Nursing & Allied Health Division

BC3 Health Care Programs provide clinically-based learning experiences that prepare graduates for employment in numerous settings. 

ACEN LogoThe BC3 Nursing, R.N. program is approved by the Pennsylvania State Board of Nursing and fully accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN). 

CAPTE logo and verification The Physical Therapist Assistant program at Butler County Community College is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education (CAPTE), 1111 North Fairfax Street, Alexandria, Virginia 22314; telephone: 703-706-3245; email:; website:

CAAHEP LogoThe BC3 Medical Assistant program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs upon recommendation of the Curriculum Review Board of the American Association of Medical Assistants Endowment (AAMAE).

Career Programs

The following 2-year programs enable students to develop the technical and professional skills necessary to start a career upon graduation:


The following certificate programs can be completed within a year and provide students with a foundation or expand their knowledge base.

Nursing & Allied Health Faculty

Botinovch, Karen, MSN, RN - Instructor, Nursing

Carney, Julia, MSN, RN - Instructor, Nursing

DeVore, Amy - Assistant Professor, Program Director Medical Asst.

Esplen, Ashlee PTA, MS, CMT - Professor, ACCE PTA Program, Coordinator Massage Therapy Program

Fallow, Theresa MSN, BSN, RN - Instructor, Nursing

Griffie, Melissa BSN, RN - Instructor, Nursing

Jurysta, Sherri - Instructor

Kenny, Kristine MSN, RN - Instructor, Nursing

Kruger, Randall MPT - Instructor, Program Director PTA

Lasanich, Jessica BSN, RN - Instructor, Nursing

Ratti, Diane MSN, RN, CRNP - Professor, Nursing

Tiche, Nichole L., MSN, BSN, RN - Instructor, Nursing


Earn a Bachelor's Degree at BC3

Unique partnerships with 4-year colleges & universities give students the opportunity to earn a bachelor’s degree on main campus. Students earn an associate degree from BC3 and transfer credits towards completing a bachelor’s degree with curriculum and instruction offered on main campus by the 4-year college or university. Courses are offered in the classroom, online, through ITV, or as a hybrid.

Chatham University Earn a Nursing, R.N., A.A.S. from BC3 and transfer credits towards a Nursing, B.S.N., from Chatham University