Cal State To Offer Doctorate in Nursing Practice in 2012
Beginning in fall 2012, California State University will offer a new doctorate program in nursing practice that aims to increase the number of practitioners qualified to serve as faculty at understaffed nursing programs in the state. In 2010, lawmakers passed legislation authorizing Cal State to offer pilot post-master's degrees in nursing practice. Cal State will be the first public university in California to offer a doctor of nursing practice degree. University of California offers a doctorate in nursing, but it is research-based. Cal State officials expect to admit 90 students to the program each year.
- "Cal State To Offer Doctor of Nursing Practice Degree" (Rivera, "L.A. Now," Los Angeles Times, 10/4).