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Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) Program

The DNP is a practice-oriented doctorate, such as the Doctor of Pharmacy, Doctor of Medicine (MD), Doctor of Optometry, or Doctor of Physical Therapy, in contrast to the research-oriented PhD.  The purposes of the DNP are to develop advanced competencies for increasingly complex practice, faculty, and leadership roles in nursing and to provide an advanced educational credential for those in advanced practice.

The Doctor of Nursing Practice Program will be offered through a Consortium of the Schools of Nursing at California State University, Fullerton, Long Beach and Los Angeles. 

You may find additional information about this program on the website of CSU Fullerton.


Information Sessions

For more information about the DNP program, please consider attending one of our information sessions.

Each session will take place from 6-8pm.

May 10, 2013 (Friday) at CSU Fullerton in EC 605

June 12, 2013 (Wednesday) at CSU Los Angeles in Simpson Tower 412

August 12, 2013 (Monday) at CSU Long Beach in NUR 64

October 17, 2013 (Thursday) at CSU Los Angeles

November 4, 2013 (Monday) at CSU Fullerton in EC 605


Application Information

Applications for Fall 2013 for the DNP program will be accepted until December 15, 2012. Application information can be found here.  

For more information, you may view this powerpoint presentation about the DNP program which was discussed at the information sessions.



Please be advised that the Southern California CSU DNP Consortium Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) program (a consortium of CSU Fullerton, CSU Long Beach, and CSU Los Angeles) is scheduled for an accreditation site visit from the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE). The visit is scheduled for November 18-20, 2013. CCNE requires that our community of interest be offered the opportunity to submit written third-party comments to CCNE. Comments will be accepted until October 19, 2013. Comments are confidential and not shared with the School of Nursing but must be signed to be included in the review process.

Comments should be addressed to: Catherine Sneed, Accreditation Coordinator, Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education, One Dupont Circle, NW Suite #530, Washington, DC 20036.