1. Is this program accredited?
Yes, the Doctor of Nursing Practice program at California Baptist University is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE), Western Association of School and Colleges (WASC) and the California Board of Registered Nurses (BRN).

2. Can I work during the program? 
Yes, the DNP program format is designed for the working adult. The program is online, with mandatory on campus residency 3-4 times during the program.

3. How much does the program cost?
The total cost of the Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) program is $696 per unit, for 36-45 units; plus a $1,033 per semester program fee.

4. How long does the program take to complete? 
This program is 2 years (6 terms) part-time.

5. What is the main goal of the program?
The systems leadership DNP prepares one to lead a system-wide change including the development, planning, implementation and evaluation of the change and its outcomes. Systems leadership DNP graduates are well-prepared to assume major leadership roles in all types of health care and educational organizations.

6. What does the DNP project entail?
The DNP project begins with the identification of a problem at an organization/institution. Students will learn how to develop, implement and evaluate the project while in the program.

7. Can I contact someone to discuss my proposed project prior to applying?
Students may contact Dr. Lorraine Shields, DNP program director at lshields@calbaptist.edu or 951-552-8659.