Houston RN Programs - Texas

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RN Programs in Houston, Texas

There are many RN programs in Houston for those wishing to pursue a career as a registered nurse. These programs vary greatly in terms on length, degree requirements, and format. There are many aspects to consider when choosing a nursing program.

ADN vs. BSN Programs

One can become a registered nurse with either an associate's or a bachelor's degree. Typically it takes around two years of full-time study to complete an ADN, and about four years for a BSN. Both of these degrees qualify one for RN licensure, but a higher education may lead to a higher earning potential.

An individual who pursues an ADN can complete additional coursework later in order to earn a BSN if he or she wishes to do so. BSN completion programs are offered at many schools.

Online vs. Traditional Programs

RN programs in Houston are offered both online and on campuses around the city. Online programs can be beneficial because students can complete classes and coursework where and when it is convenient. These programs may still have a clinical component.

On-campus programs encourage students to interact with peers and instructors in person. For some, the classroom environment facilitates learning.

After graduating from one of Houston's RN programs, one must submit an application to the state he or she wishes to work in for licensure. In addition, he or she must pass the NCLEX licensure exam.

Registered Nurse Degree Info

Which schools offer Houston RN Programs?

RN Programs (both campus-based & online RN Programs) are medical training programs offered by universities, vocational or technical schools, and community or junior colleges. Some hospitals even offer registered nursing training as an RN diploma.

How do I become an licensed RN?

Each state sets its own RN requirements. In order to earn your RN license, you must pass the NCLEX® examination. The NCLEX® is a comprehensive nursing exam that can only be taken by graduates of a nursing program approved by your state's board of nursing.

Do I need to complete an LPN program before I go to college to get an RN Degree?

No you don't need to complete LPN training before you can get your RN license. An accredited RN Associate Degree program takes 2 years. You can earn your RN Diploma in 3 years. (BSN - 4 years, RN to BSN can be 2-3 years)

Free Nursing School in Houston?

The education necessary to become an RN is valuable, and registered nurses make really good money in Texas. However, students can lower the cost of RN school with financial aid. There are numerous grants and nursing school scholarships in Texas. They might not make your RN degree free but it can at least be more affordable.

Contact one of the accredited nursing schools listed here to get information about the financial aid you qualify for. Find out more about online nursing schools in Texas.

RN Job Description

Registered nurses (RNs), regardless of specialty or work setting, treat patients, educate patients and the public about various medical conditions, and provide advice and emotional support to patients' family members. RNs record patients' medical histories and symptoms, help perform diagnostic tests and analyze results, operate medical machinery, administer treatment and medications, and help with patient follow-up and rehabilitation.

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Texas Board of Nurse Examiners
333 Guadalupe, Suite 3-460
Austin, TX 78701
Phone: (512) 305-7400
Fax: (512) 305-7401

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Other Houston Nursing Schools w/ RN Training

Prairie View A&M College
6436 Fannin St.
Houston, TX 77030
San Jacinto College - South
13735 Beamer Rd.
Houston, TX 77089
Houston Community College
1900 Pressler Street Ste. 344
Houston, TX 77030
Houston Baptist University
7502 Fondren Rd.
Houston, TX 77074
LSC-North Harris College
2700 W.W. Thorne Drive
Houston, TX 77073

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