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The nursing shortage in California mirrors the national shortage. According to a May, 2009 study released by the California Institute for Nursing and Health Care, California is projected to have a shortfall of 108,000 nurses by 2020. Nationwide, the U.S. Bureau of Labor predicts more than 1 million new and replacement workers will be needed by 2012 in the nursing field alone, and as many as 5.3 million health care worker vacancies could exist by then. "As the surge of baby boomers hits age 65 next year, the need for nurses will accelerate and generate more jobs, both inside and outside of the hospital setting", according to Deloras Jones, RN, director of the Oakland-based California Institute for Nursing & Health Care. "The demand for high-quality care will continue to grow, and nurses with master's degrees will be in demand in all regions", said Kathleen Dracup, RN, DNSc, professor and dean of the UCSF School of Nursing. Generally, RNs with at least a bachelor's degree (BSN) will have better job prospects than those without a bachelor's. Nurse Educators, geriatric nurses, home health nurses, and all advanced practice specialties -clinical nurse specialists, nurse practitioners, nurse-midwives, and nurse anesthetists - are in high demand, particularly in medically underserved areas.

 

In order to meet the increasingly complex demands of today's health care environment, many healthcare agencies prefer or require a minimum of a bachelor's degree for their nursing staff, so now is the perfect time for LPN's to enroll in an online LPN to RN program, or LPN to BSN degree program, for RN's to take an online RN-BSN degree completion program, or RN to MSN bridge program, and for BSN nurses to earn a MS in Nursing degree.

Average Nursing Base Salaries:

Nursing Assistant: $26,773 - $32,663 Licensed Practical Nurse: $40,017 - $48,221
RN Staff Nurse: $62,559 - $75,927 Nurse Practitioner: $84,971 - $100,156

Find Nursing Schools and Allied Health Programs For California

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Grand Canyon University
Online

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Programs: Campus Locations:
  • Phoenix
  • Phoenix
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Unitek College
Campus

Unitek College™ is a privately held vocational school dedicated to helping you gain the skills needed to advance your career or begin a brand new career. 

Programs: Campus Locations:
  • Hayward
  • Hayward
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Liberty University
Online

100% Online & No Standardized Testing

Programs: Campus Locations:
  • Lynchburg
  • Lynchburg
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Brightwood College
Campus

About Brightwood College

Brightwood College offers accelerated programs that combine flexible schedules and professional instruction to create a rewarding learning experience for individuals focused on gaining the skills for specific careers. Brightwood College is owned and operated by Education Corporation of America.

Programs: Campus Locations:
  • Salida
  • Salida
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Bradley University
Online

Established in 1897, Bradley University is a private, independent institution of higher learning in Peoria, Illinois. Inspired by our founder, notable philanthropist Lydia Moss Bradley, we pursue excellence in teaching, research, scholarship and service; and we celebrate leadership, integrity, diversity and collaborative learning.

Programs: Campus Locations:
  • Peoria
  • Peoria
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Wilkes University
Online

Wilkes University’s School of Nursing offers CCNE-accredited online degrees and certificate programs ideal for working health care professionals, instructed by experienced, respected faculty dedicated to mentoring and personalized support for every student.

Programs: Campus Locations:
  • Wilkes Barre
  • Wilkes Barre
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Northcentral University
Online

Earn your graduate degree online with Northcentral University.

Programs: Campus Locations:
  • San Diego
  • San Diego
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Post University Online
Online

At Post University, we believe you shouldn’t have to put your life on hold to further your education.

Programs: Campus Locations:
  • Waterbury
  • Waterbury
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Platt College
Campus

Turn your talents into a career at nationally recognized and accredited Platt College.

Programs: Campus Locations:
  • Alhambra
  • Alhambra
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