Jun 23, 2024  
2024-2025 Catalog with Addendum 
2024-2025 Catalog with Addendum

Nursing, Associate Degree (ADN), AAS

Location(s): Central Campus

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Registered Nurses (RN) are vital members of the healthcare team. RNs provide and coordinate patient care, educate and support patients and their families, manage patient care, and delegate team functions.

The Associate Degree Nursing (ADN) traditional track is one of three available tracks within the ADN program. The traditional track admits one cohort each fall and spring semester. Classes are held on TJC’s main campus in Tyler. The traditional track is two years in length (four semesters) and follows a concept-based-curriculum. The fast-track cohort is accelerated and takes 15 months to complete (four semesters, including summers) and follows a concept-based curriculum.

TJC and the University of Texas at Tyler School of Nursing have partnered to offer a concurrent enrollment option. The concurrent enrollment option provides motivated students with a unique opportunity to graduate with an Associate of Applied Science in Nursing from TJC and a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from the University of Texas at Tyler at the same time.

The concurrent enrollment option is available each fall and spring semester to eligible students who are offered conditional acceptance into the Traditional Associate Degree Nursing Track at TJC.

Please see www.tjc.edu/nursing for information on how to apply to this Selective Admissions  program.

Marketable skills for this award include: critical thinking, initiative, listener, teamwork, time management and verbal communication skills.


Associate of Applied Science
TSI Reading & Writing Complete

General Education Requirements: 24 Credits

Every Associate of Applied Science degree plan must contain at least 15 semester hours of general education courses. At least one course must be taken from each of the following areas: humanities/fine arts (language, philosophy & culture/creative arts), social/behavioral science (social and behavioral sciences/American history/government/political science), and natural science/mathematics (life and physical sciences/mathematics).

Major Courses: 36
General Education Requirements: 24

Total Semester Hours: 60

Course Sequence:


Summer I

Second Semester

Fourth Semester

Total Semester Hours: 60

Courses titled in bold type represent general education requirements.

Non-nursing courses may be taken prior to placement in the ADN program.

BIOL 2420  must be completed prior to taking any RNSG courses.

Department-specific courses must be taken in sequence.

All major courses and science courses must be completed with a “C” or better.

Special admission and retention rules apply. Contact the department chair for details.

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