San Francisco, California Nursing Schools and Programs

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While not the largest city in state, with over 17,000 people per square mile San Francisco is the most densely populated city in California and the second most densely populated city in the nation, after New York City. People often refer to San Francisco or the San Francisco Bay Area, which includes San Jose and Oakland. All three cities are located within very close proximity of each other. Together these cities have over 7.5 million residents and constitute one of the largest economic centers in the United States. San Franciso is the financial, business and transportation center of the San Francisco Bay Area. It is the principal banking finance center and over 30 international financial institutions are headquartered in San Francisco.

Not only is San Francisco the commerce center of the Bay Area is also a top tourist destination. According to Euromonitor International’s top city destinations ranking report, San Francisco is the 35th most visited city in the world. San Francisco is known by locals and tourists alike for its steep hills, eclectic mix of architecture, cold summer fogs, and several famous landmarks, including Chinatown and most noteably the Golden Gate Bridge.

San Francisco and greater Bay Area have a vibrant and thriving healthcare industry. In fact, there aren’t many places in the country where more healthcare employers are located. If you’re a nurse looking for top pay and attractive benefits, San Francisco and/or the San Francisco Bay Area are great places to work.

To be a nurse in San Francisco you must be licensed by the California State Board of Nursing. To receive a license you must earn a nursing degree (associate or bachelor’s) from an accredited nursing program. There are several schools in San Francisco that offer excellent nursing programs. These include San Francisco State University, University of San Francisco and University of California, San Francisco.

Search San Francisco, CA Nursing Programs

Search our database of online and campus based Nursing programs in San Francisco, CA. If you’re interested in a program in a specific location make sure to enter your zip code before performing your search.

Browse San Francisco, California nursing schools:

  • San Francisco State University
    Location:
    San Francisco, CA
    Student Enrollment: 26,800
    Type of School: Public
    College Accredited: No
    Offers Online Programs: No
    Degree Programs: BS/BSN, LPN, Accelerated BSN, RN-to-BSN, MSN, Nurse Practitioner

  • City College of San Francisco
    Location:
    San Francisco, CA
    Student Enrollment: 43
    Type of School: Public
    College Accredited: No
    Offers Online Programs: No
    Degree Programs: Associate, LPN-to-RN, LPN

  • University of San Francisco
    Location:
    San Francisco, CA
    Student Enrollment: 4,100
    Type of School: Private
    College Accredited: Yes
    Offers Online Programs: No
    Degree Programs: RN-to-BSN, BS/BSN, MSN, Nurse Practitioner

  • University of California, San Francisco
    Location:
    San Francisco, CA
    Student Enrollment: 3
    Type of School: Public
    College Accredited: Yes
    Offers Online Programs: No
    Degree Programs: RN-to-MSN, MSN, Certified Nurse Midwife, Nurse Educator, Nurse Practitioner, PhD (Doctoral)
    nurseweb.ucsf.edu


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