Tyler Junior College has announced 40 graduates from the associate degree nursing program for May 2017.
Graduates and their hometowns are: Sheyenne Atchley, Arp; Marcia Carey, Arp; Loran Casillas, Tyler; Cassi Chitty, Tyler; Meosia Coats, Tyler; Velinda Davenport, Tyler; Ashley Fuller, Arp; Carolyn Gachibi, Tyler; Joshua Herndon, Tyler; Melissa Hitt, Tyler; Lauren Huff, Whitehouse; Connie Huggins, Rusk; Idongesit Isong, Flint; Amanda Jenkins, Lindale; Katarzyna Kalski, Whitehouse; Ashley Lockhart, Gilmer; M. Kathleen Logan, Flint; Savita Makori, Tyler; Veronicah Makori, Tyler; Krystal Maya, Tyler; Tiara McGowen, Tyler; Nathan Miller; Mineola; Ashley Monzon, Whitehouse; Valeria Olmos, Tyler; Treston Parsons, Tyler; Chelsea Porter, Tyler; David Pyle, Flint; Yessica Rangel, Tyler; Roxana Reyes, Tyler; Sabrina Session, Alto, Taylor Starr, Chandler; Debra Stratton, Whitehouse; Erin Strickland, Tyler; Joslyn Thurman-Ford, Winona; Giovvanni Tranquillino Mojica, Tyler; Erika Valenzvela, Tyler; Alice Varughese, Allen; Marcayla Wallace, Jacksonville; Evelyn Wodrich, Tyler; and Kaysie Zarate, Ben Wheeler.
The TJC Associate Degree Nursing program is a 60-credit-hour curriculum that leads to an Associate of Applied Science degree. Graduates are eligible to apply for the National Council Licensure Examination for Registered Nurses (NCLEX-RN) as defined by the Texas Board of Nursing.
TJC graduates have a 94-percent pass rate on the NCLEX-RN exam and a 93-percent job-placement rate within six months of graduation.
Nursing is one of the most in-demand careers in the U.S., with an average annual salary of $66,640.
Located in the heart of the Tyler medical district, TJC provides an excellent gateway into hospital, home health and other health care professions.
Applications are being accepted Aug. 1-11, for the spring 2018 semester.
Training East Texas nurses since 1951
TJC has been training area nurses since 1951, when it opened the Texas Eastern School of Nursing, in cooperation with Mother Frances and Medical Center hospitals.
In 1981, the three-year, diploma program was converted into a two-year, Associate Degree Nursing program.
Since then, thousands of area nurses have received their start at TJC.
For more information, go to www.tjc.edu/nursing.