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You want to better yourself and your career, right?

Which of these tips could you implement in your life RIGHT NOW? We can't wait to see how your career changes this year! The beginning of a new year assails us once again. Resolving to go on a diet? Thinking about working out more often or finding …

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Hey BTC Alumni! Have you seen our Facebook Group for BTC graduates? There, 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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Here are 9 great reasons to become a Medical Assistant! Give us a call to schedule a visit and get signed up for the Fall program beginning in August!

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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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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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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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Not only do we want our students to be prepared to work as nurses after graduation, but we want them to have certifications that allow them to care for patients on a higher level and make them qualified for more job opportunities.

In their second semester, our LPN students go through two weeks of …

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Did you know we now offer an 8 month Medical Assistant certificate 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 do I not enjoy?
• What am I good at?
• Do I want to …

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We are proud to announce that Bolivar Technical College was ranked second in the state of Missouri for best Practical Nursing (PN) program for 2018, beating 39 other schools and receiving a perfect 100 score!

http://bit.ly/2l5sSI0 recently reviewed 41 schools in Missouri and examined a number of …

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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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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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Have you thought about going into the medical field, but have no clue as to what direction you want to take? Have you considered becoming a Medical Assistant?

Here are a few things you might not know about Medical Assistants.

• At BTC, you can go through the entire Medical Assistant program and be …

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If you're interested in applying for any of our programs, now is the perfect time to start the process for the fall semester.

Due to high demand, we have set additional times for entrance testing to make it easier to fit into your schedule. Don't wait for times to fill up, give us a call at (417) …

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Hey CNAs!

Interested in becoming 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.

Call us at (417) 777-5062 or comment below to get signed up for our October …

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Is becoming a nurse your dream? Do you love to travel? Travel Nursing would be the perfect career for you! Have you met a travel nurse in your unit? If so, you might have

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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

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Happy Independence Day! We want to thank all of the men and women who protect our freedom. Have a fun and safe 4th of July!

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Our RN bridge students are getting a lot of practice in the skills lab this summer before joining our 17-19 RN cohort in the fall! These students get one-on-one help in labs and have the opportunity to ask endless questions.

We are now accepting applications for our 2019 RN Bridge program, so tag …

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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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We are proud to announce our Spring 2018 Medical Assistant graduates! These graduates completed our 8 month Medical Assistant program and earned a certificate to become Registered Medical Assistants. The program consists of a wide variety of classes including: Anatomy and Physiology, Phlebotomy, …

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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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Our campus will be CLOSED on Wednesday, July 4th in observance of Independence Day.

Thank you to those that protect our freedom! We hope you all have a happy and safe 4th of

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Being a nurse can be difficult at times, but have you ever thought about the challenges men face in the field?

Do our male alumni have anything to add to this story? We'd love to get your thoughts on what it means to be a nurse! Whether you are a male or a female, being a nurse is an honorable …

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Hey CNAs and CMTs, are you ready to further your career? Don't miss out on our next LPN program that begins in January 2019!!

Becoming an LPN could mean more job opportunities, job duties, and higher income! Don't want to wait until January to get started? You can start as early as August 27th by …

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BTC's Medical Assistant students recently had guest speakers in their Law and Ethics class.

Michelle Morris, Polk County Health Center Administrator, talked to our students about allocation of medical resources and health-care legislation in public health. She also discussed the services the health …

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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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Hey LPNs! Are you wanting to advance your career and become a RN? We have a bridge program designed just for you!

Our 1 year LPN to RN program begins every May and you will be ready for your new career by the following April. We require minimal prerequisites for our Bridge program - half of which …

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It's summer time, which means disease carrying bugs are out to BITE! This article shares ways to prevent the risk of transmission of diseases from mosquitos and ticks and how to check for bites. Cases of vector-borne disease have more than doubled in the U.S. since 2004, the

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"Research shows that when we set goals and take action aligned to what is most important to us, we experience higher levels of wellbeing, personal fulfillment and happiness."

We see this happiness in our students all the time when they set a goal of passing their exam, figuring out what is wrong …

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🍩 Do you love donuts? 🍩
Do you want to help patients impacted by cancer?

Order some donuts for the Cancer Hurts Donut Fundraiser! Pick up an order form at Central Care Cancer Center or the front desk at

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Thinking about becoming a nurse, but don't want to commit to a 2 year program? Then our LPN program might be right for you!

Here are a few facts about BTC's Licensed Practical Nurse program:
-You begin the program in January and graduate in December (that's less than a year!)
-By applying as early …

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MASH camp is an amazing event put on every summer by the Southwest Missouri Area Health Education Center. Local students get to learn about the medical field and participate in some fun hands-on activities during MASH camp!

Check out some highlights from this year's MASH

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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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Being a nurse can leave little time to focus on your own health, but it is still important! The lifestyle changes needed to improve our health can be hard to start and

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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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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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Have you considered going to nursing school? What if we told you you could be a nurse by December 2019?!

We are now accepting applications for our 2019 LPN program and we don’t want you to miss out on it! Your life could change in many ways by becoming an LPN. You could be in a career that pays …

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Self care is important, especially when you spend most of your time caring for others. How can you apply these tips in your own day-to-day life? Your future self will thank you! Learning to handle stress in healthy ways is very important. Fortunately, it is easy

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Nurses, looking for some new ways to care for patients experiencing vertigo? Check out these tips, and leave your own in the comments below! As a nurse, it’s not always easy to help patients alleviate their symptoms that

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We are proud to announce our RN Class of 2018! This RN class included seven RN bridge students who were Licensed Practical Nurses (LPN) before starting the RN Bridge program. Those students joined the class in August 2017 for the final two semesters in order to further their career.

The RN program …

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Are you a CNA or are you considering going to nursing school?

Check out Jessica’s story about her experience with BTC’s LPN program:

“BTC has already prepared me for work after graduation. We have this awesome simulation lab, so you can’t hurt anybody, but you can make mistakes and learn …

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Jeremy MacLaughlin, Director of Human Resources at Citizens Memorial Hospital, was a guest speaker in our Medical Assistant Law and Ethics class recently. Jeremy spoke to the students about Employment Practices including: benefits, compensation, personnel policies, and procedure manuals.

Jeremy …

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Working a double shift can be tough! Check out these tips on how to thrive during one: We all love the extra cash, but are doing doubles causing you to burn out big time? Get our

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Graduation is a BIG DEAL! Need some gift ideas for the occasion? Check these out! 'She believed she could, so she did'. It's a phrase synonymous with Nurses the

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Thinking about becoming a nurse, but don’t want to spend years in school?

We don’t blame you! How does just 1 year of classes and clinicals sound? Well, BTC has made it possible for you to become a nurse by December 2019 with just 4 days of classes a week. You’ll get one-on-one help from our …

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Our faculty and staff had a great time working with MASH campers this year! MASH camp is an awesome event for local students to spend time learning about the health care field during their summer break. We were honored to be a part of it for another year! Missouri AHEC Science and Health Camps are …

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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 October. 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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Do you want to be an Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) by Christmas? Citizens Memorial Hospital (CMH) has a course starting this September!

You can enroll in one of two classes:
1. Monday and Wednesday evenings, and every other Saturday
2. Tuesday and Thursday evenings, and every other Saturday

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Happy Certified Nurse Assistant appreciation week! CNAs do so much to help nurses care for patients. Thank you to all the CNAs out there!!

If you or someone you know are interested in becoming a CNA, give us a call to join our next course that starts June

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We love helping our students find their dream job! These are great tips for preparing for a job search. Check them out! 😎 Make sure your resume is on point! Having a resume that catches your employers

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