Master of Business Administration - DNP

Program Description

The Executive Nurse Leader (ENL): Dual Degree option prepares individuals with baccalaureate degrees in nursing to assume leadership positions as doctoral prepared nurses. The ENL Program builds upon the student’s previous educational preparation at the baccalaureate level and provides a robust, interprofessional curriculum in leadership and advanced practice nursing. Upon successfully completing this rigorous academic program of graduate study, graduates will be awarded a Master of Business Administration (MBA) and a Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP). Consistent with the mission of the Department of Nursing, the Henrietta Schmoll School of Health, the MBA program, and the Graduate College at St. Catherine University, these graduates will be prepared to assume leadership roles in healthcare organizations and systems.

Degree Requirements

A minimum of 70 credits. The overall minimum grade point average of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale is required. Students in the DNP program complete a systems change project prior to graduation.

Years to Complete the Program

Students are expected to complete the DNP Program within seven years of initial enrollment.


DNP Courses
MBA 6000Advanced Management Essentials3
MBA 6100Foundations for Personal and Team Leadership3
MBA 6250Accounting for Managers3
MBA 6400Marketing Management3
MBA 6500Healthcare Systems and Policy3
MBA 6600Quantitative Methods for Managers3
MBA 6710Healthcare Innovation3
MBA 6910Healthcare Economics and Finance3
MBA 7400Project Management3
HLTH 6010Principles of Epidemiology and Biostatistics I3
NURS 6012Basic Graduate Nursing Informatics 12
NURS 6063Evidence-Based Practice3
NURS 7463Quality and Safety Outcomes in Advanced Nursing Practice3
NURS 8200Practicum1
NURS 8500Underpinnings of the Discipline of Nursing4
NURS 8501DNP Practicum1
NURS 8502DNP Practicum1
NURS 8503DNP Practicum1
NURS 8511DNP as Change Agent2
NURS 8512Nursing and Social Justice2
NURS 8513Interprofessional Practice2
NURS 8520Advanced Evidence-based Practice4
NURS 8525Advanced Informatics2
NURS 8535Leadership in Organizations and Systems: Implications for Practice3
NURS 8540Health Care: Power, Policy and Politics4
NURS 8600DNP Project4
Total Credits70