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About Us

The CSU DNP programs are known for their applie evidence-based projects that have transformed nursing practice at local and state levels.​

DNP Contacts

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

​Fresno State Program
Dr. Kathleen Rindahl

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

Every member university member of the Souhern California DNP Consortium and their joint CSU DNP program are accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC), and their existing nursing programs are accredited by Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE, 655 K Street, NW, Suite 750, Washington, DC 20001 (202) 887-6791).

The Doctor of Nursing Practice programs at the California State University Fresno and San José State University are undergoing standard program reviews in 2020 by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE, 655 K Street, NW, Suite 750, Washington, DC 20001 (202) 887-6791). Both universities 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.​