Practical Nursing



Play a vital role in the lives of patients, and feel good about it. Earn a Practical Nursing diploma in less than a year. In our accredited program, you are hands-on in labs and in the community. You graduate with the skills to really make a difference. Iowa's Last-Dollar Scholarship may even cover your tuition.

What You Learn in Practical Nursing

You learn to care for the sick, injured, convalescent, and those with disabilities . You study the human body, medications, nutrition, infections, and more. Graduate academically qualified to take the NCLEX national licensure exam.

What Can I Do With a Practical Nursing Diploma?

You are an important part of the healthcare team and provide care under the supervision of physicians and registered nurses. Monitor patients’ health and provide basic nursing, such as changing bandages and inserting catheters. Keep patients comfortable and discuss the care you are providing. Work in nursing homes and extended care facilities, hospitals, physician offices, and private homes.

A Solid Foundation


What contradicts?


Study the sources, effects, and legalities of medications. Compute dosages.


All life stages


Dietary sources, functions, and major nutrient requirements.

Health Concepts II


Health Concepts II

Incorporate the concepts of inflammation, infection, and immunity into safe care.

Developmental Psychology

There’s a connection

Developmental Psychology

The interrelationship of physical, emotional, intellectual, and social evolution.


Ready to Get Started? 

Nursing is a high-demand and deeply rewarding career field. And we prepare you to succeed, while you are at EICC and after you enter the profession. Learn more about the application process and requirements, and don't miss the submission deadline. 

See Progression and Re-admission information for the program.

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Iowa's Last-Dollar Scholarship

You may be eligible to earn a degree in this high-demand field for zero tuition costs! You file for financial aid, and if your Expected Family Contribution is at or below $20,000, the state covers the remaining balance beyond the aid for which you are eligible. More than two dozen career programs qualify, including this one. File your FAFSA by July 15.

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Need some extra help? We offer drop-in and scheduled tutoring on each campus, and online, too. You can also get a writing consultation via email. Visit our tutoring centers for more information on services and schedules.

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Start in High School

Get a jump on your college education while you are in high school. Through our Career Academies, complete a semester to a full year of courses. It's free and cuts down on the time you spend completing your EICC degree, often in half. Save time and money, and launch your career sooner.


Your Degree = Success

Complete your education in two years. Qualify for better jobs. Earn a higher salary. Enjoy a better quality of life. The benefits of an associate's degree are impressive and wide-ranging.

Explore the value of an associate’s degree

Employment and Wage Outlook

Contact Admissions

Contact the admissions representative from the college you plan to attend. If you’re not sure, you may contact any rep. Each can answer questions about any college or program.

Office Hours: Monday - Friday, 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

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The Nursing program is accredited by the Iowa Board of Nursing.

Practical Nursing: Locations

Clinton Community College

1000 Lincoln Blvd.
Clinton, IA 52732
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Muscatine Community College

152 Colorado St.
Muscatine, IA 52761
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Scott Community College

500 Belmont Rd.
Bettendorf, IA 52722
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