Intensive, comprehensive, innovative and nationally ranked – all describe the DNP/MBA program jointly offered by the College of Nursing and Lubar School of Business at UWM. The university's location in the healthcare, corporate, and financial capital of Wisconsin provides DNP/MBA students access to faculty and mentors who lead in their professions and their healthcare 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 healthcare delivery in Southeastern Wisconsin.
Discover more about the program opportunity and find a full course plan in our Forms & Material section.
January 1 for Fall start
September 1 for Spring start
Applicants must hold a Bachelor’s of Science Degree in Nursing from a professionally accredited program with a minimum grade point average of 2.75 (4.00 scale) to be considered for admission.
Business Foundation courses should be completed either prior to the start of admission or during completion of the degree program. (BUS ADM 700, 2 credits, BUS ADM 701, 2 credits, and BUS ADM 703, 3 credits).
Applicants must have completed (within 5 years), or be in the process of completing an undergraduate statistics course with a grade of B or better prior to the start of the program. See listing of approved courses. If not completed by the application deadline, the statistics course must be taken concurrently with the first semester of the program.
To be considered for admission, all nursing applicants must apply through the Graduate School and submit listed materials for the College of Nursing.
Complete online Graduate School Application (including a nonrefundable application fee). Submit official transcripts from all and any school attended directly to the Graduate School.
Applicants applying for the Spring 2015 semester can submit their required nursing materials through NursingCAS OR can choose to submit required materials directly to the Senior Advisor. Applicants applying for terms beyond the Spring 2015 semester are required to apply and submit all materials through NursingCAS.
Submit online through NursingCAS: Complete College of Nursing application using the online NursingCAS system by AACN. A completed application must include the required materials listed below. Forms such as the checklist and recommendation form can be accessed online, through NursingCAS.
Submit hard copy materials directly to the Senior Advisor (mailing address listed):If you choose not to select NursingCAS to submit your materials, you may send your materials directly to the College of Nursing Student Affairs/Senior Advisor (PO BOX 413, Milwaukee WI 53201). This option will be available only for Summer 2015 applicants. After the Summer 2015 admission cycle all applicants will be required to submit application materials through NursingCAS.
Required materials for the College of Nursing
For application questions and inquiries please contact Jennifer Daood, Student Affairs Graduate Advisor
College of Nursing
Cunningham Hall 135
PO Box 413
Milwaukee, WI 53201