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 curriculum effective Fall 2021 will require 67 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 is a three-year program. Students are expected to complete the DNP program within seven years of initial enrollment.


DNP Courses
MBA 6100Personal and Team Leadership3
MBA 6150Managing Innovative Talent and Teams1
MBA 6202Financial Accounting for Managers2
MBA 6300Managerial Accounting 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 6063Evidence-Based Practice3
NURS 7463Quality and Safety Outcomes in Advanced Nursing Practice3
NURS 8200Practicum1
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 8514DNP Practicum1
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 Credits67