Doctor of Nursing Practice

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The DNP program was life-changing and I know just how cliché that sounds. I entered the program as a seasoned Clinical Nurse Specialist but really left with a clear vision as a leader in nursing... The DNP has afforded me a broader view of healthcare and allowed me to influence nursing in a variety of ways in my current role. I’m forever grateful for my DNP.

Lisa Walker-Vischer RN, DNP, CNS, CCRN (2014 NCCDNP Graduate) 

About the DNP Program

DNP graduate, Doctor Mae Lavente DizonWe are utilizing the best of the past to create the future of nursing, nursing education, and improved patient outcomes throughout California. We are pursuing this mission by offering this post-Master’s degree, the Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) program.

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Program Coordinator and Advisors

Image of SJSU Spartan LogoRobin L. Whitney, PhD, RN
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Assistant Professor and DNP Coordinator
Office: Health Building 404
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Image of SJSU Spartan LogoDenise Dawkins, DNP, RN, CNL, CHSE
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Assistant Professor and DNP Program Advisor 
Office: Health Building 404
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Image of SJSU Spartan LogoLisa Walker-Vischer, RN, DNP, CNS, CCRN
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Lecturer and DNP Program Advisor
Office: no perminant on-campus office
Selected Works: Works.BePress/ScholarWorks 

Program Staff

Maya CarlyleMaya Carlyle
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Recruitment & Events Associate
Office: Health Building 420

Image of SJSU Spartan LogoBrian Gothberg
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Student Support Analyst
Office: Health Building 420

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