Doctor of Nursing Practice Program at San Jose State University
Our Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) is a post-master's degree program. We are using
the best of the past to create the future of nursing, nursing education, and improve
patient outcomes in Santa Clara County and throughout California. The SJSU DNP program
is an online, 5 semester/23 month curriculum. Practicum experiences will be needed
to meet the regulatory requirement of 1,000 post-Baccalaureate clinical hours.
Students considering the program should think about developing a practice-related quality improvement or evidence-based practice area of study for their DNP Project and should be prepared to discuss this in the admissions process and in interviews in order to begin project-related work in the first semester. Applicants who require assistance in formulating appropriate topics are encouraged to contact the Program Coordinators.
Online Info Sessions are held every spring, via Zoom meetings. For schedule and additional informaiton, contact email@example.com.
|Ruth Rosenblum, DNP, RN, PNP-BC, CNS
|Michelle DeCoux Hampton, RN, PhD, MS
Recruitment & Event Associate
The Valley Foundation School of Nursing, DNP Program
1 Washington Square, HB420
San Jose, CA 95192-0057
Our mission is to prepare promising nursing leaders, advanced practice clinicians, and nursing faculty with high leadership potential to examine critically current healthcare practices and policies from a broad theoretical and practical perspective, and to formulate clinical, administrative, and instructionally effective leadership approaches that can improve the quality of healthcare throughout the state.
Our vision is to be an exceptional advanced nursing degree program that will prepare nurses at a doctoral level to lead health care change, serve as nursing faculty, and advance health throughout California's communities. Our graduates will serve as stewards of the nursing discipline and work collaboratively with other disciplines to improve the health care systems in our community.
Oral Defenses 2017
The oral defenses for our 4th graduating DNP class of 2017 were held April 5th at Fresno State and April 7th at SJSU. The doctoral projects will soon be available on SJSU ScholarWorks.
Oral Defenses 2016
The oral defenses for our 3rd graduating DNP class of 2016 were held April 6th at Fresno State and April 8th at SJSU. The doctoral projects are now available on SJSU ScholarWorks.
Oral Defenses 2015
The oral defenses of our 2nd graduating DNP class of 2015 were held April 8th at Fresno State and April 10th at SJSU. The doctoral projects are now available on SJSU ScholarWorks.
Oral Defenses 2014
We were proud to host the oral defenses of our inaugural DNP Class of 2014. The doctoral projects are now available on SJSU ScholarWorks.