Master of Health Informatics - DNP

Program Description

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

Degree Requirements

A minimum of 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

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


HLTH 6010Principles of Epidemiology and Biostatistics I3
MHI 5090Cyber Security in Health Information Systems3
MHI 5110Applied Health Care Database Principles3
MHI 5130Quality Measurement and Management in Healthcare3
MHI 5170Population Health Informatics3
MHI 5210Project Management and Implementation2
MHI 5230Health Care Data Analytics3
MBA 7500Managing People and Organizations3
NURS 6012Basic Graduate Nursing Informatics 12
NURS 6063Evidence-Based Practice3
NURS 7463Quality and Safety Outcomes in Advanced Nursing Practice3
NURS 8200Practicum 22
NURS 8200Practicum 22
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 8536Healthcare Economics and Finance3
NURS 8540Health Care: Power, Policy and Politics4
NURS 8600DNP Project 34
Total Credits67