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Dallas Texas Nursing Schools
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Dallas is a great city to complete or expand your nursing education as there are dozens of accredited universities and nursing schools in the Dallas area, as well as several accredited online programs. Whether you are a seasoned nurse looking to return to nursing school for a higher degree, or if you are just thinking of becoming a nurse, you can choose from several nursing programs in Dallas to get started.

At the bottom of this page, you will find links to all of the nursing degree programs in the Dallas area. Simply choose the program you are interested in, then submit a request for information to all of the schools you'd like to learn more about!

Nursing Schools in Dallas

There are several nursing schools in Dallas, TX to choose from. The Dallas County Community College District offers affordable programs to become an LPN or an Associate's degree RN. One of the best known universities is the Texas Women's University, which was chosen for an Excellence Award on February 25, 2014. This university focuses on innovative teaching methodologies, characterized by a hybrid model combining online instruction and face-to-face interaction.

Baylor's Police Harrington School of Nursing offers a traditional Bachelor's of Nursing program and the FastBacc Track, which is a 12 month Accelerated Baccalaureate program. Baylor nursing graduates are qualified to write the NCLEX for RNs in any state, as this university has national accreditation by the Commission Collegiate Nursing Education and approval by the Texas Board of Nurses. In addition, they offer degrees for the Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP), Family Nurse Practitioner, Neonatal Nurse Practitioner and Nurse-Midwifery. Baylor University has faculty positions available for professors and in research.

The University of Texas Arlington is another excellent university that has the following programs:

  • BSN
  • RN–BSN
  • VBSN (Medic Veteran to RN)
  • Master of Science in Nursing
  • Nurse Administration
  • Nurse Practitioner
  • Nursing Education
  • Nursing PhD
  • Doctor of Nursing Practice

Life and Career Options in Dallas

Dallas has nursing job openings in their many healthcare facilities in almost any specialty area. Salaries are competitive in Dallas, as an LPN earns a mean annual income of $47,210 (2015). The job outlook for LPNs is brighter than that for other jobs nationwide, according to the BLS (2015), making nursing a good choice for a stable job. The mean annual wage for an RN in the Dallas metro area is $72,570 annually, and there are more than 35,000 RNs employed in the area (2015).

Keep in mind that salaries often increase as you expand your nursing education and experience. Nurse practitioners earn a mean annual salary of $104,690 in the state, making it an enticing advanced practice route (2015).

There are several different practice settings for nurses in Dallas, including jobs in physician's offices, home health care and in vocational settings. There are community health centers, non-profit clinics, and private practices that are continually looking for vibrant and multi-talented nurses, especially those that are bilingual, as there are several languages alive in the Dallas area!

Hospitals are probably the most common location for nurses to work in, and there are several in the area. Dallas has five magnet hospitals. The American Nurses Credentialing Center recognizes the healthcare organizations that provide quality patient care, nursing excellence and the innovations of the nurses. Magnet denotes the most successful nursing practices and strategies worldwide.

Hospitals in Dallas

The Dallas Magnet hospitals include:

  • Baylor University Medical Center
  • Baylor Jack and Jane Hamilton Heart and Vascular Hospital
  • Children's Medical Center
  • Medical City Dallas Hospital and Medical City Children's Hospital
  • Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital

Another advantage of living in Dallas is the Dallas Area Rapid Transit (DART, which is the largest light rail operator in the U.S. It includes light rail, buses, commuter rail and high-occupancy vehicle lanes, which makes traveling much easier throughout the city, whether you are heading to nursing school or to work.

Nursing Curriculum, Tuition and Scholarships in Dallas

The tuition for Dallas County Community College District is $156 per three hour class for Dallas County residents. West Coast University offers a BSN degree that can be achieved in 39 months, at a cost of $106,000. This university has simulation laboratories and mock hospital rooms, which are stocked with the latest technology, including high–fidelity manikins so the students can practice their nursing skills.

Paying to attend one of the nursing programs in Dallas can be a concern for some students, but there are several options to look into. For example, The University of Texas Arlington has several types of scholarships available for nursing students, to help cover the expenses of your degree. Various scholarships programs at UT-Arlington include:

  • The College of Nursing has established and funded scholarships.
  • Scholarships have also been established by agencies and individuals outside the College of Nursing. These scholarships typically have specific criteria to meet by the student.
  • Scholarships are also established by agencies or individuals outside the College of Nursing, but they are based on a College of Nursing recommendation.

Applying for loans and grants can be done by completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Once you complete this federal application, you can also apply to the nursing school you are attending for financial assistance as well. For instance, the Texas Woman's University has received an endowment to fund scholarships and fellowship for graduate students.

There are scholarships for specific populations as well, such as those reserved for children of Texan veterans, those for minority nurses, and those for specific programs. The Health Resources and Services Administration offers several programs to help fund Nurse Practitioner education, as well as programs that lead you to become nursing faculty. If you are employed by a hospital, you may ask about employer tuition reimbursement as well.

The opportunities for nurses in Dallas are numerous and there are several nursing programs in the area that can meet your needs. Select the degree program you are interested in below, then contact the schools that offer what you are looking for. You can also choose from the programs on the left side of the page to find schools. Request information from as many schools as you like, keeping in mind that the more information you have, the better prepared you will be to find the right nursing program in the Dallas area.

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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