Nursing & Allied Health Division

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

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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

Bronder, Jessica MSN, RN - Nursing

Campbell, Jennifer MSN, RN - Nursing

Darrington, Heather MSN, RN – Nursing

Dietz, Alyssa – Medical Assistant Program Director

Esplen, Ashlee PTA, MS, CMT - Physical Therapist Assistant, Coordinator Massage Therapy Program

Gillespie, Amanda MSN, RN - Nursing

Griffie, Melissa MSN, RN - Nursing

Kenny, Kristine MSN, RN - Nursing

Kruger, Randall MPT - Program Director Physical Therapist Assistant

Lasanich, Jessica MSN, RN - Nursing

Ratti, Diane MSN, RN, CRNP - Nursing

Schlott, Aaron – Medical Coding Instructor

Woessner, Jessica Medical Coding and Billing Specialist


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


Nursing & Allied Health Accreditations


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), 3030 Potomac Ave., Suite 100, Alexandria, Virginia 22305-3085;  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).