Paramedic to Registered Nurse Transition Program

Tyler Junior College School of Nursing and Health Sciences will be offering a Paramedic to Registered Nurse Transition Program starting this 2012 spring.

The program schedule is very flexible and is tailored towards working paramedics. In fact, all theory content will be delivered online while skills lab and clinical rotations will be held in the Tyler area.

Graduates of this program will be awarded an Associate in Applied Science degree and will be recommended to the Texas Board of Nursing to be approved to take the National Council Licensure Examination (NCLEX-RN Exam) to qualify as a registered nurse.

This initiative reflects the call from the Institute of Medicine for the creation of pathways to support diversity with the nursing profession.

The paramedic applicant must provide evidence of National Registry or Texas Certification status prior to enrollment and maintain certification throughout the program. An individual also must have graduated with a paramedic certificate oran associate degree program within the last 5 years and/or have been employed in field within the last 5 years.

Admission Highlights

  1. Complete application to the college.
  2. Meet reading, math and writing requirements to be TSI complete for Tyler Junior College.
  3. Submit official transcripts of all previous college work to TJC registrar’s office.
  4. Speak with a Nursing and Health Sciences’ Advisor in Roger’s Student Center.
  5. Have a minimum cumulative undergraduate GPA of 2.5 or higher for all previous undergraduate college courses. Have a minimum cumulative undergraduate GPA of 2.5 for all required courses in the nursing curriculum. TJC counts all attempted college courses when calculating cumulative GPA.
  6. Meet reading, math, A&P and other designated portions of the HESI A2 VERSION 1 TEST before obtaining an application.
  7. Have all prerequisite courses completed before obtaining application to the nursing program.
  8. Present a copy of your HESI Entrance Exam scores, Advisor Checklist and official transcripts from all colleges attended.
  9. Obtain an application to the ADN Program from the ADN Program Office in person, complete and submit according to directions.
  10. Participate in selection process according to point system explained below. The candidate must have a minimum of 90 points on the Admission Criteria & Worksheet to receive an application.

For those who are interested in applying to this program should visit the TJC Nursing and Health Sciences academic advisors on the second floor of Rogers Student Center on the TJC main campus. Program guidelines and application periods are available at

For more information, contact the TJC Associate Degree Nursing Office at 903-510-2869.

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