MA Organizational Leadership - DNP

Program Description

The Transformational Nurse Leader (TNL): Dual Degree option prepares individuals with baccalaureate degrees in nursing to assume leadership positions as doctoral prepared nurses. The TNL 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 Arts degree in Organizational Leadership (MAOL) and a Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP). Consistent with the mission of the Department of Nursing, the Henrietta Schmoll School of Health, the MAOL program, and the Graduate College at St. Catherine University, these graduates will be prepared to provide ethical and effective leadership in healthcare organizations and systems.

Degree Requirements

A minimum of 66 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.


HLTH 6010Principles of Epidemiology and Biostatistics I3
ORLD 6200Foundations of Leadership and Ethics3
ORLD 6300Strategic Communication3
ORLD 6400Accounting and Finance Skills for Effective Decision Making3
ORLD 6750Leading Teams for Performance and Impact3
ORLD 7500Leading Organizational Change Projects3
ORLD 7600Advanced Practice: Leadership and Ethics3
ORLD 8200Strategic Leadership3
ORLD 8800Leadership Seminar1
ORLD 8980Leadership Action Research Project2
NURS 6012Basic Graduate Nursing Informatics 12
NURS 6063Evidence-Based Practice3
NURS 7463Quality and Safety Outcomes in Advanced Nursing Practice3
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 8514DNP Practicum1
NURS 8520Advanced Evidence-based Practice4
NURS 8525Advanced Informatics2
NURS 8536Healthcare Economics and Finance3
NURS 8540Health Care: Power, Policy and Politics4
NURS 8600DNP Project 24
Total Credits66