Nursing, Associate Degree
Nursing is a unique, dynamic profession committed to holistic care of patients through health promotion, diagnosis, and treatment of actual or potential health problems. The Associate Degree Nursing (ADN) program at TJC provides hands-on skills training and clinical experience that will prepare you to enter the fast-growing healthcare field as a registered nurse in a variety of healthcare settings.
The ADN program is a 60-credit hour curriculum that leads to an Associate of Applied Science degree. Graduates of the program are prepared to take the National Council Licensure Examination for Registered Nurses (NCLEX-RN). Successful completion of the NCLEX-RN provides the professional credentials to practice as a registered nurse.
ADN Information Sessions
If you're interested in learning about the requirements to be a student in the Associate Degree Nursing program, please join us for a short information session on the following dates.
Monday, September 10, 2018 at 5:30 p.m. in RNHS 1.131
Monday, October 1, 2018 at 5:30 p.m. in RNHS 1.131
Monday, November 5, 2018 at 5:30 p.m. in RNHS 1.131
Monday, December 3, 2018 at 5:30 p.m. in RNHS 1.131
Immunization requirements for ADN students
Effective September 1, 2017, all students applying to the Associate Degree Nursing program are required to submit, with their application, a positive titer for the following immunizations: MMR, Varicella and Hepatitis B. Additional requirements due with your application include: a negative Tuberculosis Test, proof of Tetanus, Diphtheria, Pertussis (TDAP) vaccination (within the last 10 years) and current American Heart Association BLS for Healthcare Providers CPR card. Read more about immunization requirements.
Three ways to complete your Associate's Degree in Nursing
A two year track for non-licensed individuals providing coursework and hands-on skills/clinical experience required to practice as an RN.
LVN to RN Track
An accelerated track for current LVNs providing hands-on skills/clinical experience with traditional or hybrid instructional methods to transition from an LVN to an RN.
Get a sneak peek of nursing at TJC
The Tyler Junior College School of Nursing and Health Sciences includes programs designed for workforce training in nursing and allied health fields. We're ready for you.
Why Choose Nursing at TJC
Average costs for two years at TJC are less than a third the cost of taking the same two years at a state university
Our brand new Robert M. Rogers Nursing & Health Sciences building includes three floors of high tech training equipment
Nursing is one of the most in-demand professions in the US. This means great pay, benefits and fantastic employment prospects
Excellent Job Placement
Located in the heart of the medical district in Tyler, TJC provides an excellent gateway into hospital, home health and other healthcare professions
High NCLEX Pass Rate
Our graduates have a 96 percent pass rate on the National Council Licensure Examination for RNs.
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Who We Are
- Sandy Sims, Professor - Associate Degree Nursing
- Amber LeBarron, Professor/Program Coordinator - Associate Degree Nursing
- Jennifer Wilson, Professor - Associate Degree Nursing
- Carla Shirley, Professor - Associate Degree Nursing
- Cathy Garcia, Professor - Associate Degree Nursing
- Christine Singbusch, Clinical Lab Simulation Specialist/ Professor, ADN
- Jodi Seal, Department Chair - Associate Degree Nursing
- Carey Pennington, Staff Technician - Associate Degree Nursing
- Paula Weaver, Professor - Associate Degree Nursing
- Ginger Christiansen, Professor - Associate Degree Nursing
- Shanita Wideman, Professor - Associate Degree Nursing
- Pamela Hopkins, Professor - Associate Degree Nursing
- Danielle Bruffett, Records Coordinator - ADN
- Shirlene Solomon, Professor - Associate Degree Nursing
- Eva Blight, Professor - Associate Degree Nursing
- Patricia Loff, Professor - Associate Degree Nursing
- Shelley Welch, Professor - Associate Degree Nursing-Jacksonville
- Cindy Ward, Professor - Associate Degree Nursing
- Amanda Jenkins, Professor - Associate Degree Nursing
- Denise Hudson, Professor - Associate Degree Nursing
- Karen Cooper, Professor - Associate Degree Nursing
- Alicia Tyler, Professor - Associate Degree Nursing
- Suzanne Cheeseman, Professor/Coordinator - Associate Degree Nursing-Jacksonville
Information in Nursing, Associate Degree
Our program is approved by:
Texas Board of Nursing
333 Guadalupe St., Suite 3-460
Austin, TX 78701
The Tyler Junior College Associate Degree Nursing Program in Tyler, Texas holds pre-accreditation status from the National League for Nursing Commission for Nursing Education Accreditation, located at 2600 Virginia Avenue, NW, Washington, DC, 20037. Holding pre-accreditation status does not guarantee that initial accreditation by NLN CNEA will be received.
For students in this program who may have a criminal background, please be advised that the background could keep you from being licensed by the State of Texas. If you have a question about your background and licensure, please speak with your faculty member or the department chair. You also have the right to request a criminal history evaluation letter from the applicable licensing agency.