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Nursing Schools in Arlington
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Beginning a nursing career can have many professional and personal benefits. In addition to a great job outlook, you can enjoy the freedom of working in many different settings and specialties in a career where you can make a significant impact on the lives of others.. Regardless of what your current education level is, you may be able to start a nursing career in Arlington, Texas, or continue to expand your nursing education.

If you study in Arlington, you may be able to study at some of the top schools in Texas. In addition, there are many highly-ranked hospitals, nursing homes, and clinics for nurses that are available for both clinical experience, and may be job prospects after you graduate. To find out more about nursing schools in Arlington, check out the listings below and choose the nursing program you are interested in to learn more.

In the Arlington area, you may be able to earn a lucrative salary as a nurse. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, licensed practical nurses bring in an average salary of $47,760 per year (2015). The average salary for a registered nurse is $73,580 per year (BLS, 2015). At the graduate level, nurse practitioners earn an average of $98,720 per year (BLS, 2015).

Curriculum, Costs, and Financial Aid

Tuition expenses vary widely in the Arlington area. Community colleges, like Tarrant County College and Brookhaven College, tend to have lower tuition rates than other schools. Both of these schools charge residents $52 per credit hour. Non-residents pay up to $153 per credit hour, depending on whether they are from Texas or a different state. At the University of Texas Arlington, residents pay $4,439 per semester if they attend full-time. If you are not a resident, you must add $351 for each credit hour. For example, a 12-hour semester would cost $8,651.

You should plan on taking a variety of classes as a nursing student in order to fully prepare yourself for the variety of tasks that come with this career. After completing core science courses like Anatomy & Physiology, Chemistry, and Human Biology, you can start your nursing courses. Lower-level nursing courses include Beginning Nursing Skills, Foundations for Nursing Practice, and Concepts of Health. Later in your program, you may take advanced classes like Women's Health Nursing, Mental Health Nursing, and Clinical Foundations of Nursing. Depending on which school you attend and what type of degree you plan on earning, you may get 600 hours or more of clinical practice.

If you are looking for RN to BSN, Direct entry MSN or other higher level programs, Arlington has several options to choose from. You can find the programs you're looking for at the left. Choose the route you want to pursue, and then request information from the schools you find. You can get the best information by contacting these Arlington nursing schools to get program materials directly from the nursing department.

Several nursing organizations and health care companies offer nursing scholarships in the Arlington area. The Good Samaritan Foundation is the largest supplier of nursing scholarships in Texas. You may also apply for the Methodist Health System Nursing Scholarship. The Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board awards the Nursing Innovation Grant.

Life and Career Options in Arlington Area

As a nursing student, you may have to cover many educational expenses. If you work in a health care facility, you may be able to take advantage of tuition reimbursement and tuition assistance opportunities. Baylor Health Care System offers tuition reimbursement to those that want to continue their nursing education. Scott & White Healthcare partners with local nursing schools to offer tuition assistance and encourage employees to continue their training. As an employee of Medical Center Arlington, you may be able to benefit from the Hope Fund and tuition assistance.

In this area, there are several Magnet-recognized facilities and research hospitals. The Magnet Recognition Program is designed for hospitals that promote excellence in nursing, have a record of excellent patient care, and strive to improve the health care field. Magnet facilities in this area include Texas Health Arlington Hospital, Methodist Charlton Medical Center, and Baylor University Medical Center.

MSN Programs from Texas Schools

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

Online MSN Programs

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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: Adult NP (ANP), Emergency NP, Family Nurse Practitioner (online), Gerontological NP, MSN/HCAD (Health Care Administration), MSN/MBA, MSN/MPH, 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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