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Practical Nursing

Practical Nursing


The Practical Nursing Program’s mission is to prepare PNs who are competent to function as members of healthcare teams in acute care settings, long term care facilities, and community clinics. 

 Career Opportunities    Annual Salary

Become a highly-trained healthcare professional! Learn from personable, professional instructors with real-life medial experience who will share their secrets to success in this growing career field. The Technical Certificate in Practical Nursing prepares students for a variety of positions in the health care industry. In less than two-years you'll learn how to:

  • Record patient medical histories
  • Administer intravenous medications
  • Monitor patient conditions during treatments, procedures, or activities
  • Administer basic health care or medical treatments
  • Apply bandages, dressings, or splints
  • Measure the physical or physiological attributes of patients
  • Collaborate with healthcare professionals to plan or provide treatment
  • Supervise patient care personnel
  • Analyze quantitative data to determine effectiveness of treatments or therapies
  • Sterilize medical equipment or instruments

Arkansas Median Salary: $37,750

National Median Salary: $45,030

10 Year Projected Employment Demand: 13% Increase

*Bureau of Labor Statistics accessed through  



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Program Credential Credits to Credential Program Documents Program Cost

Technical Certificate in Practical Nursing












TC PN Program of Study

Practical Nursing Clinical Handbook 2018-19

Practical Nursing Student Handbook 2018-19

EACC Student Handbook 2018-19  

Nursing Faculty Orientation Handbook 2018-19 







                                                                                                      *Approximate cost of the program for in-county residents.

*The Practical Nursing program at East Arkansas Community College is approved through the Arkansas State Board of Nursing.

Interested in Learning More? Contact one of our Admission Staff at the Hodges Student Services Complex, at (870)-633-4480 Ext. 300.  Campus.png



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