Texas Nursing Schools

Explore Nursing in Texas

The demand for nurses is growing in Texas with a large number of vacancies in healthcare facilities across the state. By 2015, it is estimated that over 34% of nursing jobs in Texas will go unfilled. Therefore, the job outlook for nurses in Texas is quite buoyant. Nurses with their associate’s degree will have a good chance finding work as licensed practical and vocational nurses, as candidates in this sector of nursing are in demand and positions in this field are highly concentrated in Texas. In fact, three of the top five metropolitan areas in the United States with the highest concentration of licensed practical and vocational nurses are located in Texas and include Sherman-Denison, Victoria and Abilene. A large concentration of Texan registered nurses hold a bachelor’s degree or higher and nurses with these credentials will be more likely to find careers in the state. Particularly, nurses with their master’s degree are hired more frequently in Texas than most states in the nation. This is because there is a significant need for nurse anesthetists and nurse midwives. Both of these career options pay well, with a median salary that exceeds the national average for those fields. A few of the top Texan nurse employers include The Methodist Hospital, Baptist Medical Center, and Baylor University Medical Center in Dallas.

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About Texas

Texas is the second-largest state in the nation and has the second highest population, with a quickly growing populace that currently numbers over twenty-seven million. “The Lone Star State” encompasses the geographic elements of both the South and the Southwest, with the rolling hills, vast coastline, prairies, forests, swamps, and grasslands found in the South and the deserts, mountains, and faults, such as the Balcones Fault, found in the Southwest. Texas is home to 3,700 streams and 15 major rivers, including the largest of the state, the Rio Grande. The state’s excess of natural resources in addition to substantial agricultural outputs, leading secondary education institutes, high technological industries, the large population and thriving cities, paired with high profit businesses and corporations make the Texan economy one of the best in the nation, with the second highest gross state product out of all fifty states. The capital of Texas is Austin, which is one of the four cities in the state with over one-million residents and the other three consisting of Houston, Dallas, and San Antonio are among the top ten most populous cities in the nation.

Change in nursing jobs in the future

2012

184,700

2020

245,870

$60,690

Avg. Salary

246

Number of nursing programs in state

367

Number of hospitals in state

104

Number of nursing schools in state

Nursing programs offered in Texas

  • Baylor University +
    • Programs Offered

      • Traditional Track
      • FastBacc Track
      • Master of Science in Nursing - Family Nurse Practitioner
      • Master of Science in Nursing - Neonatal Nurse Practitioner
      • Doctor of Nursing Practice
      • BSN-DNP in Nurse Midwifery
       

      Accreditation

      CCNE

  • Texas A&M Health Science Center +
    • Programs Offered

      • Traditional BSN
      • Second Degree BSN
      • RN to BSN

      Accreditation

      CCNE

  • Texas Christian University +
    • Programs Offered

      • Traditional BSN Track
      • Accelerated BSN Track
      • BSN-MSN
      • DNP

      Accreditation

      CCNE

  • Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center +
    • Programs Offered

      • Traditional BSN Program
      • Second Degree BSN
      • RN to BSN Web Based Program
      • Doctorate of Nursing Practice
      • Master of Science in Nursing
      • Post-Master's Certificate

      Accreditation

      CCNE

  • University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston +
    • Programs Offered

      • Bachelor of Science in Nursing
      • Master of Science in Nursing
      • Doctor of Nursing Practice
      • Doctor of Philosophy in Nursing
      • Accelerated BSN
      • Pacesetter Program (BSN)
      • RN-BSN
      • MSN-Master of Public Health Dual Degree

      Accreditation

      CCNE