Texas Nursing Schools

Registered nurses (RNs) look after patients, including adults and newborn babies. They apply their knowledge and skills in a new way each day. With so many opportunities present for nurses, RNs can become more competitive in the job market by advancing their career through a bachelor’s of science in nursing (BSN) degree. Most RN to BSN degree programs take around 2 years to complete. This degree program is one of the fastest routes to career advancement. During a BSN program, RNs are required to strengthen their medical skills and take high-level courses in areas like patient care and evidence-based practice. They can also take elective courses in areas like pediatric nursing, nursing leadership or acute care. After graduation, these candidates qualify for advanced level positions. They also get preference over nurses who have an associate’s degree. Nurses who have a BSN degree can become neonatal nurses, pediatric nurses, emergency nurses, nurse supervisor, etc.

National Estimates for Registered Nurses in Texas

Employment 1Hourly mean wageAnnual mean wage 2Employment per 1,000 jobsLocation quotient 9

(1) Estimates for detailed occupations do not sum to the totals because the totals include occupations not shown separately. Estimates do not include self-employed workers.

(2) Annual wages have been calculated by multiplying the hourly mean wage by a “year-round, full-time” hours figure of 2,080 hours; for those occupations where there is not an hourly wage published, the annual wage has been directly calculated from the reported survey data.

(9) The location quotient is the ratio of the area concentration of occupational employment to the national average concentration. A location quotient greater than one indicates the occupation has a higher share of employment than average, and a location quotient less than one indicates the occupation is less prevalent in the area than average.

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