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Texas Nurse Practitioner Programs
(found programs from 30 schools)

State Nursing Board: Texas Board of Nursing

State Nurses Association: Texas Nurses Association

State Hospital Association: Texas Hospital Association

Other State Health Associations: Texas Workforce Commission


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Texas ranks fourth in the nation for states with the highest level of Nurse Practitioner employment, with 5,720 NPs statewide according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (2012). The BLS also reports that the majority of these NPs are practicing in the Dallas-Plano-Irving metro area, reflecting the need for services in urban areas. NPs in Texas provide primary care services to a wide range of patients including infants, children and the elderly. Patients are often quite pleased with the quality of care provided, and this may be one reason for the large number of NPs in the state.

Texas nurse practitioners earn a mean salary of $97,710 annually, with NPs in Texarkana earning one of the highest salaries in the nation, at almost $125,000 (BLS, 2012). While the financial aspect of becoming an NP is enticing, the career move can also bring a degree of professionalism, autonomy and leadership to your practice. All Texas NPs are required to have a collaborative practice agreement with a physician, which may help enhance communication among care providers in the state.

We have provided a list of all of the NP programs available to Texas nurses, and we suggest that you request information from as many schools as you like, in order to make a well informed decision about your educational future. Nurses who want to advance their education and become nurse practitioners can attend an online school, such as Georgetown University, or one of these Texas institutions:

  • Angelo State University. Students can pursue a Master's-level Family Nurse Practitioner program, or an Acute Nurse Practitioner, Geriatric Nurse Practitioner, or Pediatric Nurse Practitioner version through a collaborative program with Texas Tech. Most coursework is available online.
  • Texas A&M International University. Texas A&M International, located in Laredo, offers a Master's-level Family Nurse Practitioner program.
  • The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston. UT Health offers a Master's-level Family Nurse Practitioner program, as well as Acute Care and Adult/Gerontology NP tracks. The school also has a Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) program. By 2015, a DNP will be the minimal degree for entry into practice as a nurse practitioner.

Programs from Texas Schools

Listed below are all of the nationally accredited Nurse Practitioner programs with campus locations in Texas.

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Abilene Christian University (Abilene, TX)
Program Name: Family Nurse Practitioner Track
Angelo State University (San Angelo, TX)
Program Name: Nurse Practitioner (online)
Accreditation: ACEN accredited
Hardin-Simmons University (Abilene, TX)
Program Name: Family Nurse Practitioner
Accreditation: CCNE accredited
McMurry University (Abilene, TX)
Program Name: Family Nurse Practitioner
Accreditation: CCNE accredited
Midwestern State University (Wichita Falls, TX)
Program Name: Family Nurse Practitioner, Family Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner (online), RN-MSN
Accreditation: CCNE accredited
Patty Hanks Shelton School of Nursing (Abilene, TX)
Program Name: Family Nurse Practitioner
Accreditation: CCNE accredited
Prairie View A&M University (Houston, TX)
Program Name: Family Nurse Practitioner
Accreditation: CCNE accredited
Stephen F. Austin State University (Nacogdoches, TX)
Program Name: MSN-FNP
Texas A & M International University (Laredo, TX)
Program Name: Family Nurse Practitioner
Accreditation: ACEN accredited
Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi (Corpus Christi, TX)
Program Name: Family Nurse Practitioner
Accreditation: CCNE accredited
Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center (Lubbock, TX)
Program Name: Acute Care Nurse Practitioner, Family Nurse Practitioner, Geriatric Nurse Practitioner, Pediatric Nurse Practitioner
Accreditation: CCNE accredited
Texas Woman's University (Dallas, TX / Denton, TX / Houston, TX)
Program Name: Nurse Practitioner
Accreditation: CCNE accredited
The University of Texas at Arlington (Arlington, TX)
Program Name: Acute Care NP, Acute Care Pediatric NP, Adult NP (ANP), Emergency NP, Family Nurse Practitioner (online), Gerontological NP, Pediatric NP, Psychiatric/Mental Health NP
Accreditation: CCNE accredited
The University of Texas at Austin (Austin, TX)
Program Name: Family Nurse Practitioner, Family Psych/Mental Health NP, Neonatal Nurse Practitioner, Pediatric Nurse Practitioner
Accreditation: CCNE accredited
The University of Texas at El Paso (El Paso, TX)
Program Name: Family Nurse Practitioner, Women’s Health Care Nurse Practitioner
Accreditation: CCNE accredited
The University of Texas at Tyler (Tyler, TX)
Program Name: Acute Care NP, Family NP, Geriatric NP, Pediatric NP, Women’s Health Care Nurse Practitioner
Accreditation: CCNE accredited
The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (Houston, TX)
Program Name: Acute Care Nursing (CNS or NP), Adult Health (CNS NP or Education), Family Nurse Practitioner, Gerontological Nursing (CNS NP or Education), Pediatric Nurse Practitioner, Psychiatric Mental Health Nursing NP, Women’s Health
Accreditation: CCNE accredited
The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio (San Antonio, TX)
Program Name: Acute Care Nurse Practitioner, Family Nurse Practitioner, Family Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner, Gerontological Nurse Practitioner, Pediatric Nurse Practitioner
Accreditation: CCNE accredited
The University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston (Galveston, TX)
Program Name: Acute Care Nurse Practitioner, Neonatal Nurse Practitioner (online), Primary Care Nurse Practitioner Program - Family, Primary Care Nurse Practitioner Program - Gerontological (online), Primary Care Nurse Practitioner Program - Pediatric (online)
Accreditation: CCNE accredited
The University of Texas-Pan American (Edinburg, TX)
Program Name: Family Nurse Practitioner, Pediatric Nurse Practitioner
Accreditation: CCNE accredited
West Texas A & M University (Canyon, TX)
Program Name: Family Nurse Practitioner
Accreditation: CCNE accredited

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