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    HLC accredited
    Higher Learning Commission
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    CCNE accredited
    Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education
  • CAEP accredited
    CAEP accredited
    Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation
  • Saint Luke's College of Nursing and Health Sciences
    Saint Luke’s™ Health System
    College of Nursing and Health Sciences
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    #1 Regional University - Midwest
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Challenge Yourself. Inspire Others. Impact Our World.

The Jesuit tradition in higher education is more than 450 years old, and Rockhurst University has been part of this heritage since 1910. We focus on learning, leadership, and service in the Jesuit tradition while welcoming students of all faiths.

Jesuit education is known for academic excellence and an emphasis on the education of the whole person. These values, along with interdisciplinary studies, a global perspective, and justice, remain the hallmarks of Jesuit education today.

If you are passionate about caring for people, Rockhurst University’s online programs are strong pathways to a service-oriented career.


Online Nursing Programs

Our online nursing programs are delivered by the reputable Saint Luke’s™ College of Nursing and Health Sciences. We are committed to preparing the health care workforce of tomorrow by offering undergraduate, graduate, and post-graduate programs for adult learners. Our goal, which is aligned with the Jesuit education tradition, is for our graduates to be leaders-in-service.

Rockhurst prepares nursing professionals for clinical excellence through health care innovation, transformative learning, quality outcomes, and desirable specializations. Supportive resources and clinical placement services ensure that you have the necessary support and tools to thrive throughout your educational experience and succeed as a nurse or nurse practitioner.


Online Ed.D. in Education and Leadership

You can earn your doctorate in education and leadership in one of four specialized concentrations: Higher Education, Health Care Education, K-12 Leadership and Organizational Leadership. Diversity, Equity and Inclusion graduate certificates are available for all concentrations to increase your degree’s value at no additional charge. A STEAM certificate for K-12 Leadership and a Medical Spanish certificate for Health Care Education are also offered.

Strategic coursework in educational systems and policy, curriculum development, instructional practices and applied research deepen your knowledge of today’s modern educational landscape, with a doctoral capstone crowning the program. Within this framework, alongside skills in leadership and change management, you can champion diverse causes to make a tangible impact on educational practices in your community.

  • transformative learning
    Transformative learning
    for professional and personal growth
  • transformative learning
    Flexible and accessible
    to meet your needs
  • clinical placement
    Guided by the Jesuit tradition
    and rooted in mission

Why Rockhurst University?