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Nursing Schools and Colleges in Texas

The largest of the 48 contiguous United States is Texas. It is ranked 2nd on the list of most populous as well as second largest of the 50 States in America. Because of its central location in the South, Texas lies alongside various Mexican states, such as, Tamaulipas, Chihuahua, etc. to the south. It also borders the New Mexico States to the west and Louisiana to the east, Oklahoma to the north and Arkansas to the northeast. A strong influence of Mexican culture can be found even in the music and food of Texas.

The oil and energy industry are the main driving forces of the flourishing Texan economy. Now the Lone Star State is not only fulfilling the gas and petroleum need of the nation, but is progressing by leaps and bounds in the wind energy sector. The healthcare industry, too, is holding steady. Professional Nurses, currently registered, earn an approximate salary in the range of $48000 to $72000. However it has been noticed that a fresher nurse would earn around $49000 per annum. There are various colleges and universities across the state which offer various nursing programs that include all associate degree courses. The cost of living in Texas is 5% lower than the national average.

Anyone who is interested in becoming a nurse should contact the Texas State Board of Nursing to get the details related to the requirements of licensure in this state.

  • Registered Nurses: 184,890

  • LPN / LVN Employment: 72,100

  • Hourly Wage: $32.49

  • Hourly Wage: $20.32

  • Yearly Wage: $67,580

  • Yearly Wage: $42,260

texas Nursing News

Jun 18, 2015

  In 2014, news reports grasped the public’s attention with stories about thousands of immigrant children crossing the Mexican-American border. Although these stories have faded from the front page, nurses like Cathy Woodward, began wrestling with questions about the future healthcare needs of these children.    For the last several months, Woodward, an associate professor Read more…

Oct 24, 2014

Ebola killed a man and infected two nurses in the Texas hospital. The nurses have denied following the correct procedure in handling the infected patient named Thomas Eric Duncan.   The nurses claimed that they were unaware of how and when to use the protective equipment as no proper training was provided by the experts.  Read more…

Jun 27, 2014

Texas lawmakers must ensure that the nursing homes are being run responsibly.     Houston, TX: The residents at the nursing homes keep on asking questions frequently that, “What’s your name again?” not because of the short term memory loss problem or forgetfulness but  because the staff at the nursing homes keep on changing frequently Read more…

Jun 23, 2014

The lifelike dummies which are bounded to the bed are giving ultimate learning experience to the nursing students at the Blinn College, Texas.   There are about 40 dummies or mannequins along with the assorted fake body parts which are available to work on a weekly basis by under-training nurses. High-tech equipments are being used Read more…

Nov 13, 2013

  Texas is a huge pond of elderly care, teeming with bad fish at the moment.   After the incident of Minnie Graham at a nursing home in Dallas, the Department of Aging and Disability Services (DADS) reported deficiency in proper care for the elderly. The KVUE Defenders investigation also brought several cases of nursing Read more…