Graduate College | Henrietta Schmoll School of Health
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.
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 (2020–2021):
$965 per credit for the DNP/MBA (70 credits)
$759 per credit for the DNP/MHI (69 credits)
$852 per credit for the DNP/MAHS (72 credits)
$965 per credit for the DNP/MAOL (66 credits)
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 $10,000 in funding from the following scholarship programs: leadership in nursing, 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: Healthcare (Learn more about the MBA: Healthcare.)
Develop real-world skills to manage effectively, exercise sound judgment, plan strategically, and develop solutions that positively affect health systems.
DNP and Master of Arts in Holistic Health Studies (Learn more about the MAHS.)
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.)
Gain core business skills while developing as an ethical leader who communicates effectively and uses power justly to transform health systems.
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.