School and Ranking Information
Sacramento has one 4-year public institution offering programs in the nursing field. Based on school type, program offerings and student services, the following school is a top area school for studying nursing:
- Winner: California State University at Sacramento is the only 4-year public school in the area with degrees in the field. The university offers undergraduate and graduate degrees in nursing.
School Info Chart
|Category||California State University - Sacramento|
|Rankings||Tied at #58 for Regional Universities in the West (2015)*|
|School Type||4-year, public|
|Undergraduate Tuition & Fees (2013-2014)||$6,628 (in-state), $17,788 (out-of-state)**|
|Nursing Degrees Offered||Bachelor's, Master's|
|Nursing Degrees Awarded (all levels) in 2013||289**|
|Most Popular Nursing Degree Level in 2013||Bachelor's (263 awarded)**|
|Undergraduate Graduation Rate (in 150% of normal degree time) for 2007 Entering Class||43%**|
|Noteworthy||Sacramento State features a chapter of the California Nursing Student Association and an international honors nursing chapter***|
Sources: *U.S. News & World Report, **NCES College Navigator, ***Sacramento State website
California State University - Sacramento
- The School of Nursing has its own scholarship opportunities for students
- There are greater than 60 faculty members in the nursing school
- The nursing program is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education
Sacramento State had an enrollment of near 30,000 students in 2013, with a student-to-faculty ratio of 26 to 1. Sacramento State offers over 100 different degree programs from its 7 colleges, which include the College of Health and Human Services. This college contains the School of Nursing, which offers a Bachelor of Science in Nursing and a Master of Science in Nursing.
Some BSN requirements cover the areas of nursing and complex illnesses, adult care and mental health. For individuals already working as a registered nurse, the nursing school also offers an RN to BSN program, including courses such as critical thinking, research and a capstone project. The MS program consists of 33 credits of courses, with some classes examining pharmacology, educational programming and research.