There are schools offering RN programs in California!
Schools Offering Nursing Programs in California
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.
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:
- University of San Diego - located in San Diego, students are charged $37,372 per year
- University of San Francisco - located in San Francisco, students are charged $36,380 per year
- 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:
- West Hills College Lemoore - located in Lemoore, students are charged $624 per year
- San Joaquin Delta College - located in Stockton, students are charged $624 per year
- 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:
- Los Angeles County - 64,630 registered nurses
- Orange County - 22,840 registered nurses
- Riverside County - 21,780 registered nurses
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.
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:
- San Benito County - $116,150 per year
- Alameda County - $100,900 per year
- Marin County - $97,600 per year
On average, registered nurses earns the least in the following California counties:
- Sutter County - $61,370 per year
- Colusa County - $71,790 per year
- Imperial County - $72,350 per year
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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