MSN-FNP Program and Post-Master's FNP Program Campus Immersions

Rockhurst University’s online Master of Science in Nursing - Family Nurse Practitioner (MSN-FNP) and Post-Master’s FNP programs each include one campus immersion as part of the curriculum. Learn more about what to expect and what you’ll gain from this hands-on experience.

What is the Campus Immersion?


  • Online FNP students will attend one clinical immersion on the Rockhurst campus in Kansas City, Missouri for two days of clinical instruction in the new, state-of-the-art simulation lab and renovated nursing facilities. They will also engage in one virtual immersion to further hone their skills.

Campus Immersion Activities

  • Receive hands-on skills training
  • Review practicum policies, pre-clinical HIPAA and clinical readiness requirements
  • Complete high-fidelity and low-fidelity simulations
  • Demonstrate your skills through an Objective Structured Clinical Exam (OSCE)

After the Immersion

  • Following the campus immersion, students will return home and continue their online coursework. Additionally, they will complete the rest of their clinical hours at a predetermined site under the direct supervision of a licensed preceptor and the indirect supervision of a Rockhurst clinical faculty supervisor.

Campus Immersion Schedule — At a Glance

Here’s a quick overview of some key activities you’ll participate in and learn from during the Campus Immersion.

Frequently Asked Questions

If you don’t find the answers to your questions here, contact your Rockhurst University (RU) enrollment adviser and schedule a time to talk that’s convenient for you.

How long is the Campus Immersion?

The Campus Immersion is a total of two days of clinical instruction in Rockhurst’s state-of-the-art simulation lab and renovated nursing facilities.

Are there any prerequisites required to attend the Campus Immersion?

The prerequisite or concurrent courses needed for the Campus Immersion include NUR 5650, NUR 5750 and NUR 5950.

What is the difference between the Campus Immersion and clinical hours?

The Campus Immersion is a required portion of the MSN-FNP and Post-Master’s FNP curriculum that includes completion of labs, simulations, review of practicum policies, pre-clinical HIPAA, clinical readiness requirements and portfolio development. Clinical hours are a separate requirement that students will complete by working under a preceptor in a variety of health care environments with real patients.

How much does it cost to attend the Campus Immersion?


Where can I find housing during the Campus Immersion?