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CNSs, 2011

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Total practicing CNSs with active Texas RN license (see table below)*: 1,272

Total CNSs in Texas with active Texas RN license*: 1,404

Clinical Nurse Specialists (CNS) by County of Practice - September, 2011

County 2011 Population 2011 CNS Total Ratio of 2011 Population per CNS Ratio of CNSs per 100,000 Population Rank
Anderson 58,092 2 29,046.0 3.4 49
Andrews 14,413 1 14,413.0 6.9 14
Angelina 85,631 4 21,407.8 4.7 34
Aransas 28,050 0 - 0 -
Archer 9,555 0 - 0 -
Armstrong 2,293 0 - 0 -
Atascosa 46,605 1 46,605.0 2.1 66
Austin 29,283 1 29,283.0 3.4 50
Bailey 6,297 1 6,297.0 15.9 5
Bandera 21,635 1 21,635.0 4.6 35
Bastrop 84,458 4 21,114.5 4.7 33
Baylor 3,986 0 - 0 -
Bee 34,229 0 - 0 -
Bell 296,667 34 8,725.5 11.5 9
Bexar 1,660,689 208 7,984.1 12.5 8
Blanco 10,573 0 - 0 -
Borden 770 0 - 0 -
Bosque 17,866 3 5,955.3 16.8 4
Bowie 93,227 2 46,613.5 2.1 67
Brazoria 327,763 11 29,796.6 3.4 51
Brazos 177,942 4 44,485.5 2.2 63
Brewster 9,527 0 - 0 -
Briscoe 1,867 0 - 0 -
Brooks 7,837 0 - 0 -
Brown 40,084 0 - 0 -
Burleson 18,915 1 18,915.0 5.3 25
Burnet 49,102 1 49,102.0 2 69
Caldwell 39,415 0 - 0 -
Calhoun 23,500 1 23,500.0 4.3 40
Callahan 14,687 0 - 0 -
Cameron 425,569 8 53,196.1 1.9 70
Camp 13,611 0 - 0 -
Carson 6,781 0 - 0 -
Cass 30,615 0 - 0 -
Castro 7,292 0 - 0 -
Chambers 36,872 0 - 0 -
Cherokee 50,348 5 10,069.6 9.9 11
Childress 7,949 0 - 0 -
Clay 11,228 0 - 0 -
Cochran 3,454 0 - 0 -
Coke 3,929 0 - 0 -
Coleman 8,904 0 - 0 -
Collin 884,317 19 46,543.0 2.1 65
Collingsworth 3,141 0 - 0 -
Colorado 22,442 0 - 0 -
Comal 126,145 3 42,048.3 2.4 61
Comanche 14,308 1 14,308.0 7 13
Concho 3,824 0 - 0 -
Cooke 41,279 2 20,639.5 4.8 29
Coryell 81,691 2 40,845.5 2.4 60
Cottle 1,875 0 - 0 -
Crane 4,331 0 - 0 -
Crockett 4,621 0 - 0 -
Crosby 6,471 0 - 0 -
Culberson 2,685 0 - 0 -
Dallam 6,802 0 - 0 -
Dallas 2,460,277 134 18,360.3 5.4 24
Dawson 14,751 0 - 0 -
Deaf Smith 20,704 0 - 0 -
Delta 5,317 0 - 0 -
Denton 737,854 12 61,487.8 1.6 76
De Witt 20,617 1 20,617.0 4.9 28
Dickens 2,786 0 - 0 -
Dimmit 9,688 0 - 0 -
Donley 3,873 0 - 0 -
Duval 11,932 0 - 0 -
Eastland 18,836 0 - 0 -
Ector 134,087 7 19,155.3 5.2 26
Edwards 2,216 0 - 0 -
Ellis 165,095 6 27,515.8 3.6 47
El Paso 782,541 26 30,097.7 3.3 52
Erath 40,189 1 40,189.0 2.5 57
Falls 18,762 0 - 0 -
Fannin 35,140 2 17,570.0 5.7 21
Fayette 25,631 0 - 0 -
Fisher 4,146 0 - 0 -
Floyd 6,833 0 - 0 -
Foard 1,577 0 - 0 -
Fort Bend 604,687 18 33,593.7 3 54
Franklin 11,109 0 - 0 -
Freestone 20,702 1 20,702.0 4.8 30
Frio 18,095 0 - 0 -
Gaines 16,670 0 - 0 -
Galveston 298,791 18 16,599.5 6 18
Garza 5,280 0 - 0 -
Gillespie 26,445 1 26,445.0 3.8 45
Glasscock 1,534 0 - 0 -
Goliad 7,781 0 - 0 -
Gonzales 20,544 0 - 0 -
Gray 22,879 0 - 0 -
Grayson 121,968 3 40,656.0 2.5 59
Gregg 124,477 6 20,746.2 4.8 31
Grimes 26,699 0 - 0 -
Guadalupe 133,722 1 133,722.0 0.7 83
Hale 37,136 0 - 0 -
Hall 3,842 0 - 0 -
Hamilton 9,019 0 - 0 -
Hansford 5,219 0 - 0 -
Hardeman 4,601 0 - 0 -
Hardin 52,467 0 - 0 -
Harris 4,176,561 237 17,622.6 5.7 22
Harrison 68,196 1 68,196.0 1.5 78
Hartley 5,836 0 - 0 -
Haskell 5,886 0 - 0 -
Hays 171,682 4 42,920.5 2.3 62
Hemphill 3,616 0 - 0 -
Henderson 82,195 0 - 0 -
Hidalgo 817,533 15 54,502.2 1.8 72
Hill 37,480 0 - 0 -
Hockley 23,917 0 - 0 -
Hood 56,151 2 28,075.5 3.6 48
Hopkins 34,842 1 34,842.0 2.9 56
Houston 24,643 0 - 0 -
Howard 33,487 7 4,783.9 20.9 2
Hudspeth 3,854 0 - 0 -
Hunt 91,250 0 - 0 -
Hutchinson 23,474 0 - 0 -
Irion 1,825 0 - 0 -
Jack 9,104 0 - 0 -
Jackson 15,447 0 - 0 -
Jasper 35,839 0 - 0 -
Jeff Davis 2,921 0 - 0 -
Jefferson 242,356 8 30,294.5 3.3 53
Jim Hogg 5,509 0 - 0 -
Jim Wells 42,742 0 - 0 -
Johnson 174,549 0 - 0 -
Jones 20,766 0 - 0 -
Karnes 16,968 0 - 0 -
Kaufman 111,955 5 22,391.0 4.5 38
Kendall 36,706 2 18,353.0 5.4 23
Kenedy 475 0 - 0 -
Kent 857 0 - 0 -
Kerr 47,170 2 23,585.0 4.2 41
Kimble 4,811 0 - 0 -
King 377 0 - 0 -
Kinney 3,447 0 - 0 -
Kleberg 31,853 0 - 0 -
Knox 4,251 0 - 0 -
Lamar 50,457 3 16,819.0 5.9 19
Lamb 15,666 0 - 0 -
Lampasas 23,120 0 - 0 -
La Salle 6,011 0 - 0 -
Lavaca 19,616 0 - 0 -
Lee 18,369 0 - 0 -
Leon 17,109 0 - 0 -
Liberty 83,061 1 83,061.0 1.2 79
Limestone 23,511 0 - 0 -
Lipscomb 3,174 0 - 0 -
Live Oak 12,395 0 - 0 -
Llano 19,580 1 19,580.0 5.1 27
Loving 65 0 - 0 -
Lubbock 269,648 12 22,470.7 4.5 39
Lynn 5,878 0 - 0 -
McCulloch 8,724 0 - 0 -
McLennan 236,186 7 33,740.9 3 55
McMullen 882 0 - 0 -
Madison 14,660 0 - 0 -
Marion 11,018 0 - 0 -
Martin 5,368 0 - 0 -
Mason 3,847 0 - 0 -
Matagorda 38,883 0 - 0 -
Maverick 55,968 0 - 0 -
Medina 46,249 0 - 0 -
Menard 2,443 0 - 0 -
Midland 131,349 5 26,269.8 3.8 44
Milam 26,678 1 26,678.0 3.7 46
Mills 5,585 0 - 0 -
Mitchell 9,803 0 - 0 -
Montague 20,340 0 - 0 -
Montgomery 498,672 9 55,408.0 1.8 73
Moore 21,176 0 - 0 -
Morris 13,559 0 - 0 -
Motley 1,416 0 - 0 -
Nacogdoches 64,815 1 64,815.0 1.5 77
Navarro 52,374 0 - 0 -
Newton 14,828 0 - 0 -
Nolan 14,275 0 - 0 -
Nueces 324,915 8 40,614.4 2.5 58
Ochiltree 10,087 0 - 0 -
Oldham 2,340 0 - 0 -
Orange 84,765 0 - 0 -
Palo Pinto 29,914 2 14,957.0 6.7 15
Panola 24,217 0 - 0 -
Parker 121,772 2 60,886.0 1.6 75
Parmer 10,244 0 - 0 -
Pecos 17,905 0 - 0 -
Polk 50,892 0 - 0 -
Potter 127,716 14 9,122.6 11 10
Presidio 8,792 0 - 0 -
Rains 11,138 0 - 0 -
Randall 121,738 2 60,869.0 1.6 74
Reagan 3,101 0 - 0 -
Real 3,383 0 - 0 -
Red River 14,400 0 - 0 -
Reeves 10,862 0 - 0 -
Refugio 7,044 0 - 0 -
Roberts 954 0 - 0 -
Robertson 16,982 0 - 0 -
Rockwall 91,069 1 91,069.0 1.1 82
Runnels 11,793 0 - 0 -
Rusk 50,284 0 - 0 -
Sabine 10,869 0 - 0 -
San Augustine 9,635 0 - 0 -
San Jacinto 28,714 0 - 0 -
San Patricio 71,094 0 - 0 -
San Saba 6,416 0 - 0 -
Schleicher 3,223 0 - 0 -
Scurry 17,264 1 17,264.0 5.8 20
Shackelford 3,480 0 - 0 -
Shelby 26,737 0 - 0 -
Sherman 3,378 0 - 0 -
Smith 210,929 10 21,092.9 4.7 32
Somervell 8,803 0 - 0 -
Starr 68,749 0 - 0 -
Stephens 10,313 0 - 0 -
Sterling 1,477 0 - 0 -
Stonewall 1,632 0 - 0 -
Sutton 4,679 0 - 0 -
Swisher 8,189 0 - 0 -
Tarrant 1,872,095 84 22,286.8 4.5 37
Taylor 131,663 6 21,943.8 4.6 36
Terrell 1,108 0 - 0 -
Terry 11,400 0 - 0 -
Throckmorton 1,887 0 - 0 -
Titus 32,432 2 16,216.0 6.2 17
Tom Green 103,640 32 3,238.8 30.9 1
Travis 1,011,063 186 5,435.8 18.4 3
Trinity 15,297 0 - 0 -
Tyler 22,222 0 - 0 -
Upshur 38,561 0 - 0 -
Upton 3,131 0 - 0 -
Uvalde 28,047 2 14,023.5 7.1 12
Val Verde 50,499 2 25,249.5 4 43
Van Zandt 54,189 1 54,189.0 1.8 71
Victoria 89,589 1 89,589.0 1.1 81
Walker 65,113 0 - 0 -
Waller 43,241 0 - 0 -
Ward 9,804 0 - 0 -
Washington 33,806 0 - 0 -
Webb 263,985 3 87,995.0 1.1 80
Wharton 44,008 0 - 0 -
Wheeler 5,130 0 - 0 -
Wichita 127,247 8 15,905.9 6.3 16
Wilbarger 15,333 2 7,666.5 13 7
Willacy 22,191 0 - 0 -
Williamson 458,392 19 24,125.9 4.1 42
Wilson 46,979 1 46,979.0 2.1 68
Winkler 6,506 1 6,506.0 15.4 6
Wise 62,974 0 - 0 -
Wood 45,678 1 45,678.0 2.2 64
Yoakum 8,362 0 - 0 -
Young 18,722 0 - 0 -
Zapata 15,608 0 - 0 -
Zavala 12,959 0 - 0 -
Texas Total 25,883,999 1,272 20,349.1 4.9  
Documentation

*  Of the 1,404 individual active CNSs licensed in Texas, 132 did not hold an active Texas RN license and therefore no geographic practice data was available for these nurses. 

Data Source: Texas Board of Nursing - September 2011

 

Prepared by: Texas Department of State Health Services, Center for Health Statistics, Health Professions Resource Center, April 29, 2014

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Last updated November 05, 2014