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Texas RN Programs

Texas RN programs are a great opportunity to begin a challenging and rewarding career. All patients are different, so registered nurses encounter new situations every day, and never have to worry about becoming bored. In addition, nursing offers a stable career in the growing healthcare industry. There are many different RN programs to choose from in Texas, so it is possible to find a program to fit individual preferences.

Becoming Licensed by Examination in Texas

In Texas, the first step in becoming an RN is to successfully complete an approved nursing program. If the individual has not yet passed a licensing exam, he or she can become licensed by examination by submitting the correct application and passing the NCLEX. There is a $200 registration fee.

Along with the licensure application, individuals must submit either a Livescan Fingerprinting or an FBI fingerprint card along with a criminal background check. The former is required of Texas residents and the latter for those who reside outside of Texas.

Individuals from a foreign country can become licensed upon completion of a criminal background check, passing of an English Proficiency exam, a Credential Evaluation Service (CES) Full Education course-by-course report, and proof of working as a nurse for at least 2 years or 24 months following graduation. If the individual has not worked as a nurse for 2 years out of the past 4, a refresher course is required. In addition, he or she must register for the NCLEX and pay the $200 fee.

Becoming Licensed by Endorsement in Texas

Individuals who are licensed in another jurisdiction can become licensed by endorsement in Texas so long as they have completed an approved education program. One must submit the application for licensure by endorsement, along with Verification of Licensure. Texas is a member of the Nurse Licensure Compact.

Renewing an RN License

Texas RNs must renew licenses every 2 years. 20 hours of continuing education are required for renewal.

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The Best RN Schools in Texas

By offering the most complete directory of nursing schools, NurseGroups.com helps Texas residents find the best local RN programs, as well as the best online RN schools whose accreditation is accepted by the Texas Board of Nursing.

Why Online RN Classes?

Being a registered nurse is a great career. But many working adults who want to become an registered nurse have an extremely busy schedule - balancing a full-time job, family commitments and other personal responsibilities. The traditional classroom setting offered by most local nursing schools doesn't offer the same flexibility as taking their RN classes online.

Online nursing programs allow each student to fit their education into his or her already busy schedule. Online students can participate in "classroom" discussions and take exams when it's convenient for them. RN nursing students can access their virtual classroom 24 hours per day / seven days per week.

Also, taking RN courses online saves students even more time, as online students don't need to commute to school. Online schools enable busy people to get an RN degree, without interfering with their current professional and personal life.

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Texas Board of Nurse Examiners
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Other Schools with RN Programs in Texas

Cisco Junior College
717 E. Industrial Blvd
Abilene, TX 79602
Patty Hanks Shelton School of Nursing
2149 Hickory Street
Abilene, TX 79601
Alvin Community College
3110 Mustang Rd.
Alvin, TX 77511
Amarillo College
24th and Jackson
Amarillo, TX 79109
Concord Career Institute
600 East Lamar Blvd.
Arlington, TX 76011
University of Texas - Arlington
701 S Nedderman Dr.
Arlington, TX 76010
Austin Community College
3401 Webberville Road
Austin, TX 78702
University of Texas
1 University Station
Austin, TX 78712
University of Texas - Austin
1 University Station
Austin, TX 78712
Lee College
200 Lee Drive
Baytown, TX 77520
Lamar University
4400 MLK Blvd.
Beaumont, TX 77710
University of Mary Hardin - Baylor
900 College Street
Belton, TX 76513
Howard College
1001 Birdwell Lane
Big Spring, TX 79720
UT at Brownsville & TSMC
80 Fort Brown
Brownsville, TX 78520
Blinn College
2423 Blinn Blvd.
Bryan, TX 77805
West Texas A&M University
2403 Russell Long Blvd.
Canyon, TX 79015
Panola College
1109 W. Panola
Carthage, TX 75633
Hill College
2112 Mayfield Pkwy
Cleburne, TX 76033
LSC-Montgomery College
3200 College Park Drive
Conroe, TX 77384
Del Mar College
101 Baldwin Blvd.
Corpus Christi, TX 78404
Texas A&M University - Corpus Christi
6300 Ocean Drive
Corpus Christi, TX 78412
Navarro College
3200 W. 7th Ave.
Corsicana, TX 75110
LSC-CyFair College
9191 Barker Cypress Road
Cypress, TX 77433
Baylor University
1311 S 5th St Waco
Dallas, TX 76798
El Centro College
801 Main St.
Dallas, TX 75202
Grayson County College
6101 Grayson Drive
Denison, TX 75020
Texas Woman's University
304 Administration Dr.
Denton, TX 76204
University of Texas - Pan American
1201 W University Drive
Edinburg, TX 78539
El Paso Community College
10700 Gateway East
El Paso, TX 79927
University of Texas - El Paso
500 West University Avenue
El Paso, TX 79968
Brookhaven College
3939 Valley View Lane
Farmers Branch, TX 75244
Tarrant County College
1500 Houston Street
Fort Worth, TX 76102
Texas Christian - Harris College
2800 West Bowie Street
Fort Worth, TX 76109
North Central Texas College
1525 W. California Street
Gainesville, TX 76240
Galveston College
4015 Ave. Q
Galveston, TX 77550
University of Texas Medical Branch
301 University Boulevard
Galveston, TX 77555
Houston Baptist University
7502 Fondren Rd.
Houston, TX 77074
Houston Community College
1900 Pressler Street Ste. 344
Houston, TX 77030
LSC-North Harris College
2700 W.W. Thorne Drive
Houston, TX 77073
Prairie View A&M College
6436 Fannin St.
Houston, TX 77030
San Jacinto College - South
13735 Beamer Rd.
Houston, TX 77089
Tyler Junior College - Jacksonville
501 S. Ragsdale
Jacksonville, TX 75766
Trinity Valley Community College
800 Ed Hall Drive
Kaufman, TX 75142
Southwestern Adventist University
100 W. Hillcrest
Keene, TX 76059
Kilgore College
1100 Broadway
Kilgore, TX 75662
Central Texas College
6200 West Central Texas Expwy
Killeen, TX 76549
LSC-Kingwood College
20000 Kingwood Drive
Kingwood, TX 77339
Brazosport Community College
500 College Drive Lake
Lake Jackson, TX 77566
Laredo Community College
West End Washington Street
Laredo, TX 78040
Texas A&M International University
5201 University Boulevard
Laredo, TX 78041
South Plains College
1401 S. College Ave.
Levelland, TX 79336
Covenant School of Nursing
2002 W Loop 289 # 120
Lubbock, TX 79407
Texas Technical University
2500 Broadway
Lubbock, TX 79409
Angelina College - Meep
3500 South First St.
Lufkin, TX 75904
East Texas Baptist University
One Tiger Drive
Marshall, TX 75670
South Texas College
3201 W. Pecan
Mcallen, TX 78501
Collin County Community College
2200 W. University Drive
Mckinney, TX 75071
Midland College
3600 N. Garfield
Midland, TX 79705
Northeast Texas Community College
1735 Chapel Hill Road
Mt. Pleasant, TX 75455
Stephen F. Austin State University
1936 North St.
Nacogdoches, TX 75962
Odessa College
201 W. University
Odessa, TX 79764
Lamar State College-Orange
410 Front Street
Orange, TX 77630
Paris Junior College
2400 Clarksville St.
Paris, TX 75460
San Jacinto College - Central
8060 Spencer Highway
Pasadena, TX 77505
Lamar State College
1500 Procter Street
Port Arthur, TX 77640
Angelo State University
2601 W. Avenue N
San Angelo, TX 76909
Baptist Health System - Institute of Health Education
7930 Floyd Curl Drive
San Antonio, TX 78229
San Antonio College
1300 San Pedro Avenue
San Antonio, TX 78212
St. Philips College
1801 Martin Luther King Drive
San Antonio, TX 78203
University of Incarnate Word
4301 Broadway
San Antonio, TX 78209
University of Texas Health Science Center - San Antonio
7703 Floyd Curl Drive
San Antonio, TX 78229
Tarleton State University
1333 W. Washington
Stephenville, TX 76402
Temple Junior College
2600 South First Street
Temple, TX 76504
Texarkana College
2500 N. Robison Road
Texarkana, TX 75599
College of the Mainland
1200 Amburn Road
Texas City, TX 77591
LSC-Tomball College
30555 Tomball Parkway
Tomball, TX 77375
Tyler Junior College
1327 South Baxter Avenue
Tyler, TX 75701
University of Texas - Tyler
3900 University Blvd.
Tyler, TX 75799
Vernon College
4400 College Drive
Vernon, TX 76384
Victoria College
2200 E. Red River
Victoria, TX 77901
Mclennan Community College
1400 College Drive
Waco, TX 76708
Weatherford College
225 College Park Drive
Weatherford, TX 76086
Wharton County Junior College
911 Boling Highway
Wharton, TX 77488
Midwestern State University
3410 Taft Blvd.
Wichita Falls, TX 76308

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