COVID-19 Response

Fall classes are offered in-person, online or hybrid. Masks are required at all TJC facilities.

COVID-19 Information Center

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. 

NEW Summer Vocational Nursing admission

TJC Nursing is now admitting an additional Vocational Nursing class in Tyler. Currently, students are admitted to the Vocation Nursing program in Tyler each fall and spring semester. In 2021, the Vocational Nursing program will admit students each fall, spring, AND summer. 

Applicants interested in beginning the Vocational Nursing Tyler cohort in Summer 2021 must apply during the January 2021 admission period (January 15-31, 2021). If accepted, students will begin the program in May 2021 with a projected graduation date of May 2022. For more information contact TJC Nursing at or 903-510-2869.

Nursing Information Sessions

TJC Nursing hosts an Information Session for new students once a month. Don’t miss this great opportunity to learn about the pathways to becoming a Licensed Vocational Nurse or Registered Nurse, your first steps on how to apply, and what to expect as an Apache Nursing Student. See how you can join our next meeting!

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: $44,106

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: $58,888

Registered Nurses have an expanded set of duties such as providing and coordinating care, educating the public about various health conditions, providing advice and emotional support to individuals and their family members, and management and delegation within the health care environment. Registered Nurses are frequently employed in hospital settings.

TJC Nursing offers three pathways in the RN track: Traditional RN, LVN-RN Transition, and Paramedic-RN Transition. The LVN-RN Transition pathway offers three different cohorts: Tyler AM, FastTrack PM, and Jacksonville AM.

Why Choose TJC Nursing

  • Affordable

    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.

  • State-of-the-Art Facilities

    Our brand new Robert M. Rogers Nursing & Health Sciences building includes three floors of high-tech training equipment.

  • Multiple Locations

    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

    In 2019 ADN graduates had a pass rate of 91% on the NCLEX-RN and VN graduates had a pass rate of 90% on the NCLEX-PN.

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. 

Degree Plans


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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

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.