Becoming an LVN in Sacramento

Last Updated/Verified: Jul 1, 2021

With a population of 477,892, Sacramento is the sixth most populous city in the state of California and it's capital. It is part of the Sacramento metropolitan area, which has a population of 2,527,123. Nineteen hospitals, 54 nursing homes, and over 50 home health agencies meet the medical needs of residents. Four hospitals are rated “high-performing” in one or more specialties. Among these hospitals are University of California, Davis Medical Center and Mercy General Hospital. Sacramento area nursing homes include Windsor Care Center of Sacramento and Eskaton Village Care Center. Personalized Homecare and Homemaker Agency and PSA Health Care are just two of the many home health agencies that operate in the Sacramento area.

Sacramento, CA healthcare providers and facilities employ 3,530 licensed practical nurses. LVN’s who work in the Sacramento area are among the highest paid LVN’s in the state of California. They earn an average hourly wage of $26.08 and an average annual salary of $54,250. LVN’s in San Francisco earn an average hourly wage of $29.44 and an average annual salary of $61,230. Chico LVN’s earn an average hourly wage of $24.05 and an average annual salary of $50,030.

The Sacramento area is home to seven LVN programs. Among the area’s programs are the program at Carrington College of California and the program at Blake Austin College. Both programs are ranked among the top 40 LVN programs in California.

Sacramento NCLEX-PN Pass Rates

 SacramentoCalifornia
NCLEX-PN Students Total3765,575
NCLEX-PN Students Passed3034,564
NCLEX-PN Pass Rate80.7%81.9%

Top Ranked LVN Programs in Sacramento

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

  • Sacramento City College - #38
  • Carrington College - Sacramento - #47
  • Unitek College - Sacramento - #49

LVN Programs Near Me in Sacramento

Sacramento

Sacramento City College

3835 Freeport Blvd, Sacramento, CA (916) 558-2111

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Unitek College - Sacramento

1111 Howe Ave #300, Sacramento, CA (888) 735-4355

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Charles A. Jones Career & Education Center

5451 Lemon Hill Avenue, Sacramento, CA (916) 643-7400

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Carrington College - Sacramento

8909 Folsom Blvd., Sacramento, CA (916) 585-7770

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Curam College of Nursing

6520 44th St, Sacramento, CA (916) 427-4400

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Vacaville

Blake Austin College

611 Orange Drive Suite K, Vacaville, CA (707) 455-0557

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