News & Updates
The semester started on August 29th with a lot of excitement (getting closer to graduation!)
The Accelerated LPN to RN class is covering Pediatrics and Mental Health this semester as well as Microbiology. The class is starting their 3rd of four semesters with a graduation in May of 2012. The Pediatrics & Mental Health clinicals are in Rolla at Phelps County Memorial Hospital and Pediatrics at the Houston school district. Sim (simulation) days are throughout the semester. “Sim Man”is a computerized manikin that can do all kinds of great things such as simulate irregular breathing & lung sounds, simulate a heart attack, etc. Approximately 50% of the class is previous TCTC LPN graduates.
The Practical Nursing class started its first semester with 22 students (1male/21 female) and an age range of 19-48 years old. Students are from Salem, Rolla, Houston, Hartville, Winona, Mtn. View, Mtn. Grove, Cabool, Plato, Lenox, Pomona, Willow Springs, and West Plains. They will start off the semester with a field trip to the Missouri State Board of Nursing, participate in Cabool’s “Golden Age Games”, and participate in the Houston public Schools’ annual health screening.
The Medical Office Assistant students are back and starting the insurance and coding curriculum, with their national exam for billing & coding scheduled for December of 2011. The certification is through the National Health Career Association.
The Paramedic students are returning on their 2nd of three terms and are studying the cardiac unit. They are attending class once a week and participating in clinicals throughout the county and surrounding communities.
Bolivar Technical College has been approved to offer two new programs in 2012, Medical Assistant and Small Business Management. Both are 2 year Associate Degree programs.
Bolivar Technical College has recently been granted authority to offer a new program of Medical Laboratory Technology. This is a two year Applied Science Degree that is designed to train graduates to work as Laboratory Technicians in clinics and hospitals.