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Pairs Junior College Received Full Re-accreditation for its Associate Degree Nursing (ADN) Program.

With nursing demand at an all-time high, Paris Junior College is pleased to have received full re-accreditation for its Associate Degree Nursing (ADN) program by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN) Board of Commissioners, meeting all six standards.
According to a recent article from Texas Public Radio, by 2030 Texas will experience a labor deficit of 71,000 nurses. PJC has two nursing programs and a nurse aide program to meet the demand: the Enhanced Nurse Aide which can be completed in one semester, and the Licensed Vocational Nursing (LVN) and LVN to ADN programs that may each be completed in 12 months.
Articulation (transfer) agreements are another way PJC works to meet the region’s demand for nurses. The College has a longstanding articulation agreement with the University of Texas – Arlington for students wanting a Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN). In 2018, PJC signed an articulation agreement with Texas A&M University – Commerce allowing PJC students to take all but 30 hours of classes from PJC before transferring to the BSN program at TAMU-C.
“Paris Junior College offers students an opportunity to receive an excellent nursing education without leaving home,” said PJC Director of Nursing Stephanie Parker, “and provides the community with high quality nurses.”
PJC is taking applications for the LVN program now through February 14 — and will take applications for the LVN to ADN program applications from March 1 through May 15. Completed applications are accepted by appointment – January through February for the LVN program and May through June for the LVN to ADN program. The LVN program starts in the Summer I semester (June 1) and the LVN to ADN program begins in the fall semester (August 24).
For more information on the nursing programs at PJC, contact Stephanie Parker at [email protected] or 903-782-0246.

new accreditation for PJC's nursing program
New accreditation for Paris Junior College’s nursing program

Paris Junior College — located in Paris, Texas, about 100 miles northeast of Dallas — has been a part of the Lamar County community since 1924.

Paris Junior College offers Associate in Arts, Associate in Science and Associate in Applied Science degrees, as well as Certificates of Proficiency in technical/workforce fields. The college has expanded its academic curriculum through the years to encourage associate degree and university transfer candidates. Since establishing its first vocational program — jewelry and watchmaking in 1942 — the college has been aggressive in adding technical/workforce programs that will benefit students entering the workforce.

The campus of 54 tree-shaded acres includes 20 major buildings and residence halls and provides students a unique and pleasant environment for learning.

Paris Junior College also operates centers in Sulphur Springs, Texas, and in Greenville, Texas.


To be the educational provider of choice for the region.


Paris Junior College is a comprehensive community college serving the region’s educational and training needs while strengthening the economic, social and cultural life of our diverse community.

Author: Matt Janson

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