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Nursing Schools in Texas (TX)

Written by NS StaffJuly 12, 2011

Texas may be best known for oil, but the state offers a little something for everyone. It's a great place to live both during and after your nursing education. Gulf Coast cities like Galveston offer a relaxing shore life, while land to the west hosts ranches and farmland. San Antonio attracts visitors to the Riverwalk and the Alamo while urban cowboys seek out the night life of Houston. Austin is a vibrant city featuring Texas's largest university and the South by Southwest film and music festival. Natural wonders like the Cascade Caverns in Kerrville show yet another side of Texas. Nursing schools in Texas can prepare you for a variety of TX healthcare positions such as LPN, RN, operating room nurse, flight nurse, ICU (intensive care unit) nurse, or prenatal care nurse. No matter what nursing specialty or occupation you study for, a Texas nursing degree will open up doors for you across the nation. Texas is part of the Compact, which allows nurses from other Compact states to practice without extra licensing requirements. That means you can complete your studies and certification in Texas, and then seek employment in any of the other Compact states (unless there are extenuating circumstances). If you are ready to start your Texas nursing career, click any of the links below for free information about nursing schools and programs in Texas.

You’ll also find flexibility in your work schedules. Nurses can choose from daytime, evening, or night shifts; weekends or weekdays; full-time or part-time. Caregivers are needed in Texas hospitals, nursing homes, schools, and many other health care locations, so you’ll also have a lot of options when deciding on your place of work.

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Quick Fact
In 2018, workers with a bachelor's degree or higher had almost twice as much
median earnings per week than workers with only a high school diploma.*
*Bureau of Labor Statistics

The average RN salary in Texas is $53,940, the highest in the nation relative to the cost of living. Depending on the metropolitan area where you work, it could be even higher – the median salary for nurses in the Brownsville/Harlingen/San Benito metropolitan area is over $60,000 per year! With their extra experience and specialization, Advanced Practice Nurses in Texas have an average annual salary of $79,365 – within the top eight states in the country. Becoming a nurse requires an investment of as little as one year of training, and many grants, scholarships, and loans are available for nursing students. Be sure to check with your Texas nursing program to see if you are eligible for financial aid or scholarships.