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CNSs, 2012

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Total practicing CNSs with active Texas RN license (see table below)*: 1,240

Total CNSs in Texas with active Texas RN license*: 1,378

Clinical Nurse Specialists (CNS) by County of Practice - September, 2012

County 2012 Population 2012 CNS Total Ratio of 2012 Population per CNS Ratio of CNSs per 100,000 Population Rank
Anderson 59,135 1 59,135.0 1.7 70
Andrews 15,352 1 15,352.0 6.5 19
Angelina 88,251 4 22,062.8 4.5 36
Aransas 23,754 0 - 0.0 -
Archer 9,248 0 - 0.0 -
Armstrong 1,923 0 - 0.0 -
Atascosa 47,063 1 47,063.0 2.1 63
Austin 29,945 1 29,945.0 3.3 45
Bailey 7,446 0 - 0.0 -
Bandera 21,373 1 21,373.0 4.7 34
Bastrop 78,904 4 19,726.0 5.1 31
Baylor 3,743 0 - 0.0 -
Bee 32,119 0 - 0.0 -
Bell 326,811 31 10,542.3 9.5 10
Bexar 1,781,499 195 9,135.9 10.9 7
Blanco 11,000 0 - 0.0 -
Borden 648 0 - 0.0 -
Bosque 18,577 3 6,192.3 16.1 5
Bowie 93,041 2 46,520.5 2.1 62
Brazoria 330,783 10 33,078.3 3.0 48
Brazos 203,432 6 33,905.3 2.9 49
Brewster 9,445 0 - 0.0 -
Briscoe 1,646 0 - 0.0 -
Brooks 7,318 0 - 0.0 -
Brown 38,556 0 - 0.0 -
Burleson 17,666 0 - 0.0 -
Burnet 44,635 0 - 0.0 -
Caldwell 40,129 0 - 0.0 -
Calhoun 22,152 1 22,152.0 4.5 37
Callahan 13,877 0 - 0.0 -
Cameron 422,765 7 60,395.0 1.7 71
Camp 12,817 0 - 0.0 -
Carson 6,281 0 - 0.0 -
Cass 30,731 0 - 0.0 -
Castro 8,238 0 - 0.0 -
Chambers 37,406 0 - 0.0 -
Cherokee 52,100 5 10,420.0 9.6 9
Childress 7,130 0 - 0.0 -
Clay 10,884 0 - 0.0 -
Cochran 3,196 0 - 0.0 -
Coke 3,287 0 - 0.0 -
Coleman 9,008 0 - 0.0 -
Collin 846,672 17 49,804.2 2.0 66
Collingsworth 3,104 0 - 0.0 -
Colorado 21,218 0 - 0.0 -
Comal 116,314 3 38,771.3 2.6 55
Comanche 14,121 1 14,121.0 7.1 16
Concho 4,209 0 - 0.0 -
Cooke 39,072 1 39,072.0 2.6 57
Coryell 77,845 2 38,922.5 2.6 56
Cottle 1,522 0 - 0.0 -
Crane 4,556 0 - 0.0 -
Crockett 3,796 0 - 0.0 -
Crosby 6,293 0 - 0.0 -
Culberson 2,458 0 - 0.0 -
Dallam 6,984 0 - 0.0 -
Dallas 2,417,003 131 18,450.4 5.4 27
Dawson 14,054 0 - 0.0 -
De Witt 20,324 0 - 0.0 -
Deaf Smith 19,995 0 - 0.0 -
Delta 5,366 0 - 0.0 -
Denton 712,111 13 54,777.8 1.8 69
Dickens 2,471 0 - 0.0 -
Dimmit 10,159 0 - 0.0 -
Donley 3,697 0 - 0.0 -
Duval 11,981 0 - 0.0 -
Eastland 18,794 0 - 0.0 -
Ector 141,481 7 20,211.6 4.9 32
Edwards 2,038 0 - 0.0 -
El Paso 829,129 26 31,889.6 3.1 47
Ellis 159,078 5 31,815.6 3.1 46
Erath 38,658 2 19,329.0 5.2 29
Falls 18,229 0 - 0.0 -
Fannin 34,648 2 17,324.0 5.8 25
Fayette 25,265 0 - 0.0 -
Fisher 3,974 0 - 0.0 -
Floyd 6,515 0 - 0.0 -
Foard 1,339 0 - 0.0 -
Fort Bend 638,662 18 35,481.2 2.8 51
Franklin 10,850 0 - 0.0 -
Freestone 20,219 1 20,219.0 4.9 33
Frio 17,793 0 - 0.0 -
Gaines 18,419 0 - 0.0 -
Galveston 299,774 18 16,654.1 6.0 22
Garza 6,624 0 - 0.0 -
Gillespie 25,793 0 - 0.0 -
Glasscock 1,246 0 - 0.0 -
Goliad 7,462 0 - 0.0 -
Gonzales 20,346 0 - 0.0 -
Gray 22,897 0 - 0.0 -
Grayson 123,316 3 41,105.3 2.4 58
Gregg 124,410 5 24,882.0 4.0 41
Grimes 27,386 0 - 0.0 -
Guadalupe 141,281 1 141,281.0 0.7 80
Hale 36,653 1 36,653.0 2.7 53
Hall 3,352 0 - 0.0 -
Hamilton 8,590 0 - 0.0 -
Hansford 5,778 0 - 0.0 -
Hardeman 4,205 0 - 0.0 -
Hardin 56,242 0 - 0.0 -
Harris 4,241,215 229 18,520.6 5.4 28
Harrison 66,846 1 66,846.0 1.5 75
Hartley 6,119 0 - 0.0 -
Haskell 5,931 0 - 0.0 -
Hays 174,089 4 43,522.3 2.3 60
Hemphill 3,927 0 - 0.0 -
Henderson 79,961 0 - 0.0 -
Hidalgo 817,540 15 54,502.7 1.8 68
Hill 35,935 0 - 0.0 -
Hockley 23,393 0 - 0.0 -
Hood 53,116 3 17,705.3 5.6 26
Hopkins 35,933 1 35,933.0 2.8 52
Houston 23,961 0 - 0.0 -
Howard 35,612 7 5,087.4 19.7 3
Hudspeth 3,582 0 - 0.0 -
Hunt 89,469 0 - 0.0 -
Hutchinson 22,207 0 - 0.0 -
Irion 1,624 0 - 0.0 -
Jack 9,216 0 - 0.0 -
Jackson 14,126 0 - 0.0 -
Jasper 36,032 0 - 0.0 -
Jeff Davis 2,372 0 - 0.0 -
Jefferson 254,895 9 28,321.7 3.5 44
Jim Hogg 5,411 0 - 0.0 -
Jim Wells 41,503 0 - 0.0 -
Johnson 157,659 0 - 0.0 -
Jones 20,579 2 10,289.5 9.7 8
Karnes 15,123 0 - 0.0 -
Kaufman 111,705 5 22,341.0 4.5 38
Kendall 35,621 3 11,873.7 8.4 11
Kenedy 427 0 - 0.0 -
Kent 804 0 - 0.0 -
Kerr 51,057 4 12,764.3 7.8 13
Kimble 4,714 0 - 0.0 -
King 289 0 - 0.0 -
Kinney 3,644 0 - 0.0 -
Kleberg 32,804 0 - 0.0 -
Knox 3,731 0 - 0.0 -
La Salle 7,162 0 - 0.0 -
Lamar 50,484 3 16,828.0 5.9 23
Lamb 14,133 0 - 0.0 -
Lampasas 20,378 0 - 0.0 -
Lavaca 19,299 0 - 0.0 -
Lee 17,129 0 - 0.0 -
Leon 17,296 0 - 0.0 -
Liberty 78,738 1 78,738.0 1.3 76
Limestone 23,915 0 - 0.0 -
Lipscomb 3,398 0 - 0.0 -
Live Oak 11,623 0 - 0.0 -
Llano 19,695 1 19,695.0 5.1 30
Loving 82 0 - 0.0 -
Lubbock 285,572 11 25,961.1 3.9 42
Lynn 5,986 0 - 0.0 -
McCulloch 8,439 0 - 0.0 -
McLennan 238,463 5 47,692.6 2.1 64
McMullen 718 0 - 0.0 -
Madison 14,046 0 - 0.0 -
Marion 10,717 0 - 0.0 -
Martin 4,945 0 - 0.0 -
Mason 4,080 0 - 0.0 -
Matagorda 37,267 0 - 0.0 -
Maverick 56,042 0 - 0.0 -
Medina 48,158 0 - 0.0 -
Menard 2,266 0 - 0.0 -
Midland 141,184 5 28,236.8 3.5 43
Milam 25,124 2 12,562.0 8.0 12
Mills 4,974 0 - 0.0 -
Mitchell 9,537 0 - 0.0 -
Montague 20,008 0 - 0.0 -
Montgomery 492,227 10 49,222.7 2.0 65
Moore 22,630 0 - 0.0 -
Morris 13,137 0 - 0.0 -
Motley 1,213 0 - 0.0 -
Nacogdoches 66,333 1 66,333.0 1.5 74
Navarro 49,125 0 - 0.0 -
Newton 14,369 0 - 0.0 -
Nolan 15,443 0 - 0.0 -
Nueces 346,802 9 38,533.6 2.6 54
Ochiltree 10,720 0 - 0.0 -
Oldham 2,084 0 - 0.0 -
Orange 83,059 0 - 0.0 -
Palo Pinto 28,793 2 14,396.5 6.9 17
Panola 24,219 0 - 0.0 -
Parker 124,657 2 62,328.5 1.6 72
Parmer 10,676 0 - 0.0 -
Pecos 15,848 0 - 0.0 -
Polk 46,682 0 - 0.0 -
Potter 123,571 14 8,826.5 11.3 6
Presidio 8,008 0 - 0.0 -
Rains 11,358 0 - 0.0 -
Randall 124,902 2 62,451.0 1.6 73
Reagan 3,478 0 - 0.0 -
Real 3,358 0 - 0.0 -
Red River 12,964 0 - 0.0 -
Reeves 14,112 0 - 0.0 -
Refugio 7,446 0 - 0.0 -
Roberts 949 0 - 0.0 -
Robertson 17,224 0 - 0.0 -
Rockwall 85,630 1 85,630.0 1.2 77
Runnels 10,605 0 - 0.0 -
Rusk 55,209 0 - 0.0 -
Sabine 11,067 0 - 0.0 -
San Augustine 8,993 0 - 0.0 -
San Jacinto 27,629 0 - 0.0 -
San Patricio 65,215 0 - 0.0 -
San Saba 6,221 0 - 0.0 -
Schleicher 3,577 0 - 0.0 -
Scurry 17,313 1 17,313.0 5.8 24
Shackelford 3,449 0 - 0.0 -
Shelby 25,972 0 - 0.0 -
Sherman 3,106 0 - 0.0 -
Smith 216,038 9 24,004.2 4.2 40
Somervell 8,863 0 - 0.0 -
Starr 62,438 0 - 0.0 -
Stephens 9,736 0 - 0.0 -
Sterling 1,160 0 - 0.0 -
Stonewall 1,496 0 - 0.0 -
Sutton 4,247 0 - 0.0 -
Swisher 7,938 0 - 0.0 -
Tarrant 1,868,848 82 22,790.8 4.4 39
Taylor 133,222 3 44,407.3 2.3 61
Terrell 999 0 - 0.0 -
Terry 12,831 0 - 0.0 -
Throckmorton 1,652 0 - 0.0 -
Titus 33,254 2 16,627.0 6.0 21
Tom Green 111,353 31 3,592.0 27.8 2
Travis 1,071,103 186 5,758.6 17.4 4
Trinity 14,982 0 - 0.0 -
Tyler 22,032 0 - 0.0 -
Upshur 40,531 0 - 0.0 -
Upton 3,472 1 3,472.0 28.8 1
Uvalde 26,910 2 13,455.0 7.4 14
Val Verde 49,880 3 16,626.7 6.0 20
Van Zandt 53,746 1 53,746.0 1.9 67
Victoria 87,939 1 87,939.0 1.1 79
Walker 68,842 0 - 0.0 -
Waller 46,038 0 - 0.0 -
Ward 10,803 0 - 0.0 -
Washington 34,519 1 34,519.0 2.9 50
Webb 262,794 3 87,598.0 1.1 78
Wharton 41,745 0 - 0.0 -
Wheeler 5,507 0 - 0.0 -
Wichita 131,523 9 14,613.7 6.8 18
Wilbarger 13,760 1 13,760.0 7.3 15
Willacy 22,902 0 - 0.0 -
Williamson 460,111 21 21,910.0 4.6 35
Wilson 45,713 0 - 0.0 -
Winkler 7,348 0 - 0.0 -
Wise 61,984 0 - 0.0 -
Wood 43,347 1 43,347.0 2.3 59
Yoakum 8,187 0 - 0.0 -
Young 18,778 0 - 0.0 -
Zapata 14,580 0 - 0.0 -
Zavala 11,909 0 - 0.0 -
Texas Total 26,146,548 1,240 21,085.9 4.7  
Documentation

*  Of the 1,378 individual active CNSs licensed in Texas, 138 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 2012

 

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