CSU Doctor of Nursing Practice Degree Programs

CSU Doctor of Nursing Practice Degree Programs

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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 sixth cohort of students in Fall 2017. 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 2018-19 academic year will be accepted beginning in late October 2017. For additional information, course listings, and to apply, visit the degree programs' websites:

 
Last Updated: September 25, 2017