Oct 15, 2019  
Butler 2018-19 
    
Butler 2018-19 [ARCHIVED 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 only these institutions regionally accredited by the Higher Learning Commission and/per the U.S. Department of Education (ACE).

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 3 years),
  • Complete a Butler placement test, or
  • 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 or who have previous college coursework should bring those records.

Students who place in Intermediate Algebra and below by the criteria in #3 above (Placement Test Requirements), and students who are repeating College Algebra are required to complete a Diagnostic Test.

There are three levels of Diagnostic Tests. The initial Diagnostic Test which a student is required to take is determined by Accuplacer or other placement criteria. Any subsequent diagnostic testing must be preapproved by the Math Coordinator or a Mathematics Department representative.

A total of six (6) Diagnostic Tests may be taken in a year cycle beginning the date of the first testing attempt. Students are allowed to retest after a 4-week waiting period. Any exceptions regarding extenuating circumstances affecting the student’s testing performance/results will go to the Math Coordinator for consideration/approval.

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. Students who have taken the ACT or who have previous college course work should bring those records with them for advising and enrollment.

4. College Course Placement Tests. All students who have not taken the ACT or SAT within the last 3 years or have had no previous college English or math courses are required to take the Accuplacer placement test prior to enrolling in English or mathematics courses. 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 are required to take the course and/or courses based on the scores received from the Accuplacer placement test. All students who enroll in developmental courses in English, Math, and/or Reading are required to take PD 120. Conquering College , a course which develops their skills for college level work. Students required to take PD 120  should enroll in it the first semester of their enrollment. Any exception must go through the Dean of the academic area in question. Students who have taken the ACT or who have previous college course work should bring those records with them for advising and enrollment.

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.
  • Any exceptions regarding extenuating circumstances affecting the student’s testing performance/results will go to the Dean of Academic Support & Effectiveness 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 and the college library. 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 by the end of the first week of the term. Students that are only enrolled in courses that begin after the main term must complete residency paperwork on or before the earliest course start date.

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.

5a. Appeal for Residency. If a student disagrees with his/her classification as a nonresident for tuition costs, he/she 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 or direct (733)-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.

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 score requirements (ACT, SAT, or Accuplacer). Scores must be certified on the High School/Home School Release Form prior to submission 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 or course work that does not apply to a Regents’ approved degree program at the postsecondary partner institution in a CEP agreement is not considered appropriate for college-level credit or eligible for financial reimbursement” (Ch IV, 8 (3) v).

Based on this policy, Butler does not allow high school students to enroll in developmental courses. High school students include those enrolled in public and private institutions and those in home school.

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. Application for Admission: Contact the International Office at international@butlercc.edu or access http://butlercatalog.butlercc.edu/forms/intapp.cfm to obtain an application.
  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).
  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 $18,552.00 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 is below a “C” average, you will need to submit a document to meet our English proficiency requirement. This can be done through one of the following:
    1. A minimum TOEFL Test of English as a Foreign Language score of 500 or above on the written test, 173 on the computer-based test, or 61 on the internet test is required. The TOEFL institutional code for Butler is 6191.
    2. 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.
    3. 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.
    4. The IELTS International English Language Testing System test is also acceptable as an alternative to TOEFL. An overall score of 5.0 is required for admission.
    5. A minimum Pearson Test of English (PTE) score of 50.
  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 request 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 allowed to enroll. 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: 316.218.6282 Andover (BOA) or 316.733.3371 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 #6 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 or from the Wichita/metro area (316) 733-3230.

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 Student Connect.

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:

  • Graduates of accredited high schools.
  • Individuals who have completed the General Educational Development (GED) test.
  • 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.
  1. Submit official high school transcript, GED scores or official transcripts from other colleges, universities or schools attended to the Registrar’s Office.
  2. 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 be admitted to Butler and must also apply for admission to the Associate Degree Nursing Program.
  • Butler grants admission twice yearly with a limited number of applicants accepted each fall and spring semester.
  • Prospective students must understand the
  • Qualifications for writing the state board licensure examinations. http://www.ksbn.org/npa/pages/65-1115.pdf
  • Grounds for disciplinary action/denial of license http:///www.ksbn.org/npa/pages/65-1120.pdf
  • Crimes against persons http://www.kslegislature.org/li_2014/b2013_14/statute/021_000_0000_chapter/021_054_0000_article/
  • The Kansas State Board of Nursing approves the number of applicants admitted each semester guided by student/faculty ratio and availability of clinical facilities.
  • Completion of the application is the student’s responsibility.
  • To meet this responsibility the student must:
  1. Complete program prerequisites BI 240. Anatomy and Physiology , EG 101. English Composition 1 , BS 160. General Psychology  and MA 135. College Algebra  or above. MA 131. College Algebra with Review  will satisfy this requirement.
  2. Complete the admission assessment exam: An Admission Assessment Exam is offered on the El Dorado campus. Exam dates are available by calling the Nursing Office or accessing the Nursing web site. Students must register to take the exam at least two weeks prior to the exam date. It is a computerized exam and is monitored in a campus computer lab. The applicant is responsible for the nonrefundable exam fee, paid at the time of registration. The admission assessment exam may be repeated one time, with the composite and reading score used in the selective admission formula. It is the student’s discretion as to when to take the exam; before, during or following the prerequisite courses. The exam must be taken in time to document the scores with the nursing office prior to the application cut off dates. If the exam administrator is other 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 application for the Nursing Program.
  4. Submit official college transcripts showing completed prerequisites to Butler Registrar’s Office.
  5. Submit documentation of patient care experience. Students must show documentation of completion with a diploma or have passed a state certification for patient care experience points.
  6. All application materials must be received in the Nursing Department before May 20, for the following fall semester, and 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

Step Three: Ranking for Final Selection

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 and TEAS raw reading score. Additional points are considered for applicants 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 & Physiology 20 pts max 10 pts minimum
General Psychology 12 pts max 6 pts min.
English Comp 1 12 pts max 6 pts min.
TEAS Composite % 99 pts max *Nat’l mean
TEAS Raw Reading 42 pts max *Nat’l mean
Patient Care Experience 5 pts max  
Total points 190 max.  

*Applicants must score at the TEAS Exam National mean or higher for admission consideration.

**A&P must be within the last 5 years.

Grades earned: A = 4 x number of credit hours, B=3, C=2.

  • Students must have completed MA 135. College Algebra  with a grade of C or better, but it will not be included in the grade point calculation.
  • Only official transcripts and verification of admission assessment test scores will be used.
  • Applicants not meeting the deadline will not be considered for admission.
  • In the event the final applicant score cannot discriminate a rank order, all application materials of the applicants with the same final applicant score will be reviewed with selection based on most highly qualified applicant.
  • All selected and non-selected applicants will be notified in writing by Butler’s nursing department.

Step Four: Acknowledging Acceptance

  • Selected applicants are given a specified time period to accept their position in the class. Admission to the program is contingent upon a satisfactory background check and a negative urine drug screen.
  • If any of the first group do not accept or if any accept and then withdraw prior to the beginning of class, the vacancy created will be offered to the next highest ranked applicant up to a maximum of 56 students.

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 May 20 and September 20 deadlines.
  • Files of applicants who do not communicate their desire to reapply will be deleted.

Step Five: Selected Student Responsibilities

Admission to the program is contingent upon a satisfactory background check and a negative urine drug screen. The following responsibilities are to be completed by the beginning of the clinical component of the nursing courses.

  1. Physical examination report annually including documentation of immunizations. Required immunizations: Tdap in last 2 years, 2 MMR’s, 2 Varicella or doc of disease, TB screening, and the influenza vaccine..
  2. Highly recommended: Hepatitis B immunization.
  3. Health care provider CPR verification. CPR course must include adult, child, infant and two-person instruction. The American Heart Association BLS Health Care Provider Course or American Red Cross Basic Life Support for the Professional Rescuer are the two most commonly accepted courses.
  4. Liability insurance purchased through the Butler Business Office is included in student fees.

Note: For students currently enrolled in prerequisites at the time of application, official grades are to be received in the Nursing Department office no later than May 20 for fall admissions, and Sept. 20 for spring admissions.

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:

  1. Sufficient visual acuity
  2. Sufficient auditory perception
  3. Sufficient gross and fine motor coordination
  4. Sufficient communication skills
  5. Sufficient intellectual and emotional functions.

Special policies and procedures regarding admissions criteria for the Nursing Program are contained in the Nursing Student Handbook.

Admission Process for Advanced Placement of Licensed Practical Nurses

Butler Community College’s Department of Nursing, in support of the Nursing Education Articulation Plan for Kansas, provides an opportunity for articulation of the licensed practical nurse LPN into the second year of the associate degree nursing program. At the time of graduation, the student earns an Associate in Applied Science Degree and is eligible to take the state board licensure examination to become a registered nurse (RN).

Butler Community College believes in the concept of educational and career mobility, encouraging each individual to continue to build on the foundation of education and experience he/she has already achieved in reaching his/her own individual potential. The nursing faculty encourages the LPN to evaluate his/her resources and abilities in order to establish realistic career goals.

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.

  1. The following applicants may be admitted to the college:
  • Graduates of accredited high schools.
  • Individuals who have completed the General Educational Development (GED) test.
  • 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.
  1. Submit official high school transcript, GED scores or official transcripts from other colleges, universities or schools attended to the Registrar’s Office.
  2. College admission does not automatically mean admission to the nursing program.

Step Two: Admission to the Associate Degree Nursing Program

  • LPNs seeking admission to the associate degree nursing program must be admitted to Butler and must also apply for admission as an Advanced Standing Student.
    • Completion of the Advanced Standing for LPNs application and direct submission of the application to the nursing department is the student’s responsibility.
  • Butler grants admission each fall and each spring, based on space availability. All application materials must be received in the Nursing Department before May 20th for the following fall semester and September 20th for the following spring semester to guarantee consideration for admission.
  • Prospective students must understand the
  • The Kansas State Board of Nursing approves the number of applicants admitted each semester guided by student/faculty ratio and availability of clinical facilities.
  • Completion of the application is the student’s responsibility. To meet this responsibility the student must:

1. Complete successfully with a grade of C or better, with a cumulative GPA of 2.8, the following courses 24 college credit hours to be eligible for advanced placement:

a. Anatomy & Physiology* 5 credits
b. Pathophysiology 4 credits
c. English Composition 1 3 credits
d. Developmental Psychology 3 credits
e. MA 135  or above** 3 credits
f. General Psychology 3 credits
g. Therapeutic Nutrition 3 credits
  24 credits

*Anatomy and Physiology and Microbiology must have been completed within the last 5 years at the time of admission into the nursing program. The Anatomy and Physiology course must be 5 credit hours and include both anatomy and physiology. Microbiology must be at least 5 credit hours. Microbiology must be taken concurrent or before 3rd semester. Courses taken at other institutions must be from an accredited community college or four year school.

** MA 131  will meet this requirement.

2. Submit the application for the Nursing Program.
3. Submit evidence of IV Therapy certificate and evidence of LPN licensure in the State of Kansas.
4. Submit official college transcripts showing completed prerequisites and copy of transcript of practical nursing education.
5. Student identifies which of the following classifications applies to him/her and completes those requirements:

0 - 5 Years after Graduation

The graduate must have:

  1. Graduated from a Kansas LPN program within the last five years. Credit will be evaluated individually for out-of-state applicants not from an NLN accredited program and
  2. Successfully completed the seven prerequisite classes listed above.

More than 5 years after Graduation The applicant must have:

  1. Graduated from a Kansas LPN more than 5 years ago. Credit will be evaluated individually for out-of-state applicants not from an NLN accredited program and
  2. Successfully completed the seven prerequisite classes listed above and
  3. Provided documentation from his/her employer that a minimum of 1000 hours of nursing work experience was completed in the last three years.

6. All application materials must be received in the Nursing Department before May 20 for the following fall semester, and Sept. 20 for the following spring semester to guarantee consideration for admission.

7. Address all application materials to:

Selective Admissions
Dept. of Nursing, Butler
901 S. Haverhill Road
El Dorado, KS 67042

Step Three: Ranking for Final Selection

  • A maximum of sixteen positions may be available for qualified Advanced Standing LPNs in the third semester.
  • Applicants will be ranked according to GPA of the required prerequisites in decreasing order.
  • Only official transcripts and/or verification of final grades will be used.
  • Applicants meeting the designated deadline will be given first consideration for admission.
  • Applicants not meeting the deadline cannot be guaranteed consideration for admission.
  • 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.”
  • All selected and non-selected applicants will be notified in writing.

Step Four: Acknowledging Acceptance

  • Selected applicants are given a specified time period to accept their position in the class.
  • If any of the first group do not accept 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.
  • Upon acceptance into the nursing program, the student will enroll in NR 108. Nursing Concepts for Advanced Standing . This is a three-credit-hour course offered prior to fall and spring semester classes. This course will introduce the philosophy and conceptual framework of the nursing curriculum
  • After successful completion of NR 108  the student will receive credit for the appropriate first-year courses. No grade will be earned - only credit recorded.

Credit by Advanced Placement Examination: For Advanced Standing students entering into third semester, these courses will appear on the transcript: NR 105. Foundations of Patient Centered Care , 6 hours credit, NR 106. Patient Centered Care of the Developing Individual and Family , 9 hours credit, and NR 104. Physical Assessment for the Practice of Nursing , 3 hours credit.

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.

Step Five: Selected Student Responsibilities

Admission to the program is contingent upon a satisfactory background check and a negative urine drug screen. The following responsibilities are to be completed by the beginning of the clinical component of the nursing courses:

  1. Physical examination report annually including documentation of immunizations.
    Required immunizations: Tdap in last 2 years. 2 MMR’s, 2 Varicella or doc of disease, TB screening, and the influenza vaccine.
  2. Highly recommended: Hepatitis B immunization.
  3. Health care provider CPR verification. CPR course must include adult, child and two-person instruction. The American Heart Association BLS Health Care Provider or American Red Cross Basic Life Support for the Professional Rescuer are the two most commonly accepted courses.
  4. Liability insurance purchased through the Butler Business Office is included in student fees.

Nursing Program Transfer Students

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.

Transfer Student Admission

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 http:///www.ksbn.org/npa/pages/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. http://www.ksbn.org/npa/pages/65-1115.pdf
• Grounds for disciplinary action/denial of license http:///www.ksbn.org/npa/pages/65-1120.pdf
• Crimes against persons http://www.kslegislature.org/li_2014/b2013_14/statute/021_000_0000_chapter/021_054_0000_article/