Robert M. Rogers

Nursing & Health Sciences Center

The History

In Tyler, Texas, healthcare has become more than a $3 billion industry supporting over 25,000 jobs. By late 2013, four major acute care medical facilities in East Texas will have invested $190 million in new construction to increase the capacity and quality of patient care.

To meet the growing shortage of nursing and health sciences professionals, Tyler Junior College is constructing one of the most ambitious capital projects in its history—the Robert M. Rogers Nursing & Health Sciences Center.

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The Vision

The new center will more than triple the classroom and laboratory space of TJC's current healthcare programs in a four-story, state-of-the-art facility. Its 130,000 square feet will allow the college to expand its 11 nursing and health sciences programs and add new programs to produce 50% more graduates--from 600 in 2013 to 900 by 2017.

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The Facility

The Robert M. Rogers Nursing & Health Sciences Center is set to open in Spring 2015.

SmithGroupJJR is the lead architect and brings more than 150 years of experience to the project. SmithGroupJJR architects are renowned for their expertise in the planning and construction of hospitals and medical training facilities.

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Fundraising progress

20% Complete


$12.5 Million