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.

Information Session

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. 

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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

  • 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 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 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.