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California State University, Long Beach
2013-2014 CSULB University Catalog


Doctor of Nursing Practice Program

The Doctorate of Nursing Practice is offered through the Southern California CSU DNP Consortium including the campuses of CSU Fullerton, CSU Long Beach, and CSU 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. Speciality areas include: Anesthesia, Clinical Nurse Specialist, Management/Administration/Leadership, Midwifery, Nurse Practitioner, and Community Health Nursing.

The DNP 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. Enrollment for this joint CSU program is through CSU Fullerton. Consult the CSU Fullerton catalog for admission procedures and requirements, course descriptions and degree requirements.

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