Professional Nursing Education
Annually, the Texas Board of Nursing (BON), in collaboration with the Texas Center for Nursing Workforce Studies (TCNWS), collects data through the Nursing Education Program Information Survey (NEPIS). This dashboard presents the collected information on Professional Nursing Education programs in Texas, including the geographic location of programs, program characteristics, applications, enrollment, and graduation from professional nursing programs as well as graduate demographic data.
Data SourceTexas Center for Nursing Workforce Studies
All data are obtained from self-reports from professional nursing programs on the annual Nursing Educational Program Information Survey (NEPIS) under the jurisdiction of the Texas Board of Nursing.
The survey reporting period is the academic year. It includes the fall term through the final summer term of the academic year. Programs that do not operate on an academic calendar report for the period September 1 through August 31.
Newly enrolled students are defined as those who were newly registered and enrolled as of the census date set by the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board.
Enrollment counts include all students enrolled in the program as of September 30 of the reporting year.
Faculty counts include all faculty members employed by the program as of September 30 of the reporting year.
RN = Registered Nurse
ADN = Associate Degree in Nursing
BSN = Bachelor of Science in Nursing
MSN AE = Alternate Entry Master of Science in Nursing
LVN = Licensed Vocational Nurse
EMT = Emergency Medical Technician
DNP = Doctor of Nursing Practice
DNS = Doctor of Nursing Science
ND = Nursing Doctorate
For underlying datasets, contact the Texas Center for Nursing Workforce Studies at TCNWS@dshs.texas.gov