Nurse Practitioners in California

Los Angeles (1610)San Francisco (1279)San Diego (1197)Sacramento (706)Fresno (510)
Palo Alto (405)Long Beach (370)Oakland (358)Stanford (312)Bakersfield (310)San Jose (309)Torrance (281)Orange (271)Santa Rosa (245)Loma Linda (207)Riverside (200)Modesto (194)La Jolla (177)Santa Ana (168)Anaheim (146)Walnut Creek (143)Roseville (142)Pasadena (142)Duarte (136)Redding (131)West Hollywood (122)Santa Monica (122)Visalia (121)Stockton (119)Irvine (112)Berkeley (110)Glendale (109)Chico (101)San Bernardino (99)Chula Vista (99)Lancaster (98)Downey (97)Newport Beach (95)Vista (93)San Mateo (90)Santa Barbara (87)Rancho Mirage (84)Madera (82)Pomona (80)Fontana (79)Cerritos (79)Santa Cruz (78)Redwood City (78)Moreno Valley (77)Ventura (77)Concord (76)Murrieta (76)Costa Mesa (76)Upland (74)Carlsbad (74)Mountain View (73)Fremont (73)Escondido (73)Napa (72)Eureka (71)Beverly Hills (71)Merced (71)San Luis Obispo (71)Encinitas (71)Huntington Beach (70)Victorville (68)Mission Viejo (67)Burbank (67)Temecula (67)La Mesa (66)Whittier (66)San Rafael (65)Martinez (64)Fairfield (63)Hanford (62)Oxnard (62)Redlands (62)Carmichael (60)Bellflower (59)Santa Clara (59)Clovis (59)Tarzana (58)Pleasanton (58)Fullerton (57)Palm Springs (57)Vallejo (57)Yuba City (56)Monterey (56)Fountain Valley (56)Santa Maria (56)Salinas (55)Sylmar (54)Panorama City (53)El Centro (53)Folsom (53)Northridge (51)Laguna Hills (51)Petaluma (49)Mission Hills (49)West Covina (49)Van Nuys (48)San Marcos (48)Ukiah (47)Oceanside (47)Baldwin Park (47)Rancho Cucamonga (46)Arcadia (45)Woodland (45)Palmdale (45)Hayward (45)Sherman Oaks (44)Oroville (44)Sonora (44)Greenbrae (43)El Cajon (43)Corona (42)Vacaville (42)Burlingame (42)Hemet (41)National City (40)Inglewood (40)San Leandro (40)Grass Valley (40)Woodland Hills (40)Colton (39)Culver City (38)Lynwood (38)Harbor City (37)Ontario (37)Sunnyvale (37)Porterville (37)Apple Valley (37)Garden Grove (37)Daly City (36)South San Francisco (36)El Monte (35)Covina (34)Valencia (34)El Segundo (34)Los Gatos (33)Westminster (33)Redondo Beach (33)Thousand Oaks (33)Atascadero (33)Elk Grove (32)Watsonville (32)Lodi (32)Yorba Linda (31)Gardena (31)Chino (31)Placerville (31)San Ramon (31)North Hollywood (30)Camarillo (30)Antioch (30)Turlock (30)Tustin (30)Auburn (30)Brawley (30)Templeton (29)Encino (29)Glendora (29)San Fernando (28)Rialto (28)Richmond (28)Travis AFB (28)Paradise (27)Hawthorne (27)Huntington Park (27)Monterey Park (27)Davis (26)San Gabriel (26)Alhambra (26)Carson (25)Selma (25)Novato (25)Santa Clarita (25)Yucca Valley (24)Los Alamitos (24)Emeryville (23)Tulare (23)Camp Pendleton (23)Manhattan Beach (22)San Pedro (22)Indio (21)Los Banos (21)Hesperia (21)Dublin (21)Banning (20)Palm Desert (20)Marysville (20)Gilroy (20)Norwalk (19)Red Bluff (19)Paramount (19)Bell Gardens (19)Rohnert Park (18)Arcata (18)French Camp (18)Manteca (18)San Pablo (18)Rocklin (18)Montebello (18)Simi Valley (18)West Hills (18)San Carlos (17)South Lake Tahoe (17)Lakeport (17)San Clemente (17)Poway (17)Larkspur (17)Aliso Viejo (17)Mather (17)Tracy (17)Pismo 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Learn more about Nurse Practitioners

A nurse practitioner (NP) is a healthcare provider who practices a mix of nursing and medicine, often in collaboration with a doctor. An NP is a registered nurse (RN) with advanced education, training and skills in preventive, diagnostic and treatment services. While NPs can work in any area of medicine, they often work in pediatrics, geriatrics, family medicine, and internal medicine.

NPs practice in different ways in different states, settings and specialties. They work in doctor’s offices, schools, clinics, hospitals, and community health settings. Some NPs run their own private practices, but many work as part of a group practice or a hospital or clinic healthcare team. Like all healthcare providers, NPs consult with doctors and other providers as appropriate.

In general, an NP:

  • Evaluates a patient’s medical history and educates the patient about wellness and disease prevention

  • Provides routine and preventive healthcare services including immunizations, sports and school physicals, pelvic exams, birth control counseling, and sexually transmitted disease (STD) screenings

  • Orders and interprets laboratory and imaging tests and prescribes medications

  • Diagnoses and treats acute diseases and conditions including infections and injuries

  • Screens, treats and monitors a range of chronic health conditions, such as high blood pressure, diabetes, thyroid disease, heart disease, and depression

  • Screens for cancer including Pap tests and skin and thyroid exams

  • Performs minor procedures including removing foreign objects and stitching cuts

  • Works closely with doctors and other healthcare providers to ensure patients receive optimal, seamless healthcare

NPs may also be known by the following names: nurse practitioner-certified (NP-C) and advanced practice registered nurse (APRN).

There are 20993 specialists practicing Nursing (Nurse Practitioner) in California with an overall average rating of 4.0 stars. There are 168 hospitals in California with affiliated Nursing (Nurse Practitioner) specialists, including Saint Elizabeth Community Hospital, Long Beach Memorial Medical Center and Saddleback Medical Center.