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California Nurse Practitioner - NP Programs

Education and Additional Requirements for Nurse Practitioners in California

1) Nurse practitioners in California are required to have completed a nurse practitioner master's degree in nursing program as well as have an active California RN license. The nurse practitioner master's degree program must conform to the California State Board of Registered Nursing's "Standards of Education for Nurse Practitioner Programs" in the California Code of Regulations Section 1484.

There are two other ways to meet the application requirements for a nurse practitioner or NP in the State of California. Each also requires an active California RN License.

1) Certification from a national organization or association such as the AANP, ANCC, NCBPNP&N, NAPNAP, or the NCC. Must send in verification of certification by one of these organizations or associations with the application. Must submit a verification that a nurse practitioner program was completed. Transcripts from the nurse practitioner program must be submitted by the institution where program was attended.

2) If the nurse practitioner program taken does not meet the standards set by the California State Board of Registered Nursing then the following steps should be taken. Verification form that a nurse practitioner program was completed, transcripts and course descriptions must be submitted, the clinical competency form must be submitted by the nurse practitioner as well as by the physician, and a clinical experience form must be submitted by either the physician or the nurse practitioner.

Nurse Practitioner Salaries in California

Salaries for nurse practitioners in California will vary by specialty as well as by location, experience and employer. Based on our salary research a family or adult nurse practitioner can earn any where from $65,000 a year to well over $100,000 a year. A good place to research current salaries for nurse practitioner job openings is at www.indeed.com.

CCNE Accredited Online Nurse Practitioner, Nurse Midwifery Programs, CNS Programs

Maryville University

Maryville University - St. Louis offers two CCNE accredited online MSN Nurse Practitioner Programs: Family Nurse Practitioner and Adult Geriatric Nurse Practitioner.

Programs Offered Online: MSN - (Family Nurse Practitioner -FNP, Adult Geriatric Nurse Practitioner - AGNP)

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University of Cincinnati - College of Nursing

The University of Cincinnati - College of Nursing is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE). The MSN - Nurse Midwifery online program is accredited by the American College of Nurse-Midwives (ACNM).

Programs Offered Online: MSN - (Specializations: Women's Health Nurse Practitioner, Adult Nurse Practitioner, Psychiatric/Mental Health Nurse Practitioner or Clinical Nurse Specialist, Nurse Midwifery, Clinical Nurse Specialist - Nurse Educator)

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Frontier Nursing University - Distance Education

The Frontier Nursing University is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of College and Schools. They offer online MSN Programs with post masters certificates in the following areas: Certified Nurse Midwifery (accredited by ACME), Women's Health Care Nurse Practitioner (accredited by the NLNAC). FSMFN also offers an online DNP program accredited by the AACN.

Programs Offered: Online ADN - MSN (Tracks: Nurse Midwifery) , Online MSN - (Tracks: Nurse Midwifery), DNP (Online)

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Graceland University - School of Nursing

The RN-BSN, RN to BSN/MSN and MSN programs are CCNE and NLNAC accredited. RN to BSN and RN to BSN/MSN program Practicums can be completed in the student's community.

Online Programs Offered: RN to BSN, RN to BSN/MSN and MSN - (Specializations: Family Nurse Practitioner, Nurse Educator), Post-Graduate Certificate (Specializations: Family Nurse Practitioner, Nurse Education), Doctor of Nursing Practice DNP (Online)

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Philadelphia University - Distance Education

The Midwifery Institute is accredited by the American Commission for Midwifery Education.

Programs Offered: MS Completion Program - Midwifery, MS in Disaster Medicine and Management, MS - Midwifery.

  • Click Here for information about the Philadelphia University's Online Master's in Disaster Medicine & Management Program.
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Nurse Practitioner Programs Approved by the California State Board of Registered Nursing

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University of Phoenix College of Health and Human Services

The MSN - Family Nurse Practitioner program is offered at the following campus locations in California:
Sacramento Area: Sacramento, Roseville, Rancho Cordova, Chico, Modesto, Lathrop, Suisun City, Elk Grove and Beale Airforce Base
Southern California: Culver City, Diamond Bar, Gardena, Laguna Hills, LaMirada, Lancaster, Murrieta, Ontario, Pasadena, San Bernardino, Costa Mesa and Woodland Hills

Programs Offered: RN to BSN, RN to MSN, MSN - Family Nurse Practitioner, Post-Master's Certificate - Family Nurse Practitioner, MSN - Nursing/Health Care Education, MSN - Health Care Administration, MSN - MBA Health Care Management, Health Care Administration

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University of San Diego Hahn School of Nursing & Health Science

The Hahn School of Nursing and Health Science baccalaureate and master’s programs are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education. Students that complete the pre-licensure component of the master's program are eligible to apply for licensure by the Board of Registered Nursing. The master's clinical nurse specialist and nurse practitioner programs are approved by the Board of Registered Nursing.

Programs Offered: RN-to-MSN, MSN, Direct-Entry MSN - (Tracks: Adult Medical-Surgical CNS, Adult Clinical Nurse Specialist, Clinical Nursing, Executive Nurse Leader, Adult NP, Family NP, Pediatric NP), Part-Time MSN, MSN/MBA, DNP, PhD

University of San Diego Hahn School of Nursing & Health Science, 5998 Alcala Park, San Diego, CA 92110-2492

University of California Los Angeles - UCLA School of Nursing

California State University, Dominguez Hills - School of Nursing

University of San Diego - Hahn School of Nursing

California State University, Fresno

Department of Nursing M/SMH25
2345 East San Ramon Avenue
Fresno, CA 93740-8031
Ph: (559) 278-2041

California State University, Long Beach

Department of Nursing
1250 Bellflower Bouelvard
Long Beach, CA 90840
Ph: (562) 985-4463

California State University, Bakersfield

Department of Nursing
9001 Stockdale Highway
Bakersfield, CA 93311-1022
Ph: 661-654-2506

  • Programs: Family Nurse Practitioner

Holy Names University

Samuel Merritt College

Department of Nursing
9001 Stockdale Highway
Oakland, CA 94609
Ph: 510- 869-8926

  • Programs: Family Nurse Practitioner

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