Paris Junior College (PJC) was established in 1924 because the community nearby needed a higher learning institution. When the school opened, there were 91 students and seven faculty members.
The campus is currently located on 54 acres of land in Paris, Texas. The current Greenville campus is a 39,000 square foot building, which opened in 2008. The campus offers associate degrees in arts or sciences, as well as certification programs.
Paris Junior College offers a consolidated nursing program. PJC has a Vocational Nursing (LVN) program, and an Associate Degree Nursing (RN) program. The first year is the LVN program and if a student passes this initial year, the student can continue into the Associate Degree Nursing Program. After successful completion of the second year, graduates can then go on to become RNs.
Vocational Nurse (LVN) Programs
The LVN program can be completed in just one full year. After completing this initial year, the graduate can go on to take the National Council Licensure Examination (NCLEX-PN). The LVN program is accredited by the Texas Board of Nursing. Upon entry into the workforce, Licensed Vocational Nurses work in a variety of healthcare environments including hospitals, hospices, long-term care facilities, nursing homes, schools and physicians’ offices. Licensed Vocational Nurses must always work under supervision of a Registered Nurse or physician. Applications to the LVN program are available in January and must be submitted by February for the Summer semester. When applying, prospective students need too also submit college transcripts, references, immunization records, and CPR confirmation. Applicants must also have completed prerequisite courses.
Associate Degree Nursing Program (ADN) or Transition Program Licensed Vocational Nurse to Registered Nurse (LVN to RN)
For nurses that want to become a professional nurse, Paris Junior College has a nursing program for vocational nurses. Upon graduation from this program, graduates will become Registered Nurses in clinics, doctor’s offices, schools, hospitals and nursing homes. Graduates will receive the Associate in Applied Science Nursing Degree and can take the National Council Licensure Examination and become a Registered Nurse (NCLEX-RN).
Admission Associate Degree Nursing (ADN) or Transition Program – Licensed Vocational Nurse to Registered Nurse (LVN to RN)
Applications for this program are due at the beginning of January and acceptance is sent out up until April for summer start. Applicants are also required to submit college transcripts, CPR documentation, immunization records and proof that the applicant is a trained Vocational Nurse. The application to the ADN or Transition program LVN to RN is dependent on prerequisite courses and GPA scores. References are also required for admission by the nursing department.
In order to be admitted into any of the nursing programs at Paris Junior College, individuals must hold CPR certification and must submit a criminal background check, drug screening, and immunization records. Individuals will not be admitted into any of the nursing programs until this information has been submitted to the admissions office of Paris Junior College.
Paris Junior College
2400 Clarksville Street,
Paris, TX 75460,