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. 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 program is accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN), 3343 Peachtree Road, NE, Suite 850, Atlanta, GA 30326; Phone: 404-975-5000; www.acenursing.org.
The graduation rates for the Nursing Program for the previous three years of 2016, 2017, and 2018 were 68.18%, 69.12% and 71.83%, for an average graduation rate of 69.71%.
Graduates are required to pass a licensing examination in order to practice as a Registered Nurse. The licensing examination National Council Licensure Examination (NCLEX-RN) passing rates for 2016, 2017 and 2018 were 88.89%, 90.20% and 93.48% respectively, for an average passing rate of 90.86%.
Graduates who obtained any form of Registered Nurse employment with six months of licensure are considered to be employed. Based on the number of responses to the graduate surveys, the employment rate was 96% in 2018.
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.
Learn to provide safe care and support and promote health and education to patients while you prepare for the exam that makes you eligible for initial licensure.
View the required courses and curriculum semester-by-semester for Nursing, R.N., A.A.S.
Learn more about the Nursing program's admission requirements.