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Advanced Standing for LPN‘s

Are you a Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) who wants to advance on the career ladder and become an RN? Do you want to increase your opportunities to provide stellar nursing care and make a difference in the lives of people you care for? Butler‘s Advanced Standing program for LPNs provides you the opportunity to apply for advanced standing within the nursing program in order to pursue your eligibility for RN licensure. Specific requirements for advanced standing can be obtained by

For further information, contact the Department of Nursing at ksmith@butlercc.edu
316–322–3140 or 733–3140 (from Wichita)

–or–

contact Nancy Brown, MSN at nbrown14@butlercc.edu
316–322–-3141 or 733–3141 (from Wichita)

Nursing‘s Blended Learning Environment

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 online learning.

The nursing courses at Butler Community College are delivered in a blended learning 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 when they will not be required to come to campus, but instead will prepare for upcoming classroom activities online at home, the college library, a Butler computer lab, or a city library. 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 blended format combines the structure and interaction of a face–to–face course with the convenience and flexibility of online learning.

The online portion of the blended course will be delivered through ANGEL, Butler‘s Learning Management System. ANGEL contains tools for communication, delivery of content, testing, assignment submission, directions and instructor notes for each specific course. Although the course materials can be accessed at the student‘s convenience, there are deadlines and due dates for assignments throughout the term. Blended courses are not self–paced, nor are they open–entry/open exit. Participants in blended classes need to be self–directed and motivated to succeed. If a student has taken an online course before from Butler, he/she will be familiar with ANGEL.

In addition to the online portion of the blended learning environment, Butler nursing meets student learning needs through

  • Interactive classroom activities in the nursing learning studios classrooms
  • Patient simulation activities in the Clinical Learning Center on campus
  • Clinical experiences each semester in Wichita area health care agencies

Updated August 2013