Become a Family Nurse Practitioner

Leverage Your MSN and Become an FNP in Just Over a Year

If you’re an active registered nurse with an MSN in another specialty, you may find that your career is somewhat limited due to restrictions on your scope of practice. If you’re looking to expand your skills and broaden your career opportunities, you may want to consider Rockhurst University’s FNP Post-Master's Certificate (PMC).

Delivered by Saint Luke’s™ College of Nursing and Health Sciences, this online program can be completed in just four semesters. With an FNP certification, you will be clinically prepared to care for patients of all ages across the life span by promoting healthy lifestyles through family-focused education and counseling, managing patients with chronic health issues, and providing therapeutic interventions to promote and prevent disease.

Guided by Jesuit values, this service-oriented program focuses on scholarship, leadership, discovery, and ethical practices to prepare APRNs to meet the health care needs of the whole person in diverse populations.

  • Health care innovation

  • Life-changing education

  • Clinical placement
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
  • CCNE accredited
Admission Requirements
  • MSN degree from an accredited institution
  • Active nursing license
  • Minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0
  • 2 Letters of recommendation
  • Personal statement
Clinical Placement Services

Rockhurst provides complimentary clinical placement services for our online students. Our clinical placement team will work closely with you to provide a seamless placement experience, ensuring your rotations meet University and national guidelines.