Officials with the University of Texas at Tyler and Tyler Junior College announced a partnership to offer seamless pathways for nursing students to earn both associate and baccalaureate degrees in four years during a ceremony on Thursday, Aug. 30.
The partnership will allow eligible TJC nursing students pursuing an associate degree to enroll at UT Tyler and obtain a bachelor’s degree in nursing from the university.
This agreement builds upon the established relationship between the two institutions and further enhances nursing education in East Texas.
“The University of Texas at Tyler is delighted to join efforts with Tyler Junior College to enhance nursing education across East Texas,” said Dr. Amir Mirmiran, UT Tyler provost and vice president for academic affairs. “Both institutions are committed to student success, and this partnership allows students to efficiently earn their BSN and achieve their career goals.”
“The synergy between TJC and UT Tyler, two powerhouse institutions of higher learning, will solidify the Tyler area as one of the premier regions for health care delivery and health care education,” said Dr. Juan E. Mejia, TJC president for branch locations and district provost.
Officials from both institutions have worked to develop appropriate documents that identify courses to be completed in the concurrent degree program as well as licensure examination protocol and financial assistance opportunities.