Admission Requirements

  • Master's Degree in nursing from an accredited institution or
  • Master's Degree in a health-related field (e.g Public Health or Health Administration), additional post-baccalaureate courses in nursing theories, research methods, transcultural nursing, and informatics will be required
  • National Certification in nursing or obtain certification prior to the fifth semester of the DNP program
  • Have current, unrestricted California RN licensure and advanced practice national certification if applicable
  • Be of U.S citizen or U.S permanent resident
  • GPA of 3.0 or greater
  • Demonstrate sufficient preparation and practice experience as an APN, nurse manager/administrator/executive/educator/or experienced nurse
  • Provide official transcripts from all institutions ever attended
  • A letter of recommendation with complete reference rating form from the individual's current supervisor
  • Contact information for two additional references who are professional colleagues or professors from the individual's master's program
  • A personal written statement of purpose
  • Completion of a required interview and on-site writing sample
  • Submit a complete application to the California State University, Northern California Consortium Doctor of Nursing Practice program AND
  • Submit a complete application for admission to California State University, Fresno via Cal State Apply
    • Must meet admission requirements to the university