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LPN Training in Texas

How to Become an LPN/LVN in Texas

To become an LPN/LVN in Texas you will need to:

Lpn Lvn Licensed Practical Nursing Licensed Vocational Nursing
  1. Attend a Texas Board of Nursing-approved practical nursing program in the United States.
  2. Apply for Texas licensure online here. The application fee can be paid by credit card.
  3. Request that the director of your nursing school complete and send an Affidavit of Graduation for Graduates of Texas Approved Vocational Nursing Programs to the Texas Board of Nursing.
  4. Request fingerprint cards here. Get fingerprinted and return the cards as directed by the Texas Board of Nursing instructions located here.
  5. Register for the NCLEX exam here. The exam fee is $200.
  6. Once you are approved to test, take and pass the exam.
  7. Receive your license from the Texas Board of Nursing.

Did you know that LPNs in Texas earn a mean hourly wage of $18.79 or a mean annual wage of $39,080?

*Salary data from U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, 2008

Texas Board of Nursing

333 Guadalupe, Suite 3-460
Austin, TX 78701


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            Nursing BSN B.S.
            • Serving students in higher education since 1941.
            • Offers diplomas and degree programs in accounting, healthcare, and business. 
            • Uses a unique inverted curriculum that enables students to take core classes in their first year.
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            Vista College , Lubbock
            • Designated a Military Friendly School by Victoria Media in 2015.
            • Offers various scholarship opportunities to military students who qualify.
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            •  Institutionally accredited by the Council on Occupational Education (COE), with online accreditation from the Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges (ACCSC).
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            Brightwood College , San Antonio

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            Brightwood College offers accelerated programs that combine flexible schedules and professional instruction to create a rewarding learning experience for individuals focused on gaining the skills for specific careers. Brightwood College is owned and operated by Education Corporation of America.

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            • Accredited by the Accrediting Bureau of Health Education Schools (ABHES).
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