Do you have a passion for healthcare and the wellbeing of others?
Students entering the Pre-Nursing program at the EACC should have an interest in anatomy, physiology, biology, and human services.
Successful students will demonstrate a high level of aptitude in science and be skilled at accountability and responsibility.
Does this sound like you? Pre-Nursing may be the path for you!
Students in the Pre-Nursing program learn the fundamentals of the human body including anatomy, physiology and disease process of the human body.
Through service and project-based learning, Pre-Nursing students will have the opportunity to take on a variety of real-world design work in collaboration with their instructor and classmates.
Through work-based learning, Pre-Nursing students may have the opportunity to complete a semester-long or school-year long internship at a local business, assisting with duties within the healthcare scope. Duties may include greeting and room patients, patient interview, a variety of CLIA waived testing, patient education and scheduling along with many more skills.
- Perform life-saving CPR and first aid procedures at the professional health care level
- Practice a variety of medical assisting skills to prepare for a career in a physician’s office or clinic
- Prerequisite: MUST have 4 semesters of high school completed, have a minimum GPA of 2.6 AND be on the Core 40 Diploma track; OR have passed a standardized test with one of the following scores:
Writing Reading Accuplacer 80 (Sentences Skills) 76 ACT 17 (English) 18 PSAT 26 25 SAT 27 25 Knowledge Assessment 70 80
- Learn advanced medical assisting skills
- Successfully draw blood (phlebotomy) and perform ECGs (electrocardiograms)
- Work with health care professionals using medical assisting skills in internship experiences
- Prepare for national certification exam to become CMA (certified medical assistant)
- Prerequisite: Medical Assisting / Pre-Nursing 1
Students completing the Pre-Nursing program at the EACC will be prepared and have the required knowledge for the next step in their career journey, whether it’s college or directly into the career field.
During their two years at the EACC, Pre-Nursing students will have the opportunity to earn 29 college credits through dual enrollment at Ivy Tech, at no charge to the student/family and by simply successfully completing the EACC program. Students who complete the program will have the opportunity to test for the Certified Clinical Medical Assistant (CCMA) certification and the potential to test for the Certified Phlebotomy Technician as well as the Certified EKG Technician certification. All students participating in the Pre-Nursing program will be certified in CPR through the American Heart Association within the 1st year of enrollment.
Additionally, students who complete dual enrollment courses ENG 111 (College English) and IVYT 106 (Career Exploration) either through their home high school or the EACC, can earn a Healthcare Specialist Technical Certificate from Ivy Tech Community College.
Students who complete the program will have the opportunity to test for the Certified Clinical Medical Assistant (CCMA) certification and the potential to test for the Certified Phlebotomy Technician as well as the Certified EKG Technician certification. All students participating in the Pre-Nursing program will be certified in CPR through the American Heart Association within the 1st year of enrollment.
Earn up to 24 college credits and early college certificate through Ivy Tech Community College. College coursework is embedded into EACC curriculum.