California State U to Offer Doctorate Nursing Practice Program

Starting this fall of 2012, California State University will begin offerring Doctor of Nursing Practice programs.

Two programs are going to be jointly offered by a number of campuses. Fresno and San Jose will be put together in one group, while the other group will be made up from Fullerton, Long Beach and Los Angeles. San Diego is planning to offer a stand-alone program.

The CSU DNP programs is designed to train future faculty by allowing students to engage with experts, conduct doctoral-level research, complete a doctoral project embedded in clinical practice and prepare scholarly writing on advanced practice nursing.

CSU is now accepting applicants for their DNP program. Deadline of applicatin may vary by CSU campus. Applicants must submit a graduate application on CSU Mentor. After that, students will need to visit the appropriate program website for details on program-specific admission requirements, including letters of recommendation, transcripts and exam scores.

All prospective students are required to be licensed registered nurses, have an acceptable master’s degree in nursing or a related health care field, and either certification or eligibility for certification in advanced nursing practice.

The mission of the CSU is to provide high-quality, affordable education to meet the ever changing needs of the people of California. With its commitment to excellence, diversity and innovation, the CSU is the university system that is working for California.

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Daisy Jane Antipuesto RN MN

Currently a Nursing Local Board Examination Reviewer. Subjects handled are Pediatric, Obstetric and Psychiatric Nursing. Previous work experiences include: Clinical instructor/lecturer, clinical coordinator (Level II), caregiver instructor/lecturer, NC2 examination reviewer and staff/clinic nurse. Areas of specialization: Emergency room, Orthopedic Ward and Delivery Room. Also an IELTS passer.

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