CSU Doctor of Nursing Practice Degree Programs
Fall 2012 marked the beginning of nursing doctoral studies at the California State University system, with the launch of two CSU post-master's Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) degree programs. Designed to prepare nurses for advanced practice and to educate future nursing faculty, the CSU Fresno-San José State and CSU Fullerton-Long Beach-Los Angeles consortium-based programs admitted its fifth cohort of students in Fall 2016. Graduates of the CSU DNP programs have published in prestigious nursing and healthcare journals and have been promoted to leadership positions in their practice settings. They have also been elected to key leadership roles in professional organizations, including the California Association of Nurse Practitioners and the American Psychiatric Nurses Association (APNA) of California. Students participate in a rigorous, five-semester academic program of study. For additional information on the accomplishments of these graduates, click on the link Scholarly Accomplishments of CSU DNP Graduates.
Applications for the 2017-18 academic year will be accepted beginning in October 2016. For additional information, course listings, and to apply, visit the degree programs' websites: