California:California is known variously as The Land of Milk and Honey, The El Dorado State, The Golden State, and The Grape State. California is a state in the Pacific Region of the United States.With 39.6 million residents, California is the most populous U.S. state and the third-largest by area. The state capital is Sacramento.The Greater Los Angeles Area and the San Francisco Bay Area are the nation’s second- and fifth-most populous urban regions, with 18.7 million and 8.8 million residents respectively. For additional information visit Wikipedia.

California Nursing News

According to Nurse.org California ranks number among all 50 states in nursing salary. The average RN salary $102,700 and average hourly is $49.37. The number of RNs in California, as of 2019, is 282,290. (stats from Nurse.org).

California Online Nursing Resources

California Board of Registered Nursing 

California Nurses Association | National Nurses United

California Nursing Schools

nursing schools in CaliforniaYou can obtain Nursing Schools and tuition information

Google Map of California Nursing Schools

California Hospitals

Hospitals: List of hospitals by County. For additional information, visit Wikipedia

Google Map of California Hospitals

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California Nursing Stores

For a list of the major nursing stores in California.  (click on the google map to see all major nursing stores).


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California State Facts

Established: In 1850 California became the 31st state, and is now the third largest state
behind Alaska and Texas.

California – Official Site

California symbols

Motto: Eureka (I have found it) The motto was adopted in 1849 and alludes to the discovery of gold in the Sierra Nevada.

Flag: Bear Flag

Unfortunately, the original Bear Flag, held by the Society of California Pioneers perished in the Great Earthquake and Fire of 1906.

The current California State Flag, adopted by the state legislature in 1911, is based on the original Bear Flag raised by pioneering Americans over Sonoma in 1846. The star was taken from the lone star of Texas. The Bear was representative of the numerous Grizzly Bears in the state and the words “California Republic” testify to the feisty American pioneers who settled in the territory.

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Sports teams in California

Sports: (Information obtained fromWikipedia).

California currently has 19 major professional sports franchises, far more than any other US state. The San Francisco Bay Area has seven major league teams spread amongst three cities: San Francisco, Oakland and San Jose. The Greater Los Angeles Area has ten major league teams. San Diego and Sacramento each have one major league team.

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Top 10 Travel Destinations in California

  1. Northern California Coast: Big Sur
  2. Yosemite National Park
  3. Santa Cruz
  4. San Jose
  5. Oakland
  6. Mendocino National Forest
  7. Redwood National Park
  8. Sonoma, Northern California
  9. Modoc National Forest
  10. Calaveras County

Visit VacationIdea.com for more travel destinations in Northern California

Also check out the great travel destinations in Southern California

California fun facts

  1. California’s Mount Whitney measures as the highest peak in the lower 48 states. Its most famous climb is Mount Whitney Trail to the 14,495 feet summit. Wilderness permits are required.
  2. In 1925 a giant sequoia located in California’s Kings Canyon National Park was named the nation’s national Christmas tree. The tree is over 300 feet in height.
  3. More turkeys are raised in California than in any other state in the United States.
  4. Pacific Park, on the venerable Santa Monica Pier, re-creates the amusement parks once dotting the ocean areas along the Pacific Coast. Featured are 11 amusement rides including the 1910-vintage hand-carved merry-go-round appearing in the movie “The Sting.”
  5. Fallbrook is known as the Avocado Capital of the World and hosts an annual Avocado Festival. More avocados are grown in the region than any other county in the nation.
  6. In the late 1850s, Kennedy Mine, located in Jackson, served as one of the richest gold mines in the world and the deepest mine in North America.

***For additional Fun Facts: Visit 50 States.

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