Nursing Degree

Associate in Applied Science (AAS) Degree


Nursing is a great career, and extremely rewarding. We prepare you to excel. Our accredited program gets you hands-on, out of the classroom, and into the field. Graduate, take the NCLEX national exam, and start work as a licensed RN in as little as two years. Iowa's Last-Dollar Scholarship may even cover your tuition.

What You Learn in the Nursing Program

Learn to promote health, prevent disease, and help patients cope with illness. It is remarkable how much you learn in this 22-month program. Enjoy the strong clinical component. You provide direct patient care, attend conferences, observe healthcare teams, and perfect your skills in our nursing simulation lab.

What Can I Do With an Associate's Degree in Nursing?

Pass the RN licensure exam and work as a team with physicians and other healthcare specialists. You can specialize as well. Care for cancer patients as an oncology nurse or elderly patients as a geriatric nurse. RNs coordinate patient care, perform diagnostic tests, work with patients and families to manage illness, and more. You can work in a hospital, doctor’s office, in rehabilitative or home healthcare. Skilled nurses are in-demand throughout the U.S. and world. Be a traveling nurse, or just volunteer, to care for patients in places that need your skills and expertise. 

A Solid Foundation


What contradicts?


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

Developmental Psychology

There’s a connection

Developmental Psychology

Interrelationships of physical, emotional, intellectual, and social evolution.

Holistic Health Concepts

It's a lot

Holistic Health Concepts

Caring interventions, infection, cellular regulation, and more.


In the lab


Examine the microbial world: classification, reproduction, genetics, etc.


Let's Get Started!

Nursing is a highly valued and rewarding career. You get to help patients grow stronger and get back to their families and lives. If you are dedicated and ready to go, here's more details:

You must provide proof of CNA designation or complete the three credit Nurse Aide course. 

In addition to EICC's general admission requirements, applicants to this program must meet specific program admission criteria.

See Progression and Re-admission information for the program.

A partnership with the University of Iowa (UI) College of Nursing allows our nursing graduates to seamlessly transfer and complete a Bachelors of Nursing Science (BSN) degree in a year and a half. The RN to BSN 3+1.5 online program is a great benefit if you want to continue your education.

See the full University of Iowa/EICC 3 + 1.5 Nursing Program articulation agreement here.

Grace Thalacker
"EICC invests heavily in its healthcare programs, and opened a new Health Sciences Center and Career Advancement Centers. I build my skills using the latest technology, including patient simulators, and feel prepared for the real challenges I’ll face in my career. "
Grace Thalacker, Nursing, AAS Degree
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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.

Health instructor helping student practice inserting an IV

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.

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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