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Schools Offering Nursing Programs in California


Each year, approximately 1.5% of California graduates receive degrees in nursing. In other words, every year an estimated 13,704 registered nurses graduate from California's 128 RN schools.

Top Schools

Biola University, which is located in La Mirada, is the top-ranked school in California that has a RN program. It received a ranking of 21st in the country in 2010. In 2010, Biola University graduated 32 students from its RN program. Tuition at Biola University was $28,852 per year.

University of San Diego, which was ranked 28th nationwide in 2010, is the second-ranked school in California that has a RN program. It is located in San Diego. In 2010, University of San Diego graduated 3 students from its RN program. The tuition rate at University of San Diego was $37,372 per year.

University of San Francisco, which is located in San Francisco, is the third-ranked school in California that has a RN program. It received a ranking of 32nd in the country in 2010. 170 students graduated with degree in RN from University of San Francisco in 2010. Students at University of San Francisco paid $36,380 per year in tuition fees.

Cost

Tuition at California's RN schools ranges from $37,372 per year to $624 per year. But, the average tuition is $5,062 per year. The California RN schools with the highest tuition rates in 2010 were:

  1. University of San Diego - located in San Diego, students are charged $37,372 per year
  2. University of San Francisco - located in San Francisco, students are charged $36,380 per year
  3. Dominican University of California - located in San Rafael, students are charged $35,550 per year

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

  1. West Hills College Lemoore - located in Lemoore, students are charged $624 per year
  2. San Joaquin Delta College - located in Stockton, students are charged $624 per year
  3. Copper Mountain Community College - located in Joshua Tree, students are charged $625 per year

A RN degree from a California school... what next?

A large number of California RN graduates become registered nurses. California had 240,030 registered nurses in 2010. The following counties have the largest number of California registered nurses:

  1. Los Angeles County - 64,630 registered nurses
  2. Orange County - 22,840 registered nurses
  3. Riverside County - 21,780 registered nurses

Projected Growth

The government projects that the number of registered nurses in California will grow by 25%. By 2018, there will be an estimated 297,200 registered nurses working in California.

Salary

A registered nurse in California earns $87,480 per year on average. However, California registered nurses earned anywhere in the range from as less than $42,460 per year to more than $147,930 per year in 2010. On average a registered nurse earns the most in the following California counties:

  1. San Benito County - $116,150 per year
  2. Alameda County - $100,900 per year
  3. Marin County - $97,600 per year

On average, registered nurses earns the least in the following California counties:

  1. Sutter County - $61,370 per year
  2. Colusa County - $71,790 per year
  3. Imperial County - $72,350 per year

More Information

For more data regarding a career in nursing in California and to compare salaries with various related fields such as nurse assisting or forensic nursing, take a look at the graphs and charts below.

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

  • Associate's Degree in Nursing in California
  • Bachelor's Degree in Nursing in California
  • Master's Degree in Nursing in California
  • Doctoral Degree in Nursing in California
  • Certificate in Nursing in California

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Rank Profession Employment Number Avg Salary Job Growth (past 5 yrs)
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Registered Nurses 240,030 $87,480 6.0%
 

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