Nursing Doctorate

Fall 2018 Application Instructions

Application Period: October 1, 2017 – June 1, 2018

Complete applications must be received by the June 1st deadline. Applications are considered on a rolling basis as they are received. Once the cohort is filled, applicants are placed on a waiting list. Early submission is encouraged.

Thursday, June 15, 2018 : Document Deadline

-       Application fees and transcripts must be postmarked by this date

-       Incomplete applications will not be reviewed


  • Step One:
    Apply online to the DNP program 
    Complete application is submitted to the School of Nursing


1. Create an Account

2. In the Add Program tab, select Fresno State as the campus

3. Under the Fresno Graduate section, add Nursing Doctorate as the program name

4. You may now select the My Application tab and begin entering your information

Each section must be completed before you may submit your application.


Application fee is $55


  • Step Three:
    Apply for Financial Aid

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Required Letter of Recommendation

One (1) letter of recommendation and reference rating form will be required from your current supervisor who is knowledgeable of your advanced nursing practice experience, as well as your potential for scholarship and leadership.

Detailed information on submitting the letter of recommendation and completing the reference rating form is included in the letter. (You can copy/paste the link below into an email to your supervisor)

DNP Letter of Recommendation and Reference Rating Form

You should provide your supervisor ample time to prepare the letter and they should be aware of the required application timeline. We encourage them to submit it as soon as possible to avoid any delay in your application review.

Send completed letter and form to:

Dr. Sylvia Miller EdD, RN, FNP-C
DNP Program Director and Associate Professor Fresno State
School of Nursing
2345 E San Ramon Avenue M/S MH 25
Fresno, CA 93740-8031

Deadline: June 1, 2018


After your application has been submitted
You will receive a letter of acknowledgment from the university with instructions for setting up a Fresno State student account and access to the Student Portal on My Fresno State. It is your responsibility to create your student email account.

Refer to Graduate Applicants website for detailed instructions to check the status of your application

In-person Interviews

After submitting complete applications to the university and School of Nursing, qualified applicants will be scheduled for an interview. Applicants may choose to have their interview in Fresno or San Jose. 

Interviews will begin as follow:

Fresno January 2018 
San Jose December 2017 



Contact Us


Mailing Address:
School of Nursing
Doctor of Nursing Practice
CSU, Fresno
2345 E San Ramon Ave M/S MH25
Fresno, CA 93740-8031