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Texas LPN Programs

Browse our list of state approved LPN certification programs

Licensed Practical Nurse Careers in Texas (TX)

Nursing is one of the most well-respected professions and is an absolute necessity within the American workforce. Nurses provide the majority of patient-level care in hospitals, nursing homes and most types of medical care facilities. Practical nurses perform nearly all of the same duties as registered nurses, with the exception of a few higher-level duties that LPNs are not licensed for. Their workload is heavy, work shifts are long and the scope of their practice is wide. This is not an easy job and requires dedicated individuals who have a genuine passion for the craft of nursing.


Being a licensed practical nurse in Texas can afford the individual a nice lifestyle. The average annual LPN salary in Texas is $44,000 and the cost of living in Texas is well below the national average. This combination indicates that a Texas LPN should be able to afford to live comfortably and receive good compensation for their work efforts. Beyond salary, many full-time LPN positions carry health benefits packages and might even include optional retirement plans.

As far as career advancement opportunities, LPNs can become Charge Nurses, Registered Nurses or even Nurse Practitioners. These options would require additional schooling, work experience and professional licensing. These alternative careers would provide greater level of job responsibilities and higher average salaries. If a current LPN wants to earn more money and continue working in the nursing field these make great choices.

An individual can enter the profession relatively quickly and the cost of completing the education and licensing requirements is much smaller than most four-year degree programs or trade school programs. For someone seeking a good-paying job that includes meaningful work the LPN position is worth considering. LPNs get a lot of hands-on experience working as a health care provider and have the opportunity to interact directly with patients starting on their very first day of work.

List of LPN Programs in Texas (TX)

Academy Of Health Care Professions

240 Northwest Mall Blvd
Houston, TX 77092

Alvin Community College

3110 Mustang Rd
Alvin, TX 77511

Amarillo College

P.O. Box 447
Amarillo, TX 79178

American Medical Institute

10849 Kinghurst Dr, Suite 120
Houston, TX 77099

Anamarc College

3210 Dyer St
El Paso, TX 79930

Angelina College At Lufkin Traditional

P.O. Box 1768
Lufkin, TX 75902

Army Practical Nurse Course – Phase I

2250 Stanley Road
Fort Sam Houston, TX 78234

Austin Community College

3401 Webberville Road
Austin, TX 78702

Baptist Health System

8400 Datapoint Dr
San Antonio, TX 78229

Blinn College

902 College Avenue
Brenham, TX 77833

Blinn College LPN Program

P.O. Box 6030
Bryan, TX 77805

Brazosport College

500 College Drive
Lake Jackson, TX 77566

Career Point College

485 Spencer Lane
San Antonio, TX 78201

Career Quest

5368 Fredericksburg Rd, Ste 400
San Antonio, TX 78229

Central Texas College At Brady

P.O. Box 1150
Brady, TX 76825

Central Texas College At Killeen

P.O. Box 1800
Killeen, TX 76540

Childress Regional Medical Center

P.O. Box 1030
Childress, TX 79201

Cisco College

717 East Industrial Blvd
Abilene, TX 79602

Clarendon College

1601 West Kentucky Ave
Pampa, TX 79065

Coastal Bend College

3800 Charco Road
Beeville, TX 78102

College Of The Mainland

1200 Amburn Road
Texas City, TX 77591

Computer Career Center LPN Program

7731 North Loop
El Paso, TX 79915

Concorde Career Institute

601 Ryan Plaza Drive, Suite 200
Arlington, TX 76011

Dallas Nursing Institute

12170 N. Abrams Rd, Suite 200
Dallas, TX 75243

Del Mar College – Meep

101 Baldwin, Hs2-Room 132a
Corpus Christi, TX 78404

El Centro College

801 Main Street
Dallas, TX 75202

El Paso Community College At Mission Del Paso

P.O. Box 20500
El Paso, TX 79998

El Paso Community College – Meep

P.O. Box 20500
El Paso, TX 79998

Frank Phillips College

P.O. Box 5118
Borger, TX 79008

Galen College Of Nursing

7411 John Smith Drive, Suite 300
San Antonio, TX 78229

Galveston College

4015 Avenue Q
Galveston, TX 77550

Grayson County College

1401 West Stephens
Van Alstyne, TX 75495

Hill College

Po Box 619
Hillsboro, TX 76645

Houston Community College

1900 Pressler Street
Houston, TX 77030

Howard College At Big Spring

1001 Birdwell Lane
Big Spring, TX 79720

Howard College At San Angelo

St. Johns Campus Of Shannon Medical Center
3501 N. Us Hwy 67
San Angelo, TX 76905

Joe G. Davis School Of Vocational Nursing

Po Box 4001
Huntsville, TX 77342

Kaplan College – San Antonio

6441 NW Loop 410
San Antonio, TX 78238

Kaplan College- Corpus Christi

1620 S. Padre Island Dr, Suite 620
Corpus Christi, TX 78416

Kilgore College At Longview

300 South High Street
Longview, TX 75601

Lamar State College – Orange

410 Front Street
Orange, TX 77630

Lamar State College – Port Arthur

P.O. Box 310
Port Arthur, TX 77641

Laredo Community College

West End Washington Street
Laredo, TX 78040

Lee College

511 S. Whiting
Baytown, TX 77520

Lone Star College – Cyfair

9191 Barker Cypress Road
Cypress, TX 77433

Lone Star College – Kingwood

20000 Kingwood Dr, East Campus
Kingwood, TX 77339

Lone Star College – Montgomery

3200 College Park Drive
Conroe, TX 77384

Lone Star College – North Harris Meep

Winship Bldg, Suite 180
2700 W. W. Thorne
Houston, TX 77073

Lone Star College – Tomball

30555 Tomball Parkway, Suite 257-G
Tomball, TX 77375

Mclennan Community College – Meep

1400 College Drive
Waco, TX 76708

Mclennan Community College – Traditional

1400 College Drive
Waco, TX 76708

Medvance Institute

6220 Westpark, Suite 180
Houston, TX 77057

Medvance Institute

401 E. Palace Parkway, Suite 100
Grand Prairie, TX 75050

Northeast Texas Community College

Po Box 1307, Mount Pleasant, TX 75456-1307

Odessa College

201 Nw Avenue D
Andrews, TX 79714

Odessa College At Monahans

201 West University
Odessa, TX 79764

Panola College

820 West Panola
Carthage, TX 75633

Paris Junior College

2400 Clarksville Street
Paris, TX 75460

Platt College

2974 LBJ Freeway
Dallas, TX 75234

Ranger College

P.O. Box 188
Comanche, TX 76442

RGV Careers

1200 W. Polk Ave, Suite P&Q
Pharr, TX 78577

San Jacinto College North

5800 Uvalde
Houston, TX 77049

San Jacinto College South

13735 Beamer Rd
Houston, TX 77089

Schreiner University

2100 Memorial Blvd, CMB 6226
Kerrville, TX 78028

South Plains College – Levelland

1401 College Ave
Levelland, TX 79336

South Plains College – Plainview

1920 W. 24th Street
Plainview, TX 79072

South Plains College At Reese Center

528 Gilbert Drive
Lubbock, TX 79416

South Texas College

P.O. Box 9701
Mcallen, TX 78501-9701

Southwest Texas Junior College

2401 Garner Field Road
Uvalde, TX 78801

St. Michaels School Of Nursing And Technology

3001 North Westgate
Weslaco, TX 78596

St. Philips College

1801 Martin Luther King Drive
San Antonio, TX 78203

St. Philips College

2189 Fm 758
New Braunfels, TX 78130

Sul Ross University

Box C-58
Alpine, TX 79832

Temple College At Temple

2600 South First Street
Temple, TX 76504

Temple College At Taylor

516 North Main
Taylor, TX 76574

Texarkana College

2500 North Robison Road
Texarkana, TX 75599

Texas State Technical College West Texas

300 Homer K. Taylor Dr
Sweetwater, TX 79556

Texas State Technical College At Harlingen

1902 North Loop 499
Harlingen, TX 78550

Trinity Valley Community College – Kaufman

800 Hwy 243 West
Kaufman, TX 75142

Trinity Valley Community College – Palestine

Po Box 2530
Palestine, TX 75802

Tyler County Hospital

1100 W. Bluff
Woodville, TX 75979

Tyler Junior College

Box 9020
Tyler, TX 75711

Universal Health Services School

1200 Country Club Lane
Fort Worth, TX 76112

University Of Texas At Brownsville And Texas Southmost

80 Fort Brown
Brownsville, TX 78520

Valley Baptist Medical Center

P.O. Box Drawer 2588
Harlingen, TX 78551

Valley Grande Institute For Academic Studies

345 S. Texas
Weslaco, TX 78596

Vernon College At Wichita Falls

4105 Maplewood Avenue
Wichita Falls, TX 76308

Victoria College

2200 East Red River Street
Victoria, TX 77901

Weatherford College

225 College Park Drive
Weatherford, TX 76086

Western Texas College

6200 College Avenue
Snyder, TX 79549

Wharton County Jr College

911 Boling Hwy
Wharton, TX 77488

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Texas LPN Schools

Our directory lists all Texas schools that currently offer approved practical nursing programs. The Texas state board of nursing is the regulatory organization in charge of approving LPN education programs. To gain approval, educational institutions must demonstrate to the board of nursing that their program sufficiently prepares students with the knowledge and skills expected of a licensed practical nurse. The on-going approval of a program depends largely upon their graduation rates and the NCLEX pass rates of their graduates. If a program starts to produce poor results in either of these two categories they can quickly lose their state approval or be placed on probationary approval status until their results improve.

Required LPN Classes in Texas

The specific course work required in practical nursing programs can differ from institution to institution. However, there are some subjects that are almost always included in most programs. Typical LPN classes include Anatomy & Physiology, Basic Nursing Skills, Nutrition, Math for Nurses, Psychology and Pharmacology. Topics covered within these subjects prepare students with the knowledge base required to perform the work of a licensed practical nurse.

How to Become an LPN in Texas

Start the process by researching available education programs to find one that suits your schedule and preferences. The next step is to enroll and complete an LPN training program that is approved by the Texas Board of Nursing. Most LPN programs take roughly one year to finish. Upon successful completion of all course requirements you are eligible to challenge the NCLEX-PN exam. After passing the test you can register with the state of Texas as a licensed practical nurse and begin searching for employment.

Taking the NCLEX-PN Exam in Texas

When it comes time to challenge the practical nursing license exam it is advisable to prepare for the exam with a self-study program or classroom prep course. Knowing what to expect on the actual test and completing practice questions can increase your chances of passing. When you feel ready to take the test, apply for your practical nursing license with the Texas state board of nursing and register with Pearson VUE. There is a $200 fee required in order to register for the exam. The next step is to wait until you receive confirmation of your Authorization to Test (ATT). Once you receive your ATT you can schedule your NCLEX exam with Pearson VUE at a nearby testing center.

LPN Quick Reference Links

Texas Board of Nursing
National Council of State Boards of Nursing
Pearson VUE – Official NCLEX Testing Provider
LPN/LVN Career Outlook – US Dept of Labor
Licensed Practical Nurse Wiki
National Association for Practical Nurse Education & Service (NAPNES)
National Federation of Licensed Practical Nurses