Licensed Vocational Nurses
Annually, the Health Professions Resource Center (HPRC) collects licensing data from the Texas Board of Nursing (BON). This dashboard provides the analysis done by TCNWS on demographic summaries for Licensed Vocational Nurses (LVNs) with an active Texas license. These summaries include the number and geographic distribution of LVNs, their race/ethnicity, gender distribution, as well as information on their practice and education.
Data SourceTexas Center for Nursing Workforce Studies
All data come from the Texas Board of Nursing's licensed vocational nurse relicensure files from 2004-2019. These data are self-reported by nurses when they renew their license every two years and demographic fields are not mandatory. The data represent a snapshot of the nursing workforce in September of each year.
Counts include all licensed vocational nurses with a Texas license working full-time or part-time in nursing in Texas for whom the respective data were available. Counts should not be used to derive totals of the number of nurses in Texas or specific areas of Texas.
Texas Public Health Regions
- Panhandle = Region 1
- North Texas = Region 2/3
- East Texas = Region 4/5N
- Gulf Coast = Region 6/5S
- Central Texas = Region 7
- South Texas = Region 8
- West Texas = Region 9/10
- Rio Grande Valley = Region 11
- LVN = Licensed Vocational Nurse
- MHSA = Mental Health and Substance Abuse
- County Supply and Distribution Tables – Licensed Vocational Nurses
- Texas Center for Nursing Workforce Studies
- Texas Regions
For underlying datasets, contact the Texas Center for Nursing Workforce Studies at TCNWS@dshs.texas.gov