Nursing (DNP): Dual-Degree

Nursing (DNP): Dual-Degree

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 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.

Program Details

Format: Hybrid, combining face-to-face classes (evenings and weekends) with online instruction

Completion time: 3 years

Cost per credit (2019–2020):

  • $942 per credit for the DNP/MBA (70 credits)

  • $738 per credit for the DNP/MHI (69 credits)

  • $811 per credit for the DNP/MAHS (72 credits)

  • $942 per credit for the DNP/MAOL (66 credits)

Start: Fall

Explore the options


Each new dual degree DNP student will be considered for up to $10,000 in funding from these scholarship programs: leadership in nursing, diversity, alumni and academic achievement.

DNP students employed by St. Kate’s corporate partners also receive a scholarship, reducing tuition costs by 10%. 

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 Health Informatics (Learn more about the MHI.)
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 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.

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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.

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