Do you want a health care career that’s always in high demand? Would you like a challenging job where no day is the same? One where you can really make a difference in people’s lives?

If so, think about becoming a nurse. A critical nursing shortage ensures immediate work for new graduates who have the skills and professionalism to take on this challenging but rewarding career.

Nursing At-A-Glance


What Can I Earn?

These rates are entry hourly wages for the following Nursing jobs in the Dallas-Fort Worth area.

  • Certified Nursing Assistants (CNA)$9/hr
  • Licensed Vocational Nurses (LVN)$18/hr
  • Registered Nurses (RN)$27/hr

SOURCE: Texas Workforce Commission

What's the difference in these careers?

Can I Find a Job?

These figures are the projected growth for the following jobs in the Dallas-Fort Worth area through 2026.

  • Certified Nursing Assistants (CNA) +26%
  • Licensed Vocational Nurses (LVN) +29%
  • Registered Nurses (RN) +28%


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How Long Will I Train?

  • Nursing Assistant 3 mos.
  • Associate Degree Nursing 18 mos.

Length of time is based on full-time student status, a minimum of 12 credit hours per semester.


How Much Will I Spend?

  • Nursing Assistant Varies per college
  • Associate Degree Nursing $3,540

Cost is based on tuition rates for program hours and Dallas County residents. It does not include additional costs or books. Find out about financial aid.

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Degrees and Certificates

Degrees and certificates are designed to build on one another in a pathway that leads you to higher earning jobs. The more you learn, the more you earn.



Associate Degree Nursing

Degree, Associate of Applied Science
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Nursing Programs

Looking for info about nursing careers? As an additional resource, the Dallas County Community College District offers general career and pathways overview for nursing.