oakland Ave for …

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Want to become a Certified Medication Technician?

After 68 hours of class time over the span of 10 weeks, you will be able to provide patients with non-injectable prescription medications at your workplace.

Adding this certification to your resume could mean better jobs and better pay... not bad …

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