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California State University, Long Beach
Department of Nursing

Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) Program

The DNP is a practice-oriented doctorate, such as the Doctor of Pharmacy, Doctor of Medicine (MD), Doctor of Optometry, or Doctor of Physical Therapy, in contrast to the research-oriented PhD.  The purposes of the DNP are to develop advanced competencies for increasingly complex practice, faculty, and leadership roles in nursing and to provide an advanced educational credential for those in advanced practice.

The Doctor of Nursing Practice Program will be offered through a Consortium of the Schools of Nursing at California State University, Fullerton, Long Beach and Los Angeles. 

You may find additional information about this program on the website of CSU Fullerton.


Information Sessions

For more information about the DNP program, please consider attending one of our information sessions. Specific Dates TBA.


Application Information

Application information can be found here.  

For more information, you may view this powerpoint presentation about the DNP program which was discussed at the information sessions.



The Southern California CSU DNP Consortium Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) program (a consortium of CSU Fullerton, CSU Long Beach, and CSU Los Angeles) is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE).



Fill out this interest form for more information.

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