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Rockhurst University’s online programs draw from the Jesuit values of reflection, wisdom and care for the whole person. We’re proud of the company we keep as one of 27 Jesuit universities in the U.S. that feature the liberal arts learning approach. Our focus is on quality learning, leadership and service in the Jesuit tradition while welcoming students of all faiths.
We believe in serving for and with others.
We are agents of personal and professional transformation, committed to the service of faith and the promotion of justice. When you join Rockhurst, you join a diverse community united in a commitment to cultivating a just, inclusive and sustainable future.
We are recognized for our quality and commitment.
Rockhurst is consistently ranked among the top regional universities in the Midwest by U.S. News and World Report. More than two decades ago, we earned the Community Engagement Classification from the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching in recognition of our steadfast commitment to our community.
We hope you’ll join our community.
A Jesuit education is prestigious. It prepares you to lead, shape and change the world around you. As a Rockhurst graduate, you’ll become a part of a network of more than 1.6 million Jesuit university alumni in the United States who serve as leaders for major companies and organizations.
“Times change, but our values remain steadfast. We care for the whole person, no matter the person. We serve for and with others, and we are all companions on the journey.”
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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 programs can help you achieve your career goals.
100% online coursework
with an innovative curriculum
of full-time faculty hold the highest
degree in their field
RU grads earn 23% higher median
salaries than their peers
Our online 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, achieve your goals and serve your community.
“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 programs inspire personal and professional transformation and prepare you to meet the 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. Nursing programs are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education*.
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 School of Education is accredited by the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation. Business courses are accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business.
* 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.
Do you want to advance your nursing career in mental health care?
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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.