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How to Apply: Nursing

Vocational Nursing

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 Vocational Nursing track with three different cohorts: Tyler AM, Lindale AM, and Rusk AM.

Vocational Nursing Admission Guidelines

Admission Periods

Fall Start | January 15 to January 31­
Spring & Summer Start | July 15 to July 31

Vocational Nursing Snapshot

The Vocational Nursing program had been intending to offer the option of evening classes. This option has been postponed indefinitely. Current options are outlined in the table below.

Cohort

Start Semester

Schedule

Location

Program Length

Tyler AM

Fall
Spring

Summer

Lecture:
3 days/week (M-F)
Between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m.


Clinical:

1-2 days/week (M-F)
6-12 hour shifts

 

Fall/Spring/Summer semesters

Main
Campus

12 months

Lindale AM

Fall

Lecture:
3 days/week (M-F)
Between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m.


Clinical:

1-2 days/week (M-F)
6-12 hour shifts

 

Fall/Spring/Summer semesters

TJC North

12 months

Rusk AM

Spring

Lecture:
3 days/week (M-F)
Between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m.


Clinical:

1-2 days/week (M-F)
6-12 hour shifts

 

Fall/Spring/Summer semesters

TJC Rusk

12 months

*Clinical shifts for the Nursing program are subject to change based on clinical site availability. In order to meet curriculum requirements, some clinical shifts may be scheduled on weekends and/or nights.