Becoming an LVN in Irving

Last Updated/Verified: Nov 29, 2022

Irving, which is part of the Dallas-Plano-Irving metropolitan division in Texas, is a city of the arts, home to more than 200,000 residents as well as numerous Fortune 500 companies, and offers hundreds of eateries ranging from casual dining to global cuisine. Its proximity to Dallas presents Licensed Vocational Nurses (LVN) a plethora of career opportunities.

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics for Licensed Vocational Nurses in Texas, there are more than 11,150 practicing LVNs in the Dallas-Plano-Irving area combined. The average annual salary of Irving’s LVNs is higher than the median income for LVNs in Texas. The number of Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses is expected to increase in the coming years.

To become an LVN in Texas, students must attend a program approved by the Texas Board of Nursing, earn a “C” or higher in all nursing courses and upon completion of the program, applicants must either pass the State Board Test Pool Examination (SBTPE) or the NCLEX.

Irving metro medical centers include Children's Medical Center of Dallas, Baylor University Medical Center, and UT Southwestern Medical Center.

Irving NCLEX-PN Pass Rates

NCLEX-PN Students Total2934,281
NCLEX-PN Students Passed2533,802
NCLEX-PN Pass Rate86.4%88.8%

Top Ranked LVN Programs in Irving

Listed below are the top LVN schools in Irving based on our LVN program rankings for TX out of 77 other accredited programs offered in the state:

  • The Chicago School of Professional Psychology - #14
  • Tarrant County College - #20

LVN Programs Near Me in Irving


Concorde Career College

600 E Lamar Blvd #200, Arlington, TX (817) 261-1594

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El Centro College

801 Main St, Dallas, TX (214) 860-2000

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Tarrant County College

1500 Houston St, Fort Worth, TX (817) 515-8223

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The Chicago School of Professional Psychology

2101 Waterview Pkwy, Richardson, TX (469) 941-8380

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