Online Post-Master's Family Nurse Practitioner

(Second Degree MSN)

Expand Your Scope of Practice with a Post-Master's FNP

If you’re an active registered nurse with an MSN in another specialty, you can grow your skills and opportunities by earning a second master’s degree as a Family Nurse Practitioner. As an FNP, you’ll enjoy greater flexibility, personal fulfillment, a higher salary, and increased opportunities to pursue a more traditional work schedule. 

Rockhurst University’s Online Post-Master’s FNP program provides:

  • Ability to earn your second master’s degree in just 4 semesters
  • 100% online coursework in addition to clinical hours
  • Full clinical placement services provided
  • Delivery by the highly respected Saint Luke's™ College of Nursing and Health Sciences
  • Preparation to care for patients of all ages and to meet the health care needs of diverse populations

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
  • MSN degree from an accredited institution
  • Active nursing license
  • Minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0
  • 2 Letters of recommendation
  • Personal statement
Program Features
  • 20 credit hours
  • 600 clinical hours
  • $734.69 per credit hour
  • 3 starts per year
  • 4 semesters
  • 1 campus immersion
  • 1 virtual immersion
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 Post-Master's FNP program. Please see our State Authorization page for more detailed information.

Saint Luke’s College of 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.

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 Post-Master's FNP program 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.