Nurse Practitioners in California

Los Angeles (1714)San Francisco (1312)San Diego (1272)Sacramento (757)Fresno (537)
Palo Alto (402)Long Beach (378)Oakland (378)Bakersfield (330)Stanford (323)San Jose (320)Torrance (295)Orange (271)Santa Rosa (247)Loma Linda (213)Riverside (212)Modesto (200)La Jolla (169)Santa Ana (164)Anaheim (153)Pasadena (150)Walnut Creek (147)Roseville (145)Duarte (142)Redding (134)Santa Monica (131)Visalia (127)Stockton (125)Irvine (124)West Hollywood (123)Glendale (114)Berkeley (113)Chico (109)Chula Vista (105)Lancaster (102)Newport Beach (101)San Bernardino (101)San Mateo (100)Vista (98)Downey (97)Santa Barbara (94)Rancho Mirage (87)Costa Mesa (86)Fontana (86)Concord (85)Madera (84)Cerritos (83)Santa Cruz (81)Beverly Hills (80)Pomona (80)Fremont (79)Redwood City (78)Escondido (77)Upland (77)Ventura (77)Merced (76)San Luis Obispo (76)Moreno Valley (75)Mountain View (75)Murrieta (75)Huntington Beach (73)Burbank (72)Eureka (72)Temecula (72)Encinitas (71)Napa (71)Whittier (71)Mission Viejo (70)Carlsbad (69)La Mesa (68)Oxnard (67)Santa Maria (67)Clovis (66)Redlands (66)San Rafael 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(35)Atascadero (34)Redondo Beach (34)Tustin (34)Covina (33)Gardena (33)Huntington Park (33)Lodi (33)Los Gatos (33)Watsonville (33)Davis (32)Richmond (32)San Ramon (32)Turlock (32)Antioch (31)Auburn (31)Brawley (30)San Fernando (30)Encino (29)Glendora (29)Monterey Park (29)Templeton (29)Yorba Linda (29)Camarillo (28)North Hollywood (28)Novato (28)Rialto (28)San Gabriel (27)Alhambra (26)Paradise (26)Selma (26)Santa Clarita (25)Carson (24)Emeryville (24)Los Alamitos (24)Palm Desert (24)Travis AFB (24)Tulare (24)Camp Pendleton (23)Hawthorne (23)Indio (23)Manhattan Beach (23)San Pedro (23)Yucca Valley (23)Banning (21)Dublin (21)Gilroy (21)Marysville (21)Aliso Viejo (20)Buena Park (20)Hesperia (20)Larkspur (20)Marina Del Rey (20)Paramount (20)Red Bluff (20)West Hills (20)Arcata (19)Los Banos (19)Norwalk (19)Poway (19)Rohnert Park (19)Bell Gardens (18)Cathedral City (18)Laguna Beach (18)Lakeport (18)Menlo Park (18)Montebello (18)Reedley (18)San Carlos (18)San Clemente (18)South Lake Tahoe 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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 21729 specialists practicing Nursing (Nurse Practitioner) in California with an overall average rating of 3.9 stars. There are 185 hospitals in California with affiliated Nursing (Nurse Practitioner) specialists, including Woodland Memorial Hospital, Saint Elizabeth Community Hospital and Long Beach Memorial Medical Center.