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.
- NorCal DNP Program Applicant Information [PDF]
- NorCal DNP Program Application & Additional Program Details
- Request Information about the NorCal DNP
Join us to learn more about the program and meet with DNP Leadership, faculty, alumni
and students. No RSVP required unless noted. Would you like to host a session? If you have 6 or more interested colleagues, we
would be happy to schedule a session at your campus or employer site. For details,
please email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Date and Location in the Fresno area
Date and Location in the San Jose area
We will release our schedule of information sessions and application process for Fall 2016 shortly.
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 last spring. Click below to see the project research titles.