Find a California Nursing School

Pinpoint Degrees that Match Your Salary and Career Goals

California is jam-packed with nursing schools. Dozens of them offer almost every flavor of nursing program you could wish for. Combine the range of climates and the amazing weather in the state with top-notch career opportunity and you can quickly make nurses in other areas of the country downright jealous.

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Use our search list to find campus-based or online programs located within the state. Search even more online nursing degrees with our big list of online nursing schools. Truth is, if you're willing to think outside the box, location no longer tethers you to a short list of schools. And some of the biggest innovations in online education have taken place in nursing schools. Opportunities span the entire range of nursing education options: diplomas, ASN, BSN, Master's, graduate certificates and even Ph.D. programs are available online today.

Find Schools that Meet Your Goals

If you're shopping for a brick and mortar school make sure it meets all your career and education goals. Look for the degree program you want, faculty with credentials, courses that offer a range of academic as well as the most practical and up to date information. Gather all the skills you can and add them to your career toolkit. Do yourself a big favor and pay attention to programs that offer career counseling and assistance with job placement. But job placement for RNs is hardly the biggest concern today.

Salaries and Jobs to Expect

Salaries for well-educated RNs in California are some of the highest in the nation. An experienced RN in a metro area with a few years of experience and in an in-demand specialty could clear $90,000 annually, BUT don't forget to figure in cost of living in this very upscale region of the country. Larger metro areas, such as San Francisco, LA, and San Diego have big hospitals and a consistent high demand for professional RNs.

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For information on state licensure requirements visit the California State Board of Nursing.

Online California Nursing Schools

Samuel Merritt College — Oakland
School of Nursing
CCNE Accredited

University of California — Riverside
Extension

West Coast University — Los Angeles

Search our big list of online nursing schools for more options in distance education.

Campus-Based Nursing Schools in California

Allan Hancock College — Santa Maria

American River College — Sacramento

Antelope Valley College — Lancaster

Azuza Pacific College
CCNE Accredited

Bakersfield College — Bakersfield

Biola University — La Mirada
Department of Baccalaureate Nursing
CCNE Accredited

Butte Community College — Oroville

California College for Health Sciences — National City

California State University — Bakersfield
Department of Nursing
CCNE Accredited

California State University — Chico
School of Nursing
CCNE Accredited

California State University — Dominguez Hills
College of Health and Human Services
CCNE Accredited

California State University — East Bay
Department of Nursing and Health Sciences
NLNAC Accredited

California State University — Fresno
Department of Nursing
CCNE Accredited

California State University — Fullerton
Department of Nursing
CCNE Accredited

California State University — Hayward
Department of Continuing Education
NLNAC Accredited

California State University — Long Beach
Department of Nursing
CCNE Accredited

California State University — Los Angeles
School of Nursing
CCNE Accredited

California State University — Northridge
Department of Health Sciences
CCNE Accredited

California State University — Sacramento
Division of Nursing
CCNE Accredited

California State University — San Bernardino
Department of Nursing
CCNE Accredited

California State University — Stanislaus
Department of Nursing
CCNE Accredited

Casa Loma College
School of Nursing and Applied Health

Cerritos College — Norwalk
Department of Nursing
NLNAC Accredited

Chabot College — Hayward

Chaffey College — Rancho Cucamonga
NLNAC Accredited

Chapman University — Orange

Charles R. Drew University of Medicine and Science — Los Angeles
College of Allied Health

City College of San Francisco — San Francisco

College of Marin — Kentfield
Registered Nursing Program
NLNAC Accredited

College of San Mateo — San Mateo

College of the Canyons — Santa Clarita
Nursing Department/Math-Science Division
NLNAC Accredited

College of the Desert — Palm Desert
Health Sciences Division
NLNAC Accredited

College of the Redwoods — Eureka
Health Occupations Division

College of the Sequoias — Visalia

Compton Community College — Compton

Concordia University — Irvine

Contra Costa College — San Pablo

Cuesta College — San Luis Obispo

Cypress College — Cypress
Health Sciences Division/Department of Nursing
NLNAC Accredited

De Anza Community College — Cupertino

Dominican University of California — San Rafael
CCNE Accredited

East Los Angeles College — Monterey Park

El Camino Community College — Torrance
Nursing Department
NLNAC Accredited

Evergreen Valley College — San Jose
Nursing Education Department
NLNAC Accredited

Fresno City College — Fresno
Health Sciences- Registered Nursing

Gavilan College — Gilroy

Glendale Career College — Glendale

Glendale Community College — Glendale

Golden West College — Huntington Beach
Department of Health Professions
NLNAC Accredited

Grossmont College — El Cajon
Department of Nursing

Holy Names University — Oakland
Department of Nursing
CCNE Accredited

Humboldt State University — Arcata
CCNE Accredited

Imperial Valley College — Imperial
Division of Nursing

Long Beach City College — Long Beach
NLNAC Accredited

Los Angeles County College of Nursing — Los Angeles

Los Angeles Harbor College — Wilmington
Health Sciences Division
NLNAC Accredited

Los Angeles Pierce College — Woodland Hills
NLNAC Accredited

Los Angeles Southwest College — Los Angeles

Los Angeles Trade — Technical College — Los Angeles

Los Angeles Valley College — Van Nuys
Health Science Department
NLNAC Accredited

Los Medanos College — Pittsburg

Merced College — Merced

Merritt College — Oakland

Mills College — Oakland

Modesto Junior College — Modesto

Monterey Peninsula College — Monterey
Maurine Church Coburn School of Nursing
NLNAC Accredited

Moorpark College — Moorpark
NLNAC Accredited

Mount Saint Mary's College — Los Angeles
CCNE Accredited

Mount San Antonio College — Walnut

Mount San Jacinto College — Menifee

Napa Valley College — Napa
Nursing Program

National University — La Jolla
CCNE Accredited

Ohlone College — Fremont
NLNAC Accredited

Pacific Union College — Angwin
Department of Nursing
NLNAC Accredited

Palo Verde College — Blythe

Palomar College — San Marcos
Nursing Education Department
NLNAC Accredited

Pasadena City College — Pasadena
Nursing Division
NLNAC Accredited

Point Loma Nazarene University — San Diego
CCNE Accredited

Rancho Santiago Community College — Santa Ana
Department of Nursing/Health Sciences

Rio Hondo College — Whittier

Riverside Community College — Riverside
NLNAC Accredited

Sacramento City College — Sacramento

Saddleback College — Mission Viejo
Health Science and Human Services
NLNAC Accredited

Samuel Merritt College — Oakland
School of Nursing
CCNE Accredited

San Bernardino Valley College — San Bernardino
Health Sciences Division
NLNAC Accredited

San Diego City College — San Diego
Nursing Education
NLNAC Accredited

San Diego State University — San Diego
School of Nursing
CCNE Accredited

San Francisco State University — San Francisco
School of Nursing
CCNE Accredited

San Joaquin Delta College — Stockton
Family, Consumer and Health Sciences Division
NLNAC Accredited

San Jose State University — San Jose
School of Nursing
CCNE Accredited

Santa Ana College — Santa Ana
Nursing Department
NLNAC Accredited

Santa Barbara City College — Santa Barbara
NLNAC Accredited

Santa Monica College — Santa Monica
Health Sciences Department
NLNAC Accredited

Shasta College — Redding
Nursing Program

Sierra College — Rocklin

Solano Community College — Fairfield

Sonoma State University — Rohnert Park
Department of Nursing
NLNAC Accredited

Southwestern College — Chula Vista
School of Technology and Human Services
NLNAC Accredited

Unitek College — San Diego

University of California — Los Angeles
School of Nursing
CCNE Accredited

University of California — San Diego
Healthcare Continuing Education

University of California — Davis
School of Medicine

University of California — Irvine
College of Health Sciences

University of California — Riverside

University of California — San Francisco
CCNE Accredited

University of San Francisco
School of Nursing
CCNE Accredited

Ventura College — Ventura

Victor Valley Community College — Victorville
Department of Nursing

West Coast University — Los Angeles

Yuba College — Marysville

 

 

 

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