Nursing is a profession incorporating knowledge and principles of the humanities and sciences. Nurses function independently of, dependently on, and interdependently with other health care providers to assist individuals and their families in meeting health care needs and achieving an optimal level of functioning in a racially, culturally, and ethnically diverse community. Nursing practices are based on standards and legal and ethical considerations formulated by the profession and implemented through the nursing process. Nursing encourages a holistic, interactive approach requiring a commitment to the value of caring, communication, collaboration, theoretical knowledge, critical thinking and clinical competence for implementation of the nursing process. After completion of the program, students are awarded an Associate of Applied Science in Registered Nursing and are eligible to take the NCLEX. After successfully passing the NCLEX, graduates become registered nurses and obtain the credentials of RN. EACC's Registered Nursing program uses a competitive admissions process. Future students interested in the College's nursing program are encouraged to contact program staff in the Allied Health office, (870) 633-4480 ext 408.
Students completing the Registered Nursing program can expect to perform the following job duties:
Maintaining accurate, detailed reports and records.
Administering medications to patients and monitoring patients for reactions or side effects.
Recording patients' medical information and vital signs.
Monitoring, recording, and reporting symptoms or changes in patients' conditions.
Consulting and coordinating with healthcare team members to assess, plan, implement, or evaluate patient care plans.
*Approximate program cost includes in-county tuition, building use fee, technology fee, matriculation fee, infrastructure fee, and other Nursing program cost (textbooks, assessment fee, malpractice insurance, uniforms/stethoscope/shoes/watch, nursing bag, travel/parking fees for clinical, CPR certification, immunization requirements, EACC nursing pin, nightingale lamp, NCLEX-RN, criminal background/drug screens for clinical and licensure, and licensure fee for Arkansas).