Master of Business Administrtion - DNP (MSN to DNP)

Program Description

The DNP-MBA (MSN to DNP) is a dual degree option designed for nurses who have a master's degree in nursing. This program is a collaborative effort between the Department of Nursing and Business School, where students simultaneously complete a DNP and MBA degree.  The Master of Business Administration (MBA) program combines academic excellence with practice skills and experiential learning. The curriculum focuses on teaching relevant, practical knowledge that students can immediately use on the job.  The DNP program prepares students as leaders and change agents by engaging in learner-centered classes with extensive practicum work consistent with academic and professional standards of nursing and professional education. 

This program will be offered starting in the 2021-2022 academic year.

Degree Requirements

A minimum of 56 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

This 56 credit, dual-degree option, is a three-year program.  


DNP Courses
MBA 6100Personal and Team Leadership3
MBA 6150Managing Innovative Talent and Teams1
MBA 6202Applied Financial Analysis and Control2
MBA 6300Accounting for Decision Making3
MBA 6400Strategic Marketing: Building Value and Brand3
MBA 6500Healthcare Systems and Policy3
MBA 6900Behavioral Economics and Decision Making3
MBA 7150Operations and Supply Chain Management3
MBA 7450Agile Project Management3
HLTH 6010Principles of Epidemiology and Biostatistics I3
INDI 8515Outcome Evaluation1
NURS 6012Basic Graduate Nursing Informatics 12
NURS 8500Underpinnings of the Discipline of Nursing4
NURS 8501DNP Practicum1
NURS 8502DNP Practicum1
NURS 8503DNP Practicum1
NURS 8511DNP as Change Agent2
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 Project 24
Total Credits56