CSU Doctor of Nursing Practice Degree Programs

Why the CSU DNP?

California State University DNP programs require a master's degree in nursing or a related health care field for admission. The Southern California CSU DNP Consortium also offers a post baccalaureate in nursing to a DNP degree in the specialty area of Nurse Anesthetist. These programs are designed to allow students to:

  • Engage with nursing faculty experts and highly educated students in a challenging doctoral program
  • Carry out doctoral-level applied research and develop advanced scientific knowledge and practice expertise, to assure quality patient outcomes
  • Participate in a three-semester integrative doctoral project, embedded in clinical practice
  • Work full time and, with permission of current employer, complete the required doctoral project within the work setting (Post Master's students only)
  • Prepare for a faculty role by completing an advanced educational degree, conducting research, and preparing scholarship in the field of advanced practice nursing
Last Updated: December 19, 2017