Your Nursing License in Texas

Texas Nursing

Important Note: Nursing licensure and practice requirements are subject to change. Nursing License Map makes its best effort to keep content accurate; however, the official source is the State Board of Nursing. Make sure to confirm licensing requirements with the Texas State Board of Nursing before applying for licensure or renewal. Last updated: 9/6/2013

Texas Nursing Salary Average

Licensed Nursing AssistantLicensed Practice NurseRegistered NurseAdvanced Practice Registered Nurse
$21,610$40,710$64,670 >$80,000*
*The Salary of an advanced practice nurse in Texas can vary widely based upon specialization. Learn more about Texas nursing salary.

Texas Nursing Scholarships

For nursing financial aid options take a look at our nursing scholarships and grants page.

Is Texas a Nursing Licensure Compact State?Yes

Nursing License

There are many paths to become a nurse in Texas. The path you take will mostly depend upon the type of nurse you’d like to become and your current or prospective level of education. The higher your level of education, the more opportunities you’ll have to choose where and how you pursue your career in nursing.

In addition to nursing salaries in Texas, you’ll find information on acquiring and maintaining several types of Texas nursing licensure. We’re constantly making updates, but with the speed of change in the healthcare sphere it’s difficult to stay current. If you have any comments or suggestions for our information on nursing in Texas, please let us know!


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Texas Nursing Licensure Renewal

Advanced practice registered nurse (APRN), registered nurse (R.N.), and licensed practical nurse (LPN) licenses renew every two years. Licenses may take up to two weeks to process even if submitted online, so make sure to renew early. In order to avoid additional charges, applications must be postmarked no later than the last day of the month the license expires. Licenses may be renewed up to 60 days before the renewal deadline, and notices are mailed to the most recent address on file with the board. Nurses must complete 20 continuing education units (CEUs) per renewal period. Licenses renewed after the deadline are required to show proof of 20 additional CEUs before the license will be renewed.