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.

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.

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, May 14, 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. 

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 96 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 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.