"Blended" learning format and course scheduling
St. Catherine University knows working nurses. To meet their needs, we've combined decades of expertise in designing and delivering programs for working adults with flexible and innovative modes of delivering courses.
Our flexible learning format means the St. Kate's DNP is accessible to nurses living and working throughout the upper Midwest and Canada.
The St. Kate's DNP "blended" course delivery model combines the convenience of online instruction with the personalized, community-building experiences you'll find only in face-to-face learning. Courses meet one weekend per month on St. Kate's beautiful, safe and historic campus in St. Paul Minnesota. Monthly campus sessions are held on a Friday evening (5-9 p.m.) and Saturday (9 a.m.-4 p.m.). Online interaction continues in between campus meetings. Courses include classroom, practicum and cohort learning experiences.
The DNP program can be completed in 24-27 months. Students start each September, and study in fall semester, a January term, and spring semester (with the intervening summer off).
Students complete a total of 540 hours of clinical practica. Practicum meeting times and locations will vary depending on site and learning needs and the preference of the student and clinical site mentor(s). arranged by the student.
For details on the program of study, see our degree plan page.