Nursing is a unique and dynamic profession that is committed to the comprehensive care of patients through health promotion, diagnosis, and treatment of actual or potential health problems. TJC Nursing provides hands-on skills training and clinical experiences that prepare nurses to enter the fast-growing healthcare field as a nurse.
TJC Nursing offers a Licensed Vocational Nursing track and an Associate Degree Nursing track. Though they sound similar, Licensed Vocational Nurses and Registered Nurses have less in common than you may think.
Licensed Vocational Nursing (LVN)
Education: 12-month VN certificate required.
Median Annual Salary: $50,910
Licensed Vocational Nurses contribute to the plan of care by collaborating with the interdisciplinary team members and the patient’s family, representing the beginning level of the nursing practice continuum. LVNs work in hospitals, long-term care facilities, physicians’ offices, schools and home health agencies.
TJC Nursing offers one pathway in the LVN track with four different cohorts: Tyler AM, Tyler PM, Lindale AM, and Rusk AM.
Associate Degree Nursing (RN)
Education: Two-year associate's degree required.
Median Annual Salary: $79,830
TJC Nursing offers three pathways in the Associate Degree Nursing program; Traditional ADN, LVN-ADN Transition, and Paramedic-ADN Transition.
The Traditional ADN pathway has two cohorts; a traditional two-year AM cohort, and a FastTrack hybrid PM cohort. The LVN-ADN Transition pathway has three cohorts; Tyler AM, Tyler PM, and Jacksonville AM. The Paramedic-ADN pathway has one hybrid cohort.
Why Choose TJC Nursing
Average costs for two years at TJC are less than a third of 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.
With facilities in Tyler, Lindale, Rusk and Jacksonville, TJC Nursing is a convenient option for much of the East Texas area.
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
2021 ADN graduates had a pass rate of 94.12% on the NCLEX-RN. 2021 VN graduates had a pass rate of 90.36% on the NCLEX-PN
Nursing Pathways: How To Apply
TJC Nursing offers four pathways to become a nurse.
A 12 month, face-to-face certificate program with hands on skills/clinical experience needed to become an LVN.
A 24 month, face-to-face curriculum for non-licensed individuals with hands on skills/clinical experience needed to become an ADN.
LVN to ADN
A 12-18 month, face-to-face or hybrid curriculum for LVNs with hands on skills/clinical experience needed to advance credentials from LVN to ADN.
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Nursing, ADN (RN) (AAS)
We offer a traditional, integrated program that is two years long and approved by the Texas Board of Nursing. Graduates are eligible to apply for the National Council Licensure Examination for Registered Nurses (NCLEX-RN) as defined by the Texas Board of Nursing.
Nursing, LVN-ADN Transition (AAS)
Our LVN to ADN transition program is an accelerated program of study for licensed LVNs. Graduates will be awarded an Associate of Applied Science degree and are eligible to apply for the National Council Licensure Examination for Registered Nurses (NCLEX-RN).
Nursing, Paramedic-ADN Transition (AAS)
Our paramedic to ADN transition degree program is an accelerated program of study for national registry certified or state certified paramedics. Graduates will be awarded an Associate of Applied Science degree and are eligible to apply for the National Council Licensure Examination for Registered Nurses (NCLEX-RN).
Nursing, Vocational (VN) (Certificate)
Our Vocational Nursing (VN) program is designed to prepare you to provide nursing care within a directed scope of practice under appropriate supervision. Once graduated, you will be able to use a systematic problem-solving process in the care of multiple patients with predictable health care needs to provide individualized, goal-directed nursing care.
The Tyler Junior College Associate Degree of Nursing program is accredited by the National League for Nursing Commission for Nursing Education Accreditation (NLN CNEA) located at 2600 Virginia Avenue, NW, Washington, DC 20032, 202-909-2526.
The Tyler Junior College Vocational Nursing program and the Associate Degree Nursing program are approved by:
Texas Board of Nursing
333 Guadalupe St., Suite 3-460
Austin, TX 78701
Tyler Junior College, Practical/Vocational Nursing Program (delivered via blended/hybrid distance education), holds pre-accreditation status from the National League for Nursing Commission for Nursing Education Accreditation, located at 2600 Virginia Avenue, NW, Washington, DC, 20037. 202-909-2487. 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.