Texas is the second largest state in the United States by area and population. Geographically located in the South Central region of the country, Texas shares borders with the U.S. states of Louisiana to the east, Arkansas to the northeast, Oklahoma to the north, New Mexico to the west, and the Mexican states of Chihuahua, Coahuila, Nuevo León, and Tamaulipas to the southwest, and has a coastline with the Gulf of Mexico to the southeast.  For additional information visit Wikipedia.

Texas Nursing News

According to Nurse.org Texas ranks number 19 among all 50 states in nursing salary. The average RN salary $72,070 and average hourly is $34.65. The number of RNs in Texas, as of 2019, is 212,230. (stats from Nurse.org).

Texas Online Nursing Resources

Texas Board of Nursing Website


Nursing Jurisprudence
Enhanced Nurse Licensure Compact 

For complete information on licensure compacts

The Texas Nurses Association is the voice for nurses in Texas. Along with its counterpart in the Texas Nurses Foundation, TNA provides a wide array of member services, including continuing education, practice protection, the member helpline, weekly e-newsletters with practice tips and the quarterly Texas Nursing magazine. TNA also works on legislation, such as the Texas Nursing Practice Act, to supporting nursing statewide. TNF and the Texas Peer Assistance Program for Nurses help make nursing a stronger profession by supporting individual nurses. You must create an account for pricing. 

Texas Nurses Association

Nurses Association

Texas Nursing Schools 

For a list of Texas nursing schools and links to their web sites

Google Map of Texas Nursing Schools

Texas Hospitals

For a list of Texas hospitals and links to their web sites

Google Map of Texas Hospitals

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Texas Nursing Stores

For a list of the major nursing stores in Texas.  (click on the google map to see all major nursing stores).

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Texas State Facts

State of Texas’ government website

Top 10 Travel Destinations in Texas

  1. Austin
  2. South Padre Island
  3. Fredericksburg
  4. Houston
  5. New Braunfels
  6. Alpine
  7. Amarillo
  8. Rockport Fulton
  9. Boerne
  10. San Antonio

Visit VacationIdea.com for more travel destinations in Texas

Texas Sports

Texasis home of several national sports league franchises among other professional sports, being the second most populated U.S. state. Since the state is located in the South Central United States, most teams are part of the Central / South or West league divisions, with the notable exception of the NFL Dallas Cowboys, which is an NFC Eastfranchise. 

Source: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sports_in_Texas

Texas Fun Facts

  1. Texas is popularly known as The Lone Star State. 
  2. The Alamo is located in San Antonio. It is where Texas defenders fell to Mexican General Santa Anna and the phrase Remember the Alamo originated. The Alamo is considered the cradle of Texas liberty and the state’s most popular historic site. 
  3. The lightning whelk is the official state shell. 
  4. Texas is the only state to have the flags of 6 different nations fly over it. They are: Spain, France, Mexico, Republic of Texas, Confederate States, and the United States. 
  5. Although six flags have flown over Texas, there have been eight changes of government: Spanish 1519-1685, French 1685-1690, Spanish 1690-1821, Mexican 1821-1836, Republic of Texas 1836-1845, United States 1845-1861, Confederate States 1861-1865, United States 1865-present

***For additional fun Facts: Visit 50states.com – States and Capitals


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