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.
Nursing Admissions Period
Spring 2020 Admission Period: July 15 - July 31, 2020.
TJC Nursing will accept applications for the following tracks/pathways for the spring 2021 semester:
- Vocational Nursing - Tyler AM
- Vocational Nursing - Rusk AM
- Traditional RN
- Traditional RN/Concurrent Enrollment
- LVN-RN Transition - FastTrack
- LVN-RN Transition - Jacksonville
Students must apply using the online application form. See admission requirements and how to prepare your application.
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
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
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.
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 RN.
LVN to RN
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 RN.
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.
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, 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.
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).
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.