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9th Annual Texas RN Program Rankings by RNCareers.org

To help nursing students in their search for a top RN program, the education experts at RNCareers.org publish their annual findings of the best nursing schools for both Texas and the country. Schools ranked on our list have proven their ability to educate highly competent nurses.

To create our rankings, we evaluated 55 ADN degree programs and 37 BSN degree programs in Texas. We obtained each institution’s first-time NCLEX-RN passing rates, the number of students taking the test, the program nursing accreditation and more. We then compared the results against other nursing programs in Texas to provide our state rankings. View our methodology

Best ADN Programs in Texas

Laredo College

Laredo College

100.00% 3-Year
Pass Rate
  • West End Washington St, Laredo, TX - 78040-4395
  • (956) 721-5140
Nurse Admin: Michael Martinez, DNP, MSN, RN
Title: Assistant Professor of Associate Degree Nursing and Program Director
  • NCLEX Passing Rate: (A) 100.00%
  • Programs: Registered Nursing
  • Award Levels: Associate

University Information

  • Total Faculty: 170
  • In-State Undergraduate Tuition: $3,300
  • Book and Supplies: $5,748
  • Percent Received Aid: 85%
  • Average Grant or Scholarship: $4,606
  • Percent Admitted: N/A
  • Percent Admitted who Enrolled: N/A
  • Graduation Rate: 3,325%
  • State Rank:
  • Global Rank:
  • Total # of School in State : 121
  • Grade:
  • Percent Score (ADN or BSN):

Blinn College

98.15% 3-Year
Pass Rate
  • 902 College Ave, Brenham, TX - 77833-4098
  • (979) 830-4000
  • NCLEX Passing Rate: (A) 98.15%
  • Programs: Registered Nursing
  • Award Levels: Associate

University Information

  • Total Faculty: 394
  • In-State Undergraduate Tuition: $4,020
  • Book and Supplies: $10,530
  • Percent Received Aid: 66%
  • Average Grant or Scholarship: $4,333
  • Percent Admitted: N/A
  • Percent Admitted who Enrolled: N/A
  • Graduation Rate: 9%

Mountain View College

96.91% 3-Year
Pass Rate
  • 4849 West Illinois Ave., Dallas, TX - 75211-6599
  • 2148608680
  • NCLEX Passing Rate: (A) 96.91%
  • Programs: Registered Nursing
  • Award Levels: Associate

University Information

  • Total Faculty:
  • In-State Undergraduate Tuition: N/A
  • Book and Supplies: N/A
  • Percent Received Aid: N/A
  • Average Grant or Scholarship: N/A
  • Percent Admitted: N/A
  • Percent Admitted who Enrolled: N/A
  • Graduation Rate: N/A

El Paso Community College

95.43% 3-Year
Pass Rate
  • 9050 Viscount Blvd, El Paso, TX - 79925-6507
  • (915) 831-2000
  • NCLEX Passing Rate: (A) 95.43%
  • Programs: Registered Nursing
  • Award Levels: Associate

University Information

  • Total Faculty: 413
  • In-State Undergraduate Tuition: $3,274
  • Book and Supplies: $1,134
  • Percent Received Aid: 87%
  • Average Grant or Scholarship: $4,323
  • Percent Admitted: N/A
  • Percent Admitted who Enrolled: N/A
  • Graduation Rate: 23%

Amarillo College

95.02% 3-Year
Pass Rate
  • 2011 S. Washington, Amarillo, TX - 79109
  • (806) 371-5000
  • NCLEX Passing Rate: (A) 95.02%
  • Programs: Registered Nursing
  • Award Levels: Associate

University Information

  • Total Faculty: 187
  • In-State Undergraduate Tuition: $2,136
  • Book and Supplies: $4,704
  • Percent Received Aid: 75%
  • Average Grant or Scholarship: $3,784
  • Percent Admitted: N/A
  • Percent Admitted who Enrolled: N/A
  • Graduation Rate: 32%

Central Texas College

94.79% 3-Year
Pass Rate
  • 6200 West Central Texas Expressway, Killeen, TX - 76549-4199
  • (254) 526-7161
  • NCLEX Passing Rate: (A) 94.79%
  • Programs: Registered Nursing
  • Award Levels: Associate

University Information

  • Total Faculty: 185
  • In-State Undergraduate Tuition: $2,850
  • Book and Supplies: $7,440
  • Percent Received Aid: 71%
  • Average Grant or Scholarship: $3,487
  • Percent Admitted: N/A
  • Percent Admitted who Enrolled: N/A
  • Graduation Rate: 15%

Brookhaven College

94.59% 3-Year
Pass Rate
  • 3939 Valley View Ln, Farmers Branch, TX - 75244-4997
  • 9728604700
  • NCLEX Passing Rate: (A) 94.59%
  • Programs: Registered Nursing
  • Award Levels: Associate

University Information

  • Total Faculty:
  • In-State Undergraduate Tuition: N/A
  • Book and Supplies: N/A
  • Percent Received Aid: N/A
  • Average Grant or Scholarship: N/A
  • Percent Admitted: N/A
  • Percent Admitted who Enrolled: N/A
  • Graduation Rate: N/A

Wharton County Junior College

94.47% 3-Year
Pass Rate
  • 911 Boling Hwy, Wharton, TX - 77488
  • (979) 532-4560
  • NCLEX Passing Rate: (A) 94.47%
  • Programs: Registered Nursing
  • Award Levels: Associate

University Information

  • Total Faculty: 185
  • In-State Undergraduate Tuition: $2,400
  • Book and Supplies: $4,872
  • Percent Received Aid: 66%
  • Average Grant or Scholarship: $6,202
  • Percent Admitted: N/A
  • Percent Admitted who Enrolled: N/A
  • Graduation Rate: 18%

Wharton County Junior College is located in Wharton, Texas.  They offer a vocational nursing program, an ADN program and an LVN to ADN program; the LVN to ADN program is designed to be finished in one year, with students doing back-to-back semesters.

Temple College

94.41% 3-Year
Pass Rate
  • 2600 S 1st St, Temple, TX - 76504-7435
  • (254) 298-8282
  • NCLEX Passing Rate: (A) 94.41%
  • Programs: Registered Nursing
  • Award Levels: Associate

University Information

  • Total Faculty: 131
  • In-State Undergraduate Tuition: $2,736
  • Book and Supplies: $6,432
  • Percent Received Aid: 79%
  • Average Grant or Scholarship: $4,690
  • Percent Admitted: N/A
  • Percent Admitted who Enrolled: N/A
  • Graduation Rate: 15%

Alvin Community College

94.11% 3-Year
Pass Rate
  • 3110 Mustang Rd, Alvin, TX - 77511-4898
  • (281) 756-3500
  • NCLEX Passing Rate: (A) 94.11%
  • Programs: Registered Nursing
  • Award Levels: Associate

University Information

  • Total Faculty: 113
  • In-State Undergraduate Tuition: $1,706
  • Book and Supplies: $4,010
  • Percent Received Aid: 59%
  • Average Grant or Scholarship: $4,466
  • Percent Admitted: N/A
  • Percent Admitted who Enrolled: N/A
  • Graduation Rate: 30%

Alvin Community College is located in Alvin, Texas.  They offer a vocational certificate, an ADN degree and 1 year LVN-RN transition program.  The LVN-RN program takes only 10-20 students each June, whereas the ADN program takes 40 students twice yearly.

Lamar State College-Port Arthur

93.43% 3-Year
Pass Rate
  • 1500 Proctor St, Port Arthur, TX - 77640
  • (409) 984-6342
  • NCLEX Passing Rate: (A) 93.43%
  • Programs: Registered Nursing
  • Award Levels: Associate

University Information

  • Total Faculty: 60
  • In-State Undergraduate Tuition: $2,400
  • Book and Supplies: $1,500
  • Percent Received Aid: 85%
  • Average Grant or Scholarship: $4,067
  • Percent Admitted: N/A
  • Percent Admitted who Enrolled: N/A
  • Graduation Rate: 21%

Tyler Junior College

93.37% 3-Year
Pass Rate
  • 1400 East Fifth Street, Tyler, TX - 75701
  • (903) 510-2200
Nurse Admin: ,
  • NCLEX Passing Rate: (A) 93.37%
  • Programs: Registered Nursing
  • Award Levels: Associate

University Information

  • Total Faculty: 319
  • In-State Undergraduate Tuition: $2,962
  • Book and Supplies: $5,482
  • Percent Received Aid: 82%
  • Average Grant or Scholarship: $4,633
  • Percent Admitted: N/A
  • Percent Admitted who Enrolled: N/A
  • Graduation Rate: N/A

Midland College

93.24% 3-Year
Pass Rate
  • 3600 N Garfield, Midland, TX - 79705
  • (432) 685-4500
Nurse Admin: ,
  • NCLEX Passing Rate: (A) 93.24%
  • Programs: Registered Nursing
  • Award Levels: Associate

University Information

  • Total Faculty: 134
  • In-State Undergraduate Tuition: $2,940
  • Book and Supplies: $5,880
  • Percent Received Aid: 74%
  • Average Grant or Scholarship: $2,887
  • Percent Admitted: N/A
  • Percent Admitted who Enrolled: N/A
  • Graduation Rate: N/A

Austin Community College District

Austin Community College

92.77% 3-Year
Pass Rate
  • 5930 Middle Fiskville Rd, Austin, TX - 78752
  • (512) 223-7000
Nurse Admin: Laurie Dillon, DNP, MSN, RN
Title: Department Chair
  • NCLEX Passing Rate: (A) 92.77%
  • Programs: Registered Nursing
  • Award Levels: Associate

University Information

  • Total Faculty: 618
  • In-State Undergraduate Tuition: $2,550
  • Book and Supplies: $10,590
  • Percent Received Aid: 61%
  • Average Grant or Scholarship: $5,731
  • Percent Admitted: N/A
  • Percent Admitted who Enrolled: N/A
  • Graduation Rate: 12%

Austin Community College is located in Austin, Texas.  They offer a vocational nursing program, a traditional AD program and a career mobility program.  The career mobility program is an LVN to RN option - they also offer this program to students with other healthcare experience, such as students coming from the disciplines of: Paramedic, Dental Hygiene, Radiology, Medical Laboratory Technology, Occupational Therapy Assistant, Physical Therapy Assistant, Sonography, Respiratory Therapy, and Surgical Technology

Weatherford College

Weatherford College

91.95% 3-Year
Pass Rate
  • 225 College Park Drive, Weatherford, TX - 76086-5699
  • (800) 287-5471
Nurse Admin: Tola Plusnick, DNR APRN, CPNP-PC
Title: Program Director
  • NCLEX Passing Rate: (A) 91.95%
  • Programs: Registered Nursing
  • Award Levels: Associate

University Information

  • Total Faculty: 135
  • In-State Undergraduate Tuition: $3,660
  • Book and Supplies: $7,800
  • Percent Received Aid: 82%
  • Average Grant or Scholarship: $3,780
  • Percent Admitted: N/A
  • Percent Admitted who Enrolled: N/A
  • Graduation Rate: 1,725%

Weatherford College is located in Weatherford, Texas.  They offer both a vocational nursing program and an ADN program.  This college has been existence since 1869.  Since its inception, it has gone through a variety of name changes and organizational changes and will be continuing to expand - it will have expansions and renovations in the near future.

Lamar State College-Orange

91.26% 3-Year
Pass Rate
  • 410 Front St, Orange, TX - 77630
  • (409) 883-7750
  • NCLEX Passing Rate: (A) 91.26%
  • Programs: Registered Nursing
  • Award Levels: Associate

University Information

  • Total Faculty: 41
  • In-State Undergraduate Tuition: $3,192
  • Book and Supplies: $800
  • Percent Received Aid: 62%
  • Average Grant or Scholarship: $4,856
  • Percent Admitted: N/A
  • Percent Admitted who Enrolled: N/A
  • Graduation Rate: 24%

Galen College of Nursing

Galen College of Nursing, San Antonio Campus - Associate Degree Nursing

91.22% 3-Year
Pass Rate
  • 7411 John Smith Drive, Suite 300, San Antonio, TX - 78229
  • (210) 733-3056
Nurse Admin: Terry Douglas, DNP, APRN, AGNP-BC
Title: Dean
  • NCLEX Passing Rate: (A) 91.22%
  • Programs: Registered Nursing
  • Award Levels: Associate

University Information

  • Total Faculty: 82
  • In-State Undergraduate Tuition: N/A
  • Book and Supplies: $2,250
  • Percent Received Aid: 87%
  • Average Grant or Scholarship: $8,304
  • Percent Admitted: N/A
  • Percent Admitted who Enrolled: N/A
  • Graduation Rate: 56%

Victoria College

91.16% 3-Year
Pass Rate
  • 2200 E Red River, Victoria, TX - 77901
  • (361) 573-3291
  • NCLEX Passing Rate: (A) 91.16%
  • Programs: Registered Nursing
  • Award Levels: Associate

University Information

  • Total Faculty: 91
  • In-State Undergraduate Tuition: $2,568
  • Book and Supplies: $4,872
  • Percent Received Aid: 75%
  • Average Grant or Scholarship: $2,842
  • Percent Admitted: N/A
  • Percent Admitted who Enrolled: N/A
  • Graduation Rate: 19%

Hill College

91.02% 3-Year
Pass Rate
  • 112 Lamar Dr, Hillsboro, TX - 76645
  • (254) 659-7500
  • NCLEX Passing Rate: (A) 91.02%
  • Programs: Registered Nursing
  • Award Levels: Associate

University Information

  • Total Faculty: 90
  • In-State Undergraduate Tuition: $2,382
  • Book and Supplies: $3,382
  • Percent Received Aid: 85%
  • Average Grant or Scholarship: $2,200
  • Percent Admitted: N/A
  • Percent Admitted who Enrolled: N/A
  • Graduation Rate: 26%

South Plains College

90.88% 3-Year
Pass Rate
  • 1401 S. College Ave, Levelland, TX - 79336
  • (806) 894-9611
  • NCLEX Passing Rate: (A) 90.88%
  • Programs: Registered Nursing
  • Award Levels: Associate

University Information

  • Total Faculty: 259
  • In-State Undergraduate Tuition: $2,260
  • Book and Supplies: $4,276
  • Percent Received Aid: 84%
  • Average Grant or Scholarship: $5,126
  • Percent Admitted: N/A
  • Percent Admitted who Enrolled: N/A
  • Graduation Rate: 21%

South Plains College is located in Levelland, Texas.  They offer a vocational nursing program, an ADN program and an LVN to RN transition program.  The LVN to RN transtion program allows the LVN advanced placement into the ADN program, if certain prerequisites are met.

North Central Texas College

90.39% 3-Year
Pass Rate
  • 1525 W California Street, Gainesville, TX - 76240-4699
  • (940) 668-7731
  • NCLEX Passing Rate: (A) 90.39%
  • Programs: Registered Nursing
  • Award Levels: Associate

University Information

  • Total Faculty: 147
  • In-State Undergraduate Tuition: $2,400
  • Book and Supplies: $7,080
  • Percent Received Aid: 76%
  • Average Grant or Scholarship: $2,383
  • Percent Admitted: N/A
  • Percent Admitted who Enrolled: N/A
  • Graduation Rate: 20%

North Central Texas College is located in Gainesville, Texas.  They offer a vocational nursing certificate, an ADN program and an LVN-RN transition option.  NCTC is the oldest community college in Texas and has been in operation for 92 years!  Its original name was Gainesville Junior College.

Odessa College

Nursing Department

90.36% 3-Year
Pass Rate
  • 201 W University Blvd, Odessa, TX - 79764
  • (432) 335-6400
Nurse Admin: Alissa Cornelius, MSN, RN
Title: Director Of Nursing
  • NCLEX Passing Rate: (A) 90.36%
  • Programs: Registered Nursing
  • Award Levels: Associate

University Information

  • Total Faculty: 129
  • In-State Undergraduate Tuition: $2,280
  • Book and Supplies: $4,401
  • Percent Received Aid: 78%
  • Average Grant or Scholarship: $4,152
  • Percent Admitted: N/A
  • Percent Admitted who Enrolled: N/A
  • Graduation Rate: 25%

Del Mar College

90.19% 3-Year
Pass Rate
  • 101 Baldwin Blvd., Corpus Christi, TX - 78404-3897
  • (361) 698-1200
  • NCLEX Passing Rate: (A) 90.19%
  • Programs: Registered Nursing
  • Award Levels: Associate

University Information

  • Total Faculty: 331
  • In-State Undergraduate Tuition: $3,320
  • Book and Supplies: $5,930
  • Percent Received Aid: 76%
  • Average Grant or Scholarship: $4,367
  • Percent Admitted: N/A
  • Percent Admitted who Enrolled: N/A
  • Graduation Rate: 13%

Southwest Texas Junior College

89.97% 3-Year
Pass Rate
  • 2401 Garner Field Rd, Uvalde, TX - 78801-6297
  • (830) 278-4401
  • NCLEX Passing Rate: (B) 89.97%
  • Programs: Registered Nursing
  • Award Levels: Associate

University Information

  • Total Faculty: 123
  • In-State Undergraduate Tuition: $2,502
  • Book and Supplies: $5,886
  • Percent Received Aid: 83%
  • Average Grant or Scholarship: $6,083
  • Percent Admitted: N/A
  • Percent Admitted who Enrolled: N/A
  • Graduation Rate: 29%

Baptist Health System School of Health Professions

Baptist Health System School of Health Professions

89.88% 3-Year
Pass Rate
  • 8400 Datapoint Dr, San Antonio, TX - 78229
  • (210) 297-9636
Nurse Admin: Patricia Fichter-Patrick, DNP, RN, CNE
Title: Program Director
  • NCLEX Passing Rate: (B) 89.88%
  • Programs: Registered Nursing
  • Award Levels: Associate, Bachelor

University Information

  • Total Faculty: 29
  • In-State Undergraduate Tuition: N/A
  • Book and Supplies: N/A
  • Percent Received Aid: N/A
  • Average Grant or Scholarship: $1,965,425
  • Percent Admitted: N/A
  • Percent Admitted who Enrolled: N/A
  • Graduation Rate: N/A

Trinity Valley Community College

89.36% 3-Year
Pass Rate
  • 100 Cardinal Drive, Athens, TX - 75751
  • (903) 675-6200
  • NCLEX Passing Rate: (B) 89.36%
  • Programs: Registered Nursing
  • Award Levels: Associate

University Information

  • Total Faculty: 160
  • In-State Undergraduate Tuition: $2,640
  • Book and Supplies: $5,970
  • Percent Received Aid: 78%
  • Average Grant or Scholarship: $3,244
  • Percent Admitted: N/A
  • Percent Admitted who Enrolled: N/A
  • Graduation Rate: 24%

Panola College

89.34% 3-Year
Pass Rate
  • 1109 W Panola Street, Carthage, TX - 75633-2397
  • (903) 693-2000
  • NCLEX Passing Rate: (B) 89.34%
  • Programs: Registered Nursing
  • Award Levels: Associate

University Information

  • Total Faculty: 71
  • In-State Undergraduate Tuition: $2,112
  • Book and Supplies: $4,680
  • Percent Received Aid: 84%
  • Average Grant or Scholarship: $4,013
  • Percent Admitted: N/A
  • Percent Admitted who Enrolled: N/A
  • Graduation Rate: 28%

Grayson College

Grayson College

89.30% 3-Year
Pass Rate
  • 6101 Grayson Drive, Denison, TX - 75020-8299
  • (903) 415-2592
Nurse Admin: Jamie Coley, EdD, RN
Title: Director of Nursing
  • NCLEX Passing Rate: (B) 89.30%
  • Programs: Registered Nursing
  • Award Levels: Associate

University Information

  • Total Faculty: 122
  • In-State Undergraduate Tuition: $2,782
  • Book and Supplies: $5,482
  • Percent Received Aid: 83%
  • Average Grant or Scholarship: $6,126
  • Percent Admitted: N/A
  • Percent Admitted who Enrolled: N/A
  • Graduation Rate: N/A

Paris Junior College

88.61% 3-Year
Pass Rate
  • 2400 Clarksville St, Paris, TX - 75460
  • (903) 785-7661
  • NCLEX Passing Rate: (B) 88.61%
  • Programs: Registered Nursing
  • Award Levels: Associate

University Information

  • Total Faculty: 81
  • In-State Undergraduate Tuition: $2,460
  • Book and Supplies: $5,460
  • Percent Received Aid: 80%
  • Average Grant or Scholarship: $3,415
  • Percent Admitted: N/A
  • Percent Admitted who Enrolled: N/A
  • Graduation Rate: 37%

Texarkana College

88.40% 3-Year
Pass Rate
  • 2500 N Robison Rd, Texarkana, TX - 75599
  • (903) 823-3456
  • NCLEX Passing Rate: (B) 88.40%
  • Programs: Registered Nursing
  • Award Levels: Associate

University Information

  • Total Faculty: 99
  • In-State Undergraduate Tuition: $2,404
  • Book and Supplies: $5,236
  • Percent Received Aid: 85%
  • Average Grant or Scholarship: $4,900
  • Percent Admitted: N/A
  • Percent Admitted who Enrolled: N/A
  • Graduation Rate: 43%

Lee College

88.26% 3-Year
Pass Rate
  • 511 S Whiting, Baytown, TX - 77520
  • (281) 427-5611
  • NCLEX Passing Rate: (B) 88.26%
  • Programs: Registered Nursing
  • Award Levels: Associate

University Information

  • Total Faculty: 162
  • In-State Undergraduate Tuition: $2,166
  • Book and Supplies: $4,302
  • Percent Received Aid: 71%
  • Average Grant or Scholarship: $2,987
  • Percent Admitted: N/A
  • Percent Admitted who Enrolled: N/A
  • Graduation Rate: 48%

Collin College

Collin County Community College District

87.93% 3-Year
Pass Rate
  • 3452 Spur 399, McKinney, TX - 75069
  • (972) 881-5790
Nurse Admin: David Peruski, EdD, MSN, RN
Title: Dean of Nursing
  • NCLEX Passing Rate: (B) 87.93%
  • Programs: Registered Nursing
  • Award Levels: Associate

University Information

  • Total Faculty: 522
  • In-State Undergraduate Tuition: $1,714
  • Book and Supplies: $5,104
  • Percent Received Aid: 49%
  • Average Grant or Scholarship: $4,963
  • Percent Admitted: N/A
  • Percent Admitted who Enrolled: N/A
  • Graduation Rate: N/A

Collin College is located in McKinney, Texas, with a variety of other campuses.  They offer several interesting options for their nursing students.  They offer an ADN degree but they also offer the LVN bridge program and medic/paramedic fast track program, both of which allow the LVN or medic/paramedic advanced placement into the ADN program.

Vernon College

87.82% 3-Year
Pass Rate
  • 4400 College Dr., Vernon, TX - 76384-4092
  • (940) 552-6291
  • NCLEX Passing Rate: (B) 87.82%
  • Programs: Registered Nursing
  • Award Levels: Associate

University Information

  • Total Faculty: 85
  • In-State Undergraduate Tuition: $3,720
  • Book and Supplies: $6,120
  • Percent Received Aid: 93%
  • Average Grant or Scholarship: $4,340
  • Percent Admitted: N/A
  • Percent Admitted who Enrolled: N/A
  • Graduation Rate: 20%

Tarrant County College District

87.34% 3-Year
Pass Rate
  • 300 Trinity Campus Circle, Fort Worth, TX - 76102
  • (817) 515-8223
  • NCLEX Passing Rate: (B) 87.34%
  • Programs: Registered Nursing
  • Award Levels: Associate

University Information

  • Total Faculty: 758
  • In-State Undergraduate Tuition: $1,728
  • Book and Supplies: $8,235
  • Percent Received Aid: 68%
  • Average Grant or Scholarship: $4,768
  • Percent Admitted: N/A
  • Percent Admitted who Enrolled: N/A
  • Graduation Rate: 21%

College of the Mainland

86.85% 3-Year
Pass Rate
  • 1200 Amburn Road, Texas City, TX - 77591-2499
  • (409) 938-1211
  • NCLEX Passing Rate: (B) 86.85%
  • Programs: Registered Nursing
  • Award Levels: Associate

University Information

  • Total Faculty: 114
  • In-State Undergraduate Tuition: $1,773
  • Book and Supplies: $3,873
  • Percent Received Aid: 62%
  • Average Grant or Scholarship: $4,381
  • Percent Admitted: N/A
  • Percent Admitted who Enrolled: N/A
  • Graduation Rate: 28%

Angelina College

86.46% 3-Year
Pass Rate
  • 3500 South First, Lufkin, TX - 75902-1768
  • (936) 639-1301
  • NCLEX Passing Rate: (B) 86.46%
  • Programs: Registered Nursing
  • Award Levels: Associate

University Information

  • Total Faculty: 99
  • In-State Undergraduate Tuition: $2,970
  • Book and Supplies: $5,880
  • Percent Received Aid: 88%
  • Average Grant or Scholarship: $2,449
  • Percent Admitted: N/A
  • Percent Admitted who Enrolled: N/A
  • Graduation Rate: 25%

South Texas College

South Texas College

86.41% 3-Year
Pass Rate
  • 3201 W. Pecan, McAllen, TX - 78501
  • (855) 468-6782
Nurse Admin: Jayson Valerio, DNR RN
Title: Dean of Nursing and Allied Health
  • NCLEX Passing Rate: (B) 86.41%
  • Programs: Registered Nursing
  • Award Levels: Associate

University Information

  • Total Faculty: 574
  • In-State Undergraduate Tuition: $4,230
  • Book and Supplies: $7,920
  • Percent Received Aid: 92%
  • Average Grant or Scholarship: $4,425
  • Percent Admitted: N/A
  • Percent Admitted who Enrolled: N/A
  • Graduation Rate: 24%

Houston Community College

86.25% 3-Year
Pass Rate
  • 3100 Main Street, Houston, TX - 77002
  • (877) 422-6111
  • NCLEX Passing Rate: (B) 86.25%
  • Programs: Registered Nursing
  • Award Levels: Associate

University Information

  • Total Faculty: 864
  • In-State Undergraduate Tuition: $2,040
  • Book and Supplies: $5,460
  • Percent Received Aid: 69%
  • Average Grant or Scholarship: $3,867
  • Percent Admitted: N/A
  • Percent Admitted who Enrolled: N/A
  • Graduation Rate: 17%

Best BSN Programs in Texas

The University of Texas Medical Branch School of Nursing

Nurse Residency Program

97.63% 3-Year
Pass Rate
  • 301 University Blvd, Galveston, TX - 77555-0129
  • (409) 772-1011
Nurse Admin: Christine M. wade, DNR MSN, RN, CEN
Title: Interim Vice President, Regional Hospitals & System Chief Nurse Executive
  • NCLEX Passing Rate: (A) 97.63%
  • Programs: Adult Acute Care Nurse Practitioner, Adult Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioner, CNL, Family Nurse Practitioner, Neonatal Nurse Practitioner, Nurse Educator, Registered Nursing
  • Award Levels: Bachelor, BSN to PhD, MSN, MSN to DNP

University Information

  • Total Faculty: 723
  • In-State Undergraduate Tuition: N/A
  • Book and Supplies: N/A
  • Percent Received Aid: N/A
  • Average Grant or Scholarship: $1,638,948
  • Percent Admitted: N/A
  • Percent Admitted who Enrolled: N/A
  • Graduation Rate: N/A

UTMB is located in Galveston, Texas.  Their health system offers many undergraduate and graduate options for nurses. They offer a BSN program, an MSN program, a DNP program, and a PhD program. The BSN program offers the traditional BSN option and an RN to BSN option, which is an online option.

BSN Traditional Program - Four (4) consecutive semesters taught on-campus & at various clinical sites in the Galveston & Greater Houston area, including the Texas Medical Center, preparing students to become competent registered nurses giving patient-centered care.

RN to BSN Program is designed for licensed registered nurses (RN) seeking a Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) and offer a streamlined approach for earning a BSN in only two (2) semesters.

Four Nurse Practitioner Tracks at UTMB School of Nursing are offered to increase specialized opportunities advanced nursing practice nursing roles including Adult/Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner Program, Adult/Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioner Program, Family Nurse Practitioner Program, and a Neonatal Nurse Practitioner Program.

Nurse Education/Leadership Tracks include Clinical Nurse Leader Program, Executive Nurse Leader Program, Nurse Educator Program

Doctor of Nursing Practice Program's mission is to prepare advanced practice nurse leaders who will participate in the transformation of the health care system. Our emphasis on improving access to quality of care to vulnerable populations & reducing health disparities makes for an exceptional learning experience.

Texas A & M University-Texarkana

Nursing Program

97.53% 3-Year
Pass Rate
  • 7101 University Avenue, Texarkana, TX - 75503
  • (903) 223-3000
Nurse Admin: Heather McKnight, DNR MSN, RN, NE-BC
Title: Director
  • NCLEX Passing Rate: (A) 97.53%
  • Programs: Registered Nursing
  • Award Levels: Bachelor, MSN

University Information

  • Total Faculty: 93
  • In-State Undergraduate Tuition: $7,930
  • Book and Supplies: $1,400
  • Percent Received Aid: 90%
  • Average Grant or Scholarship: $8,196
  • Percent Admitted: 96%
  • Percent Admitted who Enrolled: 12%
  • Graduation Rate: 38%

Stephen F Austin State University

Stephen E Austin State University

96.99% 3-Year
Pass Rate
  • 2008 Alumni Drive, Rusk 206, Nacogdoches, TX - 75961
  • (936) 468-2011
Nurse Admin: Tamara Harris, DNP, RN, FNP-BC
Title: Director
  • NCLEX Passing Rate: (A) 96.99%
  • Programs: Family Nurse Practitioner, Nurse Educator, Registered Nursing
  • Award Levels: Bachelor, MSN

University Information

  • Total Faculty: 530
  • In-State Undergraduate Tuition: $10,600
  • Book and Supplies: $1,202
  • Percent Received Aid: 86%
  • Average Grant or Scholarship: $7,717
  • Percent Admitted: 76%
  • Percent Admitted who Enrolled: 26%
  • Graduation Rate: 54%

SFA's first BSN students were accepted in 1981; their program prior was primarily an ADN education.  The school has since adopted a BSN and MSN curriculum.

The DeWitt School of Nursing provides students with a challenging educational experience in the classroom, lab and clinical settings. Graduates are trained to provide high-quality nursing care to patients and families.

Nursing students at SFA have many opportunities for learning outside the classroom. For instance, in addition to classes, nursing program members will get clinical rotations with your professors. These rotations happen at various medical facilities.

The RN-BSN program is 100% online and requires only 31 hours, less than many similar programs. Students can finish the program in less than a year with three options for a start date. Starting in September, you can graduate in August; starting in January, you can graduate in December; and starting in June, you can graduate in May. Part-time options are available to fit your needs as well.

The Master of Science in Nursing with a family nurse practitioner focus is designed to prepare nurses with an undergraduate degree in nursing for providing primary care. The curriculum is delivered online, and candidates must complete 46 credit hours and 720 minimum clinical hours.

Nursing school programs equip nurses with a Bachelor of Nursing degree to teach in various settings. Two days on campus for assessment are necessary, and the curriculum consists of 36 credit hours and 120 clinical hours that can be completed in your community or at the School of Nursing.

Sam Houston State University

School of Nursing

95.87% 3-Year
Pass Rate
  • 1806 Ave J, Huntsville, TX - 77340
  • (936) 294-1111
Nurse Admin: Devon M. Berry, PhD, RN
Title: Director for the School of Nursing
  • NCLEX Passing Rate: (A) 95.87%
  • Programs: Registered Nursing
  • Award Levels: Bachelor

University Information

  • Total Faculty: 824
  • In-State Undergraduate Tuition: $8,960
  • Book and Supplies: $1,380
  • Percent Received Aid: 88%
  • Average Grant or Scholarship: $7,285
  • Percent Admitted: 92%
  • Percent Admitted who Enrolled: 26%
  • Graduation Rate: 58%

University of the Incarnate Word

School of Nursing & Health Professions

95.08% 3-Year
Pass Rate
  • 4301 Broadway, San Antonio, TX - 78209
  • (210) 829-6000
Nurse Admin: Danuta M. Wojnar, PhD, RN, MN, IBCLC, FAAN
Title: Dean and Professor
  • NCLEX Passing Rate: (A) 95.08%
  • Programs: CNL, Family Nurse Practitioner, Psychiatric-Mental Health Nurse Practitioner, Registered Nursing
  • Award Levels: Accelerated BSN, APRN Certificate, Bachelor, BSN to DNP, MSN, MSN to DNP, RN to MSN

University Information

  • Total Faculty: 340
  • In-State Undergraduate Tuition: $1,400
  • Book and Supplies: N/A
  • Percent Received Aid: 99%
  • Average Grant or Scholarship: $17,779
  • Percent Admitted: 97%
  • Percent Admitted who Enrolled: 14%
  • Graduation Rate: 56%

The Ila Faye Miller School of Nursing and Health Professions provides students with a variety of choices when it comes to selecting a nursing career that best fits their career aspirations.

The University of the Incarnate Word offers two pathways to complete a Bachelor of Science in Nursing including both a Traditional BSN and Accelerated BSN.

BSN to DNP is three year full-time BSN to DNP track prepares students for a career as a nurse practitioner (NP). There are two concentrations available: Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP) or Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner (PMHNP).

MSN to DNP is designed for nurses seeking a terminal degree in nursing practice and offers an alternative to research-focused doctoral programs.

The Master in Science in Nursing Leadership is designed to prepare nurses for roles in executive and advanced healthcare leadership and provides administrative and management theory and skills so graduates can address organizational issues within complex healthcare systems.

The Post-Graduate Nursing Certifications are clinically-focused courses concentrations for Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP) or Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner (PMHNP).

The baccalaureate degree program in nursing, master's degree program in nursing, Doctor of Nursing Practice programs and post-graduate APRN certificate programs at UIW are all accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE).

Texas Christian University

Harris College of Nursing and Health Sciences

94.26% 3-Year
Pass Rate
  • 2800 S University Dr, Fort Worth, TX - 76129
  • (817) 257-7000
Nurse Admin: Suzy Lockwood, PhD, RN, OCN FAAN
Title: Associate Dean for Nursing & Nurse Anesthesia
  • NCLEX Passing Rate: (A) 94.26%
  • Programs: CNL, Registered Nursing
  • Award Levels: Accelerated BSN, APRN Certificate, Bachelor, BSN to DNP, MSN, MSN to DNP, RN to MSN

University Information

  • Total Faculty: 744
  • In-State Undergraduate Tuition: $900
  • Book and Supplies: N/A
  • Percent Received Aid: 82%
  • Average Grant or Scholarship: $27,036
  • Percent Admitted: 48%
  • Percent Admitted who Enrolled: 23%
  • Graduation Rate: 82%

Texas Woman's University

College of Nursing

93.81% 3-Year
Pass Rate
  • 304 Administration Dr, Denton, TX - 76204
  • (940) 898-2000
Nurse Admin: Paula Clutter, PhD, RN, CNL, CNE, CENP, CMSRN
Title: Interim Dean and Professor of Nursing
  • NCLEX Passing Rate: (A) 93.81%
  • Programs: Adult Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner, Adult Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioner, CNL, Family Nurse Practitioner, Pediatric Primary Care Nurse Practitioner, Registered Nursing, Women's Health Nurse Practitioner
  • Award Levels: Bachelor, MSN, MSN to DNP, Post Master's NP Certificate, RN to MSN

University Information

  • Total Faculty: 452
  • In-State Undergraduate Tuition: $8,394
  • Book and Supplies: $1,050
  • Percent Received Aid: 95%
  • Average Grant or Scholarship: $6,897
  • Percent Admitted: 94%
  • Percent Admitted who Enrolled: 21%
  • Graduation Rate: 48%

Texas Woman's University is located in Denton, Texas.  The majority of their students are women, although there are some men in attendance.  They offer a traditional BSN program, which is also available to second degree students, and an online RN to BSN program.  They also offer an evening/weekend program, although this is located only at their Dallas campus.

The University of Texas at El Paso

College of Nursing

93.47% 3-Year
Pass Rate
  • 500 W. University Ave, El Paso, TX - 79968-0691
  • (915) 747-5000
Nurse Admin: Leslie K Robbins, PhD, APRN, PMHNP/CNS-BC, FAANP, ANEF
Title: Dean
  • NCLEX Passing Rate: (A) 93.47%
  • Programs: Adult Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner, Family Nurse Practitioner, Pediatric Acute Care Nurse Practitioner, Pediatric Primary Care Nurse Practitioner, Registered Nursing
  • Award Levels: Accelerated BSN, Bachelor, MSN, MSN to DNP, Post Master's NP Certificate, RN to MSN

University Information

  • Total Faculty: 818
  • In-State Undergraduate Tuition: $9,744
  • Book and Supplies: $1,632
  • Percent Received Aid: 88%
  • Average Grant or Scholarship: $7,362
  • Percent Admitted: 100%
  • Percent Admitted who Enrolled: 25%
  • Graduation Rate: 44%

The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio

School of Nursing

93.42% 3-Year
Pass Rate
  • 7703 Floyd Curl Dr, San Antonio, TX - 78229-3900
  • (210) 567-2620
Nurse Admin: Sonya R. Hardin, PhD, MBA, MHA, NP-c, FAAN
Title: Dean and Professor
  • NCLEX Passing Rate: (A) 93.42%
  • Programs: Adult Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner, CNL, Family Nurse Practitioner, Pediatric Primary Care Nurse Practitioner, Psychiatric-Mental Health Nurse Practitioner, Registered Nursing
  • Award Levels: Accelerated BSN, Bachelor, BSN to PhD, MSN, MSN to DNP, Post Master's NP Certificate

University Information

  • Total Faculty: 1339
  • In-State Undergraduate Tuition: N/A
  • Book and Supplies: N/A
  • Percent Received Aid: N/A
  • Average Grant or Scholarship: $2,759,791
  • Percent Admitted: N/A
  • Percent Admitted who Enrolled: N/A
  • Graduation Rate: N/A

The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio offers a variety of nursing programs including traditional BSN, FNP to DNP, MSN to DNP.

The School of Nursing integrates interdisciplinary learning, clinical and research experiences through our extensive network of community and global partnerships.

Nursing students at UT Health San Antonio have access to 7,300 square foot Simulation hospital (Center for Simulation Innovation) for training students and healthcare professionals, 400 Clinical affiliation agreements that provide real-world experience for students along with 10 Global partnerships with universities around the world

Two undergraduate nursing degrees are offered including a Bachelor of Science in Nursing Traditional Track and a Bachelor of Science in Nursing Accelerated Track

The Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) can be completed in 22 months of full-time study. The Bachelor of Science in Nursing Traditional Track (BSN) is for individuals who are not registered nurses.

The Bachelor of Science (BSN) nursing track can be completed in 15 months of continuous, full-time study. The Bachelor of Science in Nursing Accelerated Track program is for individuals who are not registered nurses and already hold a baccalaureate degree or higher in a field other than nursing.

Additional graduate degrees offered include Master of Science in Nursing, Post-Graduate Certificate, Doctor of Nursing Practice: BSN to DNP, Doctor of Nursing Practice (Post-MSN DNP), and Doctor of Philosophy in Nursing.

The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston

Cizik School of Nursing

92.39% 3-Year
Pass Rate
  • 7000 Fannin, Houston, TX - 77030
  • (713) 500-4472
Nurse Admin: Diane Santa Maria, DrPH, MSN, RN, PHNA-BC
Title: Dean
  • NCLEX Passing Rate: (A) 92.39%
  • Programs: Adult Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner, Adult Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioner, Family Nurse Practitioner, Registered Nursing
  • Award Levels: Accelerated BSN, APRN Certificate, Bachelor, MSN, MSN to DNP, Post Master's NP Certificate

University Information

  • Total Faculty: 1816
  • In-State Undergraduate Tuition: N/A
  • Book and Supplies: N/A
  • Percent Received Aid: N/A
  • Average Grant or Scholarship: $2,392,148
  • Percent Admitted: N/A
  • Percent Admitted who Enrolled: N/A
  • Graduation Rate: N/A

The University of Texas Health Science Center is located in Houston, Texas.  The school is a branch of University of Texas and operates a variety of teaching hospitals.  It educates healthcare professionals, such as doctors, nurses and dentists.  They offer several undergraduate options: a BSN degree, an RN to BSN degree and a pacesetter BSN.  The pacesetter option is when the nursing theory courses are taken during the first three semesters and the clinical experiences are offered in the fourth.  They also offer a veteran's-BSN program, which takes into account military experience.  This program accepts 10 students per year.

West Texas A & M University

Department of Nursing

91.69% 3-Year
Pass Rate
  • 2501 4th Ave, Canyon, TX - 79016-0001
  • (806) 651-0000
Nurse Admin: Holly Jeffreys, APRN, FNP-BC
Title: Department Head
  • NCLEX Passing Rate: (A) 91.69%
  • Programs: Family Nurse Practitioner, Registered Nursing
  • Award Levels: Bachelor, MSN, Post Master's NP Certificate

University Information

  • Total Faculty: 347
  • In-State Undergraduate Tuition: $9,202
  • Book and Supplies: $1,200
  • Percent Received Aid: 84%
  • Average Grant or Scholarship: $6,419
  • Percent Admitted: 58%
  • Percent Admitted who Enrolled: 43%
  • Graduation Rate: 44%

West Texas A&M University is located in Canyon, Texas.  They also a BSN program.  They also two options for RNs seeking advanced degrees: an RN to BSN program and an RN to MSN program.  They also offer an LVN to BSN degree option.

Schreiner University

Nursing Department

91.67% 3-Year
Pass Rate
  • 2100 Memorial Blvd, Kerrville, TX - 78028-5697
  • (800) 343-4919
Nurse Admin: Shanna Chapman, DNR FNP-C, FAANR APRN
Title: Director of Nursing
  • NCLEX Passing Rate: (A) 91.67%
  • Programs: Registered Nursing
  • Award Levels: Bachelor

University Information

  • Total Faculty: 61
  • In-State Undergraduate Tuition: $100
  • Book and Supplies: N/A
  • Percent Received Aid: 97%
  • Average Grant or Scholarship: $16,621
  • Percent Admitted: 96%
  • Percent Admitted who Enrolled: 22%
  • Graduation Rate: 51%

Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center

School of Nursing

91.46% 3-Year
Pass Rate
  • 3601 4th Street, Lubbock, TX - 79430
  • (806) 743-1000
Nurse Admin: Michael L. Evans, PhD, RN, NEA-BC, FAAN, FACHE
Title: Dean and Professor
  • NCLEX Passing Rate: (A) 91.46%
  • Programs: Adult Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner, Family Nurse Practitioner, Nurse Midwife, Nursing Informatics, Pediatric Acute Care Nurse Practitioner, Pediatric Primary Care Nurse Practitioner, Psychiatric-Mental Health Nurse Practitioner, Registered Nursing
  • Award Levels: Accelerated BSN, APRN Certificate, Bachelor, BSN to DNP, MSN, MSN to DNP, Post Master's NP Certificate, RN to MSN

University Information

  • Total Faculty: 758
  • In-State Undergraduate Tuition: N/A
  • Book and Supplies: N/A
  • Percent Received Aid: N/A
  • Average Grant or Scholarship: $4,324,321
  • Percent Admitted: N/A
  • Percent Admitted who Enrolled: N/A
  • Graduation Rate: N/A

The faculty at TTUHSC have an impressive record. They've set new trends and pioneered programs since the first class in 1981, which offers a diverse range of masters-level or post-master's programs, as well as our Doctor of Nursing Practice program.

The traditional Bachelor of Science in Nursing program has more than 1500 students across campuses in Lubbock, Odessa and Abilene. Our multiple campuses give each nursing student a high-quality education with experienced faculty.

The accelerated Bachelor of Science offers R.N. to BSN program, the Second-Degree BSN program or the Veteran to BSN Program.

The Master of Science in Nursing programs offered include Nursing Administration, Education, Nursing Informatics, Nurse Midwifery, Acute Care Pediatric Nurse Practitioner, Adult-Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner, Family Nurse Practitioner, Pediatric Primary Care Nurse Practitioner and Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner. Post Master’s certificates include Education, Nursing Informatics, Pediatric Nurse Practitioner, Nurse Midwifery, Adult-Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner, Family Nurse Practitioner, Primary Care Nurse Practitioner, Pediatric Primary Care Nurse Practitioner and Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner.

The DNP program equips nurses for leadership roles in nursing practice, business, administration, clinical research and academia. The BSN to DNP program prepares nurses to be nursing leaders while preparing them to be either a Family Nurse Practitioner or Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner, reducing the time it takes for students to become doctoral-prepared professionals.

The baccalaureate degree program/master's degree program in nursing at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education.

TTUHSC is a Center of Excellence in Nursing Education as selected by the National League for Nursing.

Baylor University

Louise Herrington School of Nursing

91.41% 3-Year
Pass Rate
  • Baylor University, Waco, TX - 76798
  • (254) 710-1011
Nurse Admin: Linda Plank, PhD, RN, NEA-BC
Title: Dean
  • NCLEX Passing Rate: (A) 91.41%
  • Programs: Family Nurse Practitioner, Neonatal Nurse Practitioner, Registered Nursing
  • Award Levels: Accelerated BSN, Bachelor, BSN to DNP, MSN, MSN to DNP

University Information

  • Total Faculty: 1092
  • In-State Undergraduate Tuition: $1,302
  • Book and Supplies: N/A
  • Percent Received Aid: 95%
  • Average Grant or Scholarship: $24,605
  • Percent Admitted: 68%
  • Percent Admitted who Enrolled: 16%
  • Graduation Rate: 79%

Baylor University is located in Waco, Texas.  The Louise Herrington School of Nursing offers both undergraduate and graduate options for nursing students.  They offer a traditional BSN program and a FastBacc BSN program.  The FastBacc program allows a student with a prior bachelor's degree to earn their BSN degree in 12 months.

The University of Texas at Arlington

College of Nursing and Health Innovation

90.95% 3-Year
Pass Rate
  • 701 S. Nedderman Dr., Arlington, TX - 76013
  • (817) 272-2011
Nurse Admin: Elizabeth Merwin, PhD, RN, FAAN
Title: Dean
  • NCLEX Passing Rate: (A) 90.95%
  • Programs: Adult Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner, Adult Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioner, Family Nurse Practitioner, Neonatal Nurse Practitioner, Pediatric Acute Care Nurse Practitioner, Pediatric Primary Care Nurse Practitioner, Psychiatric-Mental Health Nurse Practitioner, Registered Nursing
  • Award Levels: Accelerated BSN, APRN Certificate, Bachelor, BSN to PhD, MSN, MSN to DNP, Post Master's NP Certificate

University Information

  • Total Faculty: 1241
  • In-State Undergraduate Tuition: $11,727
  • Book and Supplies: $1,150
  • Percent Received Aid: 90%
  • Average Grant or Scholarship: $7,127
  • Percent Admitted: 88%
  • Percent Admitted who Enrolled: 30%
  • Graduation Rate: 52%

The University of Texas at Arlington is located in Arlington, Texas.  They offer a traditional BSN program and an online BSN program.  The online BSN program is an accelerated program for students with a prior bachelor's degree; it can be completed in 15 months.  They offer an online RN to BSN program.  Unique to UT is the pathways programs they have developed with neighboring community colleges - these programs allow ADN students to simultaneously complete their ADN requirements and their BSN requirements

Lamar University

Lamar University

90.69% 3-Year
Pass Rate
  • 4400 MLK Blvd, Beaumont, TX - 77705
  • (409) 880-7011
Nurse Admin: Cynthia Stinson, PhD, APRN, CNS, RN-BC
Title: Chair
  • NCLEX Passing Rate: (A) 90.69%
  • Programs: Registered Nursing
  • Award Levels: Bachelor

University Information

  • Total Faculty: 437
  • In-State Undergraduate Tuition: $8,690
  • Book and Supplies: $1,200
  • Percent Received Aid: 85%
  • Average Grant or Scholarship: $7,751
  • Percent Admitted: 83%
  • Percent Admitted who Enrolled: 24%
  • Graduation Rate: 37%

Lamar University is located in Beaumont, Texas.  They offer a bachelor's degree.  They also offer two interesting options for ADN-prepared RNs - an online RN to BSN program and an online RN to MSN program.  The online RN to MSN track allows the RN to eliminate 9 credit hours that would have been taken if earning the BSN and MSN separately.

Angelo State University

Nursing Program

90.68% 3-Year
Pass Rate
  • 2601 W. Avenue N, San Angelo, TX - 76909
  • (325) 942-2555
Nurse Admin: Jennifer Braziel, DNP RN, ACNP-BC, APRN
Title: Interim Dept. Chair & Program Director
  • NCLEX Passing Rate: (A) 90.68%
  • Programs: Family Nurse Practitioner, Registered Nursing
  • Award Levels: Accelerated BSN, APRN Certificate, Bachelor, MSN, Post Master's NP Certificate

University Information

  • Total Faculty: 309
  • In-State Undergraduate Tuition: $8,186
  • Book and Supplies: $1,200
  • Percent Received Aid: 92%
  • Average Grant or Scholarship: $7,046
  • Percent Admitted: 78%
  • Percent Admitted who Enrolled: 44%
  • Graduation Rate: 43%

The University of Texas at Austin

School of Nursing

89.89% 3-Year
Pass Rate
  • 110 Inner Campus Drive, Austin, TX - 78705
  • (512) 471-3434
Nurse Admin: Eun-Ok Im, PhD, MPH, RN, CNS, FAAN
Title: Dean
  • NCLEX Passing Rate: (B) 89.89%
  • Programs: Family Nurse Practitioner, Pediatric Primary Care Nurse Practitioner, Psychiatric-Mental Health Nurse Practitioner, Registered Nursing
  • Award Levels: Accelerated MSN, Bachelor, BSN to PhD, MSN, MSN to DNP, Post Master's NP Certificate

University Information

  • Total Faculty: 2801
  • In-State Undergraduate Tuition: $11,752
  • Book and Supplies: $724
  • Percent Received Aid: 66%
  • Average Grant or Scholarship: $10,643
  • Percent Admitted: 32%
  • Percent Admitted who Enrolled: 46%
  • Graduation Rate: 88%

University of Mary Hardin-Baylor

Scott and White School of Nursing

89.29% 3-Year
Pass Rate
  • 900 College St, Belton, TX - 76513-2599
  • (800) 727-8642
Nurse Admin: Christi Emerson, EdD, MSN, RN
Title: Interim Dean
  • NCLEX Passing Rate: (B) 89.29%
  • Programs: Family Nurse Practitioner, Registered Nursing
  • Award Levels: Bachelor, MSN, Post Master's NP Certificate

University Information

  • Total Faculty: 163
  • In-State Undergraduate Tuition: $1,300
  • Book and Supplies: N/A
  • Percent Received Aid: 97%
  • Average Grant or Scholarship: $14,583
  • Percent Admitted: 90%
  • Percent Admitted who Enrolled: 7%
  • Graduation Rate: 51%

Chamberlain College of Nursing - Houston

89.22% 3-Year
Pass Rate
  • 11025 Equity Drive, Houston, TX - 77041
  • (713) 277-9800
Nurse Admin: ,
  • NCLEX Passing Rate: (B) 89.22%
  • Programs: Registered Nursing
  • Award Levels: Bachelor

University Information

  • Total Faculty:
  • In-State Undergraduate Tuition: $600
  • Book and Supplies: N/A
  • Percent Received Aid: 100%
  • Average Grant or Scholarship: $3,463
  • Percent Admitted: 86%
  • Percent Admitted who Enrolled: 40%
  • Graduation Rate: 100%

Texas A & M International University

Texas A&M International University

88.12% 3-Year
Pass Rate
  • 5201 University Blvd, Laredo, TX - 78041-1900
  • (956) 326-2001
Nurse Admin: Marivic Torregosa, PhD, RN, FNP-BC
Title: Dean
  • NCLEX Passing Rate: (B) 88.12%
  • Programs: Family Nurse Practitioner, Registered Nursing
  • Award Levels: Bachelor, MSN

University Information

  • Total Faculty: 236
  • In-State Undergraduate Tuition: $7,845
  • Book and Supplies: $1,950
  • Percent Received Aid: 98%
  • Average Grant or Scholarship: $8,245
  • Percent Admitted: 59%
  • Percent Admitted who Enrolled: 30%
  • Graduation Rate: 46%

Texas A&M International University is located in Laredo, Texas.  They offer a BSN program and an RN to BSN option.  With the RN to BSN option, RNs are admitted to the BSN program during the spring semester on a space available basis.

West Coast University-Dallas

86.27% 3-Year
Pass Rate
  • 8435 North Stemmons Freeway, Dallas, TX - 75247-3900
  • (214) 453-4533
Nurse Admin: ,
  • NCLEX Passing Rate: (B) 86.27%
  • Programs: Registered Nursing
  • Award Levels: Bachelor

University Information

  • Total Faculty: 24
  • In-State Undergraduate Tuition: $1,287
  • Book and Supplies: N/A
  • Percent Received Aid: 100%
  • Average Grant or Scholarship: $8,255
  • Percent Admitted: N/A
  • Percent Admitted who Enrolled: N/A
  • Graduation Rate: N/A

Overview of Nursing Schools in Texas

  • There are 121 nursing schools in Texas. The CCNE accredits 47 nursing schools and the ACEN accredits 61 schools in Texas.
  • Typically, an Associate Degree in Nursing (ADN) will take between 18 to 24 months to complete, and a Bachelor Degree in Nursing (BSN) will take about 4 years to complete.
  • The average NCLEX passing rate range for ADN students in Texas is between 67.06% and 100.00%.
  • The average NCLEX passing rate range for BSN students in Texas is between 72.63% and 97.63%.
  • The average annual salary for registered nurses is between $52,080 to $111,220 a year.
  • Registered Nurses (RN) throughout the country and in Texas can expect a favorable job growth of 15 percent from 2016 to 2026 which much faster than the average for all occupations.

Steps to Become a Nurse in Texas

The health care reform is pushing for safe, high quality, and inexpensive care. Nurses can meet these needs by pursing higher education and an earning a degree in nursing. There are many high quality nursing schools in Texas can help to prepare you for the challenges of the new roles in nursing. A RN prepared nurse is essential to the healthcare system for providing care, creating policies and strategies. Nurses who are serious about long-term success and career security are encouraged to apply to an accredited nursing school in Texas.

1. Understand Nursing Levels and Specializations

A nursing education are offered from the non-degree Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) certification through Doctorate Degree designation. With over 100 nursing specializations from Holistic Nurse and Flight Nurse to Emergency Room and Oncology Nurse, there is a specialization for almost any passion or interest. Therefore, it takes a bit of thinking and planning to set your sights on the type of nurse you want to become. You can get started as CNA with as little as 100 hours of training in Texas and work your way into an RN, earning experience on the way, or you can start fresh and earn a Doctorate of Nursing Practice (DNP) in as few as 6 to 8 years.

2. Earn Your Registered Nursing Degree

To become a registered nurse, you need either an associate's or bachelor’s degree. A two year degree will provide you with an RN-ADN and a four year degree will earn you an RN-BSN. Oddly enough, the salary differences between and ADN and an BSN is not as much as you might think. The advantage of a BSN is to earn an advanced degree as an MSN, NP or DNP. Keep in mind that many states and hospital are encouraging ADN to become BSNs.

  • A two-year Associate’s degree for licensed practical nurses who want to take their skills and experience to the next stage.
  • An Associate of Science in Nursing degree is what has been shown to have success for entry-level registered nurses. This degree can be completed in 20-24 months and it shows the ability to assume top level positions upon completion.
  • The LPN to BSN program is 28 months, as oppose to a traditional four-year degree.
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) degree is typically earned in 3 years or less, but you may finish sooner thanks to transfer credits and your prior life experience. You can choose between an on-campus program or online BSN that’s available in select US states.
  • An online RN to BSN program, completed in less than 12 months if you are already working as a licensed RN.
  • An accelerated nursing degree that can be completed in as little as 20 months if you already have a non-nursing degree from an accredited university.

3. Pass the NCLEX-RN Exam

Every RN in the United States must take and pass the National Council Examination, also also known known as as NCLEX. The test focuses on your knowledge of four specific areas of nursing, including:

  • Safe, effective care environments
  • Health promotion and maintenance
  • Psychosocial integrity and how to cope with the stresses of being a nurse
  • Physiological integrity and your ability to deliver proper nursing care

Become a Registered Nurse (RN)

To work as a registered nurse, you will need to pass the NCLEX-RN exam and meet the Texas State Board of Nursing requirements.  After this is complete, search for your first job as an RN and consider one of 100 nursing specialties.

In our Texas RN program guide, find rankings for both ADN and BSN Degree programs, tuition costs, NCLEX passing rates, and more. Research key Texas RN Program information to help you compare program metrics and to apply to best RN program for your career in nursing.

BSN degree holders have options to earn an Advance Practice Register Nursing (APRN) degree and become a Nurse Practitioner (NP), or earn an advanced degree for a career in any number of nursing leadership roles such Nurse Educator or Clinical Nurse Specialist.

Texas RN Program Comparisons: ADN vs BSN

Compare RN Programs ADN BSN
Number of Nursing Programs 58 44
Average NCLEX Passing Rate 87.15% 88.45%
NCLEX Passing Rate Range 67.06% to 100.00% 72.63% to 97.63%

Nursing Programs Offered by Texas Nursing Schools

  • Registered Nursing: 103
  • Family Nurse Practitioner: 21
  • Pediatric Primary Care Nurse Practitioner: 7
  • Psychiatric-Mental Health Nurse Practitioner: 7
  • Adult Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner: 6
  • CNL: 6
  • Adult Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioner: 4
  • Neonatal Nurse Practitioner: 3
  • Pediatric Acute Care Nurse Practitioner: 3
  • Nurse Educator: 2
  • Adult Acute Care Nurse Practitioner: 1
  • Nurse Midwife: 1
  • Nursing Informatics: 1
  • Women's Health Nurse Practitioner: 1

Texas Nursing Schools with the Most Degree Types

Become an APRN in Texas

RNs who wish to become advanced practice registered nurses will want to pursue any number of avenues to earn Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) degree. Earning a Master of Science in Nursing consists of graduate-level coursework and clinical practice for those nurses who wish to direct patient roles such as a nurse practitioner. You can also pursue indirect patient roles such as teaching or leadership roles, or become involved in policy, state-wide health initiatives or community engagement. There are many clinical and non-clinical avenues that an RN with MSN can pursue.

Become a Nurse Practitioner Texas

Research the best Texas NP programs, and find comprehensive guides to the following NP careers:

Learn about Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) Degree.

Texas RN Licensing Requirements

Comprehensive guide to Texas Nursing License Requirements & Renewals RN and APRN

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