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 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.
Education: 18-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.
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 Nursing at TJC
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 91.11% and VN graduates had a pass rate of 89.78% for the National Council Licensure Examination for RNs.
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, 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