Frequently Asked Questions
Learn more about the differences between an LPN school and a BSN school, as well as other FAQs from prospective students here at our Arizona College of Nursing – Dallas campus.
LVN Program vs BSN Program: What is the difference?
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Other Frequently Asked Questions At Our Dallas Nursing College
Students must enroll in an approved program in Texas. Most Texas programs culminate in an associate’s or bachelor’s degree. The state boasts one hospital-based diploma program. A majority of Texas hospitals surveyed (58.1%) consider the bachelor’s important.
Registered Nurses in TX have a median salary of $79,830 per year.
As you will be newly entering the workforce, it’s important to know that you will likely not start at the median rate but would likely increase your earnings with experience.
The Bureau of Labor Statistics states that Registered Nurses in TX range from a low rate of $61,950 per year, to the highest-paid Nurses earning as much as $105,270 per year.
Updated 09/2023. Source: https://www.onetonline.org/link/localwages/29-1141.00?st=TX
Registered nurses held about 3.1 million jobs in 2020. The largest employers of registered nurses were as follows:
Ambulatory healthcare services (18%)
Nursing and residential care facilities (6%)
Educational services; state, local, and private (3%)
Transferring credits can get you on track to complete your program in less time and at a lower cost. Students can progress through our BSN program of study in 3-years or less with qualifying transfer credits, if the courses apply to the program of study. For questions about transfer credits, including credits associated with college level credit test scores, visit our Campus Locations page for details to contact your local campus.
Read more about Arizona College of Nursing’s credit transfer requirements.
Students of all ages and backgrounds who qualify may be eligible for a variety of financial aid programs and payment options including:
- Federal student loans
- Federal PELL and SEOG grants
- Eligible State-based grant programs
- Private educational loans
- Military veteran educational benefits (ex: Post-9/11 G.I. Bill®)*
*GI Bill® is a registered trademark of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). More information about education benefits offered by VA is available at the official U.S. government Web site at https://www.benefits.va.gov/gibill. The Falls Church, Hartford, Cincinnati, Cleveland, St. Louis, and Chesapeake Arizona College of Nursing campuses are not approved to train eligible Veterans and their dependents.
Yes. While every student’s schedule may vary due to prior academic experience, you’ll start your BSN degree program with evening general education courses. In addition, some general education courses are offered in a convenient on-campus/online hybrid format.
We offer general education courses in the evening because we know students are busy and often can’t immediately change their entire schedule when starting Nursing school.
Once you begin your Core Nursing courses, your schedule will shift to daytime classes.
As of 2020, there were 220,980 RNs employed in Texas.
Registered Nurses jobs in Texas are projected to grow by 17% between 2020 and 2030.
RN employment in the United States is projected to grow 6% from 2021 to 2031, creating 203,200 new nursing jobs.
Updated August 2023: Data Source: https://www.onetonline.org/link/localtrends/29-1141.00?st=TX
There are various parts of the cost to become a nurse in the state of Texas. First, you must complete an accredited nursing program.
Next, RNs in Texas must pay the necessary fees ($100 for APRN or $150 for APRN with prescriptive authority).
Candidates are allowed to retake the NCLEX exam – many times, in fact if they need and want to. However, they must continue to turn in an application to the Texas BON and pay applicable fees. A US-educated candidate must pass within four years of graduation. The last application must be made at least 120 days before eligibility ends.