Tyler Junior College

Nursing, Associate Degree

Nursing is a unique dynamic profession committed to holistic care of the client through health promotion and the diagnosis and treatment of human response to actual or potential health problems.  

Nurses use critical thinking skills in order to provide nursing care across the life span with emphasis on meeting the needs of clients who require assistance to maintain or restore optimum health or to die with dignity.

The Associate Degree Nursing (ADN) program is a 60 -credit hour curriculum that leads to an Associate in Applied Science degree.  Graduates are eligible to apply for the National Council Licensure Examination for Registered Nurses (NCLEX-RN) as defined by the Texas Board of Nursing.

Our program is approved by:

Texas Board of Nursing
333 Guadalupe St., Suite 3-460
Austin, TX 78701


  • Associate of Applied Science, Nursing

Applications are being accepted for Spring/Summer 2017 from July 5-August 15, 2016

Critical Application Deadlines


  • Traditional Track - This is offered on the Tyler campus and the program starts every Fall and Spring semester.
  • LVN to RN Track - 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 Nurses' Association (SNA)


Faculty & Staff

  • Amber LeBarron, Program Coordinator
  • Meredith Ashley
  • Misty Baggett
  • Teresa Bloch
  • Danielle Bruffett
  • Ramona Burns
  • Linda Caldwell
  • Tad Carlisle
  • Suzanne Cheeseman
  • Ginger Christiansen
  • Karen Cooper
  • Cathy Garcia
  • Pam Hopkins
  • Denise Hudson
  • Amanda Jenkins
  • Kim McCoy
  • Carey Pennington
  • Jodi Seal
  • Carla Shirley
  • Sandy Sims
  • Alicia Tyler
  • Cynthia Ward
  • Paula Weaver
  • Shelley Welch
  • Shanita Wideman
  • Jennifer Wilson
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