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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.

Amarillo

Amarillo College
Programs offered: Associate's in Registered Nursing; Certificate in Licensed Vocational Nursing
West Texas A&M University
Programs offered: Bachelor's in Registered Nursing; Master's in Registered Nursing; Master's in Family Practice Nursing

Austin

Austin Community College
Programs offered: Associate's in Registered Nursing; Certificate in Licensed Vocational Nursing
Concordia University Texas
Programs offered: Bachelor's in Registered Nursing
Temple College - Taylor
Programs offered: Certificate in Licensed Vocational Nursing
Texas State University
Programs offered: Bachelor's in Registered Nursing
The University of Texas at Austin
Programs offered: Master's in Registered Nursing; Master's in Family Practice Nursing; Doctor's in Nursing Science; Bachelor's in Registered Nursing
Western Governors University - Austin
Programs offered: Bachelor's in Registered Nursing

Beaumont / Port Arthur area

Lamar State College - Orange
Programs offered: Certificate in Licensed Vocational Nursing; Associate's in Registered Nursing
Lamar State College - Port Arthur
Programs offered: Certificate in Licensed Vocational Nursing
Lamar University
Programs offered: Associate's in Registered Nursing; Bachelor's in Registered Nursing; Master's in Registered Nursing; Master's in Nursing Administration; Master's in Nursing Research

Brownsville

South Texas Training Center
Programs offered: Certificate in Nursing Assistant
South Texas Vocational Technical Institute - Brownsville
Programs offered: Certificate in Nursing Assistant
Texas Southmost College
Programs offered: Associate's in Registered Nursing; Certificate in Licensed Vocational Nursing
Texas State Technical College - Harlingen
Programs offered: Certificate in Licensed Vocational Nursing; Certificate in Nursing Assistant; Associate's in Registered Nursing
The University of Texas at Brownsville
Programs offered: Bachelor's in Registered Nursing; Master's in Nursing Administration; Master's in Nursing Education
Valley Baptist Medical Center
Programs offered: Certificate in Licensed Vocational Nursing

Corpus Christi

Del Mar College
Programs offered: Associate's in Registered Nursing; Associate's in Licensed Vocational Nursing; Certificate in Licensed Vocational Nursing
Kaplan College - Corpus Christi
Programs offered: Certificate in Licensed Vocational Nursing
South Texas Vocational Technical Institute - Corpus Christi
Programs offered: Certificate in Nursing Assistant
Texas A&M University - Corpus Christi
Programs offered: Bachelor's in Registered Nursing; Master's in Nursing Administration; Master's in Family Practice Nursing

Dallas / Fort Worth metroplex

ATI Career Training Center
Programs offered: Certificate in Nursing Assistant
Brookhaven College
Programs offered: Associate's in Registered Nursing
Cedar Valley College
Programs offered: Certificate in Nursing Assistant
Cephas Center for Health Sciences
Programs offered: Certificate in Licensed Vocational Nursing
Collin College
Programs offered: Associate's in Registered Nursing
Concorde Career College - Dallas
Programs offered: Associate's in Registered Nursing; Certificate in Nursing Assistant
Concorde Career College - Grand Prairie
Programs offered: Certificate in Licensed Vocational Nursing
Dallas Nursing Institute
Programs offered: Certificate in Licensed Vocational Nursing; Associate's in Registered Nursing
El Centro College
Programs offered: Associate's in Registered Nursing; Certificate in Perioperative, Operating Room, and Surgical Nursing; Certificate in Licensed Vocational Nursing
Everest College - Fort Worth
Programs offered: Associate's in Registered Nursing
Fortis Institute - Grand Prairie
Programs offered: Certificate in Licensed Vocational Nursing
ITT Technical Institute - Richardson
Programs offered: Associate's in Registered Nursing
Mountain View College
Programs offered: Associate's in Registered Nursing
Navarro College - Waxahachie
Programs offered: Certificate in Licensed Vocational Nursing
PCI Health Training Center
Programs offered: Certificate in Nursing Assistant
Southwestern Adventist University
Programs offered: Bachelor's in Registered Nursing
Tarrant County College
Programs offered: Associate's in Registered Nursing
Teamwork Career Institute
Programs offered: Certificate in Licensed Vocational Nursing
Texas A&M University - Commerce
Programs offered: Bachelor's in Registered Nursing
Texas Christian University
Programs offered: Bachelor's in Registered Nursing; Master's in Nurse Anesthetist; Graduate Certificate in Pediatric Nursing; Master's in Clinical Nurse Specialist; Master's in Nursing Education; Doctor's in Nursing Practice; Master's in Clinical Nurse Leader
Texas Wesleyan University
Programs offered: Master's in Nurse Anesthetist
Texas Woman's University
Programs offered: Bachelor's in Registered Nursing; Master's in Registered Nursing; Master's in Nursing Administration; Graduate Certificate in Nursing Administration; Master's in Family Practice Nursing; Graduate Certificate in Family Practice Nursing; Doctor's in Nursing Science; Master's in Clinical Nurse Specialist; Graduate Certificate in Clinical Nurse Specialist; Master's in Nursing Education; Graduate Certificate in Nursing Education; Doctor's in Nursing Practice; Master's in Clinical Nurse Leader; Graduate Certificate in Clinical Nurse Leader
The University of Texas at Arlington
Programs offered: Bachelor's in Registered Nursing; Graduate Certificate in Registered Nursing; Master's in Nursing Administration; Master's in Family Practice Nursing; Graduate Certificate in Family Practice Nursing; Doctor's in Nursing Science; Master's in Nursing Education; Graduate Certificate in Nursing Education; Doctor's in Nursing Practice
Trinity Valley Community College - Kaufman
Programs offered: Certificate in Licensed Vocational Nursing; Certificate in Nursing Assistant; Associate's in Registered Nursing
Weatherford College
Programs offered: Associate's in Registered Nursing; Certificate in Licensed Vocational Nursing
West Coast University - Dallas
Programs offered: Bachelor's in Registered Nursing

El Paso

Anamarc College - El Paso Central
Programs offered: Certificate in Licensed Vocational Nursing; Certificate in Patient Care Aide
Anamarc College - El Paso East
Programs offered: Certificate in Licensed Vocational Nursing; Certificate in Nursing Assistant; Certificate in Patient Care Aide
El Paso Community College - Mission del Paso
Programs offered: Certificate in Licensed Vocational Nursing
El Paso Community College - Rio Grande
Programs offered: Certificate in Nursing; Certificate in Licensed Vocational Nursing; Associate's in Registered Nursing
Excel Learning Center
Programs offered: Certificate in Nursing Assistant
Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center at El Paso
Programs offered: Bachelor's in Registered Nursing
The University of Texas at El Paso
Programs offered: Bachelor's in Registered Nursing; Master's in Registered Nursing; Master's in Nursing Administration; Master's in Family Practice Nursing; Master's in Nursing Midwifery; Master's in Public Health and Community Nursing; Master's in Clinical Nurse Specialist; Master's in Nursing Education; Doctor's in Nursing Practice
Vista College
Programs offered: Certificate in Licensed Vocational Nursing; Certificate in Nursing Assistant

Greater Houston metro area

Alvin Community College
Programs offered: Associate's in Registered Nursing; Certificate in Nursing; Certificate in Licensed Vocational Nursing
Baylor College of Medicine
Programs offered: Master's in Nurse Anesthetist
Bell Tech Career Institute
Programs offered: Certificate in Licensed Vocational Nursing
Brazosport College
Programs offered: Associate's in Registered Nursing; Certificate in Licensed Vocational Nursing
Chamberlain College of Nursing - Houston
Programs offered: Bachelor's in Registered Nursing
College of the Mainland
Programs offered: Associate's in Registered Nursing; Certificate in Licensed Vocational Nursing
Fortis College - Houston
Programs offered: Certificate in Licensed Vocational Nursing
Galveston College
Programs offered: Associate's in Registered Nursing; Certificate in Licensed Vocational Nursing
Houston Baptist University
Programs offered: Bachelor's in Registered Nursing
Houston Community College
Programs offered: Associate's in Registered Nursing; Certificate in Licensed Vocational Nursing
Lee College
Programs offered: Associate's in Registered Nursing; Certificate in Licensed Vocational Nursing
Lone Star College - CyFair
Programs offered: Associate's in Registered Nursing; Certificate in Licensed Vocational Nursing
Lone Star College - Kingwood
Programs offered: Associate's in Registered Nursing; Certificate in Licensed Vocational Nursing
Lone Star College - Montgomery
Programs offered: Associate's in Registered Nursing; Certificate in Licensed Vocational Nursing
Lone Star College - North Harris
Programs offered: Associate's in Registered Nursing; Certificate in Nursing; Certificate in Licensed Vocational Nursing
Lone Star College - Tomball
Programs offered: Associate's in Registered Nursing; Certificate in Licensed Vocational Nursing
Pima Medical Institute - Houston
Programs offered: Certificate in Nursing Assistant
Prairie View A&M University
Programs offered: Bachelor's in Registered Nursing; Master's in Nursing Administration; Master's in Family Practice Nursing; Master's in Nursing Education
Professional Careers Institute
Programs offered: Certificate in Nursing Assistant
San Jacinto College - Central
Programs offered: Associate's in Registered Nursing
San Jacinto College - North
Programs offered: Certificate in Licensed Vocational Nursing
San Jacinto College - South
Programs offered: Associate's in Registered Nursing; Certificate in Licensed Vocational Nursing
Texas Health School
Programs offered: Certificate in Nursing Assistant
The College of Health Care Professions
Programs offered: Certificate in Licensed Vocational Nursing
The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston
Programs offered: Master's in Clinical Nurse Specialist; Master's in Nursing Education; Doctor's in Nursing Practice; Bachelor's in Registered Nursing; Doctor's in Registered Nursing; Master's in Nursing Administration; Master's in Nurse Anesthetist; Master's in Family Practice Nursing; Master's in Nursing Science; Doctor's in Nursing Science
The University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston
Programs offered: Bachelor's in Registered Nursing; Master's in Nursing Administration; Graduate Certificate in Nursing Administration; Master's in Family Practice Nursing; Graduate Certificate in Family Practice Nursing; Doctor's in Nursing Science; Master's in Nursing Education; Graduate Certificate in Nursing Education
University of Phoenix - Houston
Programs offered: Bachelor's in Registered Nursing
University of St Thomas
Programs offered: Bachelor's in Registered Nursing
Vocational Nursing Institute
Programs offered: Certificate in Licensed Vocational Nursing

Killeen / Temple / Fort Hood area

Central Texas College
Programs offered: Associate's in Registered Nursing; Certificate in Nursing; Certificate in Licensed Vocational Nursing
Temple College - Temple
Programs offered: Associate's in Registered Nursing; Certificate in Licensed Vocational Nursing
University of Mary Hardin-Baylor
Programs offered: Bachelor's in Registered Nursing

Laredo

Laredo Community College
Programs offered: Associate's in Registered Nursing; Certificate in Licensed Vocational Nursing; Certificate in Nursing Assistant
Texas A&M International University
Programs offered: Bachelor's in Registered Nursing; Master's in Registered Nursing

Lubbock

Covenant School of Nursing
Programs offered: Diploma in Registered Nursing
Lubbock Christian University
Programs offered: Bachelor's in Registered Nursing; Master's in Nursing Administration
South Plains College - Reese Center
Programs offered: Certificate in Licensed Vocational Nursing
Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center at Lubbock
Programs offered: Master's in Family Practice Nursing; Master's in Nursing Midwifery; Master's in Nursing Education; Doctor's in Nursing Practice; Bachelor's in Registered Nursing; Master's in Nursing Administration

McAllen / Edinburg / Mission area

RGV Careers
Programs offered: Certificate in Licensed Vocational Nursing; Certificate in Nursing Assistant
South Texas College
Programs offered: Certificate in Licensed Vocational Nursing; Certificate in Nursing Assistant; Associate's in Registered Nursing
South Texas Vocational Technical Institute - McAllen
Programs offered: Certificate in Nursing Assistant
South Texas Vocational Technical Institute - Weslaco
Programs offered: Certificate in Nursing Assistant
The University of Texas - Pan American
Programs offered: Bachelor's in Registered Nursing; Master's in Family Practice Nursing; Master's in Clinical Nurse Specialist
Valley Grande Institute
Programs offered: Certificate in Licensed Vocational Nursing; Certificate in Nursing Assistant

San Antonio

Army Practical Nurse Program
Programs offered: Certificate in Licensed Vocational Nursing
Baptist School of Health Professions
Programs offered: Associate's in Registered Nursing; Certificate in Perioperative, Operating Room, and Surgical Nursing; Certificate in Licensed Vocational Nursing
Career Point College
Programs offered: Associate's in Registered Nursing; Certificate in Licensed Vocational Nursing
Galen College of Nursing - San Antonio
Programs offered: Associate's in Registered Nursing; Certificate in Licensed Vocational Nursing
Hallmark College
Programs offered: Associate's in Registered Nursing
Kaplan College - San Antonio
Programs offered: Certificate in Licensed Vocational Nursing
Quest College
Programs offered: Certificate in Licensed Vocational Nursing
San Antonio College
Programs offered: Associate's in Registered Nursing
St Philip's College - New Braunfels
Programs offered: Certificate in Licensed Vocational Nursing
St Philip's College - San Antonio
Programs offered: Certificate in Licensed Vocational Nursing
Texas Lutheran University
Programs offered: Bachelor's in Registered Nursing
The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio
Programs offered: Bachelor's in Registered Nursing; Master's in Registered Nursing; Master's in Nursing Administration; Master's in Family Practice Nursing; Graduate Certificate in Family Practice Nursing; Doctor's in Nursing Science; Graduate Certificate in Pediatric Nursing; Graduate Certificate in Psychiatric and Mental Health Nursing; Master's in Clinical Nurse Specialist; Graduate Certificate in Critical Care Nursing; Master's in Clinical Nurse Leader
University of the Incarnate Word
Programs offered: Bachelor's in Registered Nursing; Master's in Registered Nursing; Master's in Clinical Nurse Specialist; Doctor's in Nursing Practice; Master's in Clinical Nurse Leader

Waco

Baylor University
Programs offered: Bachelor's in Registered Nursing; Master's in Family Practice Nursing; Master's in Maternal Health, Child Health, and Neonatal Nursing; Doctor's in Nursing Midwifery
McLennan Community College
Programs offered: Certificate in Licensed Vocational Nursing; Certificate in Licensed Vocational Nursing (MEEP); Associate's in Registered Nursing; Certificate in Nursing

Other Texas cities

Abilene Christian University
Programs offered: Bachelor's in Registered Nursing; Master's in Registered Nursing; Master's in Nursing Administration; Master's in Family Practice Nursing; Graduate Certificate in Family Practice Nursing
Angelina College
Programs offered: Associate's in Registered Nursing; Certificate in Licensed Vocational Nursing; Certificate in Licensed Vocational Nursing (MEEP)
Angelo State University
Programs offered: Bachelor's in Registered Nursing; Bachelor's in Family Practice Nursing; Master's in Family Practice Nursing; Bachelor's in Clinical Nurse Specialist; Master's in Clinical Nurse Specialist; Bachelor's in Nursing Education; Master's in Nursing Education
Blinn College - Brenham
Programs offered: Certificate in Licensed Vocational Nursing
Blinn College - Bryan
Programs offered: Associate's in Registered Nursing; Certificate in Licensed Vocational Nursing
Cisco College
Programs offered: Associate's in Registered Nursing; Certificate in Licensed Vocational Nursing
Clarendon College
Programs offered: Certificate in Licensed Vocational Nursing; Associate's in Registered Nursing
Coastal Bend College
Programs offered: Associate's in Registered Nursing; Associate's in Licensed Vocational Nursing; Certificate in Licensed Vocational Nursing
East Texas Baptist University
Programs offered: Bachelor's in Registered Nursing
Frank Phillips College
Programs offered: Certificate in Licensed Vocational Nursing
Grayson College
Programs offered: Associate's in Registered Nursing; Certificate in Licensed Vocational Nursing
Hill College
Programs offered: Associate's in Registered Nursing; Certificate in Licensed Vocational Nursing
Howard College - Big Spring
Programs offered: Associate's in Registered Nursing; Certificate in Licensed Vocational Nursing
Howard College - San Angelo
Programs offered: Certificate in Licensed Vocational Nursing
Huntsville Memorial Hospital
Programs offered: Certificate in Licensed Vocational Nursing
Kilgore College - Kilgore
Programs offered: Associate's in Registered Nursing
Kilgore College - Longview
Programs offered: Certificate in Licensed Vocational Nursing
Midland College - Fort Stockton
Programs offered: Certificate in Licensed Vocational Nursing
Midland College - Midland
Programs offered: Associate's in Registered Nursing; Certificate in Licensed Vocational Nursing
Midwestern State University
Programs offered: Bachelor's in Registered Nursing; Master's in Nursing Administration; Master's in Family Practice Nursing; Master's in Nursing Education
Navarro College - Corsicana
Programs offered: Associate's in Registered Nursing; Certificate in Licensed Vocational Nursing
Navarro College - Mexia
Programs offered: Certificate in Licensed Vocational Nursing
North Central Texas College
Programs offered: Associate's in Registered Nursing; Certificate in Licensed Vocational Nursing
Northeast Texas Community College
Programs offered: Associate's in Registered Nursing; Certificate in Licensed Vocational Nursing
Odessa College - Andrews
Programs offered: Certificate in Licensed Vocational Nursing
Odessa College - Monahans
Programs offered: Certificate in Licensed Vocational Nursing
Odessa College - Odessa
Programs offered: Associate's in Registered Nursing
Panola College
Programs offered: Associate's in Registered Nursing; Certificate in Nursing; Certificate in Licensed Vocational Nursing
Paris Junior College
Programs offered: Associate's in Registered Nursing; Associate's in Nursing Administration; Certificate in Licensed Vocational Nursing
Patty Hanks Shelton School of Nursing
Programs offered: Bachelor's in Registered Nursing; Master's in Registered Nursing; Master's in Family Practice Nursing; Graduate Certificate in Family Practice Nursing; Master's in Nursing Education
Ranger College
Programs offered: Associate's in Registered Nursing; Certificate in Licensed Vocational Nursing
Sam Houston State University
Programs offered: Bachelor's in Registered Nursing
Schreiner University
Programs offered: Bachelor's in Registered Nursing; Certificate in Licensed Vocational Nursing
South Plains College - Levelland
Programs offered: Associate's in Registered Nursing; Certificate in Licensed Vocational Nursing
South Plains College - Plainview
Programs offered: Certificate in Licensed Vocational Nursing
Southwest Texas Junior College
Programs offered: Associate's in Registered Nursing; Certificate in Licensed Vocational Nursing
Stephen F Austin State University
Programs offered: Bachelor's in Registered Nursing
Sul Ross State University
Programs offered: Certificate in Licensed Vocational Nursing
Tarleton State University
Programs offered: Bachelor's in Registered Nursing
Texarkana College
Programs offered: Associate's in Registered Nursing; Certificate in Licensed Vocational Nursing
Texas A&M University - Health Science Center
Programs offered: Bachelor's in Registered Nursing
Texas A&M University - Texarkana
Programs offered: Bachelor's in Registered Nursing; Master's in Nursing Administration; Master's in Nursing Education
Texas State Technical College - West Texas
Programs offered: Associate's in Registered Nursing; Certificate in Licensed Vocational Nursing
The University of Texas at Tyler
Programs offered: Bachelor's in Registered Nursing; Master's in Registered Nursing; Master's in Nursing Administration; Master's in Family Practice Nursing; Graduate Certificate in Family Practice Nursing; Doctor's in Nursing Science; Master's in Nursing Education
The University of Texas of the Permian Basin
Programs offered: Bachelor's in Registered Nursing
Trinity Valley Community College - Palestine
Programs offered: Certificate in Licensed Vocational Nursing; Certificate in Nursing Assistant
Tyler County Hospital
Programs offered: Certificate in Licensed Vocational Nursing
Tyler Junior College
Programs offered: Associate's in Registered Nursing; Certificate in Licensed Vocational Nursing
University of Houston - Victoria
Programs offered: Bachelor's in Registered Nursing; Master's in Registered Nursing; Master's in Nursing Administration; Master's in Nursing Education
Vernon College - Vernon
Programs offered: Associate's in Registered Nursing
Vernon College - Wichita Falls
Programs offered: Certificate in Licensed Vocational Nursing
Victoria College
Programs offered: Associate's in Registered Nursing; Certificate in Licensed Vocational Nursing
Wayland Baptist University
Programs offered: Bachelor's in Registered Nursing; Master's in Nursing Education
Western Texas College
Programs offered: Certificate in Licensed Vocational Nursing
Wharton County Junior College
Programs offered: Associate's in Registered Nursing; Certificate in Licensed Vocational Nursing
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