Equipping the next generation of healthcare professionals.

EA’s nursing program prepares students for meaningful careers as registered nurses, licensed practical nurses, and certified nursing assistants. Our graduates can be found working almost anywhere — hospitals, community health organizations, schools, and homes — positively impacting the quality of health care delivery. For students seeking to continue their education and pursue a RN-BSN degree, our concurrent enrollment programs with Arizona State University, Northern Arizona University, and Grand Canyon University allow EA students to obtain a Bachelor of Science in Nursing while completing an Associate of Applied Science in Nursing. Admission into EA’s nursing program requires a separate, prior admission process and space is limited.

Which Nursing Program is Right for You?

We invite you to visit campus to explore how best to prepare for admission and learn more about which of our programs is the right path in achieving your goal of becoming a health care professional.

  • Associate of Applied Science in Nursing: preparation to work as a registered nurse giving direct care to patients.
  • Nursing Assistant Certificate:training to perform basic nursing duties and assist patients with their daily health care needs under the direct supervision of a registered nurse.



Eastern Arizona College’s Nursing Program is accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN)*, the leading authority in nursing education accreditation recognized by the U.S. Department of Education and by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation.

*Accredited Spring 2016 – Spring 2029

Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN)
3390 Peachtree Rd NE, Suite 1400

Atlanta, Georgia 30326

Nursing program applications due April 1

ATI TEAS Nursing Entrance Exam

Register at

Go to the TEAS online store to register for a specific date and select ATI TEAS

Cost = $87 plus tax

Questions? – Email: or call 928-428-8396

Thatcher Campus Gila Pueblo Campus Payson Campus
  • Thursday, May 9, 12:00 noon
  • Thursday, June 27, 12:00 noon
  • Thursday, July 25, 12:00 noon
  • Thursday, August 22, 12:00 noon
  • Thursday, September 12, 12:00 noon
  • Thursday, September 26, 12:00 noon
  • Thursday, October 3, 12:00 noon
  • Thursday, October 10, 12:00 noon
  • Thursday, October 17, 12:00 noon
  • Thursday, October 24, 12:00 noon
  • Thursday, October 31, 12:00 noon
  • Thursday, November 14, 12:00 noon
  • Thursday, December 12, 12:00 noon

EAC Testing Center
Academic Programs (AP) Building
Room 126

Gila Pueblo Campus
8274 S. Six Shooter Canyon Road
Room 700


  • Friday, September 6, 9:00 a.m.
  • Friday, September 20, 9:00 a.m.
  • Friday, October 4, 9:00 a.m.
  • Friday, October 18, 9:00 a.m.
  • Friday, October 25, 9:00 a.m.

Payson Campus
201 N. Mud Springs Rd.
Room 108

Nursing Career Paths
  • Flight Nurse
  • Nurse Anesthetist
  • Public Health Nursing
  • Critical Care Nurse
  • Oncology Nurse
  • Nurse Practitioner
  • Nurse Midwife
  • Pediatric Nurse
  • Surgical Nurse
  • Nurse Educator
Select Average Salary Statistics*
*2021 national median pay, U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics
Nurse Practitioner
Nurse Anesthetist
Registered Nurse
Licensed Practical Nurse

Program Details

Average Program Length
Nursing: RN Associate of Applied Science (AAS)
Preparation to sit the National Council Licensure Examination for Registered Nurses and for entry-level employment as a staff nurse.
4 full-time semesters + pre-requisites
Nursing Assistant Certificate
Preparation to sit for the Arizona State Board of Nursing Certified Nursing Assistant exam and for entry-level employment as a nursing assistant.
2 part-time semesters
Thatcher, Globe, Payson
Start Your Nursing Journey at Eastern Arizona College
Nursing Program
(928) 428-8396
Admissions Office
(928) 428-8332
(800) 678-3808 x 8332
Counseling Office
Counseling Office
(928) 428-8341
(800) 678-3808 x 8341