Why the DNP program?
Choosing CDU’s Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) program offers a transformative journey for advanced practice nurses aiming for leadership roles. Designed specifically for those holding a Master’s in Nursing with a Nurse Practitioner (NP) specialty, our program aligns with the ever-evolving demands of healthcare.
Our flexible, executive-education format combines synchronous and asynchronous online classes with essential on-campus Immersion Weekends, creating a balanced blend for busy professionals. You’ll learn under the guidance of our expert faculty, leveraging real-world precepted clinical settings for hands-on experience.
The program champions leadership and advocacy, equipping you to make policy-level changes and advocate for both the profession and patients. With 40 credits offered in a cohort-based model, you don’t just earn a degree—you become part of a collaborative community committed to elevating nursing practice and healthcare outcomes.
Students in the Doctor of Nursing Practice program complete clinical experiences in a variety of settings, including:
- Common Spirit
- Kaiser Permanente
- Martin Luther King Jr. Community Hospital
Students who complete the Doctor of Nursing Practice program pursue careers such as:
- Nursing Administration and Management
- Healthcare Leadership
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The Entry-Level Master of Science in Nursing program is accredited by CCNE (Commission of Collegiate Nursing Education) and is approved by the California Board of Nursing.