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Registered nurses (RNs) make up the nation’s largest healthcare occupation, with a growing population of more than 2.7 million nationwide and a total of 252,940 in the state of California alone. There are also 97,420 certified nursing assistants (CNAs) in California and over 61,000 licensed vocational nurses (LVNs) in the state. California’s nursing population is so great that, according to a 2014 report by the US Health Occupations Center, nearly 17,000 future RNs and LVNs graduate from the state's nursing schools each year.

The state offers multiple paths to becoming an RN including the associate's degree in nursing (ADN), bachelor of science in nursing (BSN), entry-level master’s degree in nursing (MSN), LVN 30-unit option, and a program for military corpsmen. With the exception of the military option, these programs may be completed at any of the states 200+ accredited nursing schools. These institutions range from large public universities with a diverse collection of nursing program offerings (and a smaller price tag) to private colleges with smaller class sizes and the cutting-edge programs in high demand by today’s top healthcare employers.

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Aspiring LVNs and CNAs must complete a state-approved certificate program and obtain certification to work in the state. LVNs must additionally pass the NCLEX-PN, a national licensure exam. Certificate programs are offered in abundance at roughly 175 California community colleges, vocational schools, technical schools, and even at some traditional colleges and universities.

Below is a list of California nursing schools that offer some of the best accredited nursing programs in the country. For convenience, we've organized them by class size from largest to smallest.

Featured Schools

Bakersfield

Bakersfield College
Associate's Degree in Nursing: 104 students during the 2016-17 period
Certificate in Vocational Nursing: 12 students during the 2012 period
Santa Barbara Business College - Bakersfield
Certificate in Vocational Nursing: 71 students during the 2012 period
California State University, Bakersfield
Bachelor of Science in Nursing: 51 students during the 2016-17 period
Southern California Medical College
Certificate in Vocational Nursing: 18 students during the 2012 period
Bakersfield Adult School
Certificate in Vocational Nursing: 13 students during the 2012 period
Cerro Coso Community College - Indian Wells Valley
Certificate in Vocational Nursing: 10 students during the 2012 period
School Program Class size
Bakersfield College Associate's Degree in Nursing 104 students
Certificate in Vocational Nursing 12 students
Santa Barbara Business College - Bakersfield Certificate in Vocational Nursing 71 students
California State University, Bakersfield Bachelor of Science in Nursing 51 students
Southern California Medical College Certificate in Vocational Nursing 18 students
Bakersfield Adult School Certificate in Vocational Nursing 13 students
Cerro Coso Community College - Indian Wells Valley Certificate in Vocational Nursing 10 students

Fresno

Fresno City College
Associate's Degree in Nursing: 205 students during the 2016-17 period
California State University, Fresno
Bachelor of Science in Nursing: 98 students during the 2016-17 period
Clovis Adult Education
Certificate in Vocational Nursing: 79 students during the 2012 period
Gurnick Academy of Medical Arts - Fresno
Certificate in Vocational Nursing: 44 students during the 2012 period
Fresno Adult School
Certificate in Vocational Nursing: 27 students during the 2012 period
School Program Class size
Fresno City College Associate's Degree in Nursing 205 students
California State University, Fresno Bachelor of Science in Nursing 98 students
Clovis Adult Education Certificate in Vocational Nursing 79 students
Gurnick Academy of Medical Arts - Fresno Certificate in Vocational Nursing 44 students
Fresno Adult School Certificate in Vocational Nursing 27 students

Inland Empire

Summit College - Colton
Certificate in Vocational Nursing: 293 students during the 2012 period
Riverside City College
Associate's Degree in Nursing: 168 students during the 2016-17 period
Certificate in Vocational Nursing: 52 students during the 2012 period
California Baptist University
Bachelor of Science in Nursing: 141 students during the 2016-17 period
Direct Entry MSN: 36 students during the 2016-17 period
Loma Linda University
Bachelor of Science in Nursing: 139 students during the 2016-17 period
American Career College - Ontario
Certificate in Vocational Nursing: 120 students during the 2012 period
California State University, San Bernardino
Bachelor of Science in Nursing: 118 students during the 2016-17 period
Concorde Career College - San Bernardino
Certificate in Vocational Nursing: 103 students during the 2012 period
Four-D College - Colton
Certificate in Vocational Nursing: 96 students during the 2012 period
Four-D College - Victorville
Certificate in Vocational Nursing: 90 students during the 2012 period
North-West College - Riverside
Certificate in Vocational Nursing: 87 students during the 2012 period
San Bernardino Valley College
Associate's Degree in Nursing: 75 students during the 2016-17 period
College of the Desert
Associate's Degree in Nursing: 68 students during the 2016-17 period
Certificate in Vocational Nursing: 18 students during the 2012 period
Victor Valley College
Associate's Degree in Nursing: 65 students during the 2016-17 period
Mt. San Jacinto College
Associate's Degree in Nursing: 55 students during the 2016-17 period
Beaumont Adult School
Certificate in Vocational Nursing: 46 students during the 2012 period
West Coast Ultrasound Institute - Ontario
Certificate in Vocational Nursing: 46 students during the 2017 period
California Nurses Educational Institute
Certificate in Vocational Nursing: 45 students during the 2012 period
Chaffey College
Certificate in Vocational Nursing: 41 students during the 2012 period
Associate's Degree in Nursing: 40 students during the 2016-17 period
San Bernardino Adult School
Certificate in Vocational Nursing: 32 students during the 2012 period
Career Care Institute - Moreno Valley
Certificate in Vocational Nursing: 23 students during the 2012 period
Copper Mountain College
Associate's Degree in Nursing: 21 students during the 2016-17 period
Certificate in Vocational Nursing: 14 students during the 2012 period
Palo Verde College
Certificate in Vocational Nursing: 17 students during the 2012 period
Sierra Pacific College
Certificate in Vocational Nursing: 13 students during the 2012 period
Santa Barbara Business College - Rancho Mirage
Certificate in Vocational Nursing: 9 students during the 2012 period
Colton-Redlands-Yucaipa Regional Occupational Program
Certificate in Vocational Nursing: 4 students during the 2012 period
Baldy View Regional Occupational Program
Certificate in Vocational Nursing: 1 student during the 2012 period
School Program Class size
Summit College - Colton Certificate in Vocational Nursing 293 students
Riverside City College Associate's Degree in Nursing 168 students
Certificate in Vocational Nursing 52 students
California Baptist University Bachelor of Science in Nursing 141 students
Direct Entry MSN 36 students
Loma Linda University Bachelor of Science in Nursing 139 students
American Career College - Ontario Certificate in Vocational Nursing 120 students
California State University, San Bernardino Bachelor of Science in Nursing 118 students
Concorde Career College - San Bernardino Certificate in Vocational Nursing 103 students
Four-D College - Colton Certificate in Vocational Nursing 96 students
Four-D College - Victorville Certificate in Vocational Nursing 90 students
North-West College - Riverside Certificate in Vocational Nursing 87 students
San Bernardino Valley College Associate's Degree in Nursing 75 students
College of the Desert Associate's Degree in Nursing 68 students
Certificate in Vocational Nursing 18 students
Victor Valley College Associate's Degree in Nursing 65 students
Mt. San Jacinto College Associate's Degree in Nursing 55 students
Beaumont Adult School Certificate in Vocational Nursing 46 students
West Coast Ultrasound Institute - Ontario Certificate in Vocational Nursing 46 students
California Nurses Educational Institute Certificate in Vocational Nursing 45 students
Chaffey College Certificate in Vocational Nursing 41 students
Associate's Degree in Nursing 40 students
San Bernardino Adult School Certificate in Vocational Nursing 32 students
Career Care Institute - Moreno Valley Certificate in Vocational Nursing 23 students
Copper Mountain College Associate's Degree in Nursing 21 students
Certificate in Vocational Nursing 14 students
Palo Verde College Certificate in Vocational Nursing 17 students
Sierra Pacific College Certificate in Vocational Nursing 13 students
Santa Barbara Business College - Rancho Mirage Certificate in Vocational Nursing 9 students
Colton-Redlands-Yucaipa Regional Occupational Program Certificate in Vocational Nursing 4 students
Baldy View Regional Occupational Program Certificate in Vocational Nursing 1 student

Los Angeles County

West Coast University - Los Angeles
Bachelor of Science in Nursing: 1,284 students during the 2016-17 period
Azusa Pacific University
Bachelor of Science in Nursing: 346 students during the 2016-17 period
Mount Saint Mary's University
Bachelor of Science in Nursing: 159 students during the 2016-17 period
Associate's Degree in Nursing: 99 students during the 2016-17 period
American Career College - Los Angeles
Certificate in Vocational Nursing: 153 students during the 2012 period
Associate's Degree in Nursing: 43 students during the 2016-17 period
California State University, Long Beach
Bachelor of Science in Nursing: 145 students during the 2016-17 period
Direct Entry MSN: 9 students during the 2016-17 period
Antelope Valley College
Associate's Degree in Nursing: 129 students during the 2016-17 period
Certificate in Vocational Nursing: 11 students during the 2012 period
Pasadena City College
Associate's Degree in Nursing: 117 students during the 2016-17 period
Certificate in Vocational Nursing: 9 students during the 2012 period
Mt. San Antonio College
Associate's Degree in Nursing: 111 students during the 2016-17 period
College of the Canyons
Associate's Degree in Nursing: 109 students during the 2016-17 period
East Los Angeles College
Associate's Degree in Nursing: 98 students during the 2016-17 period
Casa Loma College - Van Nuys
Certificate in Vocational Nursing: 96 students during the 2012 period
Los Angeles County College of Nursing and Allied Health
Associate's Degree in Nursing: 95 students during the 2016-17 period
Long Beach City College
Associate's Degree in Nursing: 91 students during the 2016-17 period
Certificate in Vocational Nursing: 30 students during the 2012 period
California State University, Los Angeles
Bachelor of Science in Nursing: 87 students during the 2016-17 period
Career Care Institute - Lancaster
Certificate in Vocational Nursing: 87 students during the 2012 period
Concorde Career College - North Hollywood
Certificate in Vocational Nursing: 85 students during the 2012 period
American University of Health Sciences
Bachelor of Science in Nursing: 79 students during the 2016-17 period
Cerritos College
Associate's Degree in Nursing: 79 students during the 2016-17 period
Premiere Career College
Certificate in Vocational Nursing: 78 students during the 2012 period
Preferred College of Nursing - Los Angeles
Certificate in Vocational Nursing: 76 students during the 2012 period
Rio Hondo College
Associate's Degree in Nursing: 76 students during the 2016-17 period
Certificate in Vocational Nursing: 24 students during the 2012 period
Angeles Institute
Certificate in Vocational Nursing: 75 students during the 2012 period
Los Angeles Valley College
Associate's Degree in Nursing: 75 students during the 2016-17 period
Glendale Community College
Associate's Degree in Nursing: 73 students during the 2016-17 period
Los Angeles City College
Associate's Degree in Nursing: 67 students during the 2016-17 period
Los Angeles Harbor College
Associate's Degree in Nursing: 67 students during the 2016-17 period
Trinity Vocational Center
Certificate in Vocational Nursing: 67 students during the 2012 period
Charles R. Drew University of Medicine and Science
Direct Entry MSN: 65 students during the 2016-17 period
High Desert Medical College
Certificate in Vocational Nursing: 62 students during the 2012 period
El Camino College Compton Center
Associate's Degree in Nursing: 60 students during the 2016-17 period
Pierce College
Associate's Degree in Nursing: 58 students during the 2016-17 period
California State University, Northridge
Bachelor of Science in Nursing: 57 students during the 2016-17 period
Advanced College
Certificate in Vocational Nursing: 56 students during the 2012 period
American Career College - St. Francis in Lynwood
Certificate in Vocational Nursing: 56 students during the 2012 period
University of Antelope Valley
Certificate in Vocational Nursing: 56 students during the 2012 period
University of California, Los Angeles
Direct Entry MSN: 56 students during the 2016-17 period
Bachelor of Science in Nursing: 44 students during the 2016-17 period
Brightwood College - North Hollywood
Certificate in Vocational Nursing: 55 students during the 2012 period
Homestead Schools
Certificate in Vocational Nursing: 55 students during the 2012 period
North-West College - West Covina
Certificate in Vocational Nursing: 54 students during the 2012 period
Angeles College
Certificate in Vocational Nursing: 53 students during the 2012 period
Western University of Health Sciences
Direct Entry MSN: 53 students during the 2016-17 period
Santa Monica College
Associate's Degree in Nursing: 52 students during the 2016-17 period
El Camino College
Associate's Degree in Nursing: 51 students during the 2016-17 period
Charter College - Canyon Country
Certificate in Vocational Nursing: 50 students during the 2012 period
Downey Adult School
Certificate in Vocational Nursing: 50 students during the 2012 period
Marian College - Los Angeles
Certificate in Vocational Nursing: 49 students during the 2017 period
Hacienda La Puente Adult Education
Certificate in Vocational Nursing: 48 students during the 2012 period
Valley School of Allied Health
Certificate in Vocational Nursing: 47 students during the 2012 period
Glendale Career College
Certificate in Vocational Nursing: 45 students during the 2012 period
Los Angeles Trade Technical College
Associate's Degree in Nursing: 43 students during the 2016-17 period
Central Nursing College
Certificate in Vocational Nursing: 41 students during the 2012 period
Preferred College of Nursing - Van Nuys
Certificate in Vocational Nursing: 41 students during the 2012 period
Los Angeles Southwest College
Associate's Degree in Nursing: 39 students during the 2016-17 period
Biola University
Bachelor of Science in Nursing: 38 students during the 2016-17 period
Valley College of Medical Careers
Certificate in Vocational Nursing: 38 students during the 2012 period
North-West College - Pasadena
Certificate in Vocational Nursing: 31 students during the 2012 period
Citrus College
Associate's Degree in Nursing: 27 students during the 2016-17 period
Certificate in Vocational Nursing: 26 students during the 2012 period
Preferred College of Nursing - Carson
Certificate in Vocational Nursing: 27 students during the 2012 period
California Career College
Certificate in Vocational Nursing: 25 students during the 2012 period
Integrity College of Health
Certificate in Vocational Nursing: 22 students during the 2012 period
Lynwood Community Adult School
Certificate in Vocational Nursing: 21 students during the 2012 period
Marian College - Van Nuys
Certificate in Vocational Nursing: 21 students during the 2017 period
North-West College - Pomona
Certificate in Vocational Nursing: 20 students during the 2012 period
Los Angeles Job Corps Center
Certificate in Vocational Nursing: 18 students during the 2016 period
El Monte-Rosemead Adult School
Certificate in Vocational Nursing: 17 students during the 2012 period
CES College
Certificate in Vocational Nursing: 15 students during the 2012 period
East Los Angeles Occupational Center
Certificate in Vocational Nursing: 15 students during the 2012 period
Annenberg School of Nursing
Certificate in Vocational Nursing: 14 students during the 2012 period
Maxine Waters Employment Preparation Center
Certificate in Vocational Nursing: 13 students during the 2012 period
Allied Medical & Health Services
Certificate in Vocational Nursing: 12 students during the 2012 period
Manual Arts-Crenshaw Community Adult School
Certificate in Vocational Nursing: 12 students during the 2012 period
North Valley Occupational Center
Certificate in Vocational Nursing: 12 students during the 2012 period
Saint Joseph's School of Nursing
Certificate in Vocational Nursing: 12 students during the 2012 period
West Valley Occupational Center
Certificate in Vocational Nursing: 12 students during the 2012 period
Medical Allied Career Center
Certificate in Vocational Nursing: 9 students during the 2012 period
Jordan-Locke Community Adult School
Certificate in Vocational Nursing: 8 students during the 2012 period
West Coast Ultrasound Institute - Beverly Hills
Certificate in Vocational Nursing: 8 students during the 2017 period
College of Nursing & Technology
Certificate in Vocational Nursing: 7 students during the 2012 period
North-West College - Long Beach
Certificate in Vocational Nursing: 6 students during the 2012 period
Career Development Institute
Certificate in Vocational Nursing: 5 students during the 2012 period
Infotech Career College
Certificate in Vocational Nursing: 1 student during the 2012 period
School Program Class size
West Coast University - Los Angeles Bachelor of Science in Nursing 1,284 students
Azusa Pacific University Bachelor of Science in Nursing 346 students
Mount Saint Mary's University Bachelor of Science in Nursing 159 students
Associate's Degree in Nursing 99 students
American Career College - Los Angeles Certificate in Vocational Nursing 153 students
Associate's Degree in Nursing 43 students
California State University, Long Beach Bachelor of Science in Nursing 145 students
Direct Entry MSN 9 students
Antelope Valley College Associate's Degree in Nursing 129 students
Certificate in Vocational Nursing 11 students
Pasadena City College Associate's Degree in Nursing 117 students
Certificate in Vocational Nursing 9 students
Mt. San Antonio College Associate's Degree in Nursing 111 students
College of the Canyons Associate's Degree in Nursing 109 students
East Los Angeles College Associate's Degree in Nursing 98 students
Casa Loma College - Van Nuys Certificate in Vocational Nursing 96 students
Los Angeles County College of Nursing and Allied Health Associate's Degree in Nursing 95 students
Long Beach City College Associate's Degree in Nursing 91 students
Certificate in Vocational Nursing 30 students
California State University, Los Angeles Bachelor of Science in Nursing 87 students
Career Care Institute - Lancaster Certificate in Vocational Nursing 87 students
Concorde Career College - North Hollywood Certificate in Vocational Nursing 85 students
American University of Health Sciences Bachelor of Science in Nursing 79 students
Cerritos College Associate's Degree in Nursing 79 students
Premiere Career College Certificate in Vocational Nursing 78 students
Preferred College of Nursing - Los Angeles Certificate in Vocational Nursing 76 students
Rio Hondo College Associate's Degree in Nursing 76 students
Certificate in Vocational Nursing 24 students
Angeles Institute Certificate in Vocational Nursing 75 students
Los Angeles Valley College Associate's Degree in Nursing 75 students
Glendale Community College Associate's Degree in Nursing 73 students
Los Angeles City College Associate's Degree in Nursing 67 students
Los Angeles Harbor College Associate's Degree in Nursing 67 students
Trinity Vocational Center Certificate in Vocational Nursing 67 students
Charles R. Drew University of Medicine and Science Direct Entry MSN 65 students
High Desert Medical College Certificate in Vocational Nursing 62 students
El Camino College Compton Center Associate's Degree in Nursing 60 students
Pierce College Associate's Degree in Nursing 58 students
California State University, Northridge Bachelor of Science in Nursing 57 students
Advanced College Certificate in Vocational Nursing 56 students
American Career College - St. Francis in Lynwood Certificate in Vocational Nursing 56 students
University of Antelope Valley Certificate in Vocational Nursing 56 students
University of California, Los Angeles Direct Entry MSN 56 students
Bachelor of Science in Nursing 44 students
Brightwood College - North Hollywood Certificate in Vocational Nursing 55 students
Homestead Schools Certificate in Vocational Nursing 55 students
North-West College - West Covina Certificate in Vocational Nursing 54 students
Angeles College Certificate in Vocational Nursing 53 students
Western University of Health Sciences Direct Entry MSN 53 students
Santa Monica College Associate's Degree in Nursing 52 students
El Camino College Associate's Degree in Nursing 51 students
Charter College - Canyon Country Certificate in Vocational Nursing 50 students
Downey Adult School Certificate in Vocational Nursing 50 students
Marian College - Los Angeles Certificate in Vocational Nursing 49 students
Hacienda La Puente Adult Education Certificate in Vocational Nursing 48 students
Valley School of Allied Health Certificate in Vocational Nursing 47 students
Glendale Career College Certificate in Vocational Nursing 45 students
Los Angeles Trade Technical College Associate's Degree in Nursing 43 students
Central Nursing College Certificate in Vocational Nursing 41 students
Preferred College of Nursing - Van Nuys Certificate in Vocational Nursing 41 students
Los Angeles Southwest College Associate's Degree in Nursing 39 students
Biola University Bachelor of Science in Nursing 38 students
Valley College of Medical Careers Certificate in Vocational Nursing 38 students
North-West College - Pasadena Certificate in Vocational Nursing 31 students
Citrus College Associate's Degree in Nursing 27 students
Certificate in Vocational Nursing 26 students
Preferred College of Nursing - Carson Certificate in Vocational Nursing 27 students
California Career College Certificate in Vocational Nursing 25 students
Integrity College of Health Certificate in Vocational Nursing 22 students
Lynwood Community Adult School Certificate in Vocational Nursing 21 students
Marian College - Van Nuys Certificate in Vocational Nursing 21 students
North-West College - Pomona Certificate in Vocational Nursing 20 students
Los Angeles Job Corps Center Certificate in Vocational Nursing 18 students
El Monte-Rosemead Adult School Certificate in Vocational Nursing 17 students
CES College Certificate in Vocational Nursing 15 students
East Los Angeles Occupational Center Certificate in Vocational Nursing 15 students
Annenberg School of Nursing Certificate in Vocational Nursing 14 students
Maxine Waters Employment Preparation Center Certificate in Vocational Nursing 13 students
Allied Medical & Health Services Certificate in Vocational Nursing 12 students
Manual Arts-Crenshaw Community Adult School Certificate in Vocational Nursing 12 students
North Valley Occupational Center Certificate in Vocational Nursing 12 students
Saint Joseph's School of Nursing Certificate in Vocational Nursing 12 students
West Valley Occupational Center Certificate in Vocational Nursing 12 students
Medical Allied Career Center Certificate in Vocational Nursing 9 students
Jordan-Locke Community Adult School Certificate in Vocational Nursing 8 students
West Coast Ultrasound Institute - Beverly Hills Certificate in Vocational Nursing 8 students
College of Nursing & Technology Certificate in Vocational Nursing 7 students
North-West College - Long Beach Certificate in Vocational Nursing 6 students
Career Development Institute Certificate in Vocational Nursing 5 students
Infotech Career College Certificate in Vocational Nursing 1 student

Merced

Merced College
Associate's Degree in Nursing: 65 students during the 2016-17 period
WestMed College - Merced
Certificate in Vocational Nursing: 59 students during the 2012 period
School Program Class size
Merced College Associate's Degree in Nursing 65 students
WestMed College - Merced Certificate in Vocational Nursing 59 students

Modesto

Modesto Junior College
Associate's Degree in Nursing: 113 students during the 2016-17 period
Gurnick Academy of Medical Arts - Modesto
Certificate in Vocational Nursing: 71 students during the 2012 period
California State University, Stanislaus
Bachelor of Science in Nursing: 68 students during the 2016-17 period
University of Phoenix - Modesto
Bachelor of Science in Nursing: 61 students during the 2016-17 period
Brightwood College - Modesto
Certificate in Vocational Nursing: 52 students during the 2012 period
School Program Class size
Modesto Junior College Associate's Degree in Nursing 113 students
Gurnick Academy of Medical Arts - Modesto Certificate in Vocational Nursing 71 students
California State University, Stanislaus Bachelor of Science in Nursing 68 students
University of Phoenix - Modesto Bachelor of Science in Nursing 61 students
Brightwood College - Modesto Certificate in Vocational Nursing 52 students

Napa

Pacific Union College
Associate's Degree in Nursing: 89 students during the 2016-17 period
Napa Valley College
Associate's Degree in Nursing: 25 students during the 2016-17 period
Certificate in Vocational Nursing: 3 students during the 2012 period
School Program Class size
Pacific Union College Associate's Degree in Nursing 89 students
Napa Valley College Associate's Degree in Nursing 25 students
Certificate in Vocational Nursing 3 students

Orange County

American Career College - Orange County
Certificate in Vocational Nursing: 229 students during the 2012 period
Stanbridge University
Certificate in Vocational Nursing: 173 students during the 2017 period
Associate's Degree in Nursing: 57 students during the 2016-17 period
Concorde Career College - Garden Grove
Certificate in Vocational Nursing: 142 students during the 2012 period
Pacific College
Diploma in Vocational Nursing: 134 students during the 2012 period
Casa Loma College - Anaheim
Certificate in Vocational Nursing: 117 students during the 2012 period
Saddleback College
Associate's Degree in Nursing: 112 students during the 2016-17 period
CNI College
Associate's Degree in Nursing: 111 students during the 2016-17 period
Certificate in Vocational Nursing: 97 students during the 2012 period
Summit College - Anaheim
Certificate in Vocational Nursing: 105 students during the 2012 period
Santa Ana College
Associate's Degree in Nursing: 99 students during the 2016-17 period
Cypress College
Associate's Degree in Nursing: 87 students during the 2016-17 period
Golden West College
Associate's Degree in Nursing: 87 students during the 2016-17 period
Concordia University Irvine
Bachelor of Science in Nursing: 76 students during the 2016-17 period
California State University, Fullerton
Bachelor of Science in Nursing: 66 students during the 2016-17 period
North Orange County Regional Occupational Program
Certificate in Vocational Nursing: 63 students during the 2012 period
University of California, Irvine
Bachelor of Science in Nursing: 45 students during the 2016-17 period
Western Governors University - Santa Ana
Bachelor of Science in Nursing: 34 students during the 2016-17 period
California Career Institute - Garden Grove
Certificate in Vocational Nursing: 23 students during the 2012 period
Bethesda University
Certificate in Vocational Nursing: 16 students during the 2012 period
School Program Class size
American Career College - Orange County Certificate in Vocational Nursing 229 students
Stanbridge University Certificate in Vocational Nursing 173 students
Associate's Degree in Nursing 57 students
Concorde Career College - Garden Grove Certificate in Vocational Nursing 142 students
Pacific College Diploma in Vocational Nursing 134 students
Casa Loma College - Anaheim Certificate in Vocational Nursing 117 students
Saddleback College Associate's Degree in Nursing 112 students
CNI College Associate's Degree in Nursing 111 students
Certificate in Vocational Nursing 97 students
Summit College - Anaheim Certificate in Vocational Nursing 105 students
Santa Ana College Associate's Degree in Nursing 99 students
Cypress College Associate's Degree in Nursing 87 students
Golden West College Associate's Degree in Nursing 87 students
Concordia University Irvine Bachelor of Science in Nursing 76 students
California State University, Fullerton Bachelor of Science in Nursing 66 students
North Orange County Regional Occupational Program Certificate in Vocational Nursing 63 students
University of California, Irvine Bachelor of Science in Nursing 45 students
Western Governors University - Santa Ana Bachelor of Science in Nursing 34 students
California Career Institute - Garden Grove Certificate in Vocational Nursing 23 students
Bethesda University Certificate in Vocational Nursing 16 students

Oxnard / Thousand Oaks / Ventura area

Ventura College
Associate's Degree in Nursing: 81 students during the 2016-17 period
Career Care Institute - Ventura
Certificate in Vocational Nursing: 68 students during the 2012 period
Moorpark College
Associate's Degree in Nursing: 54 students during the 2016-17 period
California State University, Channel Islands
Bachelor of Science in Nursing: 41 students during the 2016-17 period
Professional Medical Careers Institute
Certificate in Vocational Nursing: 19 students during the 2012 period
School Program Class size
Ventura College Associate's Degree in Nursing 81 students
Career Care Institute - Ventura Certificate in Vocational Nursing 68 students
Moorpark College Associate's Degree in Nursing 54 students
California State University, Channel Islands Bachelor of Science in Nursing 41 students
Professional Medical Careers Institute Certificate in Vocational Nursing 19 students

Sacramento

California State University, Sacramento
Bachelor of Science in Nursing: 102 students during the 2016-17 period
American River College
Associate's Degree in Nursing: 101 students during the 2016-17 period
Carrington College - Sacramento
Associate's Degree in Nursing: 62 students during the 2016-17 period
Certificate in Vocational Nursing: 61 students during the 2012 period
Brightwood College - Sacramento
Certificate in Vocational Nursing: 51 students during the 2012 period
Unitek College - Sacramento
Certificate in Vocational Nursing: 45 students during the 2012 period
Sacramento City College
Associate's Degree in Nursing: 42 students during the 2016-17 period
Certificate in Vocational Nursing: 40 students during the 2012 period
Sierra College
Associate's Degree in Nursing: 38 students during the 2016-17 period
Charles A. Jones Career & Education Center
Certificate in Vocational Nursing: 26 students during the 2012 period
Curam College of Nursing
Certificate in Vocational Nursing: 8 students during the 2012 period
School Program Class size
California State University, Sacramento Bachelor of Science in Nursing 102 students
American River College Associate's Degree in Nursing 101 students
Carrington College - Sacramento Associate's Degree in Nursing 62 students
Certificate in Vocational Nursing 61 students
Brightwood College - Sacramento Certificate in Vocational Nursing 51 students
Unitek College - Sacramento Certificate in Vocational Nursing 45 students
Sacramento City College Associate's Degree in Nursing 42 students
Certificate in Vocational Nursing 40 students
Sierra College Associate's Degree in Nursing 38 students
Charles A. Jones Career & Education Center Certificate in Vocational Nursing 26 students
Curam College of Nursing Certificate in Vocational Nursing 8 students

Salinas

Hartnell College
Associate's Degree in Nursing: 34 students during the 2016-17 period
Certificate in Vocational Nursing: 20 students during the 2012 period
Monterey Peninsula College
Associate's Degree in Nursing: 30 students during the 2016-17 period
School Program Class size
Hartnell College Associate's Degree in Nursing 34 students
Certificate in Vocational Nursing 20 students
Monterey Peninsula College Associate's Degree in Nursing 30 students

San Diego County

National University
Bachelor of Science in Nursing: 273 students during the 2016-17 period
Brightwood College - San Diego
Certificate in Vocational Nursing: 181 students during the 2012 period
Associate's Degree in Nursing: 160 students during the 2016-17 period
San Diego State University
Bachelor of Science in Nursing: 158 students during the 2016-17 period
California State University, San Marcos
Bachelor of Science in Nursing: 149 students during the 2016-17 period
Brightwood College - Vista
Certificate in Vocational Nursing: 112 students during the 2012 period
Concorde Career College - San Diego
Certificate in Vocational Nursing: 84 students during the 2012 period
Palomar College
Associate's Degree in Nursing: 72 students during the 2016-17 period
Point Loma Nazarene University
Bachelor of Science in Nursing: 67 students during the 2016-17 period
Southwestern College
Associate's Degree in Nursing: 63 students during the 2016-17 period
Certificate in Vocational Nursing: 27 students during the 2012 period
Grossmont College
Associate's Degree in Nursing: 57 students during the 2016-17 period
UEI College - Chula Vista
Certificate in Vocational Nursing: 52 students during the 2012 period
MiraCosta College
Associate's Degree in Nursing: 39 students during the 2016-17 period
Certificate in Vocational Nursing: 11 students during the 2012 period
Grossmont Health Occupations Center
Certificate in Vocational Nursing: 38 students during the 2012 period
San Diego City College
Associate's Degree in Nursing: 37 students during the 2016-17 period
University of San Diego
Direct Entry MSN: 32 students during the 2016-17 period
United States University
Bachelor of Science in Nursing: 19 students during the 2015-16 period
Direct Entry MSN: 3 students during the 2015-16 period
School Program Class size
National University Bachelor of Science in Nursing 273 students
Brightwood College - San Diego Certificate in Vocational Nursing 181 students
Associate's Degree in Nursing 160 students
San Diego State University Bachelor of Science in Nursing 158 students
California State University, San Marcos Bachelor of Science in Nursing 149 students
Brightwood College - Vista Certificate in Vocational Nursing 112 students
Concorde Career College - San Diego Certificate in Vocational Nursing 84 students
Palomar College Associate's Degree in Nursing 72 students
Point Loma Nazarene University Bachelor of Science in Nursing 67 students
Southwestern College Associate's Degree in Nursing 63 students
Certificate in Vocational Nursing 27 students
Grossmont College Associate's Degree in Nursing 57 students
UEI College - Chula Vista Certificate in Vocational Nursing 52 students
MiraCosta College Associate's Degree in Nursing 39 students
Certificate in Vocational Nursing 11 students
Grossmont Health Occupations Center Certificate in Vocational Nursing 38 students
San Diego City College Associate's Degree in Nursing 37 students
University of San Diego Direct Entry MSN 32 students
United States University Bachelor of Science in Nursing 19 students
Direct Entry MSN 3 students

San Francisco Bay metro area

Samuel Merritt University
Bachelor of Science in Nursing: 359 students during the 2016-17 period
Direct Entry MSN: 95 students during the 2016-17 period
University of San Francisco
Bachelor of Science in Nursing: 200 students during the 2016-17 period
Direct Entry MSN: 64 students during the 2016-17 period
Unitek College - Fremont
Associate's Degree in Nursing: 188 students during the 2016-17 period
Certificate in Vocational Nursing: 91 students during the 2012 period
San Jose State University
Bachelor of Science in Nursing: 119 students during the 2016-17 period
California State University, East Bay
Bachelor of Science in Nursing: 110 students during the 2016-17 period
San Francisco State University
Bachelor of Science in Nursing: 83 students during the 2016-17 period
Direct Entry MSN: 18 students during the 2016-17 period
Dominican University of California
Bachelor of Science in Nursing: 81 students during the 2016-17 period
NCP College of Nursing - Hayward
Certificate in Vocational Nursing: 78 students during the 2012 period
City College of San Francisco
Associate's Degree in Nursing: 73 students during the 2016-17 period
Certificate in Vocational Nursing: 57 students during the 2012 period
Gurnick Academy of Medical Arts - San Mateo
Certificate in Vocational Nursing: 72 students during the 2012 period
Evergreen Valley College
Associate's Degree in Nursing: 65 students during the 2016-17 period
Carrington College - San Jose
Certificate in Vocational Nursing: 62 students during the 2012 period
American College of Nursing
Certificate in Vocational Nursing: 59 students during the 2012 period
University of California, San Francisco
Direct Entry MSN: 57 students during the 2016-17 period
De Anza College
Associate's Degree in Nursing: 56 students during the 2016-17 period
Gurnick Academy of Medical Arts - Concord
Certificate in Vocational Nursing: 56 students during the 2012 period
Contra Costa College
Associate's Degree in Nursing: 52 students during the 2016-17 period
Mission College
Certificate in Vocational Nursing: 46 students during the 2012 period
Associate's Degree in Nursing: 28 students during the 2016-17 period
WestMed College - San Jose
Certificate in Vocational Nursing: 44 students during the 2012 period
Los Medanos College
Associate's Degree in Nursing: 43 students during the 2016-17 period
Certificate in Vocational Nursing: 21 students during the 2012 period
Bay Area College of Nursing - Daly City
Certificate in Vocational Nursing: 39 students during the 2012 period
NCP College of Nursing - South San Francisco
Certificate in Vocational Nursing: 38 students during the 2012 period
College of Marin
Associate's Degree in Nursing: 37 students during the 2016-17 period
College of San Mateo
Associate's Degree in Nursing: 36 students during the 2016-17 period
Bay Area College of Nursing - Palo Alto
Certificate in Vocational Nursing: 35 students during the 2012 period
Holy Names University
Bachelor of Science in Nursing: 35 students during the 2016-17 period
Ohlone College
Associate's Degree in Nursing: 34 students during the 2016-17 period
Merritt College
Associate's Degree in Nursing: 32 students during the 2016-17 period
Unitek College - San Jose
Certificate in Vocational Nursing: 31 students during the 2012 period
Chabot College
Associate's Degree in Nursing: 30 students during the 2016-17 period
Medical Career College
Certificate in Vocational Nursing: 24 students during the 2012 period
Gavilan College
Certificate in Vocational Nursing: 20 students during the 2012 period
Associate's Degree in Nursing: 16 students during the 2016-17 period
Oikos University
Certificate in Vocational Nursing: 11 students during the 2012 period
School Program Class size
Samuel Merritt University Bachelor of Science in Nursing 359 students
Direct Entry MSN 95 students
University of San Francisco Bachelor of Science in Nursing 200 students
Direct Entry MSN 64 students
Unitek College - Fremont Associate's Degree in Nursing 188 students
Certificate in Vocational Nursing 91 students
San Jose State University Bachelor of Science in Nursing 119 students
California State University, East Bay Bachelor of Science in Nursing 110 students
San Francisco State University Bachelor of Science in Nursing 83 students
Direct Entry MSN 18 students
Dominican University of California Bachelor of Science in Nursing 81 students
NCP College of Nursing - Hayward Certificate in Vocational Nursing 78 students
City College of San Francisco Associate's Degree in Nursing 73 students
Certificate in Vocational Nursing 57 students
Gurnick Academy of Medical Arts - San Mateo Certificate in Vocational Nursing 72 students
Evergreen Valley College Associate's Degree in Nursing 65 students
Carrington College - San Jose Certificate in Vocational Nursing 62 students
American College of Nursing Certificate in Vocational Nursing 59 students
University of California, San Francisco Direct Entry MSN 57 students
De Anza College Associate's Degree in Nursing 56 students
Gurnick Academy of Medical Arts - Concord Certificate in Vocational Nursing 56 students
Contra Costa College Associate's Degree in Nursing 52 students
Mission College Certificate in Vocational Nursing 46 students
Associate's Degree in Nursing 28 students
WestMed College - San Jose Certificate in Vocational Nursing 44 students
Los Medanos College Associate's Degree in Nursing 43 students
Certificate in Vocational Nursing 21 students
Bay Area College of Nursing - Daly City Certificate in Vocational Nursing 39 students
NCP College of Nursing - South San Francisco Certificate in Vocational Nursing 38 students
College of Marin Associate's Degree in Nursing 37 students
College of San Mateo Associate's Degree in Nursing 36 students
Bay Area College of Nursing - Palo Alto Certificate in Vocational Nursing 35 students
Holy Names University Bachelor of Science in Nursing 35 students
Ohlone College Associate's Degree in Nursing 34 students
Merritt College Associate's Degree in Nursing 32 students
Unitek College - San Jose Certificate in Vocational Nursing 31 students
Chabot College Associate's Degree in Nursing 30 students
Medical Career College Certificate in Vocational Nursing 24 students
Gavilan College Certificate in Vocational Nursing 20 students
Associate's Degree in Nursing 16 students
Oikos University Certificate in Vocational Nursing 11 students

San Luis Obispo

Cuesta College
Associate's Degree in Nursing: 43 students during the 2016-17 period
Certificate in Vocational Nursing: 21 students during the 2017 period
School Program Class size
Cuesta College Associate's Degree in Nursing 43 students
Certificate in Vocational Nursing 21 students

Santa Barbara

Santa Barbara City College
Associate's Degree in Nursing: 68 students during the 2016-17 period
Allan Hancock College
Associate's Degree in Nursing: 33 students during the 2016-17 period
Certificate in Vocational Nursing: 27 students during the 2012 period
Santa Barbara Business College - Santa Maria
Certificate in Vocational Nursing: 18 students during the 2012 period
School Program Class size
Santa Barbara City College Associate's Degree in Nursing 68 students
Allan Hancock College Associate's Degree in Nursing 33 students
Certificate in Vocational Nursing 27 students
Santa Barbara Business College - Santa Maria Certificate in Vocational Nursing 18 students

Santa Cruz

Cabrillo College
Associate's Degree in Nursing: 56 students during the 2016-17 period
School Program Class size
Cabrillo College Associate's Degree in Nursing 56 students

Sonoma

Santa Rosa Junior College
Associate's Degree in Nursing: 112 students during the 2016-17 period
Certificate in Vocational Nursing: 24 students during the 2012 period
Sonoma State University
Bachelor of Science in Nursing: 24 students during the 2016-17 period
School Program Class size
Santa Rosa Junior College Associate's Degree in Nursing 112 students
Certificate in Vocational Nursing 24 students
Sonoma State University Bachelor of Science in Nursing 24 students

Stockton

San Joaquin Delta College
Associate's Degree in Nursing: 102 students during the 2016-17 period
Xavier College
Certificate in Vocational Nursing: 54 students during the 2012 period
School Program Class size
San Joaquin Delta College Associate's Degree in Nursing 102 students
Xavier College Certificate in Vocational Nursing 54 students

Vallejo / Fairfield area

Blake Austin College
Certificate in Vocational Nursing: 40 students during the 2012 period
Solano Community College
Associate's Degree in Nursing: 31 students during the 2016-17 period
PRIME Career College
Certificate in Vocational Nursing: 23 students during the 2012 period
InterCoast College - Fairfield
Certificate in Vocational Nursing: 3 students during the 2012 period
School Program Class size
Blake Austin College Certificate in Vocational Nursing 40 students
Solano Community College Associate's Degree in Nursing 31 students
PRIME Career College Certificate in Vocational Nursing 23 students
InterCoast College - Fairfield Certificate in Vocational Nursing 3 students

Visalia / Porterville area

San Joaquin Valley College
Associate's Degree in Nursing: 101 students during the 2016-17 period
Associate of Science in Vocational Nursing: 25 students during the 2012 period
College of the Sequoias
Associate's Degree in Nursing: 51 students during the 2016-17 period
Visalia Adult School
Certificate in Vocational Nursing: 44 students during the 2012 period
Porterville College
Associate's Degree in Nursing: 16 students during the 2016-17 period
Certificate in Vocational Nursing: 3 students during the 2012 period
Tulare Adult School
Certificate in Vocational Nursing: 13 students during the 2012 period
Dinuba Adult School
Certificate in Vocational Nursing: 1 student during the 2012 period
School Program Class size
San Joaquin Valley College Associate's Degree in Nursing 101 students
Associate of Science in Vocational Nursing 25 students
College of the Sequoias Associate's Degree in Nursing 51 students
Visalia Adult School Certificate in Vocational Nursing 44 students
Porterville College Associate's Degree in Nursing 16 students
Certificate in Vocational Nursing 3 students
Tulare Adult School Certificate in Vocational Nursing 13 students
Dinuba Adult School Certificate in Vocational Nursing 1 student

Other California cities

Butte College
Associate's Degree in Nursing: 102 students during the 2016-17 period
California State University, Chico
Bachelor of Science in Nursing: 64 students during the 2016-17 period
Shasta College
Associate's Degree in Nursing: 62 students during the 2016-17 period
Certificate in Vocational Nursing: 20 students during the 2012 period
Yuba College
Associate's Degree in Nursing: 61 students during the 2016-17 period
College of the Redwoods - Eureka
Associate's Degree in Nursing: 57 students during the 2016-17 period
Certificate in Vocational Nursing: 6 students during the 2012 period
College of the Siskiyous
Certificate in Vocational Nursing: 54 students during the 2012 period
Associate's Degree in Nursing: 29 students during the 2016-17 period
Institute of Technology
Certificate in Vocational Nursing: 47 students during the 2012 period
Madera Community College Center
Certificate in Vocational Nursing: 38 students during the 2012 period
Associate's Degree in Nursing: 8 students during the 2016-17 period
Imperial Valley College
Associate's Degree in Nursing: 36 students during the 2016-17 period
Certificate in Vocational Nursing: 17 students during the 2012 period
West Hills College Lemoore
Associate's Degree in Nursing: 34 students during the 2016-17 period
Mendocino College
Associate's Degree in Nursing: 33 students during the 2016-17 period
Ukiah Adult School
Certificate in Vocational Nursing: 31 students during the 2012 period
Tri-County Regional Occupational Program
Certificate in Vocational Nursing: 26 students during the 2012 period
Simpson University
Bachelor of Science in Nursing: 21 students during the 2016-17 period
Lassen Community College
Certificate in Vocational Nursing: 15 students during the 2012 period
Feather River College - Quincy
Certificate in Vocational Nursing: 10 students during the 2012 period
School Program Class size
Butte College Associate's Degree in Nursing 102 students
California State University, Chico Bachelor of Science in Nursing 64 students
Shasta College Associate's Degree in Nursing 62 students
Certificate in Vocational Nursing 20 students
Yuba College Associate's Degree in Nursing 61 students
College of the Redwoods - Eureka Associate's Degree in Nursing 57 students
Certificate in Vocational Nursing 6 students
College of the Siskiyous Certificate in Vocational Nursing 54 students
Associate's Degree in Nursing 29 students
Institute of Technology Certificate in Vocational Nursing 47 students
Madera Community College Center Certificate in Vocational Nursing 38 students
Associate's Degree in Nursing 8 students
Imperial Valley College Associate's Degree in Nursing 36 students
Certificate in Vocational Nursing 17 students
West Hills College Lemoore Associate's Degree in Nursing 34 students
Mendocino College Associate's Degree in Nursing 33 students
Ukiah Adult School Certificate in Vocational Nursing 31 students
Tri-County Regional Occupational Program Certificate in Vocational Nursing 26 students
Simpson University Bachelor of Science in Nursing 21 students
Lassen Community College Certificate in Vocational Nursing 15 students
Feather River College - Quincy Certificate in Vocational Nursing 10 students
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