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Rockhurst University’s online nursing programs are delivered by the reputable Saint Luke’s™ College of Nursing and Health Sciences. We are committed to preparing the health care workforce of tomorrow by offering full- and part-time options for adult learners, including master’s degree nurse practitioner programs and post-master's certificates, as well as an entry-level BSN degree program.
Our online programs prepare nursing professionals for clinical excellence through health care innovation, transformative learning, quality outcomes, and desirable specializations. Supportive resources and clinical placement services assure you have the support and tools you need to thrive throughout your online educational experience.
Rockhurst is one of 27 Jesuit institutions in the country. We focus on learning, leadership, and service in the Jesuit tradition while welcoming students of all faiths.
Learn why Lori Walters, MSN, was motivated to help others and pay forward the compassionate care of nurses in her life. A graduate of two MSN programs with dual certifications as an AGACNP and FNP, she chose Rockhurst University to enrich her nursing career and become a nurse practitioner.
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An enrollment adviser will reach out to answer any questions you have about the information in the guide and can talk with you about how Rockhurst’s online nursing programs can help you achieve your career goals.
100% Graduate employment rate
for ABSN students
92% First-time board-certification
exam pass rates
100% Online coursework
with an innovative curriculum
Our curriculum is based on the seven classical liberal arts modes of inquiry: artistic, historical, literary, philosophical, theological, scientific relational, and scientific causal. These seven concepts build the foundational principles for how you view the world and prepare you to be a skilled and compassionate nurse.
“I don't care about the glory of it. I just want to help people in the best way that I can. There's a saying that, ‘They may not remember your name, but they remember how you made them feel.’”
Cura Personalis (Care for the Whole Person)
We are committed to caring for others in and outside the classroom. Therefore, we strive to:
We are committed to excellence. Therefore, we strive to:
Reflection and Discernment
We are committed to the examined life. Therefore, we strive to:
Contemplation in Action
We are committed to just action through leadership and service. Therefore, we strive to:
We are committed to learning. Therefore, we strive to:
Finding God in All Things
We believe that God is actively working in our lives and the world. Therefore, we strive to:
Rockhurst University’s online nursing programs, delivered by Saint Luke’s College of Nursing and Health Sciences and guided by Jesuit values, prepare nurses to meet the health care needs of diverse populations through rigorous academics, rich and varied experiences, and a spirit of inquiry and reflection.
Rockhurst University and Saint Luke’s College of Nursing and Health Sciences are accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (HLC). Nursing programs are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE)*.
Saint Luke’s College of Nursing and Health Sciences is approved by the State of Missouri to participate in the National Council for State Authorization Reciprocity Agreements (NC-SARA). As a participating institution, Saint Luke’s College may offer online programs to students in other SARA member states without seeking authorization in that state.
* The baccalaureate degree program in nursing, master's degree program in nursing, and post-graduate APRN certificate program at Rockhurst University are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education, 655 K Street NW, Suite 750, Washington, DC 20001, 202-887-6791.
Rockhurst is a comprehensive university and a supportive community that forms lifelong learners in the Catholic, Jesuit, liberal arts tradition who engage with the complexities of our world and serve others as compassionate, thoughtful leaders.
To create a more just world through inclusive, innovative, and transformative education.
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To proceed with either the BSN to MSN FNP or the BSN to DNP FNP, you are required to have a bachelor’s degree and hold your RN license.
If you don’t meet these requirements but would still like further information, please contact us.
To proceed with the EdD in Educational Leadership and Organizational Leadership, you are required to have a master’s degree.
If you don’t meet this requirement but would still like further information, please contact us.