Butler Community College Welcomes 19 Male Nursing Students
At Butler Community College, the notion of nursing being a woman’s job is being eradicated by the 19 male nursing students in their first semester of the program
This is the largest cohort of males in Butler nursing history.
“[The] stereotype is hopefully changing as more and more men recognize the incredible opportunities [available] as a professional nurse,” said Butler Dean of Health, Early Childhood and Public Safety Anita Mills. “The 19 male students in first semester earned their way into the program as being in the top 56 students selected and we are very happy to have them as a part of [our nursing program.]”
Butler's NCLEX, (National Council of State Boards of Nursing) Licensure Examination, year to date pass rate is currently 93%.
“The pass rate of Butler’s students is a very good example of what kind of program Butler has,” said Benton native and Butler nursing student Lucas Hyslop. “The instructors are very knowledgeable and truly want the best for their students. I took a CNA class in high school and really took to it. A lot of people take a long time to decide what they want to do, but I was fortunate to stumble onto what I was good at.”
Cody Manuel of Haysville is also enrolled in the program. “Growing up, I knew I wanted to be in the medical field, I just did not know really where. After trying a couple things out, someone suggested nursing to me, but I had never really thought about it. So I followed an RN around for a day and fell in love with it.”
Mills, Manuel and Hyslop all agree that most people have a lack of understanding when it comes to males earning nursing degrees and that there are many career opportunities for males in the nursing profession. Mills also said, "It takes a special person to be a nurse."
To find out more about Butler's nursing program, visit their website at www.butlercc.edu/nursing.
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Nineteen male nursing students at Butler Community College are making history as the largest contingency of males in the 56-student first semester nursing class. (Front row, left to right) Eddie Mutchler of Wichita; Matt Pogue, Peck; Dustin Orlando, Wichita; Colby Rankin, Wichita; Brandon Kraus, Valley Center; and Jeffrey Steinert, Wichita. (Back row, left to right) Calvin Lies, Wichita; Pedro Ibarra, Derby; Jeremy Villalobos, Wichita; Brandon Fair, Andale; William Tice, El Dorado; and Brandon Bogner, Cody Manuel, Derik Scott, Wilfred Jandwa, all of Wichita; Ryan Albright, Valley Center; and Brian Anderson, Wichita.