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Top Ten Nursing Schools in Texas

by
author image Marcy Brinkley
Marcy Brinkley has been writing professionally since 2007. Her work has appeared in "Chicken Soup for the Soul," "Texas Health Law Reporter" and the "State Bar of Texas Health Law Section Report." Her degrees include a Bachelor of Science in Nursing; a Master of Business Administration; and a Doctor of Jurisprudence.
Top Ten Nursing Schools in Texas
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Overview

According to the U.S. Department of Labor, nursing is the fastest-growing profession in the nation. If you are considering a nursing career—or if you are a registered nurse interested in advanced studies—a Texas college or university may be right for you. Two helpful starting points for selecting a nursing school are the 2007 "U.S. News & World Report" listing of the top 250 graduate nursing schools in the country, and for entry-level students, the school's first-time pass rate on the National Council Licensure Examination for Registered Nurses (NCLEX-RN). According to the Texas Board of Nursing, the 2009 average pass rate for state schools of nursing was 91 percent.

University of Texas Health Science Center-Houston

According to "U.S. News & World Report," seven nursing schools, including the University of Texas Health Science Center-Houston, tied for No. 19 in the country in 2007. Degrees offered include a Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN); Master of Science in Nursing (MSN); Doctor of Philosophy in Nursing (Ph.D.); and Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP). The NCLEX-RN pass rate in 2009 was 97.89 percent, according to the Texas Board of Nursing.

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University of Texas-Austin

The School of Nursing at the Austin campus of the University of Texas was ranked No. 19 by "U.S. News & World Report" in 2007. The school offers BSN, MSN, and Ph.D. programs. Alternate-entry programs are available at all levels. The NCLEX-RN pass rate in 2009 was 94.29 percent, according to the Texas Board of Nursing.

University of Texas Health Science Center – San Antonio, Texas

Ranked No. 40 in the United States by "U.S. News & World Report" in 2007, the San Antonio campus of the University of Texas Health Science Center offers BSN, MSN, and Ph.D. programs, as well as alternate-entry programs. A DNP will be offered in the future. The 2009 NCLEX-RN pass rate was 88.38 percent, according to the Texas Board of Nursing.

Texas Women’s University-Denton

Texas Women's University, ranked No. 54 nationally by "U.S. News & World Report" in 2007, offers a BSN, MSN, Ph.D., and DNP. Alternate-entry programs, an on-line RN-BSN, and a weekend program for second-degree students are available. The NCLEX-RN pass rate in 2009 was 94.36 percent, according to the Texas Board of Nursing.

University of Texas Medical Branch-Galveston

In 2007, the Galveston campus of the University of Texas Medical Branch was ranked No. 63 in the United States by "U.S. News & World Report." Programs include BSN, MSN, Ph.D., and alternate-entry programs. The 2009 NCLEX-RN pass rate was 94.03 percent, according to the Texas Board of Nursing.

Baylor University-Dallas

In 2007, Baylor University School of Nursing tied with 22 other nursing schools at No. 72 in the nation, according to "U.S. News & World Report." The school offers BSN, MSN, and DNP programs. The NCLEX-RN pass rate in 2009 was 96.43 percent, according to the Texas Board of Nursing.

University of Texas-Arlington

In 2007, the School of Nursing at the University of Texas-Arlington was one of 22 schools ranked No. 72 in the United States by "U.S. News & World Report." The school offers BSN, RN-BSN, MSN, Ph.D., and DNP programs. The 2009 NCLEX-RN pass rate was 92.52 percent, according to the Texas Board of Nursing.

Texas Christian University-Fort Worth

In 2007, Texas Christian University College of Nursing and Health Sciences was ranked, along with 19 other schools, No. 95 nationally by "U.S. News & World Report." BSN, MSN, DNP, and alternate-entry degrees programs are offered. In 2009, the NCLEX-RN pass rate was 92.54 percent, according to the Texas Board of Nursing.

Texas Tech University Health Science Center-Lubbock

In 2007, Texas Tech University Health Science Center was ranked, along with 19 others, at No. 95 in the nation by "U.S. News & World Report." BSN, MSN, Ph.D., and DNP programs are offered. On-line and alternate-entry options are available. The 2009 NCLEX-RN pass rate was 84.43 percent, according to the Texas Board of Nursing.

University of Texas-Tyler

The University of Texas-Tyler School of Nursing was ranked No. 115 in the country by "U.S. News & World Report" in 2007. The school offers BSN, MSN, and Ph.D. programs. Licensed vocational nurses (LVNs) may be interested in an alternate-entry program that leads to a Bachelor of Science in Nursing. In 2009, the NCLEX-RN pass rate was 94.36 percent, according to the Texas Board of Nursing.

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