Butler County Community College
901 S. Haverhill Rd.
El Dorado, Kansas 67042
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Nursing Programs OfferedADN Programs
ADN Program Details
A nursing class is admitted each semester. Applications are accepted throughout the year. Prospective nursing students are encouraged to complete the required information as early as possible. Students receive written notification of the decision from the Dean of the Nursing, Allied Health and Early Childhood Education Division. Admission to the college is the first step in the process for the prospective nursing student. Admission to the college does not insure admission into the nursing program. The admission policies of the Department of Nursing fall within the general guidelines of the college.
The most highly qualified applicants are selected for the nursing program on the basis earned grade points of the three prerequisite courses, (English Composition I, General Psychology, and Anatomy & Physiology) and the applicant's composite score on an Admission Assessment Exam.
Students today expect a relevant and engaging learning experience. Butler addresses that expectation by providing a variety of learning opportunities. One of them is blended learning, the thoughtful fusion of traditional face-to-face classes with the power of the Web.
In an effort to meet the career goals of nursing students desiring to become RN's, and to meet the learning needs of all nursing students, the nursing courses at Butler Community College are delivered in a blended learning distance environment. Essentially, blended learning represents a restructuring of the scheduled class hours. Some coursework is completed online while some is completed in a face-to-face classroom setting. This means that during the semester, students will have class days where they will not be required to come to campus, but instead will prepare for upcoming classroom activities online either at home, library or Butler computer lab. Students are required to come prepared for learning activities, learning labs, guest lecturers and exams as scheduled in the course syllabus. The frequency of class meetings varies with the nursing courses. Students will receive a syllabus at the beginning of each nursing course identifying when they will be required to be on campus.
The online portion of the blended course enables the student to learn using online tutorials, case studies and other study materials off campus. All the learning materials for the course will be available in ANGEL - Butler's Learning Management System. If a student has taken an online course before from Butler, he/she will be familiar with ANGEL. Students who do not have computer and/or internet access at home will have access to the dedicated nursing computer lab on the El Dorado campus (M-F availability) or any of Butler's open computer labs (hours open may vary). In addition, local area libraries may be another source for computer/internet access.