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Nurse Practitioner Schools in California

There are ten California schools offering nurse practitioner programs. 328 students graduated with degrees from California nurse practitioner schools in 2010. 243 of all these students graduated with masters degrees and 80 of all these students graduated with certificates.

Overview

On average, 234 students graduate from programs in this state in advanced nursing each year. This accounts for 6% of students who US schools graduate from nurse practitioner programs. More specifically, 80 students graduated with certificates in advanced nursing, 243 with a master's level degree, and five with a doctorate level degree.

Ten nurse practitioner schools are located in this state. And out of these, nine schools are private, while one school is public. Tuition at a private nurse practitioner school varies from $11,880 to $37,372, while tuitions at a public nurse practitioner school are $11,958.

Average tuition for programs in advanced nursing is $21,698. While the highest tuition for programs in advanced nursing, which is $37,372 every year, is at the University of San Diego, the lowest tuition in this state, which is $11,880 each year, is at the University of California-Davis.

California nurse practitioner schools offer certificates, masters degrees, and doctoral degrees.

Nurse Practitioner Program Completions in California 2006 - 2010

On average, 234 students graduate from programs in this state in advanced nursing each year. This accounts for 6% of students who US schools graduate from nurse practitioner programs. More specifically, 80 students graduated with certificates in advanced nursing, 243 with a master's level degree, and five with a doctorate level degree.

Nurse Practitioner Program Completions in California 2006 - 2010

  • Certificate 2006: 3
  • Certificate 2007: 2
  • Certificate 2008: 36
  • Certificate 2009: 43
  • Certificate 2010: 80
  • Master 2006: 99
  • Master 2007: 119
  • Master 2008: 105
  • Master 2009: 169
  • Master 2010: 243
  • Doctorate 2006: 0
  • Doctorate 2007: 0
  • Doctorate 2008: 0
  • Doctorate 2009: 1
  • Doctorate 2010: 5

Nurse Practitioner Program Availability in California

California schools offer a total of 23 programs in advanced nursing. Of these programs, around 69.6% are master's level programs. The remaining programs are certificates and degrees at the doctoral level.

Nurse Practitioner Program Availability in California

  • Certificate: 6
  • Master: 16
  • Doctorate: 1

Career Trends

Nurse Practitioners — Salary by Percentile

Nurse Practitioners — Salary by Percentile

Nurse Practitioners — Salary by Percentile

  • 10th Percentile: 36300
  • 25th Percentile: 47510
  • Median: 67960
  • 75th Percentile: 91990
  • 90th Percentile: 113050

Career Trends

Nurse Practitioners — Employment Trend

Nurse Practitioners — Employment Trend

Nurse Practitioners — Employment Trend

  • Median Salary 2006: 54610
  • Median Salary 2007: 64330
  • Median Salary 2008: 69470
  • Median Salary 2009: 70810
  • Median Salary 2010: 67960
  • Total Employed 2006: 4490
  • Total Employed 2007: 6270
  • Total Employed 2008: 7580
  • Total Employed 2009: 8720
  • Total Employed 2010: 7880

California vs National Nurse Practitioner Employment

California vs National Nurse Practitioner Employment

  • Employed in California: 14.142% (7880)

Nurse Practitioner Schools in California

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1. The University of Phoenix - San Diego

3890 Murphy Canyon Road Suite 100
San Diego, CA 92123-4403
(800) 473-4346

The University of Phoenix-San Diego is near the center of the city. UPX offers two programs in advanced nursing. UPX offers two degrees at the master's level in advanced nursing to students. Overall, 5,491 students pursue degrees in 40 University of Phoenix-San Diego programs. This mid-sized school is the eighth biggest institution in the state of California offering advanced nursing.

2. Samuel Merritt University

3100 Telegraph Avenue
Oakland, CA 94609
(510) 869-6511

Samuel Merritt University, which is near the center of the city, is located in Oakland, CA and it offers one nurse practitioner program. 1,422 students seek degrees in eight SMU programs, overall. It is the eighth oldest institution in the state of California offering programs in advanced nursing.

3. The Western University of Health Sciences

309 E 2nd St
Pomona, CA 91766-1854
(909) 623-6116

Founded in 1977, the Western University of Health Sciences is a 4-year institution. This school is located in the center of Pomona. This school offers subjects including healthcare, nursing, and advanced nursing. Students are offered one certificate, four masters level degrees, and five doctoral level degrees by WesternU. 2,917 students sought degrees from the nine programs at this school in 2010. The Western Association of Schools and Colleges, Accrediting Commission for Senior Colleges and Universities accredits it. This school is one of 11 institutions with a medical school in California.

4. The University of Phoenix - Central Valley

45 Riverpark Pl W Ste 300
Fresno, CA 93720-1562
(800) 266-2107

The University of Phoenix-Central Valley is a for-profit 4-year institution. UOPX, which is 7.7 miles from the center of the city, is located in Fresno, CA. This school is one of several campuses. Phoenix offers two certificates, 28 bachelors level degrees, and seven masters level degrees to students. In 2010, 2,554 students sought degrees from the 34 programs at this school. It offers subjects such as human resources and psychology. It is accredited by the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission.

5. United States University

1607 Hoover Ave
National City, CA 91950-4437
(619) 477-6310x2024

United States University is a for-profit 4-year institution, founded in 1997. This school, which is near the heart of downtown, is located in National City, CA. It offers two certificates, four bachelors level degrees, and one masters level degree to students. In 2010, 317 students sought degrees from the seven programs at this school. This school offers subjects including healthcare, teaching, and advanced nursing. It is accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges, Accrediting Commission for Senior Colleges and Universities.

6. Loma Linda University

Loma Linda University
Loma Linda, CA 92350
(909) 558-1000

Loma Linda University offers four programs in advanced nursing. Out of those, LLU offers students two nurse practitioner certificates and two nurse practitioner degrees at the master's level. Loma Linda is in the suburbs of Loma Linda, California. This specialized school is one of 11 institutions with a medical school in California. It is the fifth oldest institution in the state of California offering programs in advanced nursing.

7. The University of Phoenix - Southern California

3100 Bristol Street- Suite 500
Costa Mesa, CA 92626-3099
(800) 888-1968

The University of Phoenix-Southern California, which is near the heart of downtown, is in Costa Mesa, CA. Phoenix offers three nurse practitioner programs. More specifically, Phoenix offers students one certificate in advanced nursing and two degrees at the master's level in advanced nursing. This school is a for-profit 4-year institution. In terms of programs, it is the third biggest institution in the state of California offering advanced nursing.

8. Holy Names University

3500 Mountain Blvd
Oakland, CA 94619-1699
(510) 436-1000

Founded in 1868, Holy Names University is a 4-year institution. HNU, which is near the center of the city, is located in Oakland, CA. This school offers students ten certificates, 30 degrees at the bachelors level, and 21 masters level degrees. In 2010, 1,164 students pursued degrees from the 48 programs at HNU. HNU offers subjects such as biology and business writing. The Western Association of Schools and Colleges, Accrediting Commission for Senior Colleges and Universities accredits it.

9. The University of San Diego

5998 Alcala Park
San Diego, CA 92110-2492
(619) 260-4600

The University of San Diego offers three nurse practitioner programs. Students are offered three degrees at the master's level in advanced nursing by it. This medium-sized school is 4.3 miles from the heart of downtown. Overall, 8,201 students pursue degrees in 78 University of San Diego programs. This school is the ninth oldest institution in the state of California offering programs in advanced nursing.

10. The University of Phoenix - Bay Area

3590 N First St
San Jose, CA 95134-1805
(800) 266-2107

The University of Phoenix-Bay Area, which is 5.5 miles from the center of the city, is in San Jose, CA and this school offers one program in advanced nursing.

11. Point Loma Nazarene University

3900 Lomaland Dr
San Diego, CA 92106-2899
(619) 849-2200

Point Loma Nazarene University offers one program in advanced nursing and this school, which is 5.5 miles from the center of the city, is in San Diego, CA. Point Loma is a 4-year institution. In terms of programs, Point Loma is the seventh biggest institution in the state of California offering advanced nursing.

12. The University of California - Davis

One Shields Avenue
Davis, CA 95616-8678
(530) 752-1011

The University of California-Davis offers two nurse practitioner programs. Out of those, it offers one nurse practitioner certificate to students and one master's level degree in advanced nursing. Davis is located in the suburbs of Davis, California. It is a public, 4-year, research institution. This big university is the largest institution in the state of California offering advanced nursing.

13. The University of Phoenix - Sacramento Valley

2860 Gateway Oaks Drive- Suite 200
Sacramento, CA 95833-4334
(800) 266-2107

The University of Phoenix-Sacramento Valley offers three nurse practitioner programs. Of those, this school offers one certificate in advanced nursing to students and two degrees at the master's level in advanced nursing. UPX is near the heart of downtown. Overall, 3,951 students seek degrees in 46 University of Phoenix-Sacramento Valley programs. UOPX is the fourth largest institution in the state of California offering advanced nursing in terms of programs.

14. The University of San Francisco

2130 Fulton St
San Francisco, CA 94117-1080
(415) 422-5555

The University of San Francisco is 1.7 miles from the heart of downtown. This school offers three nurse practitioner programs. Of those, students are offered one nurse practitioner certificate by this mid-sized school, one master's level degree in advanced nursing, and one doctorate level degree in advanced nursing. It is a 4-year institution. This school is the sixth biggest institution in the state of California offering advanced nursing in terms of programs.