Becoming an LVN in Oakland

Last Updated/Verified: Jun 8, 2021

With a population of 390,724, Oakland is one of the largest cities in the San Francisco Bay Area and in the state of California. The Oakland area is home to 50 hospitals, 157 nursing homes, and over 50 home health agencies that serve the city’s residents. Among the 50 area hospitals are many nationally ranked hospitals, including John Muir Medical Center and Washington Hospital. Bellaken Skilled Nursing Center and Salem Care Center are two highly rated nursing homes that are located in Oakland. Mainsail Partners and Wayne Rouseville Home Health Services are among the many home health agencies that serve Oakland residents.

Oakland area healthcare providers and facilities employ 5,380 licensed practical nurses. These LPN's earn an average hourly wage of $28.09 and an average annual salary of $58,430. Average pay rates for Oakland LPN's are lower than those for San Francisco LPN's, who earn an average hourly wage of $29.44 and an average annual salary of $61,230. However, LPNs who work in Oakland earn higher average pay rates than LPN's who work in Stockton. Stockton LPN's earn an average hourly wage of $25.40 and an average annual salary of $52,840.

The Oakland areas is home to seven LPN programs. The programs at Oikos University and Merritt Community College are located in the city of Oakland.

Oakland NCLEX-PN Pass Rates

 OaklandCalifornia
NCLEX-PN Students Total8085,575
NCLEX-PN Students Passed6594,564
NCLEX-PN Pass Rate81.5%81.9%

Top Ranked LVN Programs in Oakland

Listed below are the top LVN schools in Oakland based on our LVN program rankings for CA out of 122 other accredited programs offered in the state:

  • Mission College - #10

LVN Programs Near Me in Oakland

Concord

Gurnick Academy of Medical Arts - Concord

1401 Willow Pass Rd, Concord, CA (925) 687-9555

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Unitek College - Concord

1401 Willow Pass Rd., Concord, CA (888) 919-4220

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Fremont

Unitek College - Fremont

4670 Auto Mall Pkwy, Fremont, CA (888) 775-1514

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Hayward

Unitek College - Hayward

21615 Hesperian Blvd, Hayward, CA (855) 808-2732

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Oakland

Quest Nursing Education Center

917 Harrison Street, Oakland, CA (510) 452-1444

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Pittsburg

Los Medanos College

2700 E Leland Rd, Pittsburg, CA (925) 439-2181

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San Francisco

City College of San Francisco

50 Phelan Ave, San Francisco, CA (415) 239-3000

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San Mateo

Gurnick Academy of Medical Arts - San Mateo

2121 South El Camino Real, Building C-200, San Mateo, CA (650) 685-6616

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Santa Clara

Mission College

3000 Mission College Blvd, Santa Clara, CA (408) 988-2200

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South San Francisco

Unitek College - South San Francisco

257 Longford Drive #5, South San Francisco, CA (855) 811-6191

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