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"I felt like I was able to be confident in what I had been taught and use all of those skills immediately in the field. We learned such a broad base of knowledge, but we also took the time to study specialties so that no matter what we chose to do we had a solid base in that area." -Amanda P.

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Job placement in 2017

Nothing’s worse than wasting your time and hard-earned money…

You want to get in and out of school quickly so you can get on with your life in a career that you love, right?

We know you don’t want to waste your time with unnecessary gen-eds, in huge classes where it’s difficult to get the one-on-one help you need. After all, the whole reason you’re spending all this time and money going back to school is to make sure you graduate and pass your licensure exam so you can work.

We get it. We ONLY offer healthcare education programs, and we do this so we can devote all of our resources to this specialty. We’ve gone above and beyond to include an exclusive NCLEX prep program that helps prepare you for licensure throughout the duration of our programs. Our track record proves itself…BTC had a 100% NCLEX pass rate for all of our 2017 LPN and RN grads. On top of that, 100% of those students secured jobs after passing their licensure exam.

We think you’ll love it at BTC. From our small school feel, to our unbeatable NCLEX pass rate, we make our student’s success our number one priority. 

Professional Nursing students taking BP

Professional Nursing (RN)

Registered nurses (RNs) provide and coordinate patient care, educate patients and the public about various health conditions, and provide advice and emotional support to patients and their family members.

Time Commitment
1 Year & 8 Months
Until Program Starts
30 Days4 Hours

RN Bridge

The Professional Nursing RN Bridge Program is designed for students who are already currently Missouri Licensed Practical Nurses (LPN) and have chosen to pursue a career as a Registered Nurse.

Time Commitment
1 Year
Until Program Starts
7 Months9 Days19 Hours
Now accepting for 2021!

Practical Nursing (LPN)

Licensed practical nurses (LPNs) provide basic nursing care. They work under the direction of registered nurses and doctors.

Time Commitment
1 Year
Until Program Starts
3 Months11 Days19 Hours
Enrolling for spring!

Medical Assistant (MA)

Medical assistants complete administrative and clinical tasks in the offices of physicians, podiatrists, chiropractors, and other health practitioners. Their duties vary with the location, specialty, and size of the practice.

Time Commitment
8 months OR 1 year
Until Program Starts
30 Days4 Hours
Enrolling for spring!


Nursing assistants work in nursing and residential care facilities and in hospitals. They are frequently active and may need to help lift or move patients.

Time Commitment
10 Weeks - Every Friday
Until Program Starts
1 Month9 Days4 Hours


Medication technicians are responsible for providing patients with non-injectable prescription medications. These professionals work under the supervision of registered nurses or other medical staff to prepare, distribute and monitor the effects of a patient’s medication

Time Commitment
9 Weeks - Every Wednesday
Until Program Starts
19 Days19 Hours

Short Term Computer Classes

Occasionally BTC will offer short term basic computer courses for ages 55 and older. We’ll focus on the basics of operating a computer, beginning and advanced email and internet browsing, along with an introduction to document programs (such as MS Word) and spreadsheets (MS Excel). Class can be customized to consider student requests.

Coming soon


Besides the application, what all do I need to do to get into the program?

That depends on the program, so the best answer is to give us a call. In general, we will need copies of a few documents, two satisfactory background screenings, an entrance exam or two completed, and some medical records. Call us for the checklist though!

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What entrance exams do I need to take?

If you are applying for the Medical Assistant program or general education classes, you will take the Wonderlic exam.

If you are applying for one of the nursing programs, but are taking gen-ed classes before the program begins you will take the Wonderlic exam.

If you are applying for the LPN or RN program, you will take the Wonderlic exam and the TEAS exam.

If you are applying for the LPN to RN Bridge program, you will take the Wonderlic exam and the ATI LPN Comprehensive Predictor that asks nursing-related questions.

If you are applying for the CMT program, you will take the TABE test.

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What programs do you offer?

We have a Medical Assistant program (option of an 8 month certificate program or a 4 semester Associate’s degree program). Also a Practical Nursing (LPN) program, Professional Nursing (RN) program, LPN to RN Bridge program, Nurse Assistant (CNA) course, and Medication Technician (CMT) course.

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Are your programs accredited?

Yes, we are accredited! Our entire institution is accredited by the Accrediting Bureau of Health Education Schools (ABHES). This includes our Professional Nursing (RN), Practical Nursing (LPN), and Medical Assistant (MA) program.

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How do gen-eds work?

We offer the general education classes at our campus, which makes it easier for our students. Unlike other schools, our general education classes are part of our program and can be taken during your program. This allows a student to get in and out faster; however, a lot of our students take the general education classes before their program begins, which lightens the full-time course load. Give Admissions a call to see which option might work best for you. 

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What prerequisites do I need for my program?

The Professional Nursing (RN) Bridge program and Professional Nursing (RN) program have prerequisites.

The RN Bridge program is for current licensed LPNs. If you are applying for the Bridge program you will need to complete the 18 credit hours BEFORE the program begins. See RN Bridge page for the list of pre-requisite classes. 

The RN program requires 8 credit hours to be completed before the application deadline. See RN page for the list of pre-requisite classes.

All other programs do not have prerequisites.

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Do your programs have additional help if students need it?

Yes! As long as the student is trying and wants to succeed, our instructors will do everything in their power to help students achieve their goals. We offer Success Labs and one-on-one or small group tutoring with instructors, and more if additional help is needed.

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