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About Us

The DNP programs at both our northern and southern California consortia are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education and the Western Association of Schools and Colleges.​

DNP Contacts

For specific questions about individual DNP programs, contact the coordinators below:

Fresno State-San José State Joint Program (Northern California DNP Consortium)
Dr. Helda Pinzon-Perez

San José​ State University Program 
Dr. Ruth Rosenblum​

Cal State Fullerton-CSU Long Beach-Cal State LA Joint Program (Southern California DNP Consortium)
Dr. Rachel McClanahan


Accreditation

The Doctor of Nursing Practice programs at the California State University Northern California DNP Consortium (a consortium of Fresno State and San José State) and the Southern California CSU DNP Consortium (a consortium of Cal State Fullerton, CSU Long Beach and Cal State LA) are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE, 655 K Street, NW, Suite 750, Washington, DC 20001; (202) 887-6791).

Additionally, every member university and their joint CSU DNP programs are accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC), and their existing nursing programs are accredited by CCNE as well.

The CSU recognizes the importance of accreditation by these key national accrediting bodies and values their approval as an indicator of educational and professional excellence.