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From the lovely beaches of Santa Barbara to the vibrant streets of San Francisco to the redwoods of Humboldt county, California offers its more than 39 million residents plenty of riches, but the Golden State's health care system still needs more staff. According to the California Office of Statewide Health Planning and Development, 26 of 58 counties in Californians have been designated as a Registered Nurse Shortage Area by The California Healthcare Workforce Policy Commission.

Salaries in California for Registered Nurses and Licensed Practical Nurses

The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reports that California employed 255,010 registered nurses (RNs) in 2015, with much faster than average job growth projected in the future. Also, California nurses rank among the highest-paid in the nation: in 2015, the median annual wage was $101,260 for RNs, $51,870 for licensed practical nurses (LPNs), and $31,110 for nursing assistants.

Why Enroll in California Online Nursing Schools?

With the increasing difficulty of getting accepted at traditional nursing schools, online nursing schools in California offer a great option with many bonuses, such as:

  • Studying from the convenience of your house, your favorite coffee shop, or wherever you find Internet access
  • Keeping your full-time job while finishing online coursework at your own pace
  • Earning mandatory continuing education units (CEUs) online
  • Trying a hybrid course that pairs the convenience of online courses with the face-to-face instruction of traditional classrooms

During online nursing schools in California, you could take classes in pharmacology, nursing ethics, anatomy, physiology, and chemistry. Also, online RN programs in California can provide superb preparation for official certification examinations, such as the National Council Licensure Examination (NCLEX-RN).

Sources:

  • Registered Nurse Shortage Area, OSHPD, http://gis.oshpd.ca.gov/atlas/topics/shortage/rnsa
  • The Future of the Nursing Workforce, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, December 2014, http://bhw.hrsa.gov/sites/default/files/bhw/nchwa/projections/nursingprojections.pdf
  • May 2015 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates for California, Bureau of Labor Statistics, http://www.bls.gov/oes/current/oes_ca.htm
  • California QuickFacts 2015, U.S. Census Bureau, U.S. Department of Commerce, https://www.census.gov/quickfacts/table/PST045215/06

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