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Nursing (DNP): Dual-Degree

St. Kate’s Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP): Dual-Degree options are for bachelor’s-prepared nurses who are ready to expand their leadership potential in the field. These challenging, interprofessional plans of study combine advanced practice nursing with the area of business administration, health informatics, holistic health studies, or organizational leadership.

Graduates of this nursing doctoral program are prepared to assume leadership roles in healthcare organizations and systems, and are well-equipped to make a positive difference in the rapidly changing healthcare environment.

Dual DNP Program Overview

Format: Hybrid, combining face-to-face classes on our St. Paul, Minnesota campus (evenings and weekends) with online instruction

Completion time: 3 years

Cost per credit (2021–2022): $1,125

Start: Fall

Scholarship Opportunities

A St. Catherine University education is one of the most worthwhile investments you’ll ever make, and we are committed to helping you find ways to make that investment affordable.

New dual-degree DNP students are considered for up to $5,000 in funding from the following scholarship programs: diversity, alumni and academic achievement.

DNP students employed by a St. Kate’s corporate or community partner may be eligible for a 10% tuition reduction.

Graduate students may also be eligible for loan and grant programs.


Choose a Master's Degree to Pair with Your DNP

The dual-degree curriculum builds on your personal motivations in a rich learning experience grounded in St. Kate’s traditions of clinical and educational excellence, leadership, and social justice.

DNP and Master of Business Administration (Learn more about the online MBA program)
Develop real-world skills to manage effectively, exercise sound judgment, plan strategically, and develop solutions that positively affect health systems.

DNP and Master of Health Informatics (Learn more about the online MHI program)
Prepare for the applied practice and research of informatics across clinical and public health domains.

DNP and Master of Arts in Holistic Health Studies (Learn more about the online MAHS program)
Expand your view of health and healing, and become a leader on the applications of complementary, integrative, and holistic health practices.

DNP and Master of Arts in Organizational Leadership (Learn more about the MAOL program)
Gain core business skills while developing as an ethical leader who communicates effectively and uses power justly to transform health systems.

Dual DNP Programs Career Outcomes

Nurses with doctoral degrees are increasingly recognized for their unique contributions in many practice areas. By combining the nursing curriculum with another area of graduate-level study, you will be prepared to practice in a variety of professional, academic, and healthcare settings.

Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing ACEN Accredited
Dual DNP Program Outcomes and Accreditation

The DNP program is accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN).

Please review full accreditation and outcome data information