East Arkansas Community College

College Type: At least 2 but less than 4 years, Public

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ADN Program

The East Arkansas Community College Nursing program is approved by the Arkansas State Board for Nursing. The program offers a 2 year Traditional Track program consisting of 5 terms and a 1 year LPN/LPTN accelerated track consisting of 3 terms based on full time enrollment excluding vacation time.  

Admissions Requirement for the program:

  1. Be admitted to East Arkansas Community College
  2. Complete required College developmental courses (with a minimum grade of ‘C’ by the May 31st deadline- credit for Math and Science courses must have been met in the last five years).
  3. Have a 2.80 GPA at the May 31st deadline
  4. Take the pre-nursing exams (Critical Thinking Entrance, PSB Nursing Aptitude Exam)

Applicants will be expected to present completed application to the college by the 31st of March. The school will notify applicants of its decision during the following June. The number of students accepted into the program will vary according to the resources and space available. East Arkansas offers no provisional acceptance for those applicants who don’t meet the minimum requirements nor does it maintain a waiting list for qualified applicants not offered admission.

Successful applicants will be expected to obtain CPR certification prior to registration which must remain current for the entire program as well as acquiring immunizations for Hepatitis B, Tetanus (within the last 10 years), Measles, Mumps Rubella and a Tuberculin Test (within the last year) or a negative chest x-ray, submit proof of health insurance and proof of malpractice insurance for the duration of enrollment in the nursing program.

State board of nursing approval: Fully Approved
Average NCLEX RN passrate (3 years): 85.73%
Average number of students tested annually: 25
Program accreditations: NLNAC
Available Study Options
Fulltime Parttime On Campus Online Hybrid Weekend Evening

School's NCLEX RN Passrate History

Annual NCLEX RN passrate data and the number of students who took the exam at East Arkansas Community College as reported by Arkansas state board of nursing.

Passrate (%)
Year Students Tested School National Avg
2012 25 76 90.85
2011 17 94.1 86.46
2010 31 87.1 84.32
2009 22 81.8 88.66
2008 17 64.7 86.23
2007 34 73.5 87.57

LPN to ADN Program

State board of nursing approval: Fully Approved
Average NCLEX RN passrate (3 years): 87.67%
Average number of students tested annually: 24
Program accreditations: NLNAC
Available Study Options
Fulltime Parttime On Campus Online Hybrid Weekend Evening

School's NCLEX RN Passrate History

Annual NCLEX RN passrate data and the number of students who took the exam at East Arkansas Community College as reported by Arkansas state board of nursing.

Passrate (%)
Year Students Tested School National Avg
2011 17 94.1 86.46
2010 31 87.1 84.32
2009 22 81.8 88.66
2008 17 64.7 86.23
2007 34 73.5 87.57

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East Arkansas Community College
1700 Newcastle Rd
Forrest City, AR 72335