If you are a resident of California and planning to enroll in a nursing school, which part of the CA state best suited for your nursing education? California has been broken into two prominent regions; Northern California and Southern California. Both regions have their own importance in their respective field but Southern California is termed as the most popular region of the entire state of California.
Southern California is also home to few of the top nursing schools in America. According to the U.S. News & World Report Rankings, several nursing schools in Southern California offers programs that are ranked in the top 100 nursing programs of the country. Each program offers a student opportunity to earn variety of degree from pre- to post-licensure programs together with numerous specialties.
The nursing schools in Southern California offer both day and evening campus based programs as well as online classes. If you are a working professional or have family commitments and can not spare enough time to attend campus based regular programs, you can opt for evening or online classes offered by the same institute that offer day time classes.
Any aspiring student aiming to earn nursing degrees in this part of the state, can enroll in following famous nursing schools or other nursing schools:
- San Diego State University
- National University in La Jolla
- Southwestern College in Chula Vista
Other schools that are equally important are:
- California College San Diego and Everest College,
- UCLA School of Nursing,
- University of San Diego School of Nursing and Health Science
- Cal State LA School of Nursing and others.
Different nursing schools, colleges and universities provide a student opportunity to attend various types of degrees, such as:
- RN to BSN bridge program
- School Nurse
- Nursing Education Certificate
- Perioperative Nursing Certificate
- Masters – Nurse Specialty
- Ph.D. in Nursing
- Nursing Practice and Theory
- Nursing administration
- Psychiatric or mental health CNS
- Accelerate Programs
- Second Degrees
- Additional Degrees
The nursing school maintains accreditation and approval from the American College of Nurse Midwives, California Board of Registered Nursing and the American Association of Colleges of Nursing.
The programs offered by these schools also receive accreditation from different accrediting agencies including, the National League of Nursing Accreditation Commission (NLNAC) or the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE) and approved by CA Board of Nursing.