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. The program has been approved by the Chancellor’s office, accredited by Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC), and Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE).

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.

DNP Applications for Fall 2016 are now available.

Deadline to submit application is June 1, 2016.





                                  DNP Information Sessions

Month Date and Location in the Fresno area Date and Location San Jose area


Tuesday January 19, 2016


In Person- Fresno State,

McLane Hall Room #193

Conference Call- Dial in number -  559-278-9200

Participant code- #426496

CSU Sessions TBA




Thursday February 4, 2016


In Person- Fresno State, McLane Hall Room #193

Conference Call- Dial in number -  559-278-9200

Participant code- #426496

Thursday February 25, 2016[LORI]


San Jose State University

Health Building - Room 301E or Dial-In

To Register for Dial-In

1. Go to Webex Training Center to register

2. Search "DNP" or select the "Upcoming" tab

3. Select "Register" and follow the instructions



Wednesday March 9, 2016


DNP Informative Dinner held at Pardini's on Shaw and Van Ness Blvd.

Please complete the form below to attend this event.

No Sessions Scheduled

Complete an Information Request Form



Thursday April 14, 2016


In Person- Fresno State, Mclane Hall Room # 193


Conference Call- Dial in number - 559-278-9200

Participant Code- #426496



 Other Resources:

Frequently Asked Questions

Additional Information

Curriculum Plan

DNP Student Handbook

San José State University DNP website

Califiornia State University DNP website

DNP Information Request Form

DNP Quarterly Newsletter