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.

The Associate Degree Nursing (ADN) program is a 60 -credit hour curriculum that leads to an Associate of 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.

Application Period

Applications for our spring 2018 Traditional RN, LVN-ADN Transition-Jacksonville AM, LVN-ADN Transition-Hybrid and Paramedic-ADN tracks will be accepted August 1 - August 11, 2017.

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, November 27, 2017 at 5:30 p.m. in RNHS 1.131
Monday, May 14, 2018 at 5:30 p.m. in RNHS 1.131

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

  • Affordable

    Average costs for two years at TJC are less than a third the cost of taking the same two years at a state university

  • State-of-the-Art Facilities

    Our brand new Robert M. Rogers Nursing & Health Sciences building includes three floors of high tech training equipment

  • High-Paying Career

    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 93.97 percent pass rate on the National Council Licensure Examination for RNs.


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 is pursuing pre-accreditation candidacy status from the National League for Nursing Commission for Nursing Education Accreditation (NLN CNEA), located at 2600 Virginia Avenue, NW, 8th Floor, Washington, DC 20037; phone 202-909-2500. Interested parties are invited to submit third party comments in writing directly to NLN CNEA, attention Andrea Browning, NLN CNEA Manager of Accreditation Services, no later than August 24, 2017.