Deadline to Apply for Nursing Program Approaches

September 14, 2021 | Campus News

There is a little over two months until the deadline to apply for East Central College’s Nursing program, a highly competitive program with a limited number of seats.

Applications for the program are due Dec. 1 for classes that begin in August 2022. Students in the Fall 2022 cohort would graduate in May 2024.

The ECC Nursing Program is available in both Union and Rolla. To find out if you are ready, please make an appointment with an advisor today.

For more information, visit the nursing program website at

The nursing program prepares graduates to pass the NCLEX-RN, with the goal of readying the grads to be registered nurses in diverse health care settings.

Last year, ranked ECC’s nursing program No. 4 in the Midwest among 660 nursing schools offering associate’s degrees.

The colleges were evaluated nursing schools throughout the region on four factors — national test pass rates, academic quality, the nursing school’s reputation and affordability.

ECC offers two programs leading to an Associate of Applied Science Degree in Nursing. This program prepares students to become registered nurses.

The main campus in Union, as well as the Rolla site, offer a complete pre-licensure program (generic) for those interested in becoming a registered nurse. A Licensed Practical Nurses (LPN) to RN Bridge program is also available at the Rolla location for LPNs interested in becoming registered nurses.

The classroom and clinical components of the curriculum are interrelated to provide a strong background of the student in attaining the objectives of the program and in becoming a safe and competent practitioner.