Nursing DNP/MBA Dual Degree

The College of Nursing and Health Sciences and the Langdale College of Business is proud to offer a dual Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) program and Master of Business Administration (MBA) program. The program will consist of 15 MBA credit hours in combination with 15 credit hours of the DNP program of study, both given in an online format. The DNP program is currently 38 hours (5 semesters), and the MBA is 15 hours (with the dual program).  The DNP students currently have six hours devoted to electives; therefore, the dual student will only need to add nine hours to their overall plan of study. 

Anticipated state date: Fall 2022

Post-Master’s DNP Program of Study (with MBA)

Semester

Course

Clinical

Hours

Required

Credits

Total Credits/

Semester

Fall Year 1

NURS 8310 Epidemiology and Biostatistics *

 

3

 

 

NURS 8311 Population Health *

 

3

 

 

NURS 8312 Informatics for Healthcare *

 

3

 

 

 

 

 

9

Spring Year 1

NURS 8313 Leadership and Ethics *

 

4

 

 

NURS 8315 Process Improvement and Evaluation *

 

3

 

 

 

 

 

7

Summer Year 1

NURS 8314 Translating Research into Practice

 

3

 

 

NURS 8316 DNP Project Seminar

 

3

 

 

 

 

 

6

Fall Year 2

NURS 8317 Organizational Policy and Practice

 

3

 

 

NURS 8318 DNP Project

 

3

 

 

Elective (MBA 7030 Managerial Accounting)

 

3

 

 

 

 

 

9

Spring Year 2

NURS 8318 DNP Project

 

4

 

 

Elective (7050 Strategic Marketing)

 

3

 

 

 

 

 

7

Summer/Fall Year 2

MBA 7350 (Managerial Finance)

 

3

 

 

MBA 7900 Strategic Management

 

3

 

MBA Elective

3

 

 

9
Program Total 47

*Courses for dual degree

Point of Contacts

  1. Nursing: Dr. Knicole Lee, DNP Program Coordinator, knlee@valdosta.edu, 229.245.3776
  2. Nursing: Dr. Mark Reinhardt, mrreinhardt@valdosta.edu, Associate Dean, School of Nursing, 229.333.5959
  3. Business: Dr. Ellis Heath, ebheath@valdosta.edu, Graduate Director, College of Business, 229.333.5241