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?

  • Certified 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?

  • Certified 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



LVN-RN Bridge Program

Degree, Associate of Applied Science
Program and Career Details

Perioperative Nursing

Certificate, Enhanced Skills
Program and Career Details

What Our Students Are Saying

Heather Peroyea, RN
Methodist Hospital of Dallas and Brookhaven College 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

HB 1508 Notice

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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.