Apply Now



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 Application Due


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, October 26, 12:00 noon
  • Thursday, November 16, 12:00 noon
  • Thursday, December 14, 12:00 noon


  • Thursday, January 25, 12:00 noon
  • Thursday, February 8, 12:00 noon
  • Thursday, February 22, 12:00 noon
  • Thursday, March 7, 12:00 noon
  • Thursday, March 14, 12:00 noon
  • Thursday, March 28, 12:00 noon
  • Thursday, April 11, 12:00 noon
  • Thursday, April 25, 12:00 noon
  • Thursday, May 9, 12:00 noon
  • Thursday, June 27, 12:00 noon
  • Thursday, July 25, 12:00 noon

EAC Testing Center 
Academic Programs (AP) Building
Room 126

  • Friday, November 17, 10:00 a.m.
  • Friday, December 8, 10:00 a.m.


  • Friday, February 9, 10:00 a.m.
  • Friday, February 23, 10:00 a.m.
  • Friday, March 8, 10:00 a.m.
  • Friday, March 22, 10:00 a.m.

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


  • Friday, November 3, 9:00 a.m.
  • Friday, December 1, 9:00 a.m.


  • Friday, February 9, 9:00 a.m.
  • Friday, February 23, 9:00 a.m.
  • Friday, March 8, 9:00 a.m.
  • Friday, March 15, 9:00 a.m.
  • Friday, March 29, 9:00 a.m.

Payson Campus
201 N. Mud Springs Rd.
Room 108

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.

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
Hero Image
Select Average Salary Statistics*

*2021 national median pay, U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics

Program Details
Average Program Length
Average Program Cost
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
$8,694 - $9,774
Thatcher, Globe, Payson
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
Call for Details
Thatcher, Globe, Payson
Request more information

Program Contact
Nursing Program
(928) 428-8396
Admissions Office
(928) 428-8332
(800) 678-3808 x 8332
Counseling Office
(928) 428-8341
(800) 678-3808 x 8341

Getting to Thatcher 

From Phoenix

Travel east on US Hwy. 60. Drive through Superior and Miami. At Globe, continue on 60 (60 actually changes names to Hwy. 70 at this point). As you enter Thatcher, Eastern Arizona College is located on your right side.

From Tucson

Travel east on I -10. About 12 miles past the last Willcox exit, take the US 191 exit north. Continue north on 191 until you reach Safford (about 33 miles) and the junction with Hwy. 70 . Turn left on Hwy. 70 (main street, Casa Manana Restaurant on left) and proceed west for approximately five miles to Thatcher. Stay on Hwy. 70 through Thatcher. EAC will be located on your left.

From New Mexico (Two Options)

Travel west on I -10, past San Simon and Bowie. Then follow the directions for the turn off to Safford Hwy. 191 (from Tucson).

Travel west on I -10, exit at Lordsburg on US 70 to Duncan and Safford (this is the scenic route). Continue through Duncan and Safford to Thatcher. EAC will be on your left.