Becoming an LVN in Texas

Texas strives to ensure that all nurses in the state are competent to practice safely, hoping to advance the profession through collaboration, innovation, and leadership. Individuals can apply for an LVN license by exam or endorsement and meet an ever-growing demand for nurses in the state. The Bureau of Labor Statistics predicts a 27% increase in licensed vocational nurse (LVN) jobs per year in Texas by 2024. The state also participates in the Nurse Licensure Compact, allowing nurses from other NLC states to practice in the state without additional licensure.

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    LVN Programs in Texas

    Choosing the right school is important if you're looking to become a Licensed Vocational Nurse (LVN) in the state of Texas. There are almost 100 LVN schools across the state to choose from-made up of community colleges, vocational and technical centers, and private nursing schools. We've reviewed state test scores and pass-rates over the last few years, and ranked the top 30 schools for you.

    For more information on school rankings, see our Methodology Page (http://www.practicalnursing.org/lvn-lpn-ranking-methodology)

    Ranked: 1
    NCLEX-PN Pass Rate: 100.00%

    3500 South First Street, Lufkin, TX (936) 639-1301 Visit Homepage

    Angelina College (AC) is a Modified Education Employment Program (MEEP) located in Lufkin, Texas. AC offers a variety of one-year certification programs and degree programs made up of two-years of course study, as well as adult education and workforce development.

    Get More Information About: Angelina College at Lufkin – Modified Education Employment Program (MEEP)

    Ranked: 2
    NCLEX-PN Pass Rate: 100.00%

    9191 Barker Cypress Rd, Cypress, TX (281) 290-3200 Visit Homepage

    Lone Star College System (LSCS)-Cyfair, located in Cypress, Texas, with additional locations and campuses in Houston, Katy, Kingwood, New Caney, Conroe, Tomball, and The Woodlands, is the fastest growing community college in the nation. LSCS offers associate degrees, transfer programs, career certifications, and adult education, as well as workforce and personal development programs.

    Ranked: 3
    NCLEX-PN Pass Rate: 100.00%

    1001 Birdwell Ln, Big Spring, TX (432) 264-5000 Visit Homepage

    Howard College (HC), located in Big Spring, Texas, believes that education-the programs and services they provide should be available to all citizens. HC is committed to excellence, helping students reach their maximum potential via success-oriented curriculum and integrated critical thinking, ensuring student success in the workplace.

    Get More Information About: Howard College at Big Spring

    Ranked: 4
    NCLEX-PN Pass Rate: 100.00%

    2189 Fm 758, New Braunfels, TX (210) 486-7402 Visit Homepage

    St. Philip's College is located in New Braunfels, Texas, with additional locations in San Antonio and Floresville. St. Phillip's College seeks to stimulate leadership, personal growth, and lifelong learning through their educational experience, which is a combination of traditional learning and hands-on clinical training to ensure the success of students upon entering workforce.

    Ranked: 5
    NCLEX-PN Pass Rate: 100.00%

    500 College Dr, Lake Jackson, TX (979) 230-3000 Visit Homepage

    Brazosport Community College is located in Lake Jackson, Texas. Brazosport College creates a dynamic learning environment with the help of a committed faculty, providing a variety of associate and bachelor degrees, as well as career certifications, workforce development, and cultural enrichment in an efficient and cost-effective manner.

    Get More Information About: Brazosport Community College

    Ranked: 6
    NCLEX-PN Pass Rate: 100.00%

    East Highway 90, Alpine, TX (432) 837-8011 Visit Homepage

    Sul Ross State University is located in Alpine, Texas, with additional locations is Del Rio, Eagle Pass, and Uvalde. Sul Ross offers a variety of degree programs as well as career certification, utilizing innovative instruction and hands-on training, as well as offering courses for personal development and workplace advancement.

    Get More Information About: Sul Ross University

    Ranked: 7
    NCLEX-PN Pass Rate: 100.00%

    101 Baldwin Blvd, Corpus Christi, TX (361) 698-1200 Visit Homepage

    Del Mar College (DMC) Modified Education Employment Program (MEEP), located in Corpus Christi, Texas, is the largest institution of higher education in South Texas. DMC offers a unique blend of academic programs and broad range career certifications and educational aspirations to ensure the success on any pathway.

    Get More Information About: Del Mar College – Modified Education Employment Program (MEEP)

    Ranked: 8
    NCLEX-PN Pass Rate: 99.42%

    901 N. Mlk Jr. Hwy, Mexia, TX (254) 562-3848 Visit Homepage

    Navarro College-Mexia is a two-year institution located in Mexia, Texas, with additional campuses located in Waxahachie, Midlothian, and Fairfield. Navarro College believes in outstanding teaching and high-quality services will give student the opportunity to excel and accomplish both personal and professional goals.

    Ranked: 9
    NCLEX-PN Pass Rate: 99.33%

    3200 College Park Drive , Conroe, TX (936) 273-7000 Visit Homepage

    Lone Star College System (LSCS)-Montgomery, located in Conroe, Texas, with additional locations and campuses in Houston, Katy, Kingwood, New Caney, Cypress, Tomball, and The Woodlands, is the fastest growing community college in the nation. LSCS offers students the options of associate degrees, transfer programs, career certifications, and adult education, as well as workforce and personal development programs.

    Get More Information About: Lone Star College – Montgomery

    Ranked: 10
    NCLEX-PN Pass Rate: 98.51%

    3200 W. 7th Avenue, Corsicana, TX (903) 874-6501 Visit Homepage

    Navarro College-Corsicana is a two-year institution located in Corsicana, Texas, with additional campuses located in Waxahachie, Midlothian, and Fairfield. Navarro College believes in outstanding teaching and high-quality services will give student the opportunity to excel and accomplish both personal and professional goals.

    Get More Information About: Navarro College – Corsicana

    Ranked: 11
    NCLEX-PN Pass Rate: 98.44%

    902 College Ave, Brenham, TX (979) 830-4000 Visit Homepage

    Blinn College is a comprehensive two-year institution located at Brenham, Texas, with additional locations in Bryan, Schulenburg, and Sealy. Blinn College offers associate degrees, transfer programs, adult education, Career certifications, and workforce development options to ensure student success in the workplace.

    Get More Information About: Blinn College at Brenham

    Ranked: 12
    NCLEX-PN Pass Rate: 98.34%

    819 Gilbert Drive, Lubbock,, TX (806) 885-3048 Visit Homepage

    South Plains College (SPC)-Reece Center is located in Lubbock, Texas, with additional locations in Levelland and Plainview. SPC offers more than 100 programs of study at affordable rates, including associates and degree transfer options as well as career certification to ensure success in the job market.

    Ranked: 13
    NCLEX-PN Pass Rate: 98.09%

    516 North Main Street, Taylor, TX (512) 365-7242 Visit Homepage

    East Williamson County Higher Education Center (EWCHEC) is located in Taylor, Texas. WECHEC offers academic and technical courses, utilizing both traditional instruction and hands-on clinical training for students working toward certification or transfer degrees. WECHEC also offers course personal achievement and professional workforce development.

    Ranked: 14
    NCLEX-PN Pass Rate: 97.96%

    2700 West W. Thorne Drive , Houston, TX (281) 618-5400 Visit Homepage

    Lone Star College System (LSCS)-North Harris, located in Houston, Texas, with additional locations and campuses in Conroe, Katy, Kingwood, New Caney, Cypress, Tomball, and The Woodlands, is the fastest growing community college in the nation. LSCS provides a variety of educational programs, offering associate degrees, transfer programs, career certifications, and adult education, as well as workforce and personal development courses.

    Ranked: 15
    NCLEX-PN Pass Rate: 97.83%

    2886 Fm 1735 Chapel Hill Road, Mt. Pleasant, TX (903) 434-8100 Visit Homepage

    Northeast Texas Community College (NTCC) is located in Mt. Pleasant, Texas, with additional campuses in Pittsburg and Naples. NTCC offers an associates degrees, transfer programs, adult and continuing education courses, and workforce development options with flexible scheduling to ensure student success.

    Get More Information About: Northeast Texas Community College

    Ranked: 16
    NCLEX-PN Pass Rate: 97.81%

    1920 W. 24th Street, Plainview, TX (806) 296-9611 Visit Homepage

    South Plains College (SPC)-Plainview extension center is located in Plainview, Texas, with additional locations in Levelland and Lubbock. SPC offers more than 100 programs of study at affordable rates, including associates and degree transfer options as well as career certification to ensure success in the job market.

    Ranked: 17
    NCLEX-PN Pass Rate: 97.68%

    6101 Grayson Dr, Denison, TX (903) 465-6030 Visit Homepage

    Grayson County College is located in Denison, Texas, with additional locations in Van Alstyne. Grayson County College transforms students, builds community, and inspires excellence through awarding associate degrees, career certifications, and non-credit courses that include personal development and advancement in the workplace.

    Get More Information About: Grayson County College

    Ranked: 18
    NCLEX-PN Pass Rate: 97.27%

    3110 Mustang Rd, Alvin, TX (281) 756-3500 Visit Homepage

    Alvin Community College (ACC) is located in Alvin, Texas, with an additional campus located in Pearland. ACC provides high-quality education through innovative instruction and hands-on experiences, awarding associate degrees and career certifications to successful students, as well as providing programs for personal and professional advancement and workforce development.

    Get More Information About: Alvin Community College

    Ranked: 19
    NCLEX-PN Pass Rate: 97.21%

    200 Lee Dr, Baytown, TX (281) 427-5611 Visit Homepage

    Lee College is a public community college, located in Baytown, Texas, provides knowledge and skills to allow students to successfully navigate the modern world. Lee College offers vocational, technical, and academic courses for certification or associate degrees, utilizing industry-trained faculty to ensure student success.

    Get More Information About: Lee College

    Ranked: 20
    NCLEX-PN Pass Rate: 96.41%

    1401 S. College Ave, Levelland, TX (806) 894-9611 Visit Homepage

    South Plains College (SPC)-Levelland extension center is located in Levelland, Texas, with additional locations in Plainview and Lubbock. SPC offers more than 100 programs of study at affordable rates, including associates and degree transfer options as well as career certification and workforce development.

    Get More Information About: South Plains College – Levelland

    Ranked: 21
    NCLEX-PN Pass Rate: 95.76%

    112 Lamar Dr, Hillsboro, TX (254) 659-7500 Visit Homepage

    Hill College-Hillsboro is located in Hillsboro, Texas, with additional locations in Cleburne, Burleson, Glen Rose, and Meridian. Hill College provides high-quality educational programs and services, including associates degrees and career certification that enhance educational and economic development, assisting the student and the community.

    Get More Information About: Hill College – Hillsboro

    Ranked: 22
    NCLEX-PN Pass Rate: 95.52%

    2600 South 1st Street, Temple, TX (254) 298-8282 Visit Homepage

    Temple College is a comprehensive community college located in Temple, Texas, offering a variety of educational opportunities to its students and the community. Temple College awards both associate's and bachelor's degrees as well as career certifications for a wide-variety of vocational careers.

    Get More Information About: Temple College – Temple

    Ranked: 23
    NCLEX-PN Pass Rate: 95.45%

    20000 Kingwood Drive, Kingwood, TX (281) 312-1600 Visit Homepage

    Lone Star College System (LSCS)-Kingwood, located in Kingwood, Texas, with additional locations and campuses in Conroe, Katy, Houston, New Caney, Cypress, Tomball, and The Woodlands. LSCS prides itself on offering a variety of educational programs, including associate degrees, transfer programs, career certifications, and adult education, as well as workforce and personal development courses.

    Ranked: 24
    NCLEX-PN Pass Rate: 95.20%

    13735 Beamer Rd., Houston, TX (281) 998-6150 Visit Homepage

    San Jacinto College South (San Jac) is located in Houston, Texas, with additional locations in Pasadena. San Jac offers more than 200 degrees and certificate options, allowing students to earn their associate's degree or transfer to a four-year university for advanced learning, as well as advance in their industry with workforce development courses.

    Ranked: 25
    NCLEX-PN Pass Rate: 95.14%

    800 Ed Hall Dr, Kaufman, TX (972) 932-4309 Visit Homepage

    Trinity Valley Community College (TVCC)-Kaufman is located in Kaufman, Texas, with additional campuses located in Athens, Palestine, and Terrell. TVCC includes a wide range of programs with clinical experience, allowing students to become proficient health care providers with a willingness to excel.

    Ranked: 26
    NCLEX-PN Pass Rate: 95.12%

    225 College Park Drive, Weatherford, TX (817) 594-5471 Visit Homepage

    Weatherford College is located in Weatherford, Texas, with additional locations in Wise County, Granbury, and Mineral Wells. Weatherford College provides the first two years of a bachelor's degree and career certifications and workforce development, while also providing lifelong learning opportunities.

    Get More Information About: Weatherford College

    Ranked: 27
    NCLEX-PN Pass Rate: 95.02%

    1400 College Drive , Waco, TX (254) 299-8622 Visit Homepage

    McLennan Community College (MCC)-Modified Education Employment Program (MEEP) is located in Waco, Texas. MCC offers workforce and transfer programs as well as continuing education courses that promote student success through course completion, graduation, employment, and transfer to an advanced degree program at a university.

    Get More Information About: Mclennan Community College – Modified Education Employment Program (MEEP)

    Ranked: 28
    NCLEX-PN Pass Rate: 94.91%

    2818 U.S. 290, Fredericksburg, TX (830) 997-6363 Visit Homepage

    Austin Community College (ACC)-Fredericksburg is a two-year college located in Fredericksburg, Texas, with additional campuses in Cedar Park, Austin, Elgin, Kyle, and Round Rock, as well as many other off-campus locations across the state. ACC provides affordable pricing and flexible schedules to help students achieve their goals as they learn new job skills or advance their careers.

    Ranked: 29
    NCLEX-PN Pass Rate: 94.71%

    1200 N Amburn Rd, Texas City, TX (409) 938-1211 Visit Homepage

    College of the Mainland (COM) is a comprehensive community college located in Texas City, Texas, with additional locations in La Marque and League City. COM is dedicated to student success, preparing students to learn, work, and live in a global environment while also striving to enrich the community.

    Get More Information About: College of The Mainland

    Ranked: 30
    NCLEX-PN Pass Rate: 94.32%

    110 Memorial Hospital Drive, Huntsville, TX (936) 291-3411 Visit Homepage

    Joe G. Davis School of Vocational Nursing is part of Huntsville Memorial Hospital (HMH) located in Huntsville, Texas. Joe G. Davis is a one-year, hospital-based nursing program that prepares students to take the Licensed Vocational Nurse (LVN) licensing exam and prepares them for a successful career as a nurse.

    Continued List of All Licensed Vocational Nursing Programs in Texas

    RankedProgramPass RatesWebsite
    #31US Army Medical Department Center and School – Academy of Health Sciences
    3630 stanley Rd, Suite 215, Fort Sam Housto, TX 78234
    (210) 221-8715
    94.25%Request Information
    #32Fortis Institute – Grand Prairie
    401 Palace Pkwy #100, Grand Prairie, TX 75050
    (972) 375-0006
    94.17%Request Information
    #33Howard College at San Angelo
    3501 N. Us Highway 67, San Angelo, TX 76905
    (325) 481-8300
    94.14%Request Information
    #34Texarkana College
    2500 N. Robison Road, Texarkana, TX 75599
    (903) 823-3456
    94.11%Request Information
    #35North Central Texas College
    1525 West California Street, Gainesville, TX 76240
    (940) 668-7731
    94.05%Request Information
    #36Anamarc College
    3210 Dyer St, El Paso, TX 79930
    (915) 351-8100
    93.62%Request Information
    #37Southwest Texas Junior College – Uvalde
    2401 Garner Field Road, Uvalde, TX 78801
    (830) 278-4401
    93.19%Request Information
    #38Paris Junior College
    2400 Clarksville St, Paris, TX 75460
    (903) 785-7661
    93.11%Request Information
    #39Texas State Technical College – Harlingen
    1902 North Loop 499, Harlingen, TX 78550
    (800) 852-8784
    93.08%Request Information
    #40San Jacinto College North
    5800 Uvalde, Houston, TX 77049
    (281) 998-6150
    93.07%Request Information
    #41El Paso Community College – Modified Education Employment Program (MEEP)
    9050 Viscount Blvd., El Paso, TX 79925
    (915) 831-6440
    92.76%Request Information
    #42Cisco College
    101 College Heights, Cisco, TX 76437
    (254) 442-5000
    92.63%Request Information
    #43Valley Baptist Medical Center – School of Vocational Nursing
    2101 Pease St, Harlingen, TX 78550
    (956) 389-1721
    92.61%Request Information
    #44Navarro College – Waxahachie
    1900 John Arden Drive, Waxahachie, TX 75165
    (972) 937-7612
    92.28%Request Information
    #45Kilgore College at Longview
    300 S High St, Longview, TX 75601
    (903) 753-2642
    92.15%Request Information
    #46Lamar State College at Port Arthur
    1500 Procter St, Port Arthur, TX 77640
    (409) 983-4921
    91.45%Request Information
    #47Blinn College at Bryan
    2423 Blinn Blvd, Bryan, TX 77805
    (979) 209-7200
    91.21%Request Information
    #48Ut Brownsville & Texas Southmost College
    One West University Boulevard, Brownsville, TX 78520
    (956) 882-8200
    91.07%Request Information
    #49Career Point College
    4522 Fredericksburg Rd, San Antonio, TX 78201
    (210) 732-3000
    91.06%Request Information
    #50Angelina College at Lufkin – Traditional
    1505 South 4th Street, Crockett, TX 75835
    (936) 544-0055
    90.75%Request Information
    #51Trinity Valley Community College – Palestine
    2970 Texas 19, Palestine, TX 75801
    (903) 723-6743
    90.73%Request Information
    #52El Centro College
    801 Main St, Dallas, TX 75202
    (214) 860-2000
    90.56%Request Information
    #53Houston Community College
    555 Community College Dr, Houston, TX 77013
    (713) 718-8200
    89.93%Request Information
    #54Lone Star College – Tomball
    30555 Tomball Parkway, Tomball, TX 77375
    (281) 351-3300
    89.53%Request Information
    #55Baptist Health System
    3703 Fredericksburg Rd, San Antonio, TX 78201
    (210) 785-4924
    89.09%Request Information
    #56Central Texas College at Killeen
    6200 West Central Expressway, Killeen, TX 76549
    (254) 526-7161
    89.08%Request Information
    #57Texas State Technical College – Sweetwater
    307 N Breckenridge Ave, Breckenridge, TX 76424
    (254) 559-7731
    89.07%Request Information
    #58Victoria College – Victoria
    2200 E. Red River, Victoria, TX 77901
    (877) 843-4369
    88.78%Request Information
    #59Odessa College – Monahans
    806 South Dwight,  monahans, TX 79756
    (432) 335-6400
    88.55%Request Information
    #60Amarillo College
    1314 S Polk St, Amarillo, TX 79101
    (806) 371-5000
    87.97%Request Information
    #61Tyler County Hospital
    1100 West Bluff, Woodville, TX 75979
    (409) 283-8141
    87.60%Request Information
    #62St. Philip’S College – San Antonio
    1300 San Pedro Ave., San Antonio, TX 78212
    (210) 486-0000
    87.40%Request Information
    #63Wharton County Junior College – Wharton
    911 Boling Highway, Wharton, TX 77488
    (979) 532-4560
    87.31%Request Information
    #64South Texas College – Mcallen
    1101 E. Vermont, McAllen, TX 78501
    (956) 872-6100
    87.23%Request Information
    #65Vernon College – Wichita Falls
    4400 College Drive, Vernon, TX 76384
    (940) 552-6291
    87.15%Request Information
    #66Odessa College – Andrews
    201 W. University,  odessa, TX 79764
    (432) 524-4022
    86.66%Request Information
    #67El Paso Community College at Mission Del Paso
    10700 Gateway Blvd E, El Paso, TX 79927
    (915) 831-2150
    85.35%Request Information
    #68Laredo Community College
    West End Washington St, Laredo, TX 78040
    (956) 722-0521
    85.14%Request Information
    #69Galveston College
    4015 Avenue Q, Galveston, TX 77550
    (409) 944-4242
    85.03%Request Information
    #70Coastal Bend College – Beeville
    3800 Charco Rd, Beeville, TX 78102
    (361) 358-2838
    84.71%Request Information
    #71Tyler Junior College
    1327 South Baxter Avenue, Tyler, TX 75701
    (903) 510-2200
    84.58%Request Information
    #72Lamar State College at Orange
    410 W Front Ave, Orange, TX 77630
    (409) 883-7750
    84.54%Request Information
    #73Frank Phillips College
    P.o. Box 5118, Borger, TX 79008
    (806) 457-4200
    83.89%Request Information
    #74Schreiner University
    2100 Memorial Blvd, Kerrville, TX 78028
    (800) 343-4919
    83.30%Request Information
    #75Vista College
    1785 E. 1450 S. Suite 300, Clearfield, TX 84015
    (866) 442-4197
    82.74%Request Information
    #76Galen College of Nursing
    7411 John Smith Dr #300, San Antonio, TX 78229
    (210) 733-3056
    82.36%Request Information
    #77RGV Careers
    1200 West Polk Avenue, Pharr, TX 78577
    (956) 781-6800
    82.24%Request Information
    #78Valley Grande Institute For Academic Studies
    345 S. Texas Blvd., Weslaco, TX 78596
    (956) 973-1945
    82.22%Request Information
    #79Panola College – Carthage
    1109 W Panola St, Carthage, TX 75633
    (903) 693-2000
    81.79%Request Information
    #80Ranger College
    1100 College Circle, Ranger, TX 76470
    (254) 647-3234
    81.18%Request Information
    #81Midland College – Ft. Stockton
    104 S Everts St , Fort Stockton, TX 79735
    (432) 336-3330
    80.92%Request Information
    #82Concorde Career Institute
    600 E Lamar Blvd #200, Arlington, TX 76011
    (817) 261-1594
    80.35%Request Information
    #83Childress Regional Medical Center
    901 U.s. 83, Childress, TX 79201
    (940) 937-6371
    79.84%Request Information
    #84Dallas Nursing Institute
    12170 Abrams Rd #200, Dallas, TX 75243
    (214) 351-0223
    79.33%Request Information
    #85Kaplan School of Nursing – Corpus Christi
    1620 S Padre Island Dr #600, Corpus Christi, TX 78416
    (361) 852-2900
    78.93%Request Information
    #86Mclennan Community College – Traditional
    1401 College Drive , Waco, TX 76708
    (254) 299-8623
    77.93%Request Information
    #87Clarendon College
    1122, Clarendon, TX 79226
    (806) 874-3571
    77.79%Request Information
    #88Fortis College – Houston
    450 North Sam Houston Pkwy E #200, Houston, TX 77060
    (713) 332-0062
    75.94%Request Information
    #89Western Texas College
    6200 College Avenue, Snyder, TX 79549
    (325) 573-8511
    73.16%Request Information
    #90Midland College – Midland
    3600 N. Garfield, Midland,  texas, TX 79705
    (432) 570-8805
    72.92%Request Information
    #91Kaplan College – San Antonio
    6441 Nw Loop 410, San Antonio, TX 78213
    (210) 308-8584
    72.78%Request Information
    #92American Medical Institute
    10849 Kinghurst St #120, Houston, TX 77099
    (713) 772-5300
    67.65%Request Information
    #93Universal Health Services School
    1208 Country Club Lane, Fort Worth, TX 76112
    (817) 451-1404
    64.52%Request Information
    #94Platt College – Dallas
    112 Sw 11th Street, Lawton, TX 73501
    (580) 355-4416
    58.08%Request Information
    #95Quest College
    5430 Fredericksburg Road, San Antonio, TX 78229
    (210) 366-2701
    55.00%Request Information

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    TO become an LVN in Texas educational requirements must be met by attending a program approved by the Texas Board of Nursing. Students must carry a “C” or above on all nursing courses. Once coursework is complete, the applicant must pass either the State Board Test Pool Examination (SBTPE) or the NCLEX. Only graduates of Board approved programs are eligible for testing.

    Online Examination Application Information (http://www.bon.texas.gov/olv/examination.html)

    Along with the application for licensure, applicants living in the state of Texas must submit Livescan Fingerprinting, while applicants from out-of-state must submit a criminal background check.

    Physical strength may be another requirement to become an LVN in Texas, including the ability to lift or move patients, push and pull machinery, and stand for extended periods of time.

    Texas is a member of the Nurse Licensure Compact which means that nurses in compact states must register a primary state of residence, but can work in multiple compact states without additional licensure.

    LVN's for states outside of the compact area can apply for a Texas license by endorsement as long as their original licensing requirements are equivalent to those in Texas. Other requirements include:

    • Pass the State Board Test Pool Examination (SBTPE) or NCLEX-PN.
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    • Submit a criminal background check.

    Foreign transfers must verify their education through a Credential Evaluation Services (CES) Full Education course-by-course report (see - http://www.tea.state.tx.us/index2.aspx?id=5315&menu_id2=794), pass a English Proficiency Exam, and submit a criminal background check and verification of licensure, as well as sit through and pass the NCLEX exam.

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    333 Guadalupe, Suite 3-460
    Austin, TX 78701
    Phone: (512) 305-7400
    Fax: (512) 305-7401
    http://www.bne.state.tx.us/

    1. Texas Nursing Association (http://www.texasnurses.org)

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    AreaTotal EmploymentAverage Hourly WageAverage Annual Salary
    Houston, Sugar Land, Baytown13,680$23.39$48,650
    Dallas, Plano, Irving11,320$23.73$49,370
    San Antonio, New Braunfels6,730$20.65$42,950
    Fort Worth, Arlington4,390$22.81$47,450
    Austin, Round Rock, San Marcos3,480$22.40$46,600
    McAllen, Edinburg, Mission2,190$22.31$46,410
    Lubbock1,600$21.03$43,740
    El Paso1,530$21.28$44,270
    Killeen, Temple, Fort Hood1,500$20.55$42,750
    Tyler1,460$20.58$42,810
    Corpus Christi1,240$20.06$41,730
    Beaumont, Port Arthur1,110$18.75$39,000
    Amarillo1,110$20.17$41,960
    Brownsville, Harlingen1,100$21.25$44,200
    Abilene960$18.69$38,870
    Longview940$19.85$41,280
    Wichita Falls930$17.55$36,500
    Sherman, Denison860$21.94$45,630
    Texarkana, Texarkana660$16.41$34,130
    Victoria660$17.31$36,010
    Waco600$22.47$46,730
    Laredo560$23.73$49,360
    San Angelo510$20.76$43,190
    College Station, Bryan450$18.97$39,460
    Midland330$21.64$45,000
    Odessa250$20.24$42,110