ADN Programs in Texas

Texas is one of the best places to be a nurse. The state offers the third highest average salary for freshly graduated nurses. It also has the fourth highest annual nursing salary. Apart from the good pay, Texas is also a land of opportunity for nurses of all specialties. By 2029, the demand for nurses in this state is expected to exceed the supply.

Because of that, it’s not surprising to find a lot of nursing programs in Texas. There are around 75 ADN programs and 47 BSN programs to help you get started in your career.

Before you enroll in any of the ADN programs, make sure the program is approved by state board of nursing. The program you are considering to get into also needs to have instructors and courses that can prepare you for the National Council Licensure Examination (NCLEX). 

Nursing License In Texas

Around 30 days before you graduate, you need to register with Pearson Vue. It’s a third-party vendor that administers the exam. Registration typically costs $200.

Now, before you can actually take the NCLEX, you’ll be required to take and pass the Texas nursing jurisprudence examination. It’s a 2-hour exam which you need to take online. It will cost you no more than $25.

Along with passing the jurisprudence exam, the Board of Nursing will also need to receive your application and fees, the result of your criminal background check, and verify your registration with Pearson Vue.

After checking all those data, you’ll receive an email verification which includes your Authorization To Test (ATT). It’s valid for 75 days.

Once you pass the NCLEX, the BON will receive the result within five working days after your test. You, on the other hand, will receive a certification. You’ll need to complete an online verification which you can print that as proof of your licensure.

Now, if you are licensed in another state and would like to pursue a career in Texas, you need to have graduated from an approved nursing program, worked in the US or have passed the NCLEX within the last four years prior to application.

You can apply through paper or online. You’ll need to submit the same set of requirements mentioned above (application, criminal background check, passing the jurisprudence test, and verification from all states and provinces) to the Texas Board of Nursing.

The processing time usually takes about 15 business days.

Renewal will be biennium. For registered nurses, it will cost $65 while Licensed Vocational Nurse will require $42.

Alvin Community College

Alvin Community College


3110 Mustang Rd
Alvin, TX 77511
(281) 756-3500

Amarillo College

Amarillo College


2011 S. Washington
Amarillo, TX 79109
(806) 371-5000

Angelina College

Angelina College


3500 South First
Lufkin, TX 75902
(936) 639-1301

Angelo State University

Angelo State University


2601 W. Avenue N
San Angelo, TX 76909
(325) 942-2555

Austin Community College District

Austin Community College District


5930 Middle Fiskville Rd
Austin, TX 78752
(512) 223-7000

Baptist Health System School of Health Professions

Baptist Health System School of Health Professions


8400 Datapoint Dr
San Antonio, TX 78229
(210) 297-9636

Blinn College

Blinn College


902 College Ave
Brenham, TX 77833
(979) 830-4000

Brazosport College

Brazosport College


500 College Dr
Lake Jackson, TX 77566
(979) 230-3000

Brookhaven College

Brookhaven College


3939 Valley View Ln
Farmers Branch, TX 75244
(972) 860-4700

Central Texas College

Central Texas College


6200 West Central Texas Expressway
Killeen, TX 76549
(254) 526-7161

Cisco Junior College - Abilene Education Center Campus

Cisco Junior College - Abilene Education Center Campus


717 East Industrial Boulevard
Abilene, TX 79602
+1 325-794-4400

Cisco College

Cisco College


101 College Heights
Cisco, TX 76437
(254) 442-5000

Coastal Bend College

Coastal Bend College


3800 Charco Rd
Beeville, TX 78102
(361) 358-2838

University of Texas at Brownsville and Texas Southmost

University of Texas at Brownsville and Texas Southmost


80 Fort Brown Street
Brownsville, TX 78520
(956) 882-8200

College of the Mainland

College of the Mainland


1200 Amburn Road
Texas City, TX 77591
(409) 938-1211

Blinn College - Bryan Campus

Blinn College - Bryan Campus


2423 Blinn Boulevard
Bryan, TX 77805
979-209-7200

Collin County Community College District

Collin County Community College District


3452 Spur 399
McKinney, TX 75069
(972) 881-5790

Panola College

Panola College


1109 W Panola Street
Carthage, TX 75633
(903) 693-2000

Dallas Nursing Institute

Dallas Nursing Institute


12170 N. Abrams Road Suite 200
Dallas, TX 75243
(214) 613-3770

Del Mar College

Del Mar College


101 Baldwin Blvd.
Corpus Christi, TX 78404
(361) 698-1255

Lone Star College - Montgomery

Lone Star College - Montgomery


3200 College Park Drive
Conroe, TX 77384
(936) 273-7000

El Centro College

El Centro College


801 Main Street
Dallas, TX 75202
(214) 860-2037

Lone Star College - Cyfair

Lone Star College - Cyfair


9191 Barker-Cypress Rd
Cypress, TX 77433
(281) 290-3200

Galen College of Nursing-San Antonio

Galen College of Nursing-San Antonio


7411 John Smith Drive, Suite 300
San Antonio, TX 78229
(210) 733-3056

Galveston College

Galveston College


4015 Ave Q
Galveston, TX 77550
(409) 944-1220

Mountain View College

Mountain View College


4849 West Illinois Ave.
Dallas, TX 75211
(214) 860-8680

Grayson College

Grayson College


6101 Grayson Drive
Denison, TX 75020
(903) 465-6030

Sanford-Brown College-Dallas

Sanford-Brown College-Dallas


1250 Mockingbird Lane, Suite 150
Dallas, TX 75247
(214) 459-8490

Hill College

Hill College


112 Lamar Dr
Hillsboro, TX 76645
(254) 659-7500

El Paso Community College

El Paso Community College


9050 Viscount Blvd
El Paso, TX 79925
(915) 831-2000

Houston Baptist University

Houston Baptist University


7502 Fondren Rd
Houston, TX 77074
(281) 649-3000

Lone Star College - North Harris Meep

Lone Star College - North Harris Meep


17200 Red Oak Drive
Houston, TX 77090
281.618.5427

Houston Community College

Houston Community College


3100 Main Street
Houston, TX 77002
(877) 422-6111

Howard College

Howard College


1001 Birdwell Lane
Big Spring, TX 79720
(432) 264-5000

San Jacinto College South

San Jacinto College South


13735 Beamer Road
Houston, TX 77089
(281) 484-1900

Kilgore College

Kilgore College


1100 Broadway
Kilgore, TX 75662
(903) 984-8531

Trinity Valley Community College - Kaufman

Trinity Valley Community College - Kaufman


800 Hwy. 243 West
Kaufman, TX 75142
(972) 932-4309

Lamar University

Lamar University


4400 MLK Blvd
Beaumont, TX 77705
(409) 880-7011

Lone Star College - Kingwood

Lone Star College - Kingwood


20000 Kingwood Dr
Kingwood Drive, TX 77339
(281) 312-1600

Laredo Community College

Laredo Community College


West End Washington St
Laredo, TX 78040
(956) 721-5394

Lamar State College-Orange

Lamar State College-Orange


410 Front St
Orange, TX 77630
(409) 883-7750

Lee College

Lee College


511 S Whiting
Baytown, TX 77520
(281) 427-5611

San Jacinto College District

San Jacinto College District


4624 Fairmont Pkwy
Pasadena, TX 77504
281-998-6100

Lone Star College System

Lone Star College System


5000 Research Forest Drive
The Woodlands, TX 77381
(832) 813-6764

Lamar State College-Port Arthur

Lamar State College-Port Arthur


1500 Proctor St
Port Arthur, TX 77640
(409) 984-6342

McLennan Community College

McLennan Community College


1400 College Dr
Waco, TX 76708
(254) 299-8000

ITT Technical Institute-Richardson

ITT Technical Institute-Richardson


2101 Waterview Pky
Richardson, TX 75080
(972) 690-9100

Midland College

Midland College


3600 N Garfield
Midland, TX 79705
(432) 685-4500

Navarro College

Navarro College


3200 W 7th Avenue
Corsicana, TX 75110
(903) 874-6501

Hallmark University

Hallmark University


10401 IH 10 W
San Antonio, TX 78230
(210) 690-9000 x232

North Central Texas College

North Central Texas College


1525 W California Street
Gainesville, TX 76240
(940) 668-7731

St Philip's College

St Philip's College


1801 Martin Luther King Dr
San Antonio, TX 78203
(210) 486-2000

Northeast Texas Community College

Northeast Texas Community College


2886 FM 1735
Mount Pleasant, TX 75455
(903) 434-8100

Odessa College

Odessa College


201 W University Blvd
Odessa, TX 79764
(432) 335-6400

Lone Star College - Tomball

Lone Star College - Tomball


30555 Tomball Parkway
Tomball, TX 77375
(281) 351-3399

Palo Alto College

Palo Alto College


1400 W Villaret Blvd
San Antonio, TX 78224
(210) 486-3000

Paris Junior College

Paris Junior College


2400 Clarksville St
Paris, TX 75460
(903) 785-7661

San Antonio College

San Antonio College


1819 N. Main Ave.,
San Antonio, TX 78212
(210) 486-0000

San Jacinto Community College

San Jacinto Community College


8060 Spencer Hwy
Pasadena, TX 77505
(281) 998-6150

South Plains College

South Plains College


1401 S. College Ave
Levelland, TX 79336
(806) 894-9611 x2175

South Texas College

South Texas College


3201 W Pecan
McAllen, TX 78502
(956) 872-8311

Southwest Texas Junior College

Southwest Texas Junior College


2401 Garner Field Rd
Uvalde, TX 78801
(830) 278-4401

Southwestern Adventist University

Southwestern Adventist University


100 W Hillcrest
Keene, TX 76059
(817) 645-3921

Tarrant County College District

Tarrant County College District

Evening
1500 Houston St
Fort Worth, TX 76102
(817) 515-5100

Temple College

Temple College


2600 S 1st St
Temple, TX 76504
(254) 298-8282

Texarkana College

Texarkana College


2500 N Robison Rd
Texarkana, TX 75599
(903) 832-5565 x3241

Texas State Technical College - West Texas

Texas State Technical College - West Texas


300 Homer K. Taylor Drive
Sweetwater, TX 79556
(325) 235-7300

Trinity Valley Community College

Trinity Valley Community College


100 Cardinal Drive
Athens, TX 75751
(903) 675-6200

Tyler Junior College

Tyler Junior College


1400 East Fifth Street
Tyler, TX 75701
(903) 510-2200

Vernon College

Vernon College


4400 College Dr.
Vernon, TX 76384
(940) 552-6291

Victoria College

Victoria College


2200 E Red River
Victoria, TX 77901
(361) 573-3291

Weatherford College

Weatherford College


225 College Park Drive
Weatherford, TX 76086
(800) 287-5471

Wharton County Junior College

Wharton County Junior College


911 Boling Hwy
Wharton, TX 77488
(979) 532-4560

Texas Southmost College

Texas Southmost College


80 Fort Brown
Brownsville, TX 78520
(956) 882-8200