Doctor of Nursing Practice Program

California State University, Fresno (Fresno State) and San José State University have joined together to offer a joint post-master's Doctor of Nursing Practice program. The name of the joint doctoral program is California State University, Northern Consortium Doctor of Nursing Practice (NorCal DNP). The program has been approved by the Chancellor’s office and has been accredited by Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC). The program will be seeking accreditation by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE) in the near future.

The DNP is a practice degree designed to prepare nurse leaders and advanced practice nurses for evidence-based practice in patient care, leadership, and educational roles. The culminating experience for this program is a doctoral project, rather than a dissertation.

This program is designed for working professionals and will be offered in an online format with occasional intensive sessions held alternately on the Fresno State and San José campuses. The program follows the cohort model, there is no part-time option. This is a 5 semester, 37 unit program that can be completed in 21 months of full-time study.

Application deadline for Fall 2014 is April 1, 2014.

Please follow instructions carefully on application requirements.

The CSUNCC Doctor of Nursing Practice program will be undergoing an accreditation visit February 3-5, 2014. This process includes gathering written input from communities of interest. Please sign and mail your comments by January 4, 2014 to:

 

Catherine Sneed, Accreditation Coordinator

Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education

1 Dupont Circle NW, Suite 530

Washington, DC 20036

Information Sessions

 

Month

Date and Location in Fresno area

Date and Location in San Jose area

November

Tuesday, November 5, 2013 7:00-8:00pm

Fresno State

McLane Hall, Room 280

Thursday, November 14, 2013 5:00-6:00pm

San Jose State University

Health Building, Room 301E

November 14th dial-in

 

Monday, November 18, 2013 6:00-7:00pm

San Francisco State University

Burk Hall Building, Room 376

1600 Holloway Ave,
San Francisco, CA 94132

SFSU map

SFSU parking

December  

Monday, December 2, 2013 7:00-8:00pm

Fresno State

McLane Hall, Room 280

Thursday, December 12, 2013
5:00-6:00pm

San Jose State University

Health Building, Room 301E

Dec 12 dial-in registration

January

Thursday, January 30, 2014 7:00-8:00pm

Fresno State

McLane Hall, Room 280

Thursday, January 30, 2014
5:00-6:00pm

Sonoma State University

Library - Schultz Room 2001

1801 East Cotati Avenue, Rohnert Park, CA 94928

SSU map

SSU parking services

SSU flier

February

Monday, February 24, 2014  7:00-8:00pm

Fresno State

McLane Hall, Room 280

Tuesday, February 11, 2014
5:00-6:00pm

San Jose State University

Health Building, Room 301E

Feb 11 dial-in registration

March

Tuesday  March  11, 2014  7:00-8:00pm

Fresno State

McLane Hall, Room 280

No sessions planned.

Complete an Information Request Form.

Other Resources:

Frequently Asked Questions

Additional Information

Curriculum Plan

DNP Student Handbook

San José State University DNP website

Califiornia State University DNP website

Contacts:

Sylvia Miller EdD, MSN, MaED
Program Director – Fresno
symiller@csufresno.edu
Lori Rodriguez PhD, MS, FNP
Program Director – San Jose
lori.rodriguez@sjsu.edu

Christine Ortiz PhD, MSN, RN
Program Coordinator – Fresno

cortiz@csufresno.edu

Ruth Rosenblum, DNP, MS, PNP
Program Coordinator – San Jose
ruth.rosenblum@sjsu.edu