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Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) Program

CBU's Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) program prepares advanced practice nurses by teaching a blend of clinical, organizational, economic, informatics and leadership skills to significantly improve healthcare outcomes.

Students benefit from the teaching-learning concept, opportunities for international service and training, the clinical simulation lab and resource center, as well as clinical and community partnerships. Students also benefit from faculty in practice, focusing on holistic patient-centered care. All of this in an accredited, affordable and faith-based program. 

CBU's DNP program prepares students to lead system-wide changes that improve population health at the macro level. The curriculum is designed to equip and challenge students to integrate advanced nursing knowledge in order to:

  • Develop and evaluate new practice approaches and care delivery strategies guided by nursing theories and theories from other disciplines, grounded in a faith-based worldview, committed to compassionate service.
  • Design, direct and evaluate evidence for best practice incorporating diverse and culturally sensitive approaches.
  • Design and evaluate information technology for consumer health information systems, coordinating and leading quality improvement and patient safety initiatives.
  • Develop and implement organizational and systems health policies for clinical prevention and population health.
  • Employ ethical leadership using interprofessional communication and collaboration to create change in complex healthcare systems in local, national and global populations.

Transforming healthcare delivery recognizes the critical need for clinicians to continuously improve the context within which care is delivered … CBU's DNP program meets this need. For more information about this program, please complete the form on the right.

Thank you for your interest in attending CBU's School of Nursing. 

Quick Look

Length of Program: 2 years (6 Semesters full-time)

Program Units: 36-39

Cost Per Unit: $1,200

Capstone Fee (per semester): $500

Accreditation: WASC

Location: Riverside (main campus)