Intensive, comprehensive, innovative and nationally ranked. All of this describes the DNP/MBA program jointly offered by the School of Nursing and Lubar College of Business at UWM.
The program provides a unique opportunity to get a cutting-edge education in advanced nursing practice and business. Graduates are prepared for roles as executives and managers in the health care industry with the highest level of clinical nursing competence.
UW-Milwaukee’s location in the health care, corporate and financial capital of Wisconsin provides DNP/MBA students access to faculty and mentors who lead in their professions and their health care system.
This unique program is designed for current and emerging nurse leaders and administrators. The cohort is small, the curriculum diverse and demanding. The graduates already are personalizing and improving the clinical care experience for patients and transforming health care delivery in southeastern Wisconsin.
The DNP/MBA offers a Fall start with 83 credits.
|Theoretical Foundations of Advanced Nursing||NURS 735||3|
|Adv. Perspectives on Cultural Diversity and Disparities in Health Care||NURS 726||3|
|Accounting Analysis and Control||BUS MGMT 704||3|
|Evidence-Based Practice||NURS 725||3|
|Corporate Finance||BUS MGMT 705||3|
|Epidemiological Principles for Population Health||NURS 728||3|
|Outcomes and Quality Management||NURS 750||3|
|Information Systems for Clinical Decision Making||NURS 773||3|
|Managing in a Dynamic Environment||BUS MGMT 706||3|
|Information Tech. Mgt. in International Businesses||BUS MGMT 707||3|
|Predictive Analytics for Managers||BUS MGMT 709||3|
|Nursing Administration||NURS 770||3|
|Health Policy||NURS 803||3|
|Translational and Implementation Science||NURS 805||3|
|Health Care Organization and Systems Leadership for Advanced Practice||NURS 804||3|
|Marketing Strategy Concepts and Practice||BUS MGMT 708||3|
|Global Supply Chain||BUS MGMT 711||3|
|Nurse Executive Practicum I||NURS 826||3|
|Strategic Mgt. in Health Care Organizations||BUS MGMT 720||3|
|DNP Project Plan I: Plan||NURS 993||2|
|Nurse Executive Practicum II||NURS 827||3|
|Nurse Executive Practicum III||NURS 828||3|
|Human Resource Mgt||BUS ADM 738||3|
|DNP Project II: Proposal||NURS 994||2|
|DNP Project III: Leadership Practice Immersion||NURS 995||4|
Specialty Course Options
|Course||Course Number||Time Offered||Credits|
|Health Care Acct., Law, and Ethics||BUS MGMT 727||Odd years, Fall only||3|
|Health Care Adm. and Delivery Systems||BUS ADM 755||Even years, Fall only||3|
|Managed Care and Integrated Health Networks||BUS ADM 757||Odd years, Spring only||3|
|Economics of Health Care and Health Care Systems||NURS 711||Even years, Spring only||3|
Prerequisites for the UWM DNP/MBA
The admission requirements of the DNP program in Nursing are consistent with those requirements specified by the Graduate School of the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. In addition, students must also meet the following requirements for the School of Nursing (details in the application):
- A bachelor’s degree or a master’s in Nursing from a professionally accredited program, with a minimum grade point average of at least 3.0 (4.0 scale).
- One year of RN experience.
- Completion with a grade of B or higher in an upper-level undergraduate course in statistics within the last five years.
- A current unencumbered Registered Nurse license.
- Three (3) letters of recommendation for graduate study in nursing, two (2) of which are from persons most knowledgeable about the applicant’s recent academic and work experiences.
- Completion of a personal statement.
- Current CV or resume.
- Submission of one writing sample.
- Personal interview with a faculty member.
The below courses are approved undergraduate statistics courses that qualify for the UW-Milwaukee Master of Nursing and Doctor of Nursing Practice program prerequisite.
|UW-Milwaukee||Educational Statistical Methods I||ED PSY 624|
|UW-Milwaukee||Statistics in the Health Professions||KIN 270|
|UW-Milwaukee||Elementary Statistical Analysis||MTHSTAT 215|
|UW-Milwaukee||Psychological Stats||PSYCH 210|
|UWM at Waukesha||Statistical Methods in Psychology||CGS PSY 210|
|UWM at Waukesha||Elementary Statistics||CGS MATH 215|
|Milwaukee Area Technical College||Basic Statistics||MATH 260|
|Madison College||Basic Statistics||MATH 240|
|UW Colleges Online||Statistical Methods in Psychology||PYSCH 210|
|UW Colleges Online||Elementary Statistics||MATH 117|
|UW-Extension Independent Learning||Elementary Statistics||U3600-246|
|UW-Green Bay||Introductory Statistics||MATH 260|
|UW-LaCrosse||Elementary Statistics||MATH 145|
|UW-Madison||Introduction to Statistical Methods||STATS 301|
|UW-Parkside||Psychological Statistics||PSYCH 250|
|UW-Whitewater||Educational Statistics||ED FOUNDATIONS 482|
|Alverno College||Probability and Statistics||MGT 250 or BSC 256|
|Cardinal Stritch||Applied Statistics||MT 120|
|Carthage College||Applied Stats for Management and Economics||BUS 2340|
|Jackson College (online)||Introduction to Probability and Statistics||MATH 133|
|Lakeland College||Probability and Statistics||MAT 220|
|Marian University||Intro to Probability and Statistics||MAT 122|
|Marquette University||Modern Elementary Statistics||MATH 1700|
|Marquette University||Psychological Measurements and Statistics||PSYC 2001|
|Marquette University||Social Statistics||SOCI 2060|