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2020 - 2021 Eastern Iowa Community College Catalog 
2020 - 2021 Eastern Iowa Community College Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Practical Nursing, Diploma

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Campus: Clinton, Muscatine, & Scott Community Colleges

The curriculum of Eastern Iowa Community College’s Practical Nurse (PN) program of study prepares students to care for the sick, injured, convalescent and disabled, under the supervision of physicians and registered nurses. With just one year of formal preparation in the practical nursing program, students are academically qualified to take the NCLEX (National Council Licensure Examination) for Practical Nursing. 

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

In addition to the general admission requirements of the college, applicants to this program must meet specific program admission criteria. The application process and admission requirements for the Nursing programs can be found at www.eicc.edu/nursing.

Plan of Study

Term Total: 19.00 Credits

Term Total: 19.00 Credits

Term 3-Summer

Term Total: 9.00 Credits

Diploma Total: 47.00 Credits


Students who successfully complete this Diploma program are eligible to sit for the National Council Licensure Examination (NCLEX) for Practical Nursing.

Nursing courses in the first two semesters can be taken at Clinton, Muscatine or Scott Community Colleges. Remaining nursing courses can be taken at Clinton or Scott Community Colleges.

Non-discrimination Statement / Equal Educational Opportunities

It is the policy of Eastern Iowa Community College District not to discriminate in its programs, activities, or employment on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, creed, religion, and actual or potential family, parental or marital status, as required by the Iowa Code §§216.6 and 216.9, Titles VI and VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 (42 U.S.C. §§ 2000d and 2000e), the Equal Pay Act of 1973 (29 U.S.C. § 206, et seq.), Title IX (Educational Amendments, 20 U.S.C. §§ 1681-1688), Section 504 (Rehabilitation Act of 1973, 29 U.S.C. § 794), and Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act (42 U.S.C. § 12101, et seq.).

If you have questions or complaints related to compliance with this policy, please contact Debora J. Sullivan, Equal Employment Opportunity Officer/Equity Coordinator, Eastern Iowa Community College District, 101 West Third Street, Davenport, Iowa 52801, 563-336-3487, djsullivan@eicc.edu or the Director of the Office for Civil Rights, U.S. Department of Education, Citigroup Center, 500 West Madison Street, Suite 1475, Chicago, Illinois  60661-7204, phone number 312-730-1560, fax 312-730-1576, OCR.Chicago@ed.gov.

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