School of Nursing
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Nursing Division Chair: Dr. Judith Lindsay
Shaunell Wippert- administrative assistant ext. 2915
Rayola Grant- Nursing Instructor: ext. 2919
The Blackfeet Community College’s nursing program’s mission is to provide Native American students and our “universal community” access to high-quality nursing education. The program’s primary aim is to prepare entry-level registered nurses as providers of care across the health/illness continuum and as members of the profession. The nursing program will give individuals the necessary cultural and clinical competencies required for safe, effective, and holistic nursing. The faculty promotes the growth and development of students into safe, caring, and professional nurses with accountability for actions based on theory, critical reasoning, evidence-based practice, and effective communication to meet the challenges of the continuing changes in the healthcare environment. Not only will the graduates of BCC serve the Blackfeet Nation and communities across Montana, but they will also be prepared to work in any healthcare setting across the country.
BCC School of Nursing is now offering A Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) degree, replacing the Associates of Science in Nursing (ASN). The Nursing Department will make applications available on March 15, 2022, allowing ONE MONTH to gather all required information and return it to the administrative assistant. We encourage you to start early by getting references and the vaccines started in advance.
The nursing program uses the ATI TEAS Admissions Test as part of its admissions evaluation process. Please follow the steps below to purchase the ATI TEAS Test and start the journey toward a nursing degree:
School of Nursing
Blackfeet Community College (BCC) began offering Nursing certificates and degrees in 2013-2014. We are happy to announce we are now offering a BSN providing a core nursing curriculum, clinical experiences, preceptorships for career development, and state-wide support. The BCC nursing students utilize our advanced nursing simulation lab, which provides critical skill development and leads to meeting high standards of care. The nursing courses consist of hybrid, online, and on-campus, building greater capacity for BCC to offer more distance learning opportunities beyond our service area. Students participate in clinical experiences in Browning, Cut Bank, Great Falls, Kalispell, Montana State Hospital, and Whitefish with our clinical partners. The School of Nursing recognizes that our students need to possess the skills to integrate awareness of diversity into their practice. Therefore, preparing them to be culturally competent to work in Indian Country and beyond.
Registered Nursing Program
The registered nurse (RN) program at BCC will prepare the student with the knowledge and skills required for each student and assume the responsibilities of an entry-level registered nurse (RN) and to take the national licensure examination (NCLEX) required to receive a license from the State of Montana to practice nursing as an RN.