Tyler Junior College

Nursing, Associate Degree

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.

Dates for Application into the ADN or LVNT Programs in the Associate Degree Nursing

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


  • Associate of Applied Science, Nursing


  • 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 in three locations; Tyler, Jacksonville and Lindale.
  • Each program is three full semesters (Fall, Spring, Fall). Programs will start every three semesters.
  • Tyler Programs start: Fall 2015, Spring 2017, Fall 2018
  • Jacksonville Programs start: Spring 2015, Fall 2016, Spring 2018
  • Lindale Evening Programs start: Spring 2015, Fall 2016, Spring 2018
  • 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:
  • Paramedic Programs start: Spring 2015, Fall 2016, Spring 2018

Related TJC Organizations

  • Student Nurse's Association (SNA)



  • Janet Haley, Program Coordinator
  • Misty Baggett
  • Linda Caldwell
  • Susan Cheeseman
  • Ginger Christiansen
  • Karan Dublin
  • Cathy Garcia
  • Elizabeth Hobbs
  • Denise Hudson
  • Amber LeBarron
  • Jodi Seal
  • Carla Shirley
  • Sandra Sims
  • Debbie Waldrop
  • Paula Weaver
  • Shanita Wideman
  • Jennifer Wilson
  • Kathy Wilson
Short URL to this page: www.tjc.edu/nursing

Nursing (RN) Contact Information

Karen Cooper, MSN, RN
Department Chair
Office: Pirtle T-125

Email: kcoo@tjc.edu

Telephone: 903-510-2869

Advising contact: 903-510-2662