California has a total population of 5,274 and a student population of 9,017. Of these students, 9,017 are enrolled in schools that offer BSN programs.
California University of Pennsylvania is the largest BSN school in California, based on student population. In 2010, California University of Pennsylvania graduated approximately 87 students from its BSN program.
In 2010, 87 students graduated with a BSN degree from one of California's BSN schools. Tuition in 2009 at California's BSN schools was $20,359 per year for instate students and $23,693 per year for out of state students.
In addition to tuition costs, you should plan on spending an average of $1,000 for books and supplies each year, while enrolled in a BSN program in California. And if you live on campus, you will face an additional expense of $9,320 per year, on average, for room and board at California-based BSN schools. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $13,648.
Many BSN graduates choose to work as nurses after graduation. If you choose to follow that path and remain in California, your job prospects are good. In 2010, 1 out of every 4 nurses in Pennsylvania were working in the greater California area. The number of nurses in California is expected to increase by 16% by the year 2018. This projected change is slower than the projected nationwide trend for nurses.
The average salary you can expect to earn as a nurse in California is $59,370 per year, which is higher than the average for nurses state-wide.