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 allows you to combine two specialized nursing disciplines into one degree so that you can care for patients of all ages with varied medical needs. The certifications included in this dual program are:

  • Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP): Focuses on the health and well-being of diverse populations, from pediatrics to older adults.
  • Adult-Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner (AGACNP): Builds specialized skills for adults and older adults with critical and chronic, life-threatening medical conditions.

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 needs.

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. 

  • full-time or part-time
    Full-time or part-time
    Flexible to your lifestyle
  • dual specialization
    Two specializations
    Increase your scope of practice
  • clinical placement
    Clinical placement
    Complimentary 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
  • 1,250 clinical hours
  • $734.69 per credit hour
  • 3 starts per year
  • 8 semesters (full-time)
  • 10 semesters (part-time)
  • 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

Rockhurst Dual Track state authorization

Students from Connecticut, Georgia, Hawaii, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Maine, Massachusetts, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, New Mexico, North Carolina, Ohio, South Carolina, Vermont, Virginia, and West Virginia are welcome to apply to the online MSN Dual Track program. 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.