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BC3 Academics - Nursing & Allied Health

Explore Your Options... The Nursing and Allied Health Division offers programs in Nursing, Physical Therapist Assistant, Medical Assistant and Massage Therapy.


Students in the Nursing & Allied Health Programs engage in a variety of clinically-based learning experiences while receiving instruction from qualified faculty. Graduates are prepared for employment in numerous health care settings.


The BC3 Nursing Program is fully accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN).


The BC3 Physical Therapist Assistant Program is fully accredited by the Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education (CAPTE).


View Nursing Program Descriptions


The Nursing Program general application is available July 1st-October 31st, 2015 for the Fall 2016 start (see PDF below). Students who have questions are encouraged to attend a Nursing Information Session or schedule an appointment with the Admissions Office by calling 724-284-8501.

Note: The Advanced Standing Nursing Application for LPN-RN students will not be available until March 2016.

General Admission to the Nursing Program Application(pdf)


View Massage Therapy Program Descriptions


View Medical Assistant Program Descriptions


View Physical Therapist Assistant Program Descriptions


Physical Therapist Assistant - Application and Guidelines
Applications are being accepted for the Fall 2015 class now. Envelopes will be sent to your home address for your letters of recommendation by filling out the directory information. Priority consideration will be given to applicants who apply on or before May 15, 2015 based on the criteria outlined.
If you are unable to print from home and would like a complete application packet mailed to you, please call the Admissions Office at 724-284-8501 or email



Nursing and Allied Health Faculty

Annear, Patricia T. MSN, RN - Associate Professor, Nursing

Aul, Karen MSN, RN - Assistant Professor, Nursing

Botinovch, Karen, MSN, RN - Instructor, Nursing

Carney, Julia, MSN, RN - Instructor, Nursing

DeVore, Amy - Assistant Professor, Program Director Medical Asst.

Esplen, Ashlee PTA, MS, CMT - Professor, ACCE PTA Program, Coordinator Massage Therapy Program

Hiser, Mary Ann MSN, APRN BC - Professor, Nursing

Kruger, Randall MPT - Instructor, Program Director PTA

Kusick, Elaine MSN, BSN, RN - Instructor, Nursing

Neely, Sherry MSN, RN, CRNP - Professor, Nursing

Ratti, Diane MSN, RN, CRNP - Professor, Nursing


Contact Nursing & Allied Health

Patricia Mihalcin, PhD, RN
Dean of Nursing & Allied Health
724-287-8711 ext. 8275


Sandra Barlett
Secretary, Nursing & Allied Health
724.287.8711 ext. 8364


The BC3 Physical Therapist Assistant Program is fully accredited by the Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education (CAPTE).


PTA Graduation Information

The graduation rates for the PTA Program for the years of 2010, 2011, and 2012 were 72.4%, 68%, and 88.5%, for an average graduation rate of 76.3%. Graduates are required to pass a licensing examination in order to practice as a PTA. The licensing examination (National Physical Therapy Examination, or NPTE for PTA’s) passing rates for the previous three years 2010-2012 were 95%, 100%, and 87%, for an average passing rate of 94%. Graduates who obtained any form of PTA employment within six months of licensure are considered to be employed. Employment rates for the PTA graduates from the years 2010, 2011, and 2012 were 100%, 94%, and 100%, for an average employment rate of 98%.

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