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Practical Nursing

Practical Nursing

Practical Nursing- Female in white scrubs with a blue stethoscope around her neck

EACC Mission: We provide affordable, accessible learning opportunities to promote student success and strengthen our community.

After the completion of the program the graduate will be able to:

Communicate with the patient, the patient’s family, and other health care workers using therapeutic communication skills.
Utilize the Nursing Process to plan and give care to the patient throughout his/her life span.
Practice cultural differences when planning care for the patient.
Demonstrate basic knowledge and basic nursing skills to safely give care to patients.
Practice within the framework of the Nurse Practice Act for the practical nurse.
Seek out opportunities for increased knowledge to meet lifelong learning goals in the field of nursing.
Implement teaching based on identified learning needs of the patient.
Utilize knowledge gained to meet the community’s nursing needs.
Delegate care to unlicensed assistive personnel.
Annual Salary

Arkansas Median Salary: $41,760

National Median Salary: $48,820

Program Credential Credits to Credential Program Documents Program Cost

Technical Certificate in Practical Nursing


TC_PN Degree Checklist

ACA § 17-87-312

Admission Process

Approval Status of the Program

Clinical handbook

Curriculum or Degree Plan

EACC Grievance Procedures

Financial Aid

Grading System

Graduate Competencies

Nursing Program Costs

Practical Nursing Graduation

Practical Nursing Program Philosophy

Nursing Student Guidebook

Refund Policy

Standards of Progress

Student Rights and Responsibilities

Substance Abuse Policy

Transfer Students and Advanced Placement of Students


*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.

EACC's Core Competencies- Communicate, Think, Connect, and Achieve

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Interested in Learning More? Contact one of our Admission Staff at the Hodges Student Services Complex, at (870)-633-4480 Ext. 335.  Photo of campus north facade



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