Nursing Programs in Texas

Nursing Jobs in Texas (Outlook)

With the cost of living being 5% lower then the national average and a booming economy, makes Texas a great state to be a nurse. Individuals have the option to choose from over 97 state accredited nursing schools in


Who would not want to live in major cities like Houston, Dallas, and San Antonio with all of the great food and attraction options.

Quick Texas Nursing Facts

  • Approximately 7% of the country’s nursing professionals work in Texas state
  • Currently there are over 360,000 employed nurses in the state
  • There are currently 97 state accredited nursing programs in Texas
  • Nationally, the number of nursing professionals has grown by 7% from 2006 to 2010

Texas Nursing Statistics

Approximate Number of Registered Nurses: 184,890
Hourly Average Wage: $32.49
Yearly Average Wage: $67,580

Approximate Number of LPN/LVN: 72,100
Hourly Average Wage: $20.32
Yearly Average Wage: $42,260

Top Nursing Employers in Texas

  1. Baptist Medical Center
  2. Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital
  3. Methodist Hospital
  4. The Methodist Hospital
  5. Baylor University Medical Center at Dallas

Texas State References:

State Nursing Board: Texas Board of Nursing
State Nurses Association: Texas Nurses Association
State Hospital Association: Texas Hospital Association