Sacramento, CA (population: 475,452) has two practical nursing schools within its city limits. Western Career College-Sacramento, the highest ranked school in the city with a practical nursing program, has a total student population of 1,537. It is the 1811th highest ranked school in the USA and the 162nd highest in the state of California (#1 is University of California-Los Angeles). To learn more about practical nursing programs in Sacramento, ratemyprofessors.com has reviews of practical nursing professors at Western Career College such as Nancly Beverage, Erwin Criseno, Senean Noonan, Melynda Ruckles, Sue Starck, and Nancy Wynn-Grundy.
Practical Nursing students from Sacramento schools who go on to become practical nurses, nurses, nurse practitioners, natural health practitioners, etc. have a good chance at finding employment. For example, there are 2,583,770 people working as registered nurses alone in the US, and their average annual salary is $66,530. Also, Licensed practical and licensed vocational nurses make on average $40,900 per year and there are about 728,670 of them employed in the US today.
Of the 2 practical nursing schools in Sacramento, none have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, University of Phoenix-Sacramento Valley Campus comes out as the most expensive ($25,730/yr) for practical nursing students, with Western Career College-Sacramento as the lowest, reported at only $25,479/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Sacramento|
|West Sacramento||CA||50,542||1||29.8049||4||4.4 miles|
|Rancho Cordova||CA||65,274||3||17.1477||50||9.4 miles|
|Yuba City||CA||62,588||1||36.3939||5||40.2 miles|
|Walnut Creek||CA||64,055||0||-||0||55.7 miles|
|Castro Valley||CA||65,952||0||-||0||67.6 miles|
|San Leandro||CA||78,904||1||29.9223||11||70.1 miles|
|Union City||CA||76,462||1||13.7752||0||73.5 miles|
|San Francisco||CA||817,411||21||17.5697||455||76.8 miles|