Why the CSU DNP?
California State University DNP programs require a master's degree in nursing or a related health care field for admission. The programs are designed to allow students to:
- Engage with nursing faculty experts and highly educated students in a challenging doctoral program
- Carry out doctoral-level applied research and develop advanced scientific knowledge and practice expertise, to assure quality patient outcomes
- Participate in a three-semester integrative doctoral project, embedded in clinical practice
- Work full time and, with permission of current employer, complete the required doctoral project within the work setting
- Prepare for a faculty role by completing an advanced educational degree, conducting research, and preparing scholarship in the field of advanced practice nursing