Explore Your Options... The Nursing and Allied Health Division offers programs in Nursing, Physical Therapist Assistant, Medical Assistant, Massage Therapy, and Paramedic.
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 Pennsylvania State Board of Nursing and the National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission (NLNAC).
The BC3 Physical Therapist Assistant Program is fully accredited by the Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education (CAPTE).
**Note: General Nursing program applications for the Fall 2015 start will be made available beginning July 1, 2014 to October 31, 2014, both online and in the BC3 Admissions Office.
**Note: Advanced Standing will be available Februayr 1, 2014, with a deadline of March 31, 2014, for Priority Application. Additional Advanced Standing applications submitted after March 31, 2014, will be considered on a space available basis.
Annear, Patricia T. MSN, RN - Associate Professor, Nursing
Aul, Karen MSN, RN - Instructor, Nursing
DeVore, Amy - Instructor, Program Director Medical Asst.
Esplen, Ashlee PTA, MS, CMT - Associate 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
Miller, Bonnie MSN, RN, CRNP BC - Professor, Nursing
Neely, Sherry MSN, RN, CRNP - Associate Professor, Nursing
Pearson, Richard MBA, BS, EMT/P - Instructor, Paramedic Program Director
Proctor, Dr. Deborah - Professor
Ratti, Diane MSN, RN, CRNP - Professor, Nursing
Smith, Karen, MSN, RN - Instructor, Nursing
The PTA Program is fully accredited by the Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education (CAPTE). The graduation rates for the PTA Program for the previous three 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%.