Nurse Practitioner in California

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Schools Offering Nurse Practitioning Programs in California


Around 0.1% of California's graduates graduate from nurse practitioning degree programs every year. That means an estimated 483 nurse practitioners graduate from California's 17 nurse practitioner schools each year.

Top Schools

University of Southern California, which is located in Los Angeles, is the top-ranked school in California that has a nurse practitioner program. It received a ranking of 7th in the country in 2010. In 2010, University of Southern California graduated 15 students from its nurse practitioner program. University of Southern California charged in-state students $41,022 in tuition fees per year.

The second-ranked school in California that has a nurse practitioner program is University of California-Davis. University of California-Davis, which was ranked 16th in the country in 2010, is located in Davis. 70 students graduated with degree in nurse practitioner from University of California-Davis in 2010. University of California-Davis charged in-state students $11,958 in tuition fees per year.

The third-ranked school in California that has a nurse practitioner program is University of California-Irvine. University of California-Irvine, which was ranked 17th in the country in 2010, is located in Irvine. In 2010, University of California-Irvine graduated 0 students from its nurse practitioner programs. Students at University of California-Irvine paid $11,232 per year in tuition fees.

Cost

If you choose to attend a California nurse practitioner school, average tuition will be $17,419 per year. However, tuition at your particular institution may range from $6,300 per year to $41,022 per year. In 2010, the nurse practitioner schools that charged the highest tuition rates in California were:

  1. University of Southern California - located in Los Angeles, students are charged $41,022 per year
  2. University of San Diego - located in San Diego, students are charged $37,372 per year
  3. University of San Francisco - located in San Francisco, students are charged $36,380 per year

The nurse practitioner schools in California that charged the lowest tuition rates were:

  1. United States University - located in National City, students are charged $6,300 per year
  2. University of California-Irvine - located in Irvine, students are charged $11,232 per year
  3. University of Phoenix-San Diego Campus - located in San Diego, students are charged $11,880 per year

A nurse practitioner degree from a California school... what next?

The highest percentage of nurse practitioner graduates in California pursue careers as a nurse practitioner. 2,260 nurse practitioners were working in California in 2010. The following counties have the largest number of California nurse practitioners:

  1. Los Angeles County - 770 nurse practitioners
  2. Marin County - 260 nurse practitioners
  3. San Benito County - 250 nurse practitioners

Projected Growth

According the US Bureau of Labor Statistics the number of nurse practitioners is expected to grow by 16% by 2018. There are projected to be 5,000 nurse practitioners working in the California then.

Salary

On average, a nurse practitioner earns a salary of $80,160 per year in California state. However, California nurse practitioners earned anywhere in the range from as less than $28,540 per year to more than $122,370 per year in 2010. The counties in California with the highest average salary for a nurse practitioner are:

  1. Stanislaus County - $103,910 per year
  2. San Benito County - $89,260 per year
  3. El Dorado County - $87,780 per year

The following counties in California have the lowest average salaries for nurse practitioners:

  1. Orange County - $59,610 per year
  2. Los Angeles County - $64,250 per year
  3. Riverside County - $71,510 per year

More Information

Take a look at the graphs and charts below for additional California statistics regarding a career in nurse practitioning and to compare salaries with a variety of related fields such as nurse anesthetist or MSN.

Here are the different levels of study available for you to explore.

  • Bachelor's Degree in Nurse Practitioning in California
  • Master's Degree in Nurse Practitioning in California
  • Doctoral Degree in Nurse Practitioning in California

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Distance School City State Rating Acceptance Rate Student Population
7,825 miles from location University of Southern California Los Angeles CA 92.8981 33% 34,824
7,906 miles from location University of California-Davis Davis CA 84.1357 23% 31,247
7,807 miles from location University of California-Irvine Irvine CA 83.2303 22% 27,142
7,809 miles from location University of Phoenix-Southern California Campus Costa Mesa CA 8.94373 n/a 9,523
7,961 miles from location University of San Francisco San Francisco CA 67.6144 18% 9,008
7,788 miles from location University of San Diego San Diego CA 71.6614 20% 7,868
7,768 miles from location Loma Linda University Loma Linda CA 0.491732 n/a 4,114
7,783 miles from location University of Phoenix-San Diego Campus San Diego CA 6.97859 n/a 3,660
7,792 miles from location Point Loma Nazarene University San Diego CA 32.8387 29% 3,487
7,893 miles from location University of Phoenix-Sacramento Valley Campus Sacramento CA 9.44765 n/a 3,336
7,794 miles from location Western University of Health Sciences Pomona CA 0.318299 n/a 2,663
7,845 miles from location University of Phoenix-Central Valley Campus Fresno CA 4.36257 n/a 2,172
7,936 miles from location University of Phoenix-Bay Area Campus San Jose CA 8.63754 n/a 2,035
7,824 miles from location West Coast University-Los Angeles North Hollywood CA 24.8067 100% 1,792
7,950 miles from location Samuel Merritt University Oakland CA 22.6788 n/a 1,400
7,947 miles from location Holy Names University Oakland CA 47.5013 37% 1,135
7,785 miles from location United States University National City CA 0.949379 n/a 183
 

Curious what studying Nurse Practitioner gets you?

Check out the different options and how they're looking in California

Rank Profession Employment Number Avg Salary Job Growth (past 5 yrs)
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Health Diagnosing and Treating Practitioners, All Other + 2,260 $80,160 22.2%
 

Got your degree? Time to find a job!

Below are nurse practitioner related jobs in California