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County Supply and Distribution Tables - Certified Nurse Aides

2019 Certified Nurse Aides by County (111,736) - September

2018 Certified Nurse Aides by County (113,274) - August

2017 Certified Nurse Aides by County (113,254) - September

2016 Certified Nurse Aides by County (100,412) - September

2015 Certified Nurse Aides by County (109,253) - September**

2014 Certified Nurse Aides by County (124,616) - September*

2013 Certified Nurse Aides by County (135,983) - September

2012 Certified Nurse Aides by County (135,288) - September

2011 Certified Nurse Aides by County (135,092) - September

2010 Certified Nurse Aides by County (130,570) - September

2009 Certified Nurse Aides by County (121,585) - August

2008 Certified Nurse Aides by County (116,416) - August

Data prior to 2008 may be available. Please contact the Texas Center for Nursing Workforce Studies for more information.

Licensing Board and Data Source

The Texas Health and Human Services Commission adopts rules for the regulation of persons wishing to practice as certified nurse aides in Texas.

Information regarding the licensure requirements and responsibilities of certified nurse aides can be obtained on the website of the Texas Health and Human Services Commission.

* In September 2013, Texas began requiring certified nurse aides to submit proof of continuing education to the Texas Department of Aging and Disability Services in order to renew their certification. Additionally, in November 2013, certification standards were changed to require Texas certified nurse aides to pass all five sections of the national skills test in order to achieve certification. Previously, certified nurse aides in Texas were required to pass a Texas-specific skills test. This likely explains the drop in the number of certified nurse aides from 2013 to 2014.

** In October 2014, the certification standards were changed to require passage of only four out of five sections of the national skills test in order to be certified.

Last updated October 4, 2019