Master of Science in Nursing

Research College of Nursing and Rockhurst University are preparing dedicated, experienced nurses to meet the needs of the ever-changing health care industry through our Master of Science in Nursing. The program includes three tracks: family nurse practitioner, adult gerontology nurse practitioner and executive practice and healthcare leadership.

Family Nurse Practitioner Track
The FNP track prepares nurses for an advanced practice role as a health care provider in a variety of primary care settings. Students have the opportunity to get hands-on experience alongside nurse practitioners and physicians in a variety of settings, such as community health clinics, school-based clinics, family practice and rural practice settings. Graduates will be eligible for certification through the American Nurses Credentialing Center and the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners.

Adult Gerontology Nurse Practitioner Track
Within the AGNP track, students learn to provide patient-centered, quality care to the adult and older adult population, focusing on improving quality of care and health outcomes. Graduates of the AGNP track are qualified to sit for the adult gerontology nurse practitioner certification exam.

Executive Practice and Healthcare Leadership Track
Through the EPHL track, nurses are prepared to take on leadership and management roles in complex health care delivery systems. This program can be completed online, and a post-master’s certificate is available to those with a previous MSN degree. 

The RN-MSN entry point is for associate degree and diploma nurses who would like to continue their education toward a Master of Science in Nursing.

Curriculum plans can be found by visiting the Graduate Program Requirements section of our catalog.

For more information on the MSN tracks please contact Leslie Burry at 816-995-2820 or

Applications can be submitted online through NursingCAS.