1. Make sure the school is accredited by the CCNE or the NLN.
Other than that, it doesn't matter what school you're going to, from an employment standpoint. Being a known party school isn't going to affect you because A. Your employer isn't likely to know that and B. They are going to look at your GPA/transcripts so they will know whether you were a good student or not. Now, some hospitals do have relationships with nursing schools
and tend to hire graduates from those schools, but I can't tell you if that's the case in CA. But if your end goal is to be an NP, then you should also look for a school that:
2. Is a BSN program
3. Has a NP program as well. It's usually easier to get accepted to a graduate program if you did your undergrad at the same university.