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Texas Nursing Schools
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State Nursing Board: Texas Board of Nursing

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The large state of Texas is home to thousands of health care providers, from private clinics and community clinics to hospitals and retail quick care centers. They all have one thing in common: they rely heavily on the expert care provided by health care professionals like registered nurses and LPNs.

If you have been waiting for the right time to start your nursing education, this may be it. Contact the schools below to learn more about the nursing community of Texas and find out more about nursing schools in Texas.

Throughout Texas, legislators and leaders have many health care goals they hope to achieve. Currently, they hope to make nursing homes more efficient in terms of finances, patient care, and patient outcomes. If you are interested in working in this setting, you may get to help in these efforts when you start your career.

Another benefit of starting your career in Texas: Texas is ranked fifth in the country in terms of nursing satisfaction. The report notes that nurses often have great work environments and are able to choose from a range of career paths.

It's clear that Texas respects its nurses when you look at all the recognition that is given to successful nursing professionals. A local local Stephenville nurse was recently honored as one of the best nurses in the state of Texas.

Nursing Education in Texas

Nursing programs in Texas offer you the chance to complete a wide variety of challenging and engaging nursing courses. By meeting with your student advisor when you enroll, you can learn about the proper course sequence and get as much as possible out of your education. Courses that may be part of your curriculum include Health Assessment Skills, Adult Health Nursing, Clinical Nursing Skills, Genetics in Health Care, and Contemporary Nursing Issues.

Don't forget about the importance of clinical hours in this field. By the time you graduate, you may have completed more than 600 hours in hospitals, clinics, and other health care settings. This experience puts your knowledge to work and helps you start building professional connections in your community.

Depending on which part of Texas you live in, you may qualify for a variety of scholarships and grants intended solely for nursing students. Methodist Health System is one local health care employer that funds scholarships for hardworking nursing students. Through the Texas Nurses Association, you may be able to apply for an entire range of grants. The Good Samaritan Foundation is another scholarship resource.

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Outlook for Nursing in Texas

You must contact the Texas Board of Nursing after finishing your education. They require you to pass the NCLEX exam and submit proof of your educational credentials before you can receive your license.

Becoming an LPN may open you up to many job opportunities. A 28% increase in job openings is expected by 2022 (O*Net, 2012). Income estimates provided by BLS.gov indicate that LPNs earn an average of $45,130 per year in Texas (2015).

Similarly, job openings for registered nurses are expected to swell by 28% by 2022 (O*Net, 2012). Registered nurses bring in an average salary of $69,890 (BLS, 2015).

Find out what you can do with a nursing degree. Reach out to nursing schools in Texas to get started now.

Some of the top employers in the state of Texas include Baptist Medical Center, Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital, Methodist Hospital, The Methodist Hospital, and Baylor University Medical Center at Dallas.

Nursing Degree Programs in Texas

Use the links below to find out information about each specific nursing program in the state of Texas. There you can also find and request information from schools in your area.

Nursing Bridge Programs

Graduate Nursing Programs

Entry Level Nursing Programs

MSN Programs from Texas Schools

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

Online MSN Programs

Online programs may not be available in all areas

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Abilene Christian University (Abilene, TX)
Program Name: Administration Track, Education Track, Family Nurse Practitioner Track
Angelo State University (San Angelo, TX)
Program Name: Clinical Nurse Specialist in Adult Nursing (online), Nurse Educator Track (online), Nurse Practitioner (online), RN-MSN Clinical Nurse Specialist in Adult Nursing (online), RN-MSN Nurse Educator (online)
Accreditation: ACEN accredited
Baylor College of Medicine (Houston, TX)
Program Name: Master of Science in Nurse Anesthesia
Accreditation: AANA/CANAEP accredited
Baylor University (Dallas, TX)
Program Name: Advanced Neonatal Nursing (NNP), Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP), Nurse Midwifery (CNM)
Accreditation: CCNE accredited
Hardin-Simmons University (Abilene, TX)
Program Name: Administration, Education, Family Nurse Practitioner
Accreditation: CCNE accredited
Lamar University (Beaumont, TX)
Program Name: MSN/MBA, Nurse Administrator, Nurse Educator
Accreditation: ACEN accredited
McMurry University (Abilene, TX)
Program Name: Family Nurse Practitioner, Nursing Administration, Nursing Education
Accreditation: CCNE accredited
Midwestern State University (Wichita Falls, TX)
Program Name: BSN-MSN, Family Nurse Practitioner, Family Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner (online), Nurse Educator (online), RN-MSN
Accreditation: CCNE accredited
Patty Hanks Shelton School of Nursing (Abilene, TX)
Program Name: Family Nurse Practitioner, Nurse Educator
Accreditation: CCNE accredited
Prairie View A&M University (Houston, TX)
Program Name: Family Nurse Practitioner, Nursing Administration, Nursing Education
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: Clinical Nurse Specialist, Family Nurse Practitioner, Leadership & Health Policy, Online MSN - Nurse Educator (online), RN to MSN - Nurse Educator (online)
Accreditation: CCNE accredited
Texas Christian University (Fort Worth, TX)
Program Name: Clinical Nurse Leader, Clinical Nurse Specialist - Adult Health (Medical-Surgical), Nurse Anesthesia, Nursing Education - Adult Health/Gerontology, Nursing Education - Parent-Child Nursing
Accreditation: CCNE accredited
Texas State University-San Marcos (Round Rock, TX)
Program Name: MSN - Family Nurse Practitioner
Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center (Lubbock, TX)
Program Name: Acute Care Nurse Practitioner, Administration, Education (online), Family Nurse Practitioner, Geriatric Nurse Practitioner, Pediatric Nurse Practitioner
Accreditation: CCNE accredited
Texas Wesleyan University (Fort Worth, TX)
Program Name: Master of Science in Nurse Anesthesia
Accreditation: AANA/CANAEP accredited
Texas Woman's University (Dallas, TX / Denton, TX / Houston, TX)
Program Name: Clinical Nurse Specialist, Nurse Practitioner, Nursing Education, Nursing Systems Management
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, MSN/HCAD (Health Care Administration), MSN/MBA, MSN/MPH, Pediatric NP, Psychiatric/Mental Health NP
Accreditation: CCNE accredited
The University of Texas at Austin (Austin, TX)
Program Name: Adult Health (Administration Track), Adult Health (Teaching Track), Adult-Gerontology Clinical Nurse Specialist, Child Health Nursing, Family Nurse Practitioner, Family Psych/Mental Health NP, Holistic Adult Health Nursing, Master of Science in Nursing - Holistic Adult Health CNS, Maternity Nursing, Neonatal Nurse Practitioner, Nursing Administration and Heathcare Systems Management, Pediatric Nurse Practitioner, Public Health Nursing
Accreditation: CCNE accredited
The University of Texas at Brownsville and Texas Southmost College (Brownsville, TX)
Program Name: Nursing Administration, Nursing Education, Public Health Nursing
Accreditation: ACEN accredited
The University of Texas at El Paso (El Paso, TX)
Program Name: Family Nurse Practitioner, Nurse Clinician Educator (online), Nursing Systems Management, RN to MSN (online), Women’s Health Care Nurse Practitioner
Accreditation: CCNE accredited
The University of Texas at Tyler (Tyler, TX)
Program Name: Acute Care NP, Administration, Education, Family NP, Geriatric NP, MSN/MBA, 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), Nurse Anesthesia, Nursing Leadership and Administration in Health Systems, 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, Administration in Community & Health Care Systems in Nursing, Critical Care Nursing (Clinical Nurse Specialist), Family Nurse Practitioner, Family Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner, Gerontological Nurse Practitioner, Medical-Surgical Nursing (Clinical Nurse Specialist), Pediatric Nurse Practitioner, RN to MSN Program
Accreditation: CCNE accredited
The University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston (Galveston, TX)
Program Name: Acute Care Nurse Practitioner, MSN - Clinical Nurse Leader, Neonatal Nurse Practitioner (online), Nursing Educator (online), Nursing Leadership (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: Adult Health Nursing, Family Nurse Practitioner, Master of Science in Nursing - Adult Health CNS, Pediatric Nurse Practitioner
Accreditation: CCNE accredited
University of Houston-Victoria (Victoria, TX)
Program Name: Nurse Administrator, Nurse Educator
Accreditation: CCNE accredited
University of Mary Hardin-Baylor (Belton, TX)
Program Name: Master of Science in Nursing
Accreditation: CCNE accredited
University of the Incarnate Word (San Antonio, TX)
Program Name: Clinical Nurse Leader, Clinical Nurse Specialist, MSN/MBA
Accreditation: CCNE accredited
US Army (Fort Sam Houston, TX)
Program Name: MS in Nursing Anesthesia
Accreditation: AANA/CANAEP accredited
Wayland Baptist University (Plainview, TX)
Program Name: Master of Science in Nursing (online)
West Texas A & M University (Canyon, TX)
Program Name: Family Nurse Practitioner, Nursing Administration, Nursing Education
Accreditation: CCNE accredited

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