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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:

  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


Schools offering LPN Programs in Texas


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            Fortis Institute , Grand Prairie

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