2 years
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About this course

The Nursing Program at Butler County Community College is a two-year academically-based program that prepares the graduate to provide and manage direct care to individual clients and their families; and to function as an effective member of the health care team. The graduate is also educated to be a contributing member of the discipline of nursing, committed to professional growth, continuous learning, and self-development. Graduates are eligible to take the licensing examination for registered nurses (NCLEX-RN). The program prepares the graduate for employment as a registered professional nurse in a variety of community-based health care settings including hospitals, long-term care facilities, and other comparable agencies. The program is fully approved by the Pennsylvania State Board of Nursing.

The student/graduate will be able to:

  • Show evidence of understanding of the nursing process by the end of the second nursing course.
  • Show evidence of critical thinking by the end of the third nursing course.
  • Show understanding of maintaining client needs (safety, health promotion, physiological integrity, and psychological integrity).
  • Attain a level of acceptable performance (greater than 850) on the HESI Exit Exam.
  • Successfully pass the NCLEX RN exam on the first attempt within 6 months of graduation.

Entry Requirements

International Students 

  • A copy of your transcript (grades) to the BC3 Admissions Office.  If you have attended any other type of educational program or institution, we will also need a transcript of those academic records translated into the English language by World Education Service or Educational Credential Evaluators 
  • If English is not your native language, you must submit TOEFL test scores at minimum of 61 on the Internet-based or IELTS scores at a minimum of 5.