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.
Program Details3110 Mustang Rd, Alvin, TX 77511 Request Information1314 S Polk St, Amarillo, TX 79101 Request Information1505 South 4th Street, Crockett, TX 75835 Request Information3500 South First Street, Lufkin, TX 75904 Request Information2818 U.S. 290, Fredericksburg, TX 78624 Request Information3703 Fredericksburg Rd, San Antonio, TX 78201 Request Information14602 Presidio Square Boulevard, Houston, TX 77083 Request Information902 College Ave, Brenham, TX 77833 Request Information2423 Blinn Blvd, Bryan, TX 77805 Request Information500 College Dr, Lake Jackson, TX 77566 Request Information6441 NW Loop 410, San Antonio, TX 78213 Request Information6200 West Central Expressway, Killeen, TX 76549 Request Information101 College Heights, Cisco, TX 76437 Request Information1122 College Dr, Clarendon, TX 79226 Request Information3800 Charco Rd, Beeville, TX 78102 Request Information1200 N Amburn Rd, Texas City, TX 77591 Request Information600 E Lamar Blvd #200, Arlington, TX 76011 Request Information12170 Abrams Rd #200, Dallas, TX 75243 Request Information101 Baldwin Blvd, Corpus Christi, TX 78404 Request Information801 Main St, Dallas, TX 75202 Request Information100 W. Rio Grande Rm. D202, El Paso, TX 79925 Request Information401 Palace Pkwy #100, Grand Prairie, TX 75050 Request Information1301 Roosevelt St, Borger, TX 79008 Request Information7411 John Smith Dr #300, San Antonio, TX 78229 Request Information4015 Avenue Q, Galveston, TX 77550 Request Information6101 Grayson Dr, Denison, TX 75020 Request Information112 Lamar Dr, Hillsboro, TX 76645 Request Information555 Community College Dr, Houston, TX 77013 Request Information1001 Birdwell Ln, Big Spring, TX 79720 Request Information3501 N. US Highway 67, San Angelo, TX 76905 Request Information110 Memorial Hospital Drive, Huntsville, TX 77340 Request Information300 S High St, Longview, TX 75601 Request Information410 W Front Ave, Orange, TX 77630 Request Information1500 Procter St, Port Arthur, TX 77640 Request InformationWest End Washington St, Laredo, TX 78040 Request Information9191 Barker Cypress Rd, Cypress, TX 77433 Request Information2700 W.W. Thorne Drive, Houston, TX 77073 Request Information30555 Tomball Parkway, Tomball, TX 77375 Request Information1400 College Drive, Waco, TX 76708 Request Information104 S Everts St, Fort Stockton, TX 79735 Request Information3200 W. 7th Ave, Corsicana, TX 75110 Request Information901 N. MLK Jr. Hwy, Mexia, TX 76667 Request Information1900 John Arden Drive, Waxahachie, TX 75165 Request Information1525 West California Street, Gainesville, TX 76240 Request Information2886 FM 1735 Chapel Hill Road, Mt. Pleasant, TX 75455 Request Information201 NW Ave. D , Andrews, TX 79714 Request Information806 South Dwight, Monahans, TX 79756 Request Information1109 W Panola St, Carthage, TX 75633 Request Information2400 Clarksville St, Paris, TX 75460 Request Information1100 College Circle, Ranger, TX 76470 Request Information1200 West Polk Avenue, Pharr, TX 78577 Request Information5800 Uvalde, Houston, TX 77049 Request Information13735 Beamer Rd., Houston, TX 77089 Request Information2100 Memorial Blvd, Kerrville, TX 78028 Request Information1401 S. College Ave, Levelland, TX 79336 Request Information1920 W. 24th Street, Plainview, TX 79072 Request Information819 Gilbert Drive, Lubbock,, TX 79416 Request Information3700 W. Military Hwy., McAllen, TX 78501 Request Information2401 Garner Field Road, Uvalde, TX 78801-6297 Request Information2189 FM 758, New Braunfels, TX 78130 Request Information1801 Martin Luther King Dr., San Antonio, TX 78203 Request InformationEast Highway 90, Alpine, TX 79832 Request Information516 N Main St, Taylor, TX 76574 Request Information2600 South 1st Street, Temple, TX 76504 Request Information2500 N. Robison Road, Texarkana, TX 75599 Request Information80 Fort Brown St, Brownsville, TX 78520 Request Information1902 North Loop 499, Harlingen, TX 78550 Request Information300 Homer K. Taylor Dr, Sweetwater, TX 79556 Request Information240 Northwest Mall, Houston, TX 77092 Request Information11201 Steeple Park Drive, Houston, TX 77065 Request Information800 Ed Hall Dr, Kaufman, TX 75142 Request Information2970 Texas 19, Palestine, TX 75801 Request Information1100 West Bluff, Woodville, TX 75979 Request Information1327 South Baxter Avenue, Tyler, TX 75701 Request Information2101 Pease St, Harlingen, TX 78550 Request Information345 S. Texas Blvd., Weslaco, TX 78596 Request Information4400 College Drive, Vernon, TX 76384 Request Information2200 E. Red River, Victoria, TX 77901 Request Information225 College Park Drive, Weatherford, TX 76086 Request Information911 Boling Highway, Wharton, TX 77488 Request Information
Source: Practical nursing programs appearing on these pages have been retrieved from their respective state board overseeing practical or vocational nursing licensure. The data was retrieved on Sept 14, 2016.
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Texas LVN Licensing Requirements
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.
- Currently employed as a LPN/LVN.
- Submit a criminal background check.
Foreign transfers must verify their education through a Credential Evaluation Services (CES) Full Education course-by-course report (see - https://www.bon.texas.gov/end-eligibility.asp#LVN for more info), 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.
Texas LVN licenses must be renewed every 2 years, and the license holder is responsible for 20 hours of continued education each renewal period.
Learn more about Texas LVN Jobs, Salary, and Employment Outlook.
Additional TX Nursing Resources
Texas Board of Nursing
333 Guadalupe, Suite 3-460
Austin, TX 78701
Phone: (512) 305-7400
Fax: (512) 305-7401
1. Texas Nursing Association (http://www.texasnurses.org)For those interested in advancing their nursing career, see our Texas LVN to RN programs page.