Jul 19, 2024  
Butler Community College 2024-25 Catalog 
    
Butler Community College 2024-25 Catalog

Admissions



General Admissions

The following applicants may be admitted:

  1. Graduates of accredited high schools.
  2. Individuals who have completed the General Educational Development (GED®) test.
  3. Any person who can benefit by a course or program of instruction, providing his/her high school class has graduated. We recommend checking with an academic advisor.

Steps for Seeking Admission

1. Complete the Application for Admission. All students must submit an Application for Admission which may be obtained from any Butler location or students can apply online at www.butlercc.edu. A student who falsifies admission information will be subject to dismissal.

2. Submit Official Transcript(s). The college requires an official transcript be sent from each institution for prior coursework to be used toward a degree program. In addition, certain students (VA, athletes, and select financial aid recipients) are required to provide all official transcripts to the Registrar’s Office. All official transcripts on file will be used in the determination of financial aid eligibility.

Electronic transcripts should be emailed using a secure electronic exchange from your high school, college, or other educational institution to registrar@butlercc.edu. Transcripts emailed from the student are not considered official and will be used for advising purposes only.

Butler accepts transfer hours from institutions regionally accredited by the Higher Learning Commission or regional accreditations accepted by the U.S. Department of Education. Butler only reviews and transcripts transfer credit for students enrolled in degree programs. Transcripts for students who are non-degree seeking are not reviewed, but may be used for advising purposes. International transcripts must be evaluated and translated by a member company of National Association of Credential Evaluation Services (NACES).

3. Placement Test Requirement. Before enrolling in courses, degree seeking students and those enrolling in math or English courses must complete one of the items below:

  • Submit ACT/SAT scores (test must have been taken within the last three years),
  • Complete a Butler placement test, 
  • Provide a high school transcript showing the required cumulative unweighted GPA for EG101 and GPA and course requirements for MA135/125.
  • Provide a college transcript showing completion of the course prerequisites for the courses you plan to enroll

The scores from the tests are used to advise students about placement in courses in which they can be most successful. Students should make arrangements to take the tests by contacting the Advising Center at any Butler location. Students who have taken the ACT/SAT within the last three years, who have graduated high school within 3 years or are currently in high school, or who have previous college coursework should bring those records.

Students who place below the Placement Testing Requirements above, and students who are repeating College Algebra are required to complete additional testing.

Students are required to take the courses and/or courses based on the scores received from the placement tests. Any exception must go through the Dean of the academic area in question. 

4. College Course Placement Tests. All students who have not meet the criteria in the Placement Testing Requirement will be required to take either the Accuplacer and/or math assessment test. The scores from the test are used to advise students about placement in courses in which they can be most successful. Students should make arrangements to take the tests by contacting the Advising Center at any Butler location.

Placement Retesting Policy

The Butler placement testing policy is:

  • Students are allowed to test a maximum of 5 times in a year cycle, beginning on the date of their first testing attempt.
  • Students are allowed to re-test after a 1-week waiting period (Accuplacer) and 4 week waiting period (math assessment).
  • Any exceptions regarding extenuating circumstances affecting the student’s testing performance/results will go to the Dean of Academic Support & Effectiveness, Dean of Humanities and Social and Behavioral Sciences or Math Coordinator for consideration/approval.

5. Proof of Residency. When enrolling, the student is responsible for indicating the proper residence classification for tuition costs. If there is a question, the student should consult with personnel in the Registrar’s Office, or with registration personnel at sites other than the main campus. Residency status is determined by procedures consistent with Kansas statutes. Copies of these statutes are available in the Registrar’s Office. Generally, residency is determined by length of residence–minimum of six months of established residency in Kansas and three or more of the following:

  1. Registration of automobile
  2. Payment of personal property tax
  3. Voter registration
  4. Job status/school attendance
  5. Kansas driver’s license
  6. Rent or utility receipt
  7. Notarized statement from a Kansas resident verifying that student has resided with him or her for six months

The above documentation must indicate dates at least six months prior to the application for change of residency. Residency change paperwork must be completed within the first two weeks of the term. Students that are only enrolled in courses that begin after the main term must complete residency paperwork by the end of the refund period of when the earliest course begins. These change requirements, and the deadline to submit documentation, apply to all students no matter the reason for residency changes (the only exception is for military members/dependents and veterans). 

If Kansas residency was established due to recruitment or transfer for full-time employment, see Registrar’s Office personnel for information regarding Domiciliary Residence certification.

As of July 1, 2006, if you can prove you were a resident for tuition and fee purposes within the last five years (60 months) and that you have returned to live in Kansas, you will be deemed a resident for tuition and fee purposes. (K.S.A. 76-729 as amended by 2007 HB 2185 §10)

Kansas has declared all current members of the armed forces and their spouses and dependent children residents of the state for tuition and fee purposes. In addition, in-state tuition rates are available to veterans making use of Post-9/11 GI Bill® benefits, who live in the state where the institution they intend to enroll is located, and who plan to establish residence in the state. Eligible spouses and dependent children of the veteran also qualify for in-state tuition rates. (“GI Bill®” is a registered trademark of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA).  More information about education benefits offered by VA is available at the official U.S. government website at: https://www.benefits.va.gov/gibill/)

5a. Appeal for Residency. If a student has extenuating circumstances that prevented the timely submission of residency documentation, they may file a written appeal within 30 days with the Registrar’s Office. The payment of tuition as originally assessed shall be a condition to the right to appeal residency classification. Failure to file an appeal within the time and manner specified makes classification by the Registrar’s Office final. For additional information, Registrar’s Office: (316) 322-3123 from the Wichita/metro area.

Specific Admissions Qualifications

A person can be admitted to Butler as a Guest Student if the student meets the following criteria at Butler:

  1. Is not seeking federal financial aid or institutional aid, and
  2. Is taking classes for personal enrichment/skill enhancement or for transfer, and
  3. Is not seeking an approved certificate or degree from Butler.
  4. Is not a high school student.
  5. Is not an international student

Guest Students must meet Butler course prerequisites. Butler is accredited by the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools; therefore, a majority of Butler credits will transfer to other institutions of higher learning. If transferring courses to another institution, it is the students’ responsibility to check with the advising office at the receiving institution to ensure transferability of courses. Students may be concurrently enrolled at Butler and another college or university.

Guest Students at Butler will experience a streamlined admissions process and will have the opportunity to bypass the student advising process.

Guest Students who decide to declare a major/seek a degree and /or receive federal financial aid should follow the general admissions process.

A Guest Student who falsifies admission information will be subject to dismissal.

High School Student Admission

High school students may take courses for credit, if they:

  1. Are classified as a sophomore, junior, or senior by the standards where the student attends high school.
  2. Have a High School/Home School Release Form signed by the school PRINCIPAL certifying the student is at least a sophomore. This form must be submitted to the Registrar’s Office so that enrollment can take place. Butler requires only one permission form per academic year, but individual high schools may require one each semester.
  3. Meet placement requirements via placement scores (ACT, SAT, Accuplacer) or cumulative unweighted GPA. Scores or GPA must be certified on the High School/Home School Release form unless transcripts and/or official scores are provided to the Registrar’s Office. 
  4. Are classified as a gifted student in his/her freshman level of high school. A copy of the Individual Education Program (IEP) and a High School/Home School Release Form signed by the high school PRINCIPAL certifying giftedness, must be turned into the Registrar’s Office before enrollment takes place.

Note: High school students who are below the sophomore level or who do not have IEPs can only enroll in college courses for audit (noncredit). Students must meet placement score requirements.

The KBOR policy and procedure manual states the following regarding HS concurrent enrollment: “Remedial/developmental course work shall not be offered as a concurrent enrollment course.” (Ch III,Section A, 13 (iv)5).

Based on this policy, high school students may take developmental courses online or on a Butler campus, but dual credit will not be awarded. High school students include those enrolled in public and private institutions and those in home school. (rev.3/31/21)

International Student Admissions

Butler welcomes international students. To be considered for admission to Butler, international students must have graduated from the equivalent of a U.S. high school (12 years of education) and submit the following documents. All items must be on file at Butler before an I-20 will be issued. Application deadlines are as follows:

Fall semester June 15
Spring semester November 15

I-20s are not issued for summer overseas admissions.

  1. Complete the Application for Admission: All students must submit an Application for Admission which may be completed online at www.butlercc.edu or obtained by emailing international@butlercc.edu. A student who falsifies admission information will be subject to dismissal.
  2. Processing Fee: Butler requires a non-refundable $75.00 USD processing fee for F-1 international students. This includes all overseas and transfer students from other institutions. The $75.00 USD processing fee must be received before a student’s documents can be processed and an I-20 issued from Butler. International guest students pay a $25.00 USD processing fee each semester.
  3. Academic Records (Transcripts): Official copies of academic records for all course work completed in secondary schools, colleges and universities within and outside of the U.S. must be submitted. Students who wish to have foreign coursework accepted for credit at Butler, must have their foreign credits evaluated by an independent agency such as World Education Services (www.wes.org) or Educational Credential Evaluators, Inc. (www.ece.org) or Education Perspectives (www.edperspective.org). International transcripts must be evaluated and translated by a member company of National Association of Credential Evaluation Services (NACES) such as those companies listed above.
  4. Financial Sponsor Letter: A hand-signed letter or statement from the student’s sponsor verifying financial support. The statement must be in English and the student’s name must be included in the statement. This letter must be dated within six months of the start of classes.
  5. Bank Statement: A certified bank statement dated within six months of the start of classes showing the equivalent of $17,544.00 USD. This verifies that the sponsor has sufficient funds for sponsoring one year of study at Butler. This is the estimated one year cost for tuition, books, fees, housing and living expenses.
  6. English Proficiency: If English is not an official language of your country OR your English grade and overall grade is below a “C” average, you will need to meet our English proficiency requirement by submitting one of the following. 
    1. TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) score of at least 61 (iBT, Internet-based), 173 (CBT, computer-based), or 500 (written test). The TOEFL institutional code for Butler is 6191.
    2. IELTS (International English Language Testing System) score of at least 5.0 or higher.
    3. Duolingo English Test score of at least 90 or higher.
    4. Completion of the Advanced II level or higher at Wichita State University’s Intensive English Language Center. Students must have grades of C or better in all classes.
    5. Academic credit of 12 hours or more from a U.S college or university or one year from a U.S. high school with a minimum 2.0 grade point average.
    6. Pearson Test of English (PTE) score of at least 50 or higher.
  7. International Housing Statement: A declaration of housing intent must be completed and on file for admission.
  8. Copy of Passport: A copy of a passport or birth certificate is required for admission.
  9. Transfer within the United States: A completed transfer status form must be on file from the previous institution. This form is available from the International Office. Transfer students also have to submit items 1-6 listed above and copies of all immigration documents. All items above must be received before transfer students will be admitted to Butler. The deadline for transfers to Butler is one week before the first day of each term. All necessary documents for admission must be received by the deadline, including transfer approval from the previous institution. Transfer students will not be accepted for admission or enrollment after the deadline and will have to wait until the next term. Butler does not accept “out-of-status” students for transfer; those students must be reinstated through their home institution before transferring to Butler.
  10. Supply Proof of TB Test Results: A TB test must be obtained after you enter the United States and negative results must be provided before you may enroll or move into residence halls. Also, each year TB screening is required for ALL international students, including permanent residents. Failure to do so will result in a hold being placed on your enrollment. Call College Health Services for questions or appointments: 316.323.6282 Andover (BOA) or 316.322.3371 El Dorado (BOE).
  11. Medical Insurance: Students are responsible for arranging and paying for coverage. Students who fail to provide proof of coverage may be prevented from enrolling in classes. Contact the International Office for more information.
  12. All international students attending Butler on a non-immigrant visa are subject to international student tuition and fee rates.
  13. International Guest students may enroll at Butler for one or two classes. The student must bring a letter of permission each semester from the school indicated on their current I-20. The student must also meet the English proficiency requirement for admission at Butler and provide a current TB test before enrollment. If a student wishes to enroll in the majority of their classes at Butler, he or she should transfer to Butler. Please refer to #9 above.
  14. Permanent Resident Aliens: A student with an immigrant visa may establish residency in the same manner as a U.S. citizen as described under the General Admissions section of the catalog. In addition, he/she must present their resident alien card (“green card”) or I-551 passport stamp for temporary evidence of permanent residence as documentation. Permanent Resident Aliens must obtain a TB test with negative test results before enrolling or moving into residence halls. Failure to do so will result in a hold being placed on their enrollment. Please contact the International Office for more details, (316) 322-3230.

Policies for Continuing International Students

To facilitate compliance with SEVIS, the Department of Homeland Security information and reporting system, the International Office has instituted the following policies for international students who have an I-20 from Butler.

Full Course of Study: All Butler international students are required to enroll in a minimum of 12 credit hours each semester at Butler. There may be occasional exceptions, in accordance with F-1 regulations and at the discretion of the international student advisors, which will require a reduced course authorization in SEVIS with strong rationale and documentation.

Concurrent Enrollment: Butler international students must enroll in 12 credit hours at Butler before they are allowed to enroll as a guest student at other colleges in the area, such as Wichita State University or Cowley College. Students enrolled for 12 credit hours may be given a guest letter to enroll in additional courses at other colleges.

Reinstatement: International students who are “out-of-status” will be required to apply for reinstatement before they are permitted to enroll for the next semester. The international office will assist students with their reinstatement application but the student is responsible to see that it is mailed.

Orientation: International student F-1 visa holders attending Butler for the first time and with less than 12 passed credit hours from a U.S. institution are required to enroll in OR 102-0 Orientation.

Nursing Program Selective Admissions

Step One: Admission to the College

Butler Community College is an open Admission Institution, offering classes to individuals representing a full spectrum of academic ability. A free Application for Admission is required.

The following applicants may be admitted:

  1. Graduates of accredited high schools.
  2. Individuals who have completed the General Educational Development (GED) test.
  3. Any person who can benefit by a course or program of instruction, providing their high school class has graduated. We recommend checking with an academic advisor.

Submit official high school transcript, GED scores or official transcripts from other colleges, universities or schools attended to the Registrar’s office.

College admission does not automatically mean admission to the nursing program.

Step Two: Admission to the Associate Degree Nursing Program

Students seeking admission to the nursing program must first be admitted to Butler and must also apply for admission to the Associate Degree nursing program.

  1. Completion of the application to the Nursing program is the student’s responsibility.
  2. Butler grants admission twice yearly with qualified applicants admitted each fall and spring semester.
  3. The Kansas State Board of Nursing approves the number of applicants admitted each semester guided by student/faculty ratio and availability of clinical facilities.
  4. Prospective students must understand the qualifications for applicants for licensure as a Professional Nurse in Kansas. These qualifications can be obtained from the Kansas State Board of Nursing:

A prospective student must:

1. Complete program prerequisites:
   - Anatomy and Physiology (must be completed within the last 5 years or documentation of current and active )
   - English Composition 1
   - General Psychology
   - College Algebra (MA 135 or equivalent or above)
Note: For students currently enrolled in prerequisites at the time of application, official final grades are to be received in the Nursing Department office no later than May 20 for fall admissions, and September 20 for spring admissions. Applicants will not be  considered if currently enrolled in a class at the time of the deadline

2.  Complete the Admission Assessment Exam.
The Test for Essential Academic Skills (7th edition) will be offered at Butler El Dorado campus. Exam dates are available by visiting the Butler Nursing Website. Students must register to take the exam prior to the chosen exam date. It is a computerized exam and will be monitored in a campus computer lab. The applicant is responsible for the nonrefundable exam fee, which must be paid at the time of registration.

The TEAS exam may be repeated three times per year and a max of 7 times total. The best composite score will be used in the selective admission formula. It is the student’s discretion as to when they choose to take the exam: before, during or following completion of prerequisite courses.

The exam must be taken in time to document the score with the nursing office prior to the application cut off dates. If the exam administrator is different than Butler, the applicant must request that the exam results be sent to the Butler Nursing Department by the testing company. Butler will not accept hand carried, faxed or mailed exam results from the applicant.

3.  Submit the application for the Nursing Program.
The Nursing Application is available on the Butler Nursing website. Prospective students must understand the applicant qualifications for licensure as a Professional Nurse in Kansas. These qualifications can be obtained from the Kansas State Board of Nursing:

Kansas State Board of Nursing
Landon State Office Building
900 SW Jackson Street
Suite 1051
Topeka, Kansas 66612-1230
Main: 785-296-4929
Fax: 785-296-3929
http://www.ksbn.org/

4. Submit all original and official college transcripts from any college previously attended to the registrar’s office showing completed prerequisites.
5. Submit documentation of patient care experience if applicable.
6. All application materials must be received in the Nursing Office on or before May 20, for the following fall semester, and on or before September 20 for the following spring semester to guarantee consideration for admission.​
7. Address all application materials to:

Selective Admissions Department of Nursing
Butler Community College
901 S. Haverhill Road
El Dorado, KS 67042-3280
nursing@butlercc.edu

Step Three: Ranking for Final Selection

The nursing program has a selective admission process in which students are rank ordered by the sum of grades earned in the pre-requisite courses of Anatomy and Physiology, English Composition I, and General Psychology, and the composite TEAS score and the TEAS raw science score. Students completing a PD course (prefer PD 123) with a letter grade “B” or better may earn 1 extra point toward admission points. Additional points are considered for applicants with documented patient care experience. Applicants must have completed a certified program to earn the extra points. Examples of patient care experience include: Certified Nurse Aide, Patient Care Tech, Emergency Medical Service, Medical Assistant, and Physical Therapy Assistant.

Selective Admission policy

The nursing program has a selective admission process in which students are rank ordered by the sum of grades earned in the prerequisite courses of Anatomy and Physiology, English Composition I and General Psychology, the composite TEAS score. Additional points are considered for applicants who have completed a PD course with a B or higher grade, taken all prerequisites at Butler and with documented patient care experience. Examples of patient care experience include: Certified Nurse Aide, Patient Care Tech, Emergency Medical Service, Medical Assistant, Physical Therapy Assistant.

Anatomy and Physiology General Psychology English Composition 1 TEAS Composition % PD123 or Other “B: Grade Patient Care Experience TOTAL POINTS
20 pts Max 12 pts Max 12 pts Max 99 pts Max 1 pts Max 5 pts Max 196 pts Max
10 pts Min 6 pts Min 6 pts Min *Nat’l Mean      

*Applicants must score at the TEAS Exam National mean or higher on the adjusted individual total composite score for admission consideration.

Points for grades earned are determined as follows: A = 4 x number of credit hours, B=3, C=2.

  1. Students must have successfully completed the math requirement, but it will not be included in the grade point calculation for selection. Only official transcripts and verification of admission assessment exam scores will be used.
  2. Applicants not meeting the deadline will not be considered for admission.
  3. In the event the final applicant score cannot discriminate a rank order between the 56th and 57th applicant, all application materials of the applicants with the same final applicant score will be reviewed with selection based on most highly qualified applicant
  4. All selected and non-selected applicants will be notified in writing by Butler’s nursing department.

Step Four: Selected Student Responsibility for Acceptance

Admission to the program is contingent upon completing the following student responsibilities: a satisfactory background check, negative urine drug test, and completion of all clinical requirements and vaccinations.

  1. Selected applicants are given a specified time period to complete the required student responsibilities to accept their position in the class.
  2. If any selected applicants either do not accept, do not complete the required responsibilities on time, or if any accept and then withdraw prior to the beginning of classes, the vacancy created will be offered to the next highest ranked applicant up to a maximum of 56 students.
  3. See CLINICAL REQUIREMENTS AND POLICIES section of the Nursing Student handbook for complete listing of all clinical requirements.

Reapplication

  • Applicants who are not selected for admission are asked to communicate in writing their desire to reapply for the next class to the Nursing Department prior to the May 20 and September 20 deadlines.
  • ​Files of applicants who do not communicate a desire to reapply will be deleted.

Admission Process for Advanced Standing of LPNs

Step 1: Admission to the College

Butler Community College is an open Admission Institution, offering classes to individuals representing a full spectrum of academic ability. A free Application for Admission is required.

Step 2: Admission to the Associate Degree Nursing Program

  1. LPNs seeking admission to the associate degree nursing program must be admitted to Butler and must also apply for admission to the Advanced Standing Associate Degree nursing program.
    • Completion of the Advanced Standing for LPNs application and direct submission of the application to the nursing department is the student’s responsibility. The application is available on the Butler Nursing Website.
  2. Butler grants admission each fall and spring based on qualified applicants and space availability.

All application materials must be received in the Nursing Department before September 20th for admission into 3rd semester the following fall semester and May 20th for admission into 3rd semester the following spring semester.

  1. Prospective students must understand the qualifications for applicants for licensure as a Professional Nurse in Kansas. These qualifications can be obtained from the Kansas State Board of Nursing:

Kansas State Board of Nursing
Landon State Office Building
900 SW Jackson Street, Suite 1051
Topeka, Kansas 66612-1230
Main: 785-296-4929
Fax: 785-296-3929
http://www.ksbn.org/

  1. Applicants must have a current LPN license in the State of Kansas that will be verified by the nursing program.
  2. Applicants must submit proof of successful completion of a Kansas LPN IV certification course or evidence of previous PN curriculum that meets IV certification requirements.
  3. Applicants must submit all original and official college transcripts from any college previously attended to the registrar’s office showing completed prerequisites and a copy of transcript of practical nursing education.
  4. The following courses (24 college credit hours) must be completed successfully (with a grade of “C” or better; cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher) to be eligible for advanced standing:
a.  Anatomy & Physiology* 5 credits
b.  Pathophysiology 4 credits
c.  English Composition 1 3 credits
d. General Psychology 3 credits
e. College Algebra (or equivalent or above) 3 credits
f.  Developmental Psychology 3 credits
g. Therapeutic Nutrition 3 credits
Total 24 credits

Note: For students currently enrolled in prerequisites at the time of application, official final grades are to be received in the Nursing Department office no later than September 20th for admission to 3rd semester the following fall semester, and May 20 for admission to 3rd semester the following spring semester. Applicants will not be considered if currently enrolled in a class at the time of the deadline.

Additional courses required for the Associate of Applied Science in Nursing degree:

Concurrent or before NR 243: Microbiology  5 credits
Concurrent or before NR 244: English Composition 2 or Public Speaking 3 credits
  • If already completed, must be within the last five years at the time of admission into the nursing program.
  • If more than five years old, Anatomy & Physiology must be repeated prior to being considered for admission.
       1. Microbiology must be taken either before or concurrently with 3rd semester.
  • If already taken, Microbiology must be within last five years. Anatomy & Physiology, and Microbiology must be at least five credit hours each.

Courses taken at other institutions must be from an accredited community college or four-year school in order to transfer and be eligible for credit.

0 - 5 Years after Graduation

1.  Based on the Nursing Education Articulation Plan for Kansas, there may be additional requirements:

0-5 years after Graduation from LPN school the applicant must have:
     a. Graduated from a Kansas LPN program (or an out of state accredited LPN program) within the last five years. Credit will be evaluated individually for out-of-state applicants not from an accredited program and
     b. Successfully completed the seven prerequisite classes listed above.

6 or more years after Graduation from LPN school
     a. Graduated from a Kansas LPN program (or an out of state accredited LPN program) within the last 6 -10 years. Credit will be evaluated individually for out-of-state applicants not from an accredited program and
     b. Successfully completed the seven prerequisite classes listed above and
     c. Provided documentation from employer that a minimum of 1000 hours of nursing work experience was completed in the last three years.

Step Three: Ranking for Final Selection

  1. The number of positions available in the second and third semester nursing classes varies with each class depending on the number of students progressing through the curriculum. A minimum sixteen third semester positions are dedicated to qualified advanced standing applicants each semester.
  2. Applicants will be ranked in descending order according to the following criteria:
    a.  GPA of the required prerequisites
    b.  2 points for at least 1 year or more of work experience as an LPN
    c.  2 points for “B” or higher in a Butler PD course
  3. Only official transcripts and/or verification of final grades will be used.
  4. Applicants meeting the designated deadline will be given first consideration for admission.
  5. Applicants not meeting the deadline cannot be guaranteed consideration for admission.
  6. In the event the GPA cannot discriminate a rank order, the department will review all application materials of the applicants with the same GPA using selection based on “most highly qualified applicant.”
  7. All selected and non-selected applicants will be notified in writing.

Step Four: Selected Student Responsibilities for Acceptance

Admission to the program is contingent upon completing the following student responsibilities: a satisfactory background check, negative urine drug test, and completion of all clinical requirements and vaccinations.

  1. Selected applicants are given a specified time period to complete the required student responsibilities to accept their position in the class. Information on how to complete the screenings will be included in the contingent acceptance letter.
  2. If any selected applicants either do not accept, do not complete the required responsibilities on time, or if any accept and then withdraw prior to the beginning of classes, the vacancy created will be offered to the next highest ranked applicant.
  3. See CLINICAL REQUIREMENTS AND POLICIES section of the Nursing Student handbook for complete listing of all clinical requirements.
  4. Upon official acceptance into the nursing program the student will enroll in Health Assessment for the Practice of Nursing for Advanced Standing students (3 credits), and Nursing Concepts for Advanced Standing (3 credits) courses, prior to entering third semester. These courses will introduce the philosophy and conceptual framework of the nursing curriculum and other content to prepare the student for upcoming nursing courses.
  5. After successful completion of Health Assessment for the Practice of Nursing and Nursing Concepts for Advanced Standing, the requirement of the first-year nursing course(s) will be waived. No grade will be earned, however, successful completion of the first level of the nursing program is acknowledged.
Technical Standards

Nursing at the Associate Degree level involves the provision of direct care for individuals and is characterized by the application of verified knowledge in the skillful performance of nursing functions. Therefore, in order to be considered for admission or to be retained in the program after admission, all applicants should possess:

  • Sufficient visual acuity
  • Sufficient auditory perception
  • Sufficient gross and fine motor coordination
  • Sufficient communication skill
  • Sufficient intellectual and emotional functions

Additionally, any health condition that the student may have that would pose a safety concern to clients, faculty, students, clinical facility employees or to the student themselves will not be allowed to participate in the clinical setting.

Credit by Advanced Placement Examination: For Advanced Standing students entering into third semester, the following courses will be waived: NR 116   and NR 117  Professional Nursing 1 and 2, NR 102 . Foundations of Patient Centered Care (PCC1), NR161 and NR162 Pharmacology for Nursing 1 and 2, NR 122  (PCC 2): Common Acute and Chronic Health Problems.

Reapplication

• Applicants who are not selected for admission are asked to communicate in writing their desire to reapply for the next class to the Nursing Department prior to the May 20 and Sept. 20 deadlines.
• Files of applicants who do not communicate their desire to reapply will be deleted.

Transfer Student Admission

Students wishing to transfer from another nursing program to complete the requirements for RN licensure must send their nursing transcript and any other transfer hours to the Nursing Department. A letter of recommendation from the dean or director of the prior nursing program is required. An evaluation will be completed on an individual basis to determine the student’s admission into the appropriate semester of the program.

A letter requesting the evaluation and a Department of Nursing application must accompany the transcripts and be mailed to:

Butler Community College
Department of Nursing
901 S. Haverhill Rd.
El Dorado, KS 67042

Pending openings are available, the student is selected on a competitive basis by the combined GPA of the prerequisite courses if there are more applicants than openings. Prerequisite courses are the general education courses listed prior to the semester the student is eligible for being admitted. For example, a student eligible for admission to the second semester would need to have English Comp. 1, General Psychology, Anatomy and Physiology, MA 135  or above, and Pathophysiology, prior to entering at that level.

A student in good academic standing from another accredited college or university seeking admission to Butler must submit official transcripts of all previous college work to the Office of the Registrar. The availability of transcripts is essential to enable Butler to provide appropriate advising and course placement services.

Professional Nursing Licensure Application

  1. Graduated from an accredited high school or obtained the equivalent, as determined by the Kansas Department of Education.
  2. Successfully completed the basic professional curriculum in an accredited school of professional nursing.
  3. Other qualifications as the board may determine.

KSA 65-1120 (a) The Board of Nursing shall have power to deny, revoke, limit or suspend any license or certificate in the event the applicant or licensee be found after hearing:

• Grounds for disciplinary action/denial of license https://ksbn.kansas.gov/wp-content/uploads/NPA/65-1120.pdf

Felony Crimes

Note: The Board of Nursing will not issue licenses to applicants who have felony convictions against other persons. A list of these convictions is available on the Kansas State Board of Nursing website www.ksbn.org.

• Qualifications for writing the state board licensure examinations. https://ksbn.kansas.gov/wp-content/uploads/NPA/65-1115.pdf
• Grounds for disciplinary action/denial of license https://ksbn.kansas.gov/wp-content/uploads/NPA/65-1120.pdf
• Crimes against persons http://www.kslegislature.org/li/b2023_24/statute/021_000_0000_chapter/021_054_0000_article/