Tyler Junior College

Nursing, Associate Degree

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WE ARE CURRENTLY ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS FROM FEBRUARY 1 THROUGH APRIL 25, 2016 FOR THE FOLLOWING FALL 2016 PROGRAMS:

  • TRADITIONAL ADN - FALL 2016
  • LVN-ADN TRANSITION, JACKSONVILLE - FALL 2016
  • LVN-ADN TRANSITION, TYLER PM HYBRID - FALL 2016
  • PARAMEDIC-ADN TRANSITION - FALL 2016

Testing tickets are issued by appointment. To schedule an appointment to receive your ticket you must 1) Be accepted as a TJC student with an A Number, 2) Have all transcripts sent to the college for evaluation.

If your transcripts have been sent, but are not posted on your account, please bring unofficial transcripts to your appointment to prevent any delays.

Nursing is one of the fastest growing occupations in the United States. At Tyler Junior College, the Associate Degree Nursing Department offers three programs to become a Registered Nurse. The first is the traditional program, this is a 2 year program for students who have no nursing knowledge. The second is the LVN to ADN transition program, this is for licensed LVN’s to take a three semester program to become an RN. The last is the Paramedic to ADN program, this is for certified or licensed paramedics to transition to an RN, and this is also a three semester program.

Registered Nurses treat their patients, provide medical and emotional support to the patient and their family members, and also educate them and the community about various medical conditions, medical histories, and symptoms etc. they perform diagnostic tests and analyze the results, administer treatment and medications, and help with patient follow up and rehabilitation.

There are several different employment opportunities as an RN. RN’s can work in General and Surgical Hospitals, Doctor’s Offices, Nursing Care Facilities, Outpatient Facilities, and Home Health Services. Some RN’s progress to receive their Bachelor of Science in Nursing and their Master of Science in Nursing and are Nurse Educators in colleges and universities.

Nursing is a flexible career choice, with many different employment opportunities, shift rotations and locations of providing Health Care. There are 104 different Nursing specialties that an RN can train in and advance their education and career.

Associate Degree Nursing Application Periods

  • Programs starting in the Fall - February 1 - April 25
  • Programs starting in the Spring - July 1 - September 15

Majors

  • Associate of Applied Science, Nursing

Programs

  • Traditional Program - This is offered on the Tyler campus and the program starts every Fall and Spring     semester.
  • LVN to RN Program - This is offered on the Tyler or Jacksonville campus. We offer an AM program in Jacksonville, and in Tyler we offer an AM program and PM-Hybrid program. Each program is three full semesters (Fall, Spring, Fall). Programs will start every three semesters.
  • Paramedic to RN track: this is offered as a hybrid program from the Tyler campus. The program is three full semesters (Fall, Spring, Fall). The program will start every three semesters.

Related TJC Organizations

  • Student Nurse's Association (SNA)

Links

Faculty

  • Amber LeBarron, Program Coordinator
  • Misty Baggett
  • Teresa Bloch
  • Linda Caldwell
  • Tad Carlisle
  • Susan Cheeseman
  • Ginger Christiansen
  • Cathy Garcia
  • Pam Hopkins
  • Denise Hudson
  • Amanda Jenkins
  • J. Michelle Nelson
  • Jodi Seal
  • Carla Shirley
  • Sandy Sims
  • Alicia Tyler
  • Cynthia Ward
  • Paula Weaver
  • Shelley Welch
  • Shanita Wideman
Short URL to this page: www.tjc.edu/nursing

Nursing (RN) Contact Information

Karen Cooper, MSN, RN
Department Chair
Office: Rogers Nursing & Health Sciences Center Office number 2.252

Email: kcoo@tjc.edu

Telephone: 903-510-2869

Advising contact: 903-510-2662