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Registered Nurse

Registered Nurse

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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.



RN Entrance Testing Exam Dates

May 26 1:00 p.m. & 6:00 p.m.
May 27 1:00 p.m. & 6:00 p.m.
May 28 1:00 p.m. & 6:00 p.m.
May 29 1:00 p.m. 
June 1 1:00 p.m. 

Contact Lori Hutcherson at 870-633-4480, ext. 408 or for more information or to register for any of the online RN Entrance Exam sessions.

 2+2 Agreements
 Career Opportunities    Annual Salary

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.


Arkansas Median Salary: $57,570

National Median Salary: $70,000

10 Year Projected Employment Demand: 16% Increase

*Bureau of Labor Statistics accessed through


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Program Credential Credits to Credential Program Documents Program Cost

Associate of Applied Science Nursing


AAS Nursing Program of Study

Nursing Traditional Track Information Packet

Nursing Accelerated Track Information Packet

Nursing Program Application

2020 testing dates


Technical Certificate Health Professions- Nursing

33 TC HP Nursing Program of Study $2,755.00*

*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).



EACC Arkansas Board of Nursing Approval Letter

EACC Arkansas Board of Nursing Certificate of Full Approval

Arkansas State Board of Nursing

Discipline Outcome
Nursing Objective 1 Incorporate knowledge and principles from the sciences and humanities into nursing practice.
Nursing Objective 2 Function as part of the interdisciplinary health care team in selected health care settings with culturally diverse clients, families and communities across the life span.
Nursing Objective 3 Communicate therapeutically and effectively with clients, families, significant others, and other health care providers.
Nursing Objective 4 Provide evidenced based, clinically competent nursing care utilizing critical thinking and clinical decision making within the framework of the nursing process.
Nursing Objective 5 Function as a beginning practitioner, client educator, leader and manager of nursing care to clients along the health-illness continuum and in a variety of health care settings.
Nursing Objective 6 Practice within the legal and ethical framework of the standards of professional nursing.
Nursing Objective 7 Assume responsibility and accountability for seeking life-long learning opportunities for professional growth.

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

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



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