Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) Program

Our joint doctoral program is a post-master's degree program with California State University, Fresno and San Jose State University referred to as the CSU Northern California Consortium Doctor of Nursing Practice. Our program is approved by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC).

The Doctor of Nursing Practice program at SJSU is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education, One Dupont Circle, NW, Suite 530, Washington, DC 20036, 202-887-6791.


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 of our community.


Information Sessions

Join us to learn more about the program and meet with DNP Leadership, faculty and students. No RSVP required unless noted.  Would you like to host a session? Email:


Date and Location in the Fresno area

Date and Location in the San Jose area


Tuesday, March 17, 2015 


In Person - Fresno State, McLane Hall Room #193

Dial in number - 559-278-9200

Participant code - #555814

No Sessions Scheduled 

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Oral Defenses 2015

Join us to hear the oral defenses of our 2nd graduating DNP class of 2015. They will be held April 8th at Fresno State and April 10th at SJSU. All welcome!

DNP Class of 2015

Oral Defenses 2014

We were proud to host the oral defenses of our inaugural DNP class of 2014 last spring. Click below to see the project research titles.

DNP Class of 2014