Published or Revised June 30, 2016
Paris Junior College's program for Nursing is consolidated. It offers a Vocational Nursing (LVN) program and an Associate Degree Nursing (ADN) program.
The first year of study is the Vocational Nursing (LVN) program that prepares the student for entry into the health care industry. After successful completion of this first year, students may continue their education by entering into the Associate Degree Nursing Program, which prepares the student to enter into professional nursing.
The LVN program at PJC may be completed in 12 months. Upon successful completion, the graduate receives a Certificate for Vocational Nursing and is eligible to take the National Council Licensure Examination to become a licensed vocational nurse (NCLEX-PN).
The LVN program is approved by the Texas Board of Nursing (BON) 333 Guadalupe Street, Suite 3-460, Austin, Texas, 78701, (512) 305-7400. Click http://www.bon.texas.gov to visit the website.
The Associate Degree Nursing (ADN) program is approved by the Texas Board of Nurse (BON) 333 Guadalupe Street, Suite 3460, Austin, Texas, 78701, (512) 305-7400. Click http://www.bon.texas.gov to visit the website. Also, this program is accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing, Inc. – 3343 Peachtree Road NE, Suite 850, Atlanta, Ga., 30326, 404-975-5000. Click http://www.acenursing.org to visit the website.
The Licensed Vocational Nursing program prepares nurses to provide direct care to patients in acute and long term care facilities, physician's offices, clinical, and other types of health agencies. LVNs practice under the supervision of a registered nurse or physician.
The Associate Degree Nursing program prepares graduates for entry-level positions in the direct care of patients with commonly occurring health problems.
In compliance with the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN) policy #29, the following student achievement data is made available for the Associate Degree Nursing (RN) program:
Pass Rate on NCLEX: The Texas State Board of Nursing establishes the required pass rate for nursing schools in the state. Required pass rate is 80 percent.
|GRADUATE YEAR||PASS RATE||STATE AVERAGE||NATIONAL AVERAGE|
|3 YEAR AVERAGE||82.41%||83.39%||83.40%|
Program Completion Rate: The completion rate addresses the number of students that graduate the nursing program and are eligible to take the NCLEX examination for licensure.
|GRADUATE YEAR||ADMITTED||COMPLETED||COMPLETION RATE (%)|
Placement Rate: Graduate placement rates are a required reported outcome to the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board (THECB) and for the purposes of program evaluation. Placement rate is defined as: employed in the nursing environment or directly related field, active-duty military placement, or continuation of education. The most recently-reported Paris Junior College (PJC) placement outcomes are provided below:
|GRADUATION YEAR||PLACEMENT RATE|
|2014, reported 2015||100%|
|2013, reported 2014||97.8%|
|2012, reported 2013||95.9%|
An admission application for the Licensed Vocational Nursing Program may be obtained in January. Completed and signed applications are accepted from January to February 15 for classes beginning with the Summer I semester.
An admission application for the Associate Degree Nursing Program may be obtained in January. Completed and signed applications are accepted from March to April 15 for classes beginning with the Summer semester.
IMPORTANT: The information provided must be the same as it appears on your government issued photo ID. You will not be admitted into the testing lab if there is any discrepancy between what is listed on your Evolve student account and what is presented on your ID.
You will receive your eligibility ID within 1-3 business days of our receipt of your eligibility request.
You will be directed to http://www.prometric.com/elsevier by following the Eligibility Conformation directions. When logging into this site, you will be required to enter your eligibility ID and the first four letters of your last name. The exam will already be associated with your eligibility ID.