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County Supply and Distribution Tables - Licensed Vocational Nurses

The parenthetical numbers on this page represent the number of active licensed vocational nurses employed in nursing and practicing in Texas. Inactive or retired licensed professionals were excluded. Licensed vocational nurses were classified as active if the Texas Board of Nursing licensure renewal file indicated that their license status was “Current,” “Current (Notified for Renewal),” or “Current (Processing Renewal).” Licensed vocational nurses with active licenses may or may not be employed in nursing. Licensed vocational nurses were classified as working in nursing if they indicated that their employment status was “Employed in Nursing Full Time” or “Employed in Nursing Part Time.” This excludes licensed vocational nurses who were newly licensed. Licensed vocational nurses were classified as working in Texas if they indicated that their primary practice state (or mailing address state if practice address was not available) was Texas.

2018 Licensed Vocational Nurses by County (84,524) - September

2017 Licensed Vocational Nurses by County (82,901) - September

2016 Licensed Vocational Nurses by County (80,993) - September

2015 Licensed Vocational Nurses by County (79,154) - September

2014 Licensed Vocational Nurses by County (77,624) - September

2013 Licensed Vocational Nurses by County (75,258) - September

2012 Licensed Vocational Nurses by County (73,674) - September

2011 Licensed Vocational Nurses by County (72,921) - September

2010 Licensed Vocational Nurses by County (71,141) - September

2009 Licensed Vocational Nurses by County (69,152) - September

2008 Licensed Vocational Nurses by County (67,103) - September

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 Board of Nursing adopts rules to regulate persons wishing to practice as licensed vocational nurses in Texas.

Information regarding the education requirements, licensure requirements, and responsibilities of licensed vocational nurses can be found on the website of the Texas Board of Nursing.

Last updated January 8, 2019