California Association for Nurse Practitioners

EDUCATION

NP Schools

Take the Next Step

Are you ready to pursue nurse practitioner certification? Get started by finding an accredited program near you.

Eligibility to sit for the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) or American Academy of Nurse Practitioners (AANP) national nurse practitioner certification examinations requires graduation from an accredited graduate nurse practitioner program. Graduate programs in nursing may be accredited by either the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE) or the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN). To verify a school’s accreditation status, you may search for it on the websites below:

ACEN Accredited Nursing Programs
CCNE Accredited Baccalaureate & Graduate Nursing Programs

Nurse practitioner program approval by the California Board of Registered Nursing (BRN) is a voluntary process that California schools can undergo to verify that the NP program curriculum conforms to the BRN’s “Standards of Education for Nurse Practitioner Programs”. Visit the BRN website to verify that an NP program is approved.

Note for applicants to out of state nurse practitioner (NP) education programs

Requirements and eligibility for certification as a nurse practitioner by the California BRN may vary from those of the state in which you plan to complete your NP education. If you plan to practice in California after graduation, it is recommended that you evaluate the curriculum of the program in which you plan to enroll for congruency with California BRN requirements. The requirements to apply for California NP certification and a California NP furnishing number may be found on the California BRN website.

The inclusion of any school in the list below does not constitute an endorsement by the California Association for Nurse Practitioners (CANP).

School Name

Street Address

City

Zip

Phone Number

Azusa Pacific University

School of Nursing
901 East Alosta Avenue

Azusa

91702

(626) 815-5409

California State University, Bakersfield

Department of Nursing
9001 Stockdale Highway

Bakersfield

93311

(661) 654-2506

California State University, Dominguez Hills

School of Nursing
1000 East Victoria Street

Carson

90747

(310) 243-3596

California State University, Fresno

Department of Nursing M/S MH25
2345 East San Ramon Avenue

Fresno

93740

(559) 273-2041

California State University, Fullerton

Department of Nursing
800 North State College Boulevard

Fullerton

92834

(714) 278-3336

California State University, Long Beach

Department of Nursing
1250 Bellflower Boulevard

Long Beach

90840

(562) 985-5425

California State University, Los Angeles

School of Nursing
5151 State University Drive

Los Angeles

90032

(323) 343-4700

Charles R. Drew University of Medicine and Science

Mervyn M. Dymally School of Nursing
1731 E. 120th Street

Los Angeles

90059

(323) 563-4952

Fresno Pacific University

5 Park Place West

Fresno

93720

(559) 573-7834

Holy Names University

Graduate School of Nursing
3500 Mountain Boulevard

Oakland

94619

(510) 436-1127

Loma Linda University

Graduate Program in Nursing
11262 Campus Street

Loma Linda

92350

(909) 558-8061

Samuel Merritt University

School of Nursing, FNP Program
3100 Summit Street, 3rd Floor

Oakland

94609

(510) 869-8926

San Diego State University

School of Nursing, Advanced Practice Nursing, 5500 Campanile Drive

San Diego

92182

(619) 594-5357

San Francisco State University

School of Nursing, Burk Hall 371
1600 Holloway Avenue

San Francisco

94132

(415) 338-1802

Sonoma State University

Department of Nursing
1801 East Cotati Avenue

Rohnert Park

94928

(707) 664-2465

United States University

140 W. 16th Street

National City

91950

(619) 477-6310

University of California, Davis

Betty Irene Moore, School of Nursing 
Education Building 
4610 X Street 

Sacramento

95817

(916) 734-2145

University of California, Irvine

UCI College of Health Sciences - Program in Nursing Science - Room 231 Irvine Hall

Irvine

92697

(949) 824-1514

University of California, Los Angeles

Master of Science in Nursing Program
Box 951702

Los Angeles

90095

(310) 825-7181

University of California, San Francisco

School of Nursing
2 Koret Way, Box 0602

San Francisco

94143

(415) 476-1435

University of Phoenix

Nurse Practitioner Graduate Program
Sacramento Valley Campus,
28602 Gateway Oaks Dr.

Sacramento

95833

(800) 266-2107

University of San Diego

Hahn School of Nursing & Health Science, 5998 Alcala Park

San Diego

92110

(619) 260-4548

University of San Francisco

School of Nursing and Health Professions
2130 Fulton Street

San Francisco

94117

(415) 422-5555

University of Southern California

USC School of Social Work
Department of Nursing
1149 South Hill St, Suite H575

Los Angeles

90015

(213) 821-7096

West Coast University

Center for Graduate Studies
590 N. Vermont Ave.

Los Angeles

90004

(818) 299-5528

Western University of Health Sciences

College of Graduate Nursing
309 East 2nd Street

Pomona

91766

(909) 469-5523