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Texas is home to more than 600 hospitals, more than 350,000 licensed nurses, and over 200 approved nursing education programs. If you’re interested in joining Texas’s booming healthcare industry as a nurse, successful completion of a state-approved program is the first step. The Texas Board of Nursing also requires successful passing of the relevant licensure or certification exam, plus continuing education on a biennial basis for all licensed nurses.

Some of the top nursing career paths in Texas include registered nurse (RN), certified nursing assistant (CNA), and licensed vocational nurse (LVN). Registered nurses make up the nation’s largest healthcare occupation, with a growing population of more than 2.7 million nationwide and over 190,000 employed in the state of Texas alone. Texas-based RNs earn a median annual salary of $67,310. Expected employment growth for RNs is 19% for the 2012-2022 decade.

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Certified nursing assistants make up the second largest healthcare occupation, with more than 1.5 million nationwide and a population of over 86,000 in the state of Texas. The median annual salary for the state’s certified nursing assistants is $22,980 per year. Expected employment growth for CNAs is 21% for the 2012-2022 decade.

Licensed vocational nurses belong to a group of more than 730,000 professionals nationwide. The state of Texas is home to 72,000 LVNs which typically earn about $43,000 per year. Expected employment growth for LVNs is 25% for the 2012-2022 decade.

Below is a list of Texas schools that offer accredited nursing programs in one or more areas of this rewarding career path. For your convenience, we’ve organized them against the state’s major metropolitan areas.

Featured Schools

Amarillo

Amarillo College
  • Associate's Degree in Nursing
  • Certificate in Vocational Nursing
West Texas A&M University
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing
  • LVN-to-BSN Bridge Program
  • MSN: Family Nurse Practitioner
  • Master of Science in Nursing
  • RN-to-BSN Degree Completion
  • RN-to-MSN Degree Completion

Austin

Austin Community College
  • Associate's Degree in Nursing
  • Certificate in Vocational Nursing
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
Temple College - Taylor
  • Certificate in Vocational Nursing
Texas State University
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing
University of Texas at Austin
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing
  • Direct Entry MSN
  • Doctor of Nursing Practice
  • Doctor of Philosophy in Nursing
  • MSN: Family Nurse Practitioner
  • Master of Science in Nursing
  • Post-Baccalaureate PhD
  • RN-to-BSN Degree Completion
  • RN-to-MSN Degree Completion
Western Governors University - Austin
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing

Beaumont / Port Arthur area

Lamar State College - Orange
  • Associate's Degree in Nursing
  • Certificate in Vocational Nursing
Lamar State College - Port Arthur
  • Associate's Degree in Nursing
  • Certificate in Vocational Nursing
Lamar University
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing
  • MSN: Nursing Administration
  • Master of Science in Nursing
  • RN-to-BSN Degree Completion
  • RN-to-MSN Degree Completion

Brownsville

South Texas Training Center
  • Nursing Assistant Certificate
South Texas Vocational Technical Institute - Brownsville
  • Nursing Assistant Certificate
Texas Southmost College
  • Associate's Degree in Nursing
  • Certificate in Vocational Nursing
Texas State Technical College - Harlingen
  • Associate's Degree in Nursing
  • Certificate in Vocational Nursing
  • Nursing Assistant Certificate
Valley Baptist Medical Center
  • Certificate in Vocational Nursing

Corpus Christi

Brightwood College - Corpus Christi
  • Certificate in Vocational Nursing
Del Mar College
  • Associate's Degree in Nursing
  • Certificate in Vocational Nursing
South Texas Vocational Technical Institute - Corpus Christi
  • Nursing Assistant Certificate
Texas A&M University - Corpus Christi
  • Accelerated Second Degree BSN
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing
  • Doctor of Nursing Practice
  • MSN: Family Nurse Practitioner
  • MSN: Nursing Administration
  • Master of Science in Nursing
  • RN-to-BSN Degree Completion
  • RN-to-MSN Degree Completion

Dallas / Fort Worth metroplex

ATI Career Training Center
  • Nursing Assistant Certificate
Brookhaven College
  • Associate's Degree in Nursing
Carrington College - Mesquite
  • Associate's Degree in Nursing
Cedar Valley College
  • Nursing Assistant Certificate
Cephas Center for Health Sciences
  • Certificate in Vocational Nursing
Chamberlain College of Nursing - Irving
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing
Collin College
  • Associate's Degree 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
El Centro College
  • Associate's Degree in Nursing
  • Certificate in Perioperative Nursing
  • Certificate in Vocational Nursing
Fortis Institute - Grand Prairie
  • Certificate in Vocational Nursing
Mountain View College
  • Associate's Degree in Nursing
Navarro College - Waxahachie
  • Certificate in Vocational Nursing
PCI Health Training Center
  • Nursing Assistant Certificate
Southwestern Adventist University
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing
  • LVN-to-BSN Bridge Program
Tarrant County College
  • Associate's Degree in Nursing
Teamwork Career Institute
  • Certificate in Vocational Nursing
Texas A&M University - Commerce
  • Bachelor of Science in 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
Texas Woman's University
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing
  • Doctor of Nursing Practice
  • Doctor of Philosophy in Nursing
  • MSN: Clinical Nurse Leader
  • MSN: Clinical Nurse Specialist
  • MSN: Family Nurse Practitioner
  • MSN: Nursing Administration
  • MSN: Nursing Education
  • Master of Science in Nursing
  • Post-Master's Certificate: Clinical Nurse Leader
  • Post-Master's Certificate: Clinical Nurse Specialist
  • Post-Master's Certificate: Family Nurse Practitioner
  • Post-Master's Certificate: Nursing Administration
  • Post-Master's Certificate: Nursing Education
  • RN-to-BSN Degree Completion
  • RN-to-MSN Degree Completion
Trinity Valley Community College - Kaufman
  • Associate's Degree in Nursing
  • Certificate in Vocational Nursing
  • Nursing Assistant Certificate
University of Texas at Arlington
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing
  • Doctor of Nursing Practice
  • Doctor of Philosophy in Nursing
  • MSN: Family Nurse Practitioner
  • MSN: Nursing Administration
  • MSN: Nursing Education
  • Master of Science in Nursing
  • Post-Baccalaureate PhD
  • Post-Master's Certificate: Family Nurse Practitioner
  • Post-Master's Certificate: Nursing Education
  • RN-to-BSN Degree Completion
  • RN-to-MSN Degree Completion
Weatherford College
  • Associate's Degree in Nursing
  • Certificate in Vocational Nursing
West Coast University - Dallas
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing
  • LVN-to-BSN Bridge Program

El Paso

El Paso Community College - Mission del Paso
  • Certificate in Vocational Nursing
El Paso Community College - Rio Grande
  • Associate's Degree in Nursing
  • Certificate in Vocational Nursing
Excel Learning Center
  • Nursing Assistant Certificate
Southwest University at El Paso
  • Associate's Degree in Nursing
  • RN-to-BSN Degree Completion
Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center El Paso
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing
  • RN-to-BSN Degree Completion
University of Texas at El Paso
  • Accelerated Second Degree BSN
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing
  • Doctor of Nursing Practice
  • MSN: Clinical Nurse Specialist
  • MSN: Family Nurse Practitioner
  • MSN: Nurse-Midwifery
  • MSN: Nursing Administration
  • MSN: Nursing Education
  • Master of Science in Nursing
  • RN-to-BSN Degree Completion
Vista College
  • Certificate in Vocational Nursing
  • Nursing Assistant Certificate

Greater Houston metro area

Alvin Community College
  • Associate's Degree in Nursing
  • Certificate in Vocational Nursing
Baylor College of Medicine
  • DNP: Nurse Anesthesia
Bell Tech Career Institute
  • Certificate in Vocational Nursing
Brazosport College
  • Associate's Degree in Nursing
  • 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
College of the Mainland
  • Associate's Degree in Nursing
  • Certificate in Vocational Nursing
Fortis College - Houston
  • Certificate in Vocational Nursing
Galveston College
  • Associate's Degree in Nursing
  • Certificate in Vocational Nursing
Houston Baptist University
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing
  • RN-to-BSN Degree Completion
Houston Community College
  • Associate's Degree in Nursing
  • Certificate in Vocational Nursing
Lee College
  • Associate's Degree in Nursing
  • Certificate in Vocational Nursing
Lone Star College - CyFair
  • Associate's Degree in Nursing
  • Certificate in Vocational Nursing
Lone Star College - Kingwood
  • Associate's Degree in Nursing
  • Certificate in Vocational Nursing
Lone Star College - Montgomery
  • Associate's Degree in Nursing
  • Certificate in Vocational Nursing
Lone Star College - North Harris
  • Associate's Degree in Nursing
  • Certificate in Vocational Nursing
Lone Star College - Tomball
  • Associate's Degree in Nursing
  • Certificate in Vocational Nursing
Pima Medical Institute - Houston
  • Nursing Assistant Certificate
Prairie View A&M University
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing
  • Doctor of Nursing Practice
  • LVN-to-BSN Bridge Program
  • MSN: Family Nurse Practitioner
  • MSN: Nursing Administration
  • MSN: Nursing Education
  • Master of Science in Nursing
  • Post-Baccalaureate DNP
Professional Careers Institute
  • Nursing Assistant Certificate
San Jacinto College - Central
  • Associate's Degree in Nursing
San Jacinto College - North
  • Certificate in Vocational Nursing
San Jacinto College - South
  • Associate's Degree in Nursing
  • Certificate in Vocational Nursing
Texas Health School
  • Nursing Assistant Certificate
University of Houston
  • Accelerated Second Degree BSN
  • MSN: Nursing Administration
  • MSN: Nursing Education
  • Master of Science in Nursing
  • RN-to-BSN Degree Completion
University of St. Thomas
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing
University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing
  • DNP: Nurse Anesthesia
  • Doctor of Nursing Practice
  • Doctor of Philosophy in Nursing
  • MSN: Clinical Nurse Specialist
  • MSN: Family Nurse Practitioner
  • MSN: Nursing Administration
  • MSN: Nursing Education
  • Master of Science in Nursing
  • Post-Baccalaureate DNP
  • RN-to-BSN Degree Completion
University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing
  • Doctor of Nursing Practice
  • Doctor of Philosophy in Nursing
  • MSN: Clinical Nurse Leader
  • MSN: Family Nurse Practitioner
  • MSN: Nursing Administration
  • MSN: Nursing Education
  • Master of Science in Nursing
  • Post-Baccalaureate PhD
  • Post-Master's Certificate: Family Nurse Practitioner
  • Post-Master's Certificate: Nursing Administration
  • Post-Master's Certificate: Nursing Education
  • RN-to-BSN Degree Completion
Vocational Nursing Institute
  • Certificate in Vocational Nursing

Killeen / Temple / Fort Hood area

Central Texas College
  • Associate's Degree in Nursing
  • Certificate in Vocational Nursing
Temple College - Temple
  • Associate's Degree in Nursing
  • Certificate in Vocational Nursing
Texas A&M University - Central Texas
  • RN-to-BSN Degree Completion
University of Mary Hardin-Baylor
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing
  • Doctor of Nursing Practice
  • RN-to-BSN Degree Completion

Laredo

Laredo Community College
  • Associate's Degree in Nursing
  • Certificate in Vocational Nursing
  • Nursing Assistant Certificate
Texas A&M International University
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing
  • Master of Science in Nursing
  • 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
South Plains College - Reese Center
  • Certificate in Vocational Nursing
Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center
  • Accelerated Second Degree BSN
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing
  • Doctor of Nursing Practice
  • MSN: Family Nurse Practitioner
  • MSN: Nurse-Midwifery
  • MSN: Nursing Administration
  • MSN: Nursing Education
  • Master of Science in Nursing
  • RN-to-BSN Degree Completion

McAllen / Edinburg / Mission area

RGV Careers
  • Certificate in Vocational Nursing
  • Nursing Assistant Certificate
South Texas College
  • Associate's Degree in Nursing
  • 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
University of Texas Rio Grande Valley
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing
  • MSN: Clinical Nurse Specialist
  • MSN: Family Nurse Practitioner
  • MSN: Nursing Administration
  • MSN: Nursing Education
  • Master of Science in Nursing
  • RN-to-BSN Degree Completion
Valley Grande Institute
  • Certificate in Vocational Nursing
  • Nursing Assistant Certificate

San Antonio

Army Practical Nurse Program
  • Certificate in Vocational Nursing
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
San Antonio College
  • Associate's Degree in Nursing
St. Philip's College - New Braunfels
  • Certificate in Vocational Nursing
St. Philip's College - San Antonio
  • Associate's Degree in Nursing
  • Certificate in Vocational Nursing
Texas Lutheran University
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing
  • RN-to-BSN Degree Completion
University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio
  • Accelerated Second Degree BSN
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing
  • Doctor of Nursing Practice
  • Doctor of Philosophy in Nursing
  • MSN: Clinical Nurse Leader
  • MSN: Clinical Nurse Specialist
  • MSN: Family Nurse Practitioner
  • MSN: Nursing Administration
  • Master of Science in Nursing
  • Post-Baccalaureate PhD
  • Post-Master's Certificate: Emergency Nurse Practitioner
  • Post-Master's Certificate: Family Nurse Practitioner
  • Post-Master's Certificate: Pediatric Nurse Practitioner
  • Post-Master's Certificate: Psychiatric-Mental Health Nurse Practitioner
  • RN-to-MSN 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

Waco

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
McLennan Community College
  • Associate's Degree in Nursing
  • Certificate in Vocational Nursing
  • Certificate in Vocational Nursing (MEEP)

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
Angelina College
  • Associate's Degree in Nursing
  • Certificate in Vocational Nursing
  • Certificate in Vocational Nursing (MEEP)
Angelo State University
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing
  • MSN: Clinical Nurse Specialist
  • MSN: Family Nurse Practitioner
  • MSN: Nursing Education
  • Master of Science in Nursing
  • RN-to-BSN Degree Completion
  • RN-to-MSN Degree Completion
Blinn College - Brenham
  • Certificate in Vocational Nursing
Blinn College - Bryan
  • Associate's Degree in Nursing
  • Certificate in Vocational Nursing
Cisco College
  • Associate's Degree in Nursing
  • Certificate in Vocational Nursing
Clarendon College
  • Associate's Degree in Nursing
  • Certificate in Vocational Nursing
Coastal Bend College
  • Associate's Degree in Nursing
  • Certificate in Vocational Nursing
East Texas Baptist University
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing
Frank Phillips College
  • Certificate in Vocational Nursing
Grayson College
  • Associate's Degree in Nursing
  • Certificate in Vocational Nursing
Hill College
  • Associate's Degree in Nursing
  • Certificate in Vocational Nursing
Howard College - Big Spring
  • Associate's Degree in Nursing
  • Certificate in Vocational Nursing
Howard College - San Angelo
  • Associate's Degree in Nursing
  • Certificate in Vocational Nursing
Huntsville Memorial Hospital
  • Certificate in Vocational Nursing
Kilgore College - Kilgore
  • Associate's Degree in Nursing
Kilgore College - Longview
  • Certificate in Vocational Nursing
LeTourneau University
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing
Midland College - Fort Stockton
  • Certificate in Vocational Nursing
Midland College - Midland
  • Associate's Degree in Nursing
  • Certificate in Vocational Nursing
Midwestern State University
  • Accelerated Second Degree BSN
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing
  • MSN: Family Nurse Practitioner
  • MSN: Nursing Administration
  • MSN: Nursing Education
  • Master of Science in Nursing
  • RN-to-BSN Degree Completion
  • RN-to-MSN Degree Completion
Navarro College - Corsicana
  • Associate's Degree in Nursing
  • Certificate in Vocational Nursing
Navarro College - Mexia
  • Certificate in Vocational Nursing
North Central Texas College
  • Associate's Degree in Nursing
  • Certificate in Vocational Nursing
Northeast Texas Community College
  • Associate's Degree in Nursing
  • Certificate in Vocational Nursing
Odessa College - Andrews
  • Certificate in Vocational Nursing
Odessa College - Monahans
  • Certificate in Vocational Nursing
Odessa College - Odessa
  • Associate's Degree in Nursing
Panola College
  • Associate's Degree in Nursing
  • Certificate in Vocational Nursing
Paris Junior College
  • Associate's Degree in Nursing
  • Certificate in Vocational 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
Ranger College
  • Associate's Degree in Nursing
  • Certificate in Vocational Nursing
Sam Houston State University
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing
  • LVN-to-BSN Bridge Program
  • RN-to-BSN Degree Completion
Schreiner University
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing
  • Certificate in Vocational Nursing
  • RN-to-BSN Degree Completion
South Plains College - Levelland
  • Associate's Degree in Nursing
  • Certificate in Vocational Nursing
South Plains College - Plainview
  • Certificate in Vocational Nursing
Southwest Texas Junior College
  • Associate's Degree in Nursing
  • Certificate in Vocational Nursing
Stephen F. Austin State University
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing
  • RN-to-BSN Degree Completion
Sul Ross State University
  • Certificate in Vocational Nursing
Tarleton State University
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing
  • LVN-to-BSN Bridge Program
  • Master of Science in Nursing
  • RN-to-BSN Degree Completion
  • RN-to-MSN Degree Completion
Texarkana College
  • Associate's Degree in Nursing
  • Certificate in Vocational Nursing
Texas A&M University - Texarkana
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing
  • MSN: Nursing Administration
  • MSN: Nursing Education
  • Master of Science in Nursing
  • RN-to-BSN Degree Completion
Texas A&M University Health Science Center
  • Accelerated Second Degree BSN
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing
  • Master of Science in Nursing
  • RN-to-BSN Degree Completion
  • RN-to-MSN Degree Completion
Texas State Technical College - West Texas
  • Associate's Degree in Nursing
  • Certificate in Vocational Nursing
Trinity Valley Community College - Palestine
  • Certificate in Vocational Nursing
  • Nursing Assistant Certificate
Tyler County Hospital
  • Certificate in Vocational Nursing
Tyler Junior College
  • Associate's Degree in Nursing
  • Certificate in Vocational Nursing
University of Texas at Tyler
  • Accelerated Second Degree BSN
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing
  • Doctor of Nursing Practice
  • Doctor of Philosophy in Nursing
  • MSN: Family Nurse Practitioner
  • MSN: Nursing Administration
  • MSN: Nursing Education
  • Master of Science in Nursing
  • Post-Baccalaureate PhD
  • Post-Master's Certificate: Family Nurse Practitioner
University of Texas of the Permian Basin
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing
  • RN-to-BSN Degree Completion
Vernon College - Vernon
  • Associate's Degree in Nursing
Vernon College - Wichita Falls
  • Certificate in Vocational Nursing
Victoria College
  • Associate's Degree in Nursing
  • Certificate in Vocational Nursing
Wayland Baptist University
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing
  • LVN-to-BSN Bridge Program
  • MSN: Nursing Education
  • Master of Science in Nursing
Western Texas College
  • Certificate in Vocational Nursing
Wharton County Junior College
  • Associate's Degree in Nursing
  • Certificate in Vocational Nursing
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