Nursing Schools in Texas

Nurses provide care for patients in doctor's offices, long term care-giving facilities, hospitals, and medical clinics. Some nurses choose to work in Texas, also known as the Lone Star State, because of the training and medical facilities that are available there. Top hospitals in the state, according to the Houston Business Journal, include the University of Texas at M.D. Anderson Cancer Center, Texas Children's Hospital, and St. Luke's Episcopal Hospital's Texas Heart Institute.

Employment Prospects for LPNs in Houston

Many nurses work in urban areas though the demand for qualified graduates of nursing schools in Texas is statewide. The Texas economy has thrived even in the midst of a national economic downturn so the job prospects for registered nurses (RNs), licensed practical nurses (LPNs), and licensed vocational nurses (LVNs) are excellent

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, in 2009 there were an estimated 168,020 RNs employed in Texas earning mean wages of $64,670. There were also more than 65,000 LPNs and LVNs working in the state and earning mean wages of $40,710.

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Nurses provide care for patients in doctor's offices, long term care-giving facilities, hospitals, and medical clinics. Some nurses choose to work in Texas, also known as the Lone Star State, because of the training and medical facilities that are available there. Top hospitals in the state, according to the Houston Business Journal, include the University of Texas at M.D. Anderson Cancer Center, Texas Children's Hospital, and St. Luke's Episcopal Hospital's Texas Heart Institute.

Employment Prospects for LPNs in Houston

Many nurses work in urban areas though the demand for qualified graduates of nursing schools in Texas is statewide. The Texas economy has thrived even in the midst of a national economic downturn so the job prospects for registered nurses (RNs), licensed practical nurses (LPNs), and licensed vocational nurses (LVNs) are excellent

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, in 2009 there were an estimated 168,020 RNs employed in Texas earning mean wages of $64,670. There were also more than 65,000 LPNs and LVNs working in the state and earning mean wages of $40,710.

Nursing Schools in Texas

Campus-based and online nursing schools are options for those seeking nursing training. Many Texas nursing schools are accessible to students that live within the state's metropolitan areas, but some classes can also be taken online.

RNs graduate from Texas nursing schools with an associate's degree in nursing (ADN), a bachelor's of science degree in nursing (BSN), or a diploma. After graduating from an approved program in nursing, nurses must pass the National Council Licensure Examination (NCLEX-RN). RNs with advanced responsibilities need to possess a master's degree. A diploma program administered by a hospital takes about three years to complete.

LPN and LVN training programs in technical and vocational schools and community colleges typically require about a year to finish. The licensure examination for certification is the National Council Licensure Examination (NCLEX-PN) offered by the National Council of State Boards of Nursing. If you want to make the Lone Star state your place to study, then say saddle up for an education from one of the nursing schools in Texas today.

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Abilene Christian University Abilene 4675
Alvin Community College Alvin 4169
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Angelina College Lufkin 4677
Angelo State University San Angelo 6239
Austin Community College District Austin 33508
Baylor College of Medicine Houston 1398
Baylor University Waco 14174
Blinn College Brenham 14589
Brazosport College Lake Jackson 3753
Cedar Valley College Lancaster 4834
Central Texas College Killeen 21532
Cisco Junior College Cisco 3365
Clarendon College Clarendon 1126
Coastal Bend College Beeville 3196
College of the Mainland Texas City 3521
Collin County Community College District Plano 20143
Covenant School of Nursing and Allied Health Lubbock 297
Del Mar College Corpus Christi 11167
East Texas Baptist University Marshall 1308
El Centro College Dallas 6680
El Paso Community College El Paso 25023
Frank Phillips College Borger 1356
Galen Health Institute-San Antonio San Antonio 306
Galveston College Galveston 2044
Grayson County College Denison 3811
Hardin-Simmons University Abilene 2435
Hill College Hillsboro 3556
Houston Baptist University Houston 2339
Houston Community College System Houston 43518
Howard College Big Spring 3329
Kilgore College Kilgore 5150
Lamar State College-Orange Orange 2005
Lamar State College-Port Arthur Port Arthur 2325
Lamar University Beaumont 10213
Laredo Community College Laredo 7831
Lee College Baytown 5856
Lubbock Christian University Lubbock 1960
McLennan Community College Waco 8079
McMurry University Abilene 1462
Medvance Institute-Houston Houston 515
Midland College Midland 5739
Midwestern State University Wichita Falls 6027
Navarro College Corsicana 7560
North Central Texas College Gainesville 7590
North Harris Montgomery Community College District The Woodlands 39756
Northeast Texas Community College Mount Pleasant 1010
Odessa College Odessa 4580
Panola College Carthage 1891
Paris Junior College Paris 4343
Prairie View A & M University Prairie View 8382
Ranger College Ranger 594
San Antonio College San Antonio 19819
San Jacinto Community College Pasadena 23805
Schreiner University Kerrville 971
South Plains College Levelland 6602
South Texas College McAllen 19827
South Texas Vo-Tech Institute Weslaco 206
South Texas Vocational Technical Institute-McAllen McAllen 177
Southwest Texas Junior College Uvalde 4716
Southwestern Adventist University Keene 890
St Philips College San Antonio 9256
Stephen F Austin State University Nacogdoches 11607
Sul Ross State University Alpine 2717
Tarleton State University Stephenville 9460
Tarrant County College District Fort Worth 37948
Temple College Temple 4787
Texarkana College Texarkana 4439
Texas A & M International University Laredo 5179
Texas A & M University-Corpus Christi Corpus Christi 8563
Texas Careers San Antonio 844
Texas Christian University Fort Worth 8668
Texas Southmost College Brownsville
Texas State Technical College-Harlingen Harlingen 4957
Texas State Technical College-West Texas Sweetwater 1639
Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center Lubbock 2616
Texas Wesleyan University Fort Worth 3087
Texas Woman's University Denton 12168
The University of Texas at Arlington Arlington 24889
The University of Texas at Austin Austin 50170
The University of Texas at Brownsville Brownsville 17215
The University of Texas at El Paso El Paso 20154
The University of Texas at Tyler Tyler 6137
The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston Houston 3774
The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio San Antonio 2868
The University of Texas Medical Branch Galveston 2422
The University of Texas-Pan American Edinburg 17435
Trinity Valley Community College Athens 5046
Tyler Junior College Tyler 8217
University of Mary Hardin-Baylor Belton 2651
University of the Incarnate Word San Antonio 5752
Vanguard Institute of Technology Harlingen 787
Vernon College Vernon 2808
Victoria College Victoria 4002
Weatherford College Weatherford 4544
West Texas A & M University Canyon 7502
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