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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August 21, 2019

As a military spouse, Jessica Torres has moved from place to place, time and time again. “I have had to start over eight times in the last 15 years,” she explained. When she moved to the Ft. Leonard Wood area in 2017, she discovered East Central College in Rolla. She reached out to the nursing […]

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May 1, 2019

Not only has she educated more than 500 students in her 25 years as an East Central College nursing faculty member, but Judy Bieker has also mentored numerous master’s students and new faculty members without hesitation. Her colleagues describe her as someone who “embodies the true spirit of nursing education” and “never turns down a […]

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March 13, 2019

More than 50 nursing programs were ranked in the state of Missouri, and East Central College landed near the top of the list in 2019! According to RegisteredNursing.org, East Central College is ranked the fourth best nursing program in the state. The methodology used for the rankings was based on the NCLEX-RN exam, which is used […]

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October 5, 2018

East Central College is proud to announce its Occupational Therapy Assistant Program has earned its full accreditation! The program received full approval from the Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education (ACOTE) this semester and will remain accredited for the next seven years. The program consists of a combination of general education, professional level coursework, classroom […]

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May 9, 2018

The East Central College Foundation is proud to announce the establishment of the Sandy Upchurch Memorial Nursing Scholarship for the 2018-2019 school year. The Pacific native and East Central College alumna was known as a caring, passionate person. She spent more than 30 years as a registered nurse in labor and delivery at St. Luke’s […]

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April 20, 2018

More than 54 nursing programs were ranked in the state of Missouri, and East Central College landed near the top of the list in 2018! According to RegisteredNursing.org, East Central College is ranked the tenth best nursing program in the state. The methodology used for the rankings was based on the NCLEX-RN exam, which is […]

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March 8, 2017

More than 54 nursing programs were ranked in the state of Missouri, and East Central College landed near the top of the list! According to RegisteredNursing.org, East Central College is ranked the fourteenth best nursing program in the state.  The methodology used for the rankings was based on the NCLEX-RN exam, which is used by […]

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