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The Doctor of Nursing Practice Program offers a Post-Master's DNP degree through a Consortium of the Schools of Nursing at California State University, FullertonLong Beach and Los Angeles.  

The DNP is a professional practice degree designed to prepare advanced practice nurses for complex practice and leadership roles in the clinical setting as well as teaching roles at California's community colleges and at the California State University. Students admitted into the program will be able to draw on faculty expertise across three large institutions.  The program is a rigorous academic experience designed to prepare nurses to assume the highest levels of nursing professional practice. In addition to developing advanced competencies in evidence-based practice, leadership, health policy, and advocacy, graduates will develop in-depth skills in a focused area of nursing practice. Students will complete a total of 1,000 clinical hours in practicum experience.

This is a post master's DNP  program. You must have a master's degree to be considered.  This pathway does not lead to additional certification; students will continue preparation in their current specialty.


Fall 2023 ADmission APPLICATIONs - October 1, 2022

Fall 2023 Post-Master's program is offered through the CSU Fullerton School of Nursing Department


Attend an information session

Meet faculty and learn about the CSUF DNP Program. RSVP Here

Virtual Admission Information Session

Friday, October 7, 2022
12:00 - 1:00 PM 
Friday, October 28, 2022
12:00 - 1:00 PM 

In-Person Admission Information Session

Thursday, October 13, 2022, at 4:30 - 6:00 PM
In-Person Dinner at Wood Ranch Barbecue 
7510  Hazard Center Dr #215, San Diego, CA 92108
Join us after the Sigma SoCal Odyssey Conference

Schedule an individual advising appointment - email 

Information sessions are an excellent opportunity for you to learn about the Doctor of Nursing Practice Post-Master's program offered at  CSU Fullerton. Faculty and staff will be available to answer any questions you may have about doctoral projects, the application process, and much more.  

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This is a  post master's DNP program. You must have a master's degree to be considered. This pathway does not lead to additional certification; students will continue preparation in their current specialty.

If you have a master's degree or are currently enrolled in a master's degree program, please join our interest list.

If you are interested in a master's program, please visit the websites of our consortium schools for more information.


Contact US 

General Inquiries:

Program Director: 
Rachel McClanahan, DNP, RN, NCSN
(657) 278-7536
Program Manager:
Katie Duong, MPA
(657) 278-8615




The Doctor of Nursing Practice program at Southern California CSU DNP Consortium (Consortium of CSU, Fullerton; CSU, Long Beach; and CSU, Los Angeles) is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education ( Additionally, each member school of the Southern California CSU DNP Consortium is accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC) and each of their existing nursing programs is accredited by CCNE.