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The state of Texas is home to some of the nation’s most respected private colleges. Baylor University, Houston Baptist University, and Texas Christian University are just a few prestigious examples. The state’s private colleges are also home to some of America’s best nursing schools. Besides their excellent academic reputations and renowned programs in specialized fields, many of these private schools offer more personalized attention than public schools thanks to smaller class sizes.

Private school students can also expect more innovative curricula due to minimal interference by state legislatures, which can often slow the process of crafting and updating courses of study. This means that private school curricula often reflect the most current events in the world of nursing and other specialized fields.

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In addition to the universities named above, Texas is home to a wealth of private nursing schools including Schreiner University, University of the Incarnate Word, and Wayland Baptist University. Graduates from these and other top private schools in Texas are prepared to seek positions at major hospitals and healthcare centers throughout the state. Potential employers include Methodist Hospital and Baptist Medical Center in San Antonio, Texas Health – Huguley Hospital Fort Worth South, and Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital in Houston.

Below we’ve listed the private nursing schools in Texas that offer some of the best accredited programs in this career field. For your convenience, we’ve ordered them by major city.

Featured Schools

Austin

Concordia University Texas
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing
  • Master of Science in Nursing
  • RN-to-BSN Degree Completion
  • RN-to-MSN Degree Completion
National American University - Austin
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing
South University - Austin
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing
Western Governors University - Austin
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing
School City Programs offered
Concordia University Texas Austin
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing
  • Master of Science in Nursing
  • RN-to-BSN Degree Completion
  • RN-to-MSN Degree Completion
National American University - Austin Austin
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing
South University - Austin Round Rock
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing
Western Governors University - Austin Austin
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing

Brownsville

South Texas Training Center
  • Nursing Assistant Certificate
South Texas Vocational Technical Institute - Brownsville
  • Nursing Assistant Certificate
Valley Baptist Medical Center School of Vocational Nursing
  • Certificate in Vocational Nursing
School City Programs offered
South Texas Training Center San Benito
  • Nursing Assistant Certificate
South Texas Vocational Technical Institute - Brownsville Brownsville
  • Nursing Assistant Certificate
Valley Baptist Medical Center School of Vocational Nursing Harlingen
  • Certificate in Vocational Nursing

Corpus Christi

Brightwood College - Corpus Christi
  • Certificate in Vocational Nursing
South Texas Vocational Technical Institute - Corpus Christi
  • Nursing Assistant Certificate
School City Programs offered
Brightwood College - Corpus Christi Corpus Christi
  • Certificate in Vocational Nursing
South Texas Vocational Technical Institute - Corpus Christi Corpus Christi
  • Nursing Assistant Certificate

Dallas / Fort Worth metroplex

ATI Career Training Center
  • Nursing Assistant Certificate
Baylor University
  • Accelerated Second Degree BSN
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing
  • Doctor of Nursing Practice
  • MSN: Family Nurse Practitioner
  • MSN: Neonatal Nurse Practitioner
  • Master of Science in Nursing
  • Post-Baccalaureate DNP
Carrington College - Mesquite
  • Associate's Degree in Nursing
Cephas Center for Health Sciences
  • Certificate in Vocational Nursing
Chamberlain College of Nursing - Irving
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing
Concorde Career College - Dallas
  • Associate's Degree in Nursing
  • Nursing Assistant Certificate
Concorde Career College - Grand Prairie
  • Certificate in Vocational Nursing
Dallas Nursing Institute
  • Associate's Degree in Nursing
  • Certificate in Vocational Nursing
PCI Health Training Center
  • Nursing Assistant Certificate
Southwestern Adventist University
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing
  • LVN-to-BSN Bridge Program
Teamwork Career Institute
  • Certificate in Vocational Nursing
Texas Christian University
  • Accelerated Second Degree BSN
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing
  • DNP: Nurse Anesthesia
  • Doctor of Nursing Practice
  • MSN: Clinical Nurse Leader
  • MSN: Clinical Nurse Specialist
  • MSN: Nursing Education
  • Master of Science in Nursing
  • Post-Baccalaureate DNP
  • Post-Master's Certificate: Pediatric Nurse Practitioner
  • RN-to-MSN Degree Completion
Texas Wesleyan University
  • Doctor of Nurse Anesthesia Practice
  • Master of Health Science in Nurse Anesthesia
  • Master of Science in Nurse Anesthesia
West Coast University - Dallas
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing
  • LVN-to-BSN Bridge Program
School City Programs offered
ATI Career Training Center North Richland Hills
  • Nursing Assistant Certificate
Baylor University Dallas
  • Accelerated Second Degree BSN
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing
  • Doctor of Nursing Practice
  • MSN: Family Nurse Practitioner
  • MSN: Neonatal Nurse Practitioner
  • Master of Science in Nursing
  • Post-Baccalaureate DNP
Carrington College - Mesquite Mesquite
  • Associate's Degree in Nursing
Cephas Center for Health Sciences Dallas
  • Certificate in Vocational Nursing
Chamberlain College of Nursing - Irving Irving
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing
Concorde Career College - Dallas Dallas
  • Associate's Degree in Nursing
  • Nursing Assistant Certificate
Concorde Career College - Grand Prairie Grand Prairie
  • Certificate in Vocational Nursing
Dallas Nursing Institute Dallas
  • Associate's Degree in Nursing
  • Certificate in Vocational Nursing
PCI Health Training Center Dallas
  • Nursing Assistant Certificate
Southwestern Adventist University Keene
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing
  • LVN-to-BSN Bridge Program
Teamwork Career Institute Grand Prairie
  • Certificate in Vocational Nursing
Texas Christian University Fort Worth
  • Accelerated Second Degree BSN
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing
  • DNP: Nurse Anesthesia
  • Doctor of Nursing Practice
  • MSN: Clinical Nurse Leader
  • MSN: Clinical Nurse Specialist
  • MSN: Nursing Education
  • Master of Science in Nursing
  • Post-Baccalaureate DNP
  • Post-Master's Certificate: Pediatric Nurse Practitioner
  • RN-to-MSN Degree Completion
Texas Wesleyan University Fort Worth
  • Doctor of Nurse Anesthesia Practice
  • Master of Health Science in Nurse Anesthesia
  • Master of Science in Nurse Anesthesia
West Coast University - Dallas Dallas
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing
  • LVN-to-BSN Bridge Program

El Paso

Excel Learning Center
  • Nursing Assistant Certificate
Southwest University at El Paso
  • Associate's Degree in Nursing
  • RN-to-BSN Degree Completion
Vista College
  • Certificate in Vocational Nursing
  • Nursing Assistant Certificate
School City Programs offered
Excel Learning Center El Paso
  • Nursing Assistant Certificate
Southwest University at El Paso El Paso
  • Associate's Degree in Nursing
  • RN-to-BSN Degree Completion
Vista College El Paso
  • Certificate in Vocational Nursing
  • Nursing Assistant Certificate

Greater Houston metro area

Baylor College of Medicine
  • DNP: Nurse Anesthesia
Bell Tech Career Institute
  • Certificate in Vocational Nursing
Chamberlain College of Nursing - Houston
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing
Chamberlain College of Nursing - Pearland
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing
College of Health Care Professions
  • Associate's Degree in Nursing
  • Certificate in Vocational Nursing
Houston Baptist University
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing
  • RN-to-BSN Degree Completion
Pima Medical Institute - Houston
  • Nursing Assistant Certificate
Professional Careers Institute
  • Nursing Assistant Certificate
Texas Health School
  • Nursing Assistant Certificate
University of St. Thomas
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing
Vocational Nursing Institute
  • Certificate in Vocational Nursing
School City Programs offered
Baylor College of Medicine Houston
  • DNP: Nurse Anesthesia
Bell Tech Career Institute Houston
  • Certificate in Vocational Nursing
Chamberlain College of Nursing - Houston Houston
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing
Chamberlain College of Nursing - Pearland Pearland
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing
College of Health Care Professions Houston
  • Associate's Degree in Nursing
  • Certificate in Vocational Nursing
Houston Baptist University Houston
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing
  • RN-to-BSN Degree Completion
Pima Medical Institute - Houston Houston
  • Nursing Assistant Certificate
Professional Careers Institute Houston
  • Nursing Assistant Certificate
Texas Health School Houston
  • Nursing Assistant Certificate
University of St. Thomas Houston
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing
Vocational Nursing Institute Houston
  • Certificate in Vocational Nursing

Killeen / Temple / Fort Hood area

University of Mary Hardin-Baylor
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing
  • Doctor of Nursing Practice
  • RN-to-BSN Degree Completion
School City Programs offered
University of Mary Hardin-Baylor Belton
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing
  • Doctor of Nursing Practice
  • RN-to-BSN Degree Completion

Lubbock

Covenant School of Nursing
  • Diploma in Nursing
Lubbock Christian University
  • MSN: Nursing Administration
  • Master of Science in Nursing
  • RN-to-BSN Degree Completion
  • RN-to-MSN Degree Completion
School City Programs offered
Covenant School of Nursing Lubbock
  • Diploma in Nursing
Lubbock Christian University Lubbock
  • MSN: Nursing Administration
  • Master of Science in Nursing
  • RN-to-BSN Degree Completion
  • RN-to-MSN Degree Completion

McAllen / Edinburg / Mission area

RGV Careers
  • Certificate in Vocational Nursing
  • Nursing Assistant Certificate
South Texas Vocational Technical Institute - McAllen
  • Nursing Assistant Certificate
South Texas Vocational Technical Institute - Weslaco
  • Nursing Assistant Certificate
Valley Grande Institute
  • Certificate in Vocational Nursing
  • Nursing Assistant Certificate
School City Programs offered
RGV Careers Pharr
  • Certificate in Vocational Nursing
  • Nursing Assistant Certificate
South Texas Vocational Technical Institute - McAllen McAllen
  • Nursing Assistant Certificate
South Texas Vocational Technical Institute - Weslaco Weslaco
  • Nursing Assistant Certificate
Valley Grande Institute Weslaco
  • Certificate in Vocational Nursing
  • Nursing Assistant Certificate

San Antonio

Baptist Health System School of Health Professions
  • Associate's Degree in Nursing
  • Diploma in Vocational Nursing
  • MSN: Nursing Administration
  • Master of Science in Nursing
  • RN-to-BSN Degree Completion
Brightwood College - San Antonio
  • Certificate in Vocational Nursing
Galen College of Nursing - San Antonio
  • Associate's Degree in Nursing
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing
  • Certificate in Vocational Nursing
Hallmark University
  • RN-to-BSN Degree Completion
Quest College
  • Certificate in Vocational Nursing
Texas Lutheran University
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing
  • RN-to-BSN Degree Completion
University of the Incarnate Word
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing
  • Doctor of Nursing Practice
  • MSN: Clinical Nurse Leader
  • MSN: Clinical Nurse Specialist
  • Master of Science in Nursing
  • Post-Baccalaureate DNP
  • RN-to-BSN Degree Completion
  • RN-to-MSN Degree Completion
Wayland Baptist University
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing
  • LVN-to-BSN Bridge Program
  • MSN: Nursing Education
  • Master of Science in Nursing
School City Programs offered
Baptist Health System School of Health Professions San Antonio
  • Associate's Degree in Nursing
  • Diploma in Vocational Nursing
  • MSN: Nursing Administration
  • Master of Science in Nursing
  • RN-to-BSN Degree Completion
Brightwood College - San Antonio San Antonio
  • Certificate in Vocational Nursing
Galen College of Nursing - San Antonio San Antonio
  • Associate's Degree in Nursing
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing
  • Certificate in Vocational Nursing
Hallmark University San Antonio
  • RN-to-BSN Degree Completion
Quest College San Antonio
  • Certificate in Vocational Nursing
Texas Lutheran University Seguin
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing
  • RN-to-BSN Degree Completion
University of the Incarnate Word San Antonio
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing
  • Doctor of Nursing Practice
  • MSN: Clinical Nurse Leader
  • MSN: Clinical Nurse Specialist
  • Master of Science in Nursing
  • Post-Baccalaureate DNP
  • RN-to-BSN Degree Completion
  • RN-to-MSN Degree Completion
Wayland Baptist University San Antonio
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing
  • LVN-to-BSN Bridge Program
  • MSN: Nursing Education
  • Master of Science in Nursing

Other Texas cities

Abilene Christian University
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing
  • Doctor of Nursing Practice
  • MSN: Family Nurse Practitioner
  • MSN: Nursing Administration
  • Master of Science in Nursing
  • Post-Master's Certificate: Family Nurse Practitioner
East Texas Baptist University
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing
Huntsville Memorial Hospital
  • Certificate in Vocational Nursing
LeTourneau University
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing
Patty Hanks Shelton School of Nursing
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing
  • MSN: Family Nurse Practitioner
  • MSN: Nursing Education
  • Master of Science in Nursing
  • Post-Master's Certificate: Family Nurse Practitioner
Schreiner University
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing
  • Certificate in Vocational Nursing
  • RN-to-BSN Degree Completion
School City Programs offered
Abilene Christian University Abilene
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing
  • Doctor of Nursing Practice
  • MSN: Family Nurse Practitioner
  • MSN: Nursing Administration
  • Master of Science in Nursing
  • Post-Master's Certificate: Family Nurse Practitioner
East Texas Baptist University Marshall
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing
Huntsville Memorial Hospital Huntsville
  • Certificate in Vocational Nursing
LeTourneau University Longview
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing
Patty Hanks Shelton School of Nursing Abilene
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing
  • MSN: Family Nurse Practitioner
  • MSN: Nursing Education
  • Master of Science in Nursing
  • Post-Master's Certificate: Family Nurse Practitioner
Schreiner University Kerrville
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing
  • Certificate in Vocational Nursing
  • RN-to-BSN Degree Completion
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