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About Nursing

A respected degree program worthy of a proud profession.

Nursing is both a profession and a calling, a profession that provides you with a lifetime of serving others. Nurses are critical members of the health care team, providing quality patient care and combining both the science and art of nursing. As a nurse, you have the unique privilege of caring for patients through all aspects of their health care needs.

Butler’s program is designed to prepare you for the increasingly complex challenges of nursing. Our faculty bring many years of diverse clinical experience to the classroom. They are innovators in the way they approach the learning experience, working to build your capacity for critical thinking and clinical problem solving. The quality of their instruction has earned Butler’s nursing program wide respect in the region.

A hybrid learning environment

Our program blends online content with classroom instruction, giving you both the flexibility of online learning, as well as the irreplaceable value of interacting with teachers and students on campus. In our Learning Studios and Clinical Learning Center, we have developed simulated clinical environments that immerse you in the look and feel of the nursing experience.

There is a testing requirement for acceptance to Butler’s nursing program. Essentially, it validates that you have the combination of reading, math and science abilities that are critical to your success in the program. You can learn more about these and other Admission Policies in our handbook.

For those who are accepted to our program, the rewards are every bit as enriching as the work is challenging. Nurses are projected to be in high demand in the coming years, and their value is increasingly being recognized in their compensation. But ask our graduates and they will tell you that the greatest reward is to see the difference they make in their patients’ lives. Our nursing alumni will also tell you that their learning experience at Butler made all the difference in their success.


Butler Community College is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission.  The Butler nursing program is accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN) and is an approved nursing program through the Kansas State Board of Nursing. 

Higher Learning Commission
30 North LaSalle Street, Suite 2400
Chicago, IL 60602

Kansas Board of Regents
1000 SW Jackson Suite 520
Topeka, KS 66612-1368
785.296.3421 | Fax 785.296.0983

The Nursing program is accredited by the:

Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN)
3343 Peachtree Road NE
Suite 850
Atlanta, GA 30326
404.975.5000 | Fax 404.975.5020

Full ACEN continuing accreditation through Spring 2024. Next continuing accreditation is Spring 2024.

Kansas State Board of Nursing
900 SW Jackson St, Suite 1051
Topeka, KS 66612-1230

1st Level/PN program is fully approved through February 2018. The ADN program is fully approved through spring 2024. Next Continuing approval is spring 2024.