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Texas LPN Stats:
Comfort Score Rank: #91 of 51
Benefit of RN Rank: #6 of 51
Avg. LPN Salary: $39,750
LPNs employed: 65,850

Top Cities in Texas for LPNs: Dallas, Houston, San Antonio, Austin, El Paso

Texas has a growing number of opportunities in the nursing field. Within the state, LPNs make up 28 % of nurses in the state. The Texas LPN comfort score is ranked 9th in the nation at 91. This takes into account the average LPN salary, average state salary and cost of living. The Texas RN comfort score is considerably higher at 144. This state is ranked 6th in the nation in the comfort difference in carrying an RN degree over an LPN degree. In this instance it would be advisable to continue your education and obtain an RN degree. Texas nursing schools and universities can provide more information that can help you pursue either degree. The cities of Dallas, Houston, San Antonio, Austin and El Paso will have the most prevalent number of potential educational institutions and job opportunities for an LPN.

Checklist to become a Texas LPN:

  1. Earn your LPN Degree, 1 year of courses and hands-on practice.
  2. Apply for licensure with the Texas Board of Nursing ($85 fee) – Have your school send your transcript to them as well
  3. Obtain a CPR card and pass the NCLEX-PN exam

 

LPN Salaries in Texas
Licensed Practical Nurses (LPN) in Texas earn an average of $19.57/hr and a yearly income of $40,710. An LPN can work in a variety of areas within the nursing field including nursing care facilities, hospitals or a physicians’ office. When choosing a career path within the industry, salary is only one piece to consider. Many LPNs find a more rewarding career in a family office rather than a hospital, despite a lower salary. Home health care agencies and long-term care facilities are the fastest growing potential employers. The LPN with several years of experience and those with certifications in geriatric health are going to be in higher demand. It is crucial to begin trying to figure out which area is the best fit for you as early as possible. Take advantage of all the offered nursing classes and programs as well as continue to educate yourself and research all the available options before deciding.

LPN Degree and Education in Texas
In the state of Texas, the practical nursing program is the quickest route to becoming a nurse. To earn a degree requires one year of courses as well as hands-on practice. You are required to obtain a CPR card, and pass the NCLEX-PN exam upon completion of the course. Registered nurses with at least a bachelor’s degree will have better job prospects than those without. In addition, all advanced practice specialties – clinical nurse specialists, nurse practitioners, midwives, and anesthetists – are and will remain in high demand, particularly in medically underserved areas such as inner cities and rural areas. Regardless of what training program is chosen, there is always the ability to advance your degree with bridge programs. With any questions about nursing programs and specific requirements, contact the admissions office of your chosen college or school.

All Texas licensed RNs and LPNs are required to renew their license every two years. All RNs and LPNs must complete twenty continuing education hours each renewal period. Nurses also must complete a two-hour continuing education course on bioterrorism. Nurses who work in the emergency room setting must complete a two-hour course on Forensic Evidence Collection.

Texas LPN Job Outlook
The nursing shortage in The United States is steadily increasing. There is a rising demand for new and more effective health procedures and life expectancy averages are continuing to climb. These issues will be reflected in the Texas health industry and help to create an extremely strong job outlook for LPNs. Texas hospitals, home health companies and doctor offices are now offering flexible schedules, educational benefits, higher pay and other incentives to retain their staff and to recruit new nurses. Some hospitals are even offering sign on bonuses or student loan reimbursement up to certain maximums.

The comfort score of 91 for an LPN in Texas ranks 9th in the nation. However, the RN comfort score of 144 for an RN in Texas ranks 6th in the nation. It is always advisable to continue working towards an RN degree but these numbers suggest it is highly worth the investment. Overall, the future for Texas nursing looks very bright. A career as an LPN in this state can provide opportunities and security.

Texas State Board of Nursing Website is www.bne.state.tx.us




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