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We moved into our new campus in January of 2016. The 28,000 sq/ft building includes computer labs, a library, science lab, skills lab, simulation lab, dining area, an elevator, and several common areas for students to gather and study.

This building has allowed us to grow and begin LPN, LPN to RN, …

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"Care providers — home health aides, personal care attendants and certified nursing assistants, in the government’s classification — are expected to be among the nation’s fastest-growing occupations. The Department of Labor’s economists expect about a million more will be added from 2014 …

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Soon to be graduates,

Take a look at this article that discusses what to look for while you're job searching. The right place might not have the highest salary, but might have the best benefits!

Our 2017 RN class had a 100% job placement rate, so you all have the power to negotiate! Facilities NEED …

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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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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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"The U.S. Board of Labor Statistics predicted that between 2012 and 2022, over 574,000 nursing jobs will need to be filled. The BLS also estimated that over half a million nurses will retire by 2022. According to the BLS, 1.13 million new nurses will be needed to keep up with the employment growth …

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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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The DAISY award is one of the greatest honors a nurse can receive. We are always proud when our alumni are nominated for the DAISY award because it shows just how caring and compassionate our graduates are!

Check out this video about the DAISY award and don't forget to let us know if you are …

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If you ask nursing students what their biggest worry is, it’s most likely passing the NCLEX exam to earn licensure as an LPN or RN. Nursing school graduates are required to pass this exam in order to work in their field, so it is crucial for them to pass!

BTC wants to prepare their graduates for …

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Are you an outgoing person that excels in multitasking, organization, and time management? We have a position open in our front office that could be perfect for you!

Position: Admissions representative
Requirements: Preferred bachelor’s degree and/or higher education, and experience in admissions …

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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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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: Suret Woodman, RN class of 2018

What an amazing opportunity Suret sees in nursing: you get to help people in all stages of life, from birth to death. Find out what excites Suret most about becoming a nurse and share your favorite part of nursing in the comments below!

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Students, join ATI TONIGHT at 6 PM for a Facebook LIVE session covering some great tips for nursing students. Make sure to 'like' the ATI Facebook page so you don't miss out on their helpful tips! Back to school – this phrase brings with it a year full of new classes, clinicals, exams and so much …

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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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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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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 January 7th!

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Do you like working with others?
Do you have professionalism in the workplace?
Are you an effective communicator?
Are you flexible with your work schedule?
Do you enjoy problem solving?
Are you confident in what you do?

If you answered 'Yes' to any of these, nursing might be the career you can …

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We appreciate nurses and the selfless work they do every day. Check out this song made just for those hard working nurses and share it with all of your nurse friends to show them how much you appreciate them! In appreciation of nurses who tirelessly care for patients and their families with …

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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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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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"Men should look at nursing as a career choice that provides security while offering a continuously rewarding opportunity in specialties like palliative, primary, trauma and critical care, where nurses ease suffering and make a true difference in people’s lives." A male nursing professor and a …

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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 I bet you didn’t know about Medical Assistants.

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

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With our new building came a new simulation lab with advanced software and technology. Our students get valuable experience in our simulation labs and have become more comfortable with patients because of it. Give us a call at 417-777-5062 to schedule a tour of our campus and our simulation lab! …

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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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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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On September 15, 2005, BTC opened its doors in Bolivar with healthcare programs designed to help meet the community's needs. Since then, we've moved into a beautiful new facility and grown more than we could've imagined!

This month, we celebrate 13 years in the amazing Bolivar community. We are so …

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Don't forget! If you're applying for a nursing program, you can take your gen-eds before the program begins in order to get a head start on the workload.

Taking your gen-eds now will give you more time when it comes to your core nursing classes. Do yourself a favor and apply TODAY to take gen-eds …

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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: Rhonda Forsythe, LPN class of 2017

Rhonda went through quite the transformation during her nursing school experience. Like many who have been out of school for awhile, she doubted her efforts would be good enough to get her to the end, but with support and determination, Rhonda made …

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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 spring 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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We are excited to announce 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 …

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Did you know all of our classes are small for a reason?

Having a small number of students in each class helps A LOT when we're trying to teach our students. Since there are less students in each class than a lot of other colleges, our teachers are able to give students more one-on-one time to make …

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If you're interested in being a nurse, but hesitant about jumping into the fast-paced Hospital environment then take a look at these other options! Don't let intimidation stand in your way of achieving your dreams! Give us a call to talk about how you can get started on one of these career paths. …

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Have you ever thought about traveling the world and getting PAID for it? How cool would it be to be a nurse on a cruise ship?! 🛳 Take a look at these unique job opportunities for nurses! There’s so much more to nursing than just daily life at a hospital. While

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Did you know that we offer more than just LPN and RN programs at BTC?

We offer :
Medical Assistant
CNA
Certified Medication Technician
LPN
RN
RN Bridge

Help us spread the word by sharing this post! You never know which of your friends or family members are considering going back to school. Let's keep it …

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Learning about skills in the classroom is important, but so is getting the opportunity to practice them! BTC has a wonderful simulation lab that allows students to get real life training in before entering the work field.

Pictured are some of BTC's LPN students taking vitals on an adult manikin …

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Do you have a passion for working with children? Pediatric Nursing might be your dream job! Give us a call to discuss what it takes to become an RN so you can start your path towards becoming a Pediatric Nurse!👶👦👧😷 Like the physicians we work with on a daily basis, nurses can specialize …

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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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Our campus will be CLOSED on Monday, September 3rd, in observance of Labor Day. Please have a safe and fun

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Students, we love these tips for a healthy school year! Which one(s) can you implement this semester? A successful school year is fueled by a healthy student! Are you taking the right steps to keep your health a priority this school year? We’re sharing some helpful advice in caring for your brain …

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Thanks to all past and present students, faculty, and staff who have been a part of this journey!

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Check out our 2018 LPN students participating in an Obstetrician simulation during their second semester! Our students did a wonderful job and practiced many skills necessary to work in an OB unit after graduation. 🤰👶

http://bit.ly/2LHJGA1 The 2018 LPN class at Bolivar Technical College …

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Are you in need of new job opportunities? Do you want to have better job security? Are you looking to increase your income to better provide for your family?

Becoming a nurse might be the career path your life needs! Between 2014-2024 the need for nurses is expected to grow 16%, according to the …

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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: Shawn Mock, RN Class of 2017, and RN at CMH - ICU

"I hadn’t been in school for years and I was having a tough time in one of my classes. I went to Coach Gray and told him I just wasn’t catching the material and I’ve never failed anything in my life, but I feel like I might …

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Don't miss out on our programs this spring semester, starting January 7th, 2018:

Medical Assistant (MA)
Licensed Practical Nursing (LPN)
Certified Nurses Assistant (CNA)
Certified Medication Technician (CMT)
General education courses

Call us at (417) 777-5062 or drop by our campus at 1135 N. Oakland in …

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After graduating from college most students are done studying for exams; however, that's not the case for nursing school graduates! After graduating from their program, nursing students have to take the NCLEX exam in order to earn licensure and work as an LPN or RN.

We have partnered with …

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BTC's spring semester will be here before you know it! There is still time to come in and visit our campus and sign up to take an entrance exam.

Don't wait any longer to start your journey to a better future! Our programs that begin in January are:

Licensed Practical Nursing (LPN)
Medical Assistant …

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Nurses are already in high demand, but sometimes it's good to have a little extra help when applying for a position. Check out these tips for nailing your resume! One of the best things about being a nurse is that your job is

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