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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