October 14, 2020

These first-year East Central College nursing students are beginning their journey into the health care field. The students were in full uniform Tuesday, Oct. 13, for clinical orientation day. Clinicals are a vital, hands-on portion of the nursing program curriculum. This is the first semester in the ECC Nursing program for these students who were […]

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October 7, 2020

The East Central College Nursing Program is ranked No. 4 among 660 nursing schools offering associate’s degrees in the Midwest. NursingProcess.org evaluated nursing schools throughout the region on four factors — national test pass rates, academic quality, the nursing school’s reputation and affordability. In addition, the ECC Nursing associate’s degree program was ranked first in […]

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October 6, 2020

It was five years ago that Laura McDonald, MSN, RN started at East Central College as an adjunct instructor. After just two years at the College, she became the Rolla Nursing Program Coordinator and began to oversee the day-to-day nursing program operations at the ECC Rolla campus. McDonald recently was presented a National Institute for […]

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October 2, 2019

She started college when she was 29 years old. For nearly three years, she took online classes to take her general education requirements. “I couldn’t really leave home,” Angela Trentmann explained. “I had to take care of two kids while my husband worked full time.” After her children were finally old enough to attend school […]

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April 24, 2019

Labadie, Missouri isn’t known for its vast opportunities to scuba dive. That didn’t stop James Johnson from pursuing it anyway. “When I learned to dive it changed not only my perspective of the world, but it also changed my outlook on life,” he said. “I enjoy diving so much I became a scuba instructor. I […]

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October 9, 2018

Like many students that come to East Central College, Miranda Pickens wasn’t quite sure what she wanted to do with her life. “I got my associate of arts degree in general studies,” she explained, “and then I transferred to Mizzou.” She started in marketing. She moved on to fashion and design. Then, she went over […]

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