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.
Where: Robert M. Rogers Nursing and Health Sciences Building, Room 1.131
When: 5 p.m. on March 2, April 6, and May 4
Clinical Health Requirements for ADN Students
Effective September 1, 2017, if you are applying to the Associate Degree Nursing program, as part of your application you need to provide proof that you comply with certain Clinical Health Requirements. Read more about health requirements.
The Associate Degree Nursing Admissions Committee reserves the right to make concessions under extenuating circumstances.
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.
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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 93 percent pass rate on the National Council Licensure Examination for RNs.
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Who We Are
- Ginger Christiansen, Professor - Associate Degree Nursing
- Sandy Sims, Professor - Associate Degree Nursing
- Paula Weaver, Professor - Associate Degree Nursing
- Angie Nachman, Professor- Associate Degree Nursing
- Amber LeBarron, Professor - Associate Degree Nursing
- Jodi Seal, Department Chair - Associate Degree Nursing
- Suzanne Cheeseman, Professor/Coordinator - Associate Degree Nursing-Jacksonville
- TaMarria Nelson, Staff Technician, Associate Degree Nursing
- Charles Anyama, Professor - Associate Degree Nursing
- Sheri Gillis, Program Director, Clinical Simulation
- Ashley Kent, Professor- Associate Degree Nursing
- John Montalto, Professor- Associate Degree Nursing
- Meredith Ashley, Professor - Associate Degree Nursing
- Patricia Loff, Professor/Program Coordinator - Associate Degree Nursing
- Amanda Jenkins, Professor - Associate Degree Nursing
- Karen Cooper, Professor - Associate Degree Nursing
- Alicia Tyler, Professor - Associate Degree Nursing
- Shelley Welch, Professor - Associate Degree Nursing-Jacksonville
- Shanita Wideman, Professor - Associate Degree Nursing
- Cindy Ward, Professor - Associate Degree Nursing
- Danielle Bruffett, Records Coordinator - Associate Degree Nursing
- Dawn Bahr, Professor- Associate Degree Nursing
- Bethany Yearty, Professor, Associate Degree Nursing
- Jennifer Wilson, Professor - Associate Degree Nursing
- Cathy Garcia, Professor - Associate Degree Nursing
- Denise Hudson, Professor - Associate Degree Nursing
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 is pursuing accreditation 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 Lusetha Rolle, NLN CNEA Manager of Accreditation Services, no later than September 23, 2019.
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.