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Nursing

Care for patients in need and help fill the shortage of nurses nationwide.

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

  • 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.

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

SOURCE: JobsEQ

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How Long Will I Train?

  • Nursing Assistant 3 mos.
  • Licensed Vocational Nursing 12 mos.
  • LVN-RN Bridge 24 mos.
  • Associate Degree Nursing 16-24 mos.
  • Perioperative Nursing 8 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
  • Licensed Vocational Nursing $3,009
  • LVN-RN Bridge $3,540
  • Associate Degree Nursing $3,540
  • Perioperative Nursing $885

Cost is based on tuition rates for program hours and Dallas County residents. It does not include additional fees 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.

 

Nursing Assistant

Workforce Certificate
Colleges:
  • Brookhaven
  • Cedar Valley
  • Eastfield
  • El Centro
  • Mountain View
Program and Career Details
 

LVN-RN Bridge Program

Degree, Associate of Applied Science
Colleges:
  • El Centro
Program and Career Details
 

Associate Degree Nursing

Degree, Associate of Applied Science
Colleges:
  • Brookhaven
  • El Centro
  • Mountain View
  • North Lake
Program and Career Details
 

Perioperative Nursing

Certificate, Enhanced Skills
Colleges:
  • El Centro
Program and Career Details

What Our Students Are Saying

Heather Peroyea, RN
Methodist Hospital of Dallas and DCCCD Graduate

I would definitely recommend Brookhaven’s Associate Degree Nursing program to anyone considering a career as a registered nurse. It all goes back to their faculty. They all work together to just really prepare you to work as a nurse.

Read more of Heather's story