Doctor of Nursing Practice

The DNP at CBU is guided by nationally recognized core competencies and guidelines. Didactic and practice experiences are provided so the student can demonstrate integration of advanced nursing knowledge. Doctoral education at CBU will prepare the whole person for leadership and service through integrating Christian principles and practices with research and scholarly inquiry to develop in the discipline of nursing. Academic excellence guided by Christian faith will result in graduates who demonstrate service for the human good in the love of Christ locally, nationally, and globally.

The mission of the California Baptist University College of Nursing is to educate competent, responsible, caring, and professional nurses prepared from a Biblical worldview to serve locally, nationally and globally; revering the human dignity of all persons created in the image of God.

The mission of the DNP program at CBU is to deepen and develop the institutional mission of CBU by preparing the nurse leader to use theory, practice, and research to improve healthcare outcomes for underserved and vulnerable populations in complex systems locally, nationally, and globally.

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