Online Master of Science in Nursing Family Nurse Practitioner and Adult-Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner Dual Track (MSN Dual Track)

Earn Two Certifications in One Online MSN Program

Rockhurst University’s online MSN Dual Track affords you the opportunity to combine two specialized nursing disciplines into one degree so that you can care for patients of all ages with varied medical needs. The family nurse practitioner certification focuses on the health and well-being of diverse populations, from pediatrics to older adults. The adult-gerontology acute care nurse practitioner certification builds specialized skills for adults and older adults with critical and chronic life-threatening medical conditions. With these two certifications, your scope of practice and career opportunities will abound, as you’ll be a well-rounded and skilled nurse practitioner who can thrive in almost any medical setting.

Delivered by Saint Luke’s™ College of Nursing and Health Sciences, our online MSN Dual Track can be taken on a full- or part-time basis, depending on your personal and professional responsibilities. This service-oriented program focuses on scholarship, leadership, discovery, and ethical practices to prepare advanced practice nurses to meet the care needs of patients across the life span, as well as adult adults and older adults with critical health conditions.

Guided by Jesuit values, Rockhurst University prepares advanced practice nurses to care for the needs of the whole person through rigorous academics, rich and varied clinical experiences, and a spirit of inquiry and reflection.

  • healthcare innovation
    Health care innovation
    meets academic excellence
  • transformative learning
    Transformative learning
    for professional and personal growth
  • clinical placement
    Clinical placement
    and dedicated support services
Admission Requirements
  • BSN degree from an accredited institution
  • Active RN license
  • Minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0
  • 2 Letters of recommendation
  • Personal statement
Program Features
  • 62 credit hours
  • 1,000 clinical hours
  • $734.69 per credit hour
  • 3 starts per year
  • 8 semesters (full-time)
  • 10 semesters (part-time)
  • 2 campus immersions
Program Themes

Advanced Practice Nursing Foundations

Incorporate scientific and theoretical concepts from nursing and other relevant disciplines to improve nursing practice in a variety of settings

Evidence-Informed Quality Improvement

Adopt a lifelong learning approach to care that draws upon research and data to ensure safety and quality for patients and organizations

Leadership, Systems, and Policy

Serve as an effective and collaborative nurse leader from organizational, systems, and policy perspectives

State Authorization

Students from a number of states are welcome to apply to the online MSN Dual Track. Please see our State Authorization page for more detailed information.

Accreditation and Disclaimers

Rockhurst University and Saint Luke’s College of Nursing and Health Sciences are accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (HLC). The online MSN Dual Track is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE)*.

*The baccalaureate degree program in nursing, master's degree program in nursing, and post-graduate APRN certificate programs at Rockhurst University are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education, 655 K Street NW, Suite 750, Washington, DC 20001, 202-887-6791.