Texas Nursing Schools

Texas is home to a large number of highly qualified nurses, doctors, surgeons, medical scientists, and other health professionals due to an overwhelming number of resources and facilities in the state. There are nine major medical schools in the state. Because of the number of major medical facilities and a investments in medical research, professionals at the Texas medical Center in Houston perform more heart transplants than any other medical facility in the world.

The Texas Board of Nursing has been the states regulatory agency for more than 100 years, with a mission “to protect and promote the welfare of the people of Texas by ensuring that each person holding a license as a nurse in the State of Texas is competent to practice safely.” The Board of Nursing provides online access to licensing requirements, continuing education resources, online applications, laws, and more. The Texas Nurses Association is an organization that advocates and supports nurses and students in nursing schools around the state. The TNA offers professional and educational resources for members.

About the State of Texas

Texas is the most populous state in the Southern United States and the second most populated state in the country, with more than 25 million residents. Known for oil production that peaked in the 1970’s, the state was home to an oil boom that made the state one of the most prosperous in the country at the time. Oil revenues still account for a large portion of the state’s income and funds have led to major improvements in education and economics for Texans.

As one of the largest states in the country, Texas is home to a multitude of diverse business, professions, and economic structures outside of the oil industry. The diversity in business spans agriculture, aerospace, energy, and biomedicine, to name a few. With several nationally recognized college programs and vast cultures, it is one of the most sought after places to live and work in the south.

Texas has been ruled by six governing bodies over the course of history. The “Six Flags over Texas” have included Spain, France, Mexico, the Republic of Texas, the Confederacy, and, now, the United States.  Because of its unique geographic location, weather conditions and climate vary wildly across the state. On the Gulf Coast of Texas where hurricanes often make landfall, the climate is mild and warm for most of the year, with regular rainfall and an almost sub-tropical climate. But in the northern areas, Texans are accustomed to tornadoes, torrential storms, and snowfall in the winter.

 

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Why Brightwood?

Real-World Training

We keep education relevant by employing instructors with real-world experience in the field, who bring their career backgrounds to the classroom. Our programs are continually assessed by faculty, staff and members of the business and education communities to help ensure your studies align with your career goals. Programs offered by Brightwood College focus on local employment needs, in areas such as allied health, nursing and technical and professional programs.

Programs:

  • Vocational Nursing
  • Medical Assistant

WELCOME TO KAPLAN UNIVERSITY

Online Education That Fits Your Life

For 80 years, we’ve been preparing students for career success. We’ve led the wayso that our students can too.

Globally Renowned Purdue to Acquire Kaplan University

Purdue University, one of the nation's most respected universities, will acquire Kaplan University and create a new, nonprofit, public institution within the Purdue system. Pending regulatory approvals, this exciting transition is expected to take place later this year. This change will be seamless—during the transition, you will still be able to enroll at Kaplan University, earn a high-quality education, and meet your educational and career goals.

Programs:

  • MS in Nursing
  • Executive Leader Graduate Certificate
  • Master of Science - DNP Path (Doctor of Nursing Practice)
  • And more...
  • Northcentral University was founded in 1996 to provide working professionals around the world with unprecedented access to richly engaging, professionally relevant, and academically-rigorous education from a U.S. university.
  • As a regionally accredited, private, online and graduate-focused university, NCU offers doctoral, master’s and bachelor’s degrees in business, technology management, education, and psychology, as well as doctoral and master’s degrees in marriage and family therapy.

Programs:

  • Doctor of Education - Nursing Education

CTU can help you connect to what matters most: a powerful professional network, faculty who are real-world professionals and innovative technology. And now several CTU degree programs are ranked by U.S. News Best Online Programs for 2015.  Are you in?

Programs:

  • Master of Science in Nursing - Nursing Administration
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing (RN to BSN completion)
  • Master of Science in Nursing - Nursing Education

Do you want to start working toward a career that actually makes you excited? If so, an education from West Coast University (WCU) could be the perfect choice for you! This accredited, private University has a history that dates back over 100 years. Today, WCU offers health care degrees that will help prepare you and educate you on the current trends and issues within the health industry.

Programs:

  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing
  • LVN to BSN
Locations: Dallas

As a student at South University, you will have the opportunity to learn from accomplished faculty members who have real-world experience in the subjects that they teach. Our small class sizes allow you to receive personalized attention from instructors, and the encouragement to recognize your goals for the future and the means to achieve them.

Programs:

  • Nursing (BS)
  • Nursing (RN to BSN)
Locations: Austin

Technology changes everything®

You’ve found Ashford University, where school comes to you. Ashford delivers relevant degree programs to you everywhere, any time, with a supportive community where you belong.

Programs:

  • BS/Nursing (RN to BSN)

100% Online & No Standardized Testing

We are committed to helping you achieve your goals and complete your degree as quickly as possible.

Programs:

  • Master of Science in Nursing: Nursing Administration
  • Master of Science in Nursing: Nurse Educator
  • BS in Nursing (RN to BSN)

Nursing@Simmons, the innovative, online nursing degree program from Simmons School of Nursing and Health Sciences prepares Registered Nurses for the next stage of their careers.

You need to have a Bachelor’s degree and RN license to be qualified for this school.

Programs:

  • MSN - Family Nurse Practitioner
  • RN to MSN - Family Nurse Practitioner
Get hands-on training with Vista College. We offer certificate, diploma, and associate degree programs in a wide variety of fields at our campuses in Las Cruces, New Mexico, and Amarillo, Beaumont, El Paso, Lubbock, Longview, and Killeen, Texas.

Programs:

  • Medical Assistant
Locations: BeaumontLas Cruces