ADN Programs in Texas

Alvin Community College
Alvin, TX

2017 NCLEX-RN Passrate: 95.2%
Total test writers: 63 students
NCLEX-RN Rank: #13
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Amarillo College
Amarillo, TX

2017 NCLEX-RN Passrate: 92.3%
Total test writers: 117 students
NCLEX-RN Rank: #16
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Angelina College
Lufkin, TX

2017 NCLEX-RN Passrate: 85.3%
Total test writers: 75 students
NCLEX-RN Rank: #37
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Angelo State University
San Angelo, TX

2017 NCLEX-RN Passrate: 87.5%
Total test writers: 64 students
NCLEX-RN Rank: #34
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Austin Community College District
Austin, TX

2017 NCLEX-RN Passrate: 89.9%
Total test writers: 227 students
NCLEX-RN Rank: #17
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Baptist Health System School of Health Professions
San Antonio, TX

2017 NCLEX-RN Passrate: 94.3%
Total test writers: 211 students
NCLEX-RN Rank: #20
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Blinn College
Brenham, TX

2017 NCLEX-RN Passrate: 94.5%
Total test writers: 91 students
NCLEX-RN Rank: #18
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Brazosport College
Lake Jackson, TX

2017 NCLEX-RN Passrate: 94.1%
Total test writers: 17 students
NCLEX-RN Rank: #63
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Brookhaven College
Farmers Branch, TX

2017 NCLEX-RN Passrate: 92.4%
Total test writers: 66 students
NCLEX-RN Rank: #17
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Central Texas College
Killeen, TX

2017 NCLEX-RN Passrate: 89.1%
Total test writers: 46 students
NCLEX-RN Rank: #27
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Cisco College
Cisco, TX

2017 NCLEX-RN Passrate: 83.7%
Total test writers: 43 students
NCLEX-RN Rank: #59
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Clarendon College
Clarendon, TX

2017 NCLEX-RN Passrate: 76.7%
Total test writers: 30 students
NCLEX-RN Rank: #59
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Coastal Bend College
Beeville, TX

2017 NCLEX-RN Passrate: 84.2%
Total test writers: 19 students
NCLEX-RN Rank: #38
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College of Health Care Professions-Northwest
Houston, TX

2017 NCLEX-RN Passrate: 67.7%
Total test writers: 31 students
NCLEX-RN Rank: #75
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College of the Mainland
Texas City, TX

2017 NCLEX-RN Passrate: 93.2%
Total test writers: 44 students
NCLEX-RN Rank: #39
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Collin County Community College District
McKinney, TX

2017 NCLEX-RN Passrate: 93.6%
Total test writers: 156 students
NCLEX-RN Rank: #28
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Dallas Nursing Institute
Dallas, TX

2017 NCLEX-RN Passrate: 91.2%
Total test writers: 34 students
NCLEX-RN Rank: #73
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Del Mar College
Corpus Christi, TX

2017 NCLEX-RN Passrate: 93.2%
Total test writers: 117 students
NCLEX-RN Rank: #30
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El Centro College
Dallas, TX

2017 NCLEX-RN Passrate: 69.9%
Total test writers: 279 students
NCLEX-RN Rank: #73
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El Paso Community College
El Paso, TX

2017 NCLEX-RN Passrate: 93.1%
Total test writers: 102 students
NCLEX-RN Rank: #48
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Galen College of Nursing-San Antonio
San Antonio, TX

2017 NCLEX-RN Passrate: 89.5%
Total test writers: 275 students
NCLEX-RN Rank: #41
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Galveston College
Galveston, TX

2017 NCLEX-RN Passrate: 88%
Total test writers: 50 students
NCLEX-RN Rank: #55
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Grayson College
Denison, TX

2017 NCLEX-RN Passrate: 90%
Total test writers: 100 students
NCLEX-RN Rank: #40
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Hallmark University
San Antonio, TX

2017 NCLEX-RN Passrate: 87.5%
Total test writers: 48 students
NCLEX-RN Rank: #69
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Hill College
Hillsboro, TX

2017 NCLEX-RN Passrate: 83.3%
Total test writers: 12 students
NCLEX-RN Rank: #32
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Houston Community College
Houston, TX

2017 NCLEX-RN Passrate: 85%
Total test writers: 93 students
NCLEX-RN Rank: #63
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Howard College
Big Spring, TX

2017 NCLEX-RN Passrate: 96.8%
Total test writers: 31 students
NCLEX-RN Rank: #5
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Kilgore College
Kilgore, TX

2017 NCLEX-RN Passrate: 88.6%
Total test writers: 44 students
NCLEX-RN Rank: #50
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Lamar State College-Orange
Orange, TX

2017 NCLEX-RN Passrate: 87.5%
Total test writers: 40 students
NCLEX-RN Rank: #52
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Lamar State College-Port Arthur
Port Arthur, TX

2017 NCLEX-RN Passrate: 77.8%
Total test writers: 27 students
NCLEX-RN Rank: #77
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Laredo Community College
Laredo, TX

2017 NCLEX-RN Passrate: 100%
Total test writers: 37 students
NCLEX-RN Rank: #4
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Lee College
Baytown, TX

2017 NCLEX-RN Passrate: 86.2%
Total test writers: 65 students
NCLEX-RN Rank: #53
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McLennan Community College
Waco, TX

2017 NCLEX-RN Passrate: 77.9%
Total test writers: 104 students
NCLEX-RN Rank: #67
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Midland College
Midland, TX

2017 NCLEX-RN Passrate: 94.9%
Total test writers: 59 students
NCLEX-RN Rank: #37
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Mountain View College
Dallas, TX

2017 NCLEX-RN Passrate: 96.2%
Total test writers: 26 students
NCLEX-RN Rank: #15
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Navarro College
Corsicana, TX

2017 NCLEX-RN Passrate: 76.3%
Total test writers: 80 students
NCLEX-RN Rank: #46
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North Central Texas College
Gainesville, TX

2017 NCLEX-RN Passrate: 84.1%
Total test writers: 88 students
NCLEX-RN Rank: #59
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Northeast Texas Community College
Mount Pleasant, TX

2017 NCLEX-RN Passrate: 89.2%
Total test writers: 37 students
NCLEX-RN Rank: #65
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Odessa College
Odessa, TX

2017 NCLEX-RN Passrate: 93.2%
Total test writers: 44 students
NCLEX-RN Rank: #21
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Palo Alto College
San Antonio, TX


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Panola College
Carthage, TX

2017 NCLEX-RN Passrate: 98.2%
Total test writers: 54 students
NCLEX-RN Rank: #12
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Paris Junior College
Paris, TX

2017 NCLEX-RN Passrate: 90.9%
Total test writers: 22 students
NCLEX-RN Rank: #44
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Ranger College
Ranger, TX

2017 NCLEX-RN Passrate: 87.5%
Total test writers: 16 students
NCLEX-RN Rank: #50
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San Antonio College
San Antonio, TX

2017 NCLEX-RN Passrate: 82.4%
Total test writers: 159 students
NCLEX-RN Rank: #64
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San Jacinto Community College
Pasadena, TX

2017 NCLEX-RN Passrate: 88.3%
Total test writers: 60 students
NCLEX-RN Rank: #56
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South Plains College
Levelland, TX

2017 NCLEX-RN Passrate: 85.7%
Total test writers: 77 students
NCLEX-RN Rank: #49
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South Texas College
McAllen, TX

2017 NCLEX-RN Passrate: 85.9%
Total test writers: 234 students
NCLEX-RN Rank: #54
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Southwest Texas Junior College
Uvalde, TX

2017 NCLEX-RN Passrate: 91.7%
Total test writers: 24 students
NCLEX-RN Rank: #66
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St Philip's College
San Antonio, TX

2017 NCLEX-RN Passrate: 62.5%
Total test writers: 8 students
NCLEX-RN Rank: #76
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Tarrant County College District
Fort Worth, TX

2017 NCLEX-RN Passrate: 88.2%
Total test writers: 270 students
NCLEX-RN Rank: #47
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Temple College
Temple, TX

2017 NCLEX-RN Passrate: 91.3%
Total test writers: 69 students
NCLEX-RN Rank: #43
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Texarkana College
Texarkana, TX

2017 NCLEX-RN Passrate: 93%
Total test writers: 71 students
NCLEX-RN Rank: #45
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Texas Southmost College
Brownsville, TX

2017 NCLEX-RN Passrate: 70.6%
Total test writers: 17 students
NCLEX-RN Rank: #74
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Texas State Technical College - West Texas
Sweetwater, TX

2017 NCLEX-RN Passrate: 93.1%
Total test writers: 72 students
NCLEX-RN Rank: #47
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Trinity Valley Community College
Athens, TX

2017 NCLEX-RN Passrate: 84.4%
Total test writers: 109 students
NCLEX-RN Rank: #58
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Tyler Junior College
Tyler, TX

2017 NCLEX-RN Passrate: 96%
Total test writers: 100 students
NCLEX-RN Rank: #29
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Vernon College
Vernon, TX

2017 NCLEX-RN Passrate: 93.4%
Total test writers: 91 students
NCLEX-RN Rank: #26
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Victoria College
Victoria, TX

2017 NCLEX-RN Passrate: 92%
Total test writers: 87 students
NCLEX-RN Rank: #36
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Weatherford College
Weatherford, TX

2017 NCLEX-RN Passrate: 89.7%
Total test writers: 116 students
NCLEX-RN Rank: #42
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Wharton County Junior College
Wharton, TX

2017 NCLEX-RN Passrate: 97.6%
Total test writers: 42 students
NCLEX-RN Rank: #23
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Closed ADN Programs

Houston Baptist University
Houston, TX
Program closed in 2013

2017 NCLEX-RN Passrate: 89.7%
Total test writers: 58 students
NCLEX-RN Rank: #51

ITT Technical Institute-Arlington
Arlington, TX
School closed in 2016

2017 NCLEX-RN Passrate: 25%
Total test writers: 4 students

ITT Technical Institute-Richardson
Richardson, TX
School closed in 2016

Lamar University
Beaumont, TX
Program closed in 2014

2017 NCLEX-RN Passrate: 92.3%
Total test writers: 117 students
NCLEX-RN Rank: #22

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.