The MSN Family Nurse Practitioner program integrates evidence-based practice into the diagnosis and treatment of patients of all ages with common acute, chronic physical, and psychiatric diseases.

What is the MSN FNP?

Saint Luke’s College of Health Sciences' graduate nursing program focuses on practices that meet the total needs for advanced nursing practice for diverse populations in diverse settings. The FNP program provides a rigorous academic curriculum with rich and varied clinical opportunities which will be in the outpatient setting, except for 100 hours of optional specialty time.

Be a Nurse Practitioner For All

Our MSN FNP program prepares students to provide care to people of all ages and backgrounds. Become a nurse practitioner that develops long-term plans for patients, manages health conditions, prevents disease, and promotes healthy habits. The nurse practitioner program focuses on the outpatient management of conditions such as those managed in a primary care office.

A Masters in Nursing for Life

Not only will our MSN FNP help you change the lives of your patients, but it will boost your own life in considerable ways.

  • $113,930 median salary* 
  • 100% job placement**
  • 26% increase need for nurse practitioners by 2028*

With an attractive average family nurse practitioner salary, and a job market that puts them in high demand, you can combine your passion for nursing with increased responsibility, opportunities and earning potential. Invest in your future with an MSN FNP or second master’s degree.

*Data provided by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics 2018 report.

**Graduate employability data provided by Saint Luke’s College 2017 survey. 

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Advantages of Saint Luke's College of Health Sciences

A nurse practitioner MSN degree from Saint Luke’s College of Health Sciences means you get a quality education from a proven leader with over 115+ years of nursing education experience.

Students choose Saint Luke’s College for:

  • Financial aid, work-study, and scholarships available to those who qualify
  • Exam pass rates (92%) that surpass the national average
  • Access to stellar academic and clinical resources and sites
  • Networking opportunities with one of the largest employers in the Kansas City area
  • Preceptor matching program that makes for a seamless and effective process for our students
  • Nursing faculty with industry, clinical and teaching experience
  • Part-time and full-time options available for working adult learners
  • Mostly online, innovative curriculum
  • Ability to transfer in up to 12 credit hours
  • Accreditation by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE)

*The master’s degree program in nursing at Saint Luke’s College Health Sciences is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education.

Student Outcomes

At the completion of the MSN FNP program, the graduate will be able to: 

  1. Earn gainful employment as a nurse practitioner in pediatrics, oncology, neonatal, psychiatric, or clinical care, among other medical specialities.
  2. Incorporate scientific and theoretical concepts from nursing and other relevant disciplines to improve nursing practice in a variety of settings
  3. Exhibit organizational and system leadership skills to promote ethical, safe, and high-quality patient care
  4. Contribute to improvement and safety in health care organizations using validated instruments, methods, and quality improvement measures
  5. Incorporate research to guide clinical decisions, patient education, and professional practice
  6. Use appropriate technology while engaging in care management, collaboration, education, and decision making
  7. Advocate for consumers and interprofessional health team members through policy development and implementation
  8. Collaborate effectively as an interprofessional team member or leader to facilitate care for individuals and populations in a diversity of settings


Get two degrees for the price of one! Rockhurst know offers a dual MSN degree track combining the FNP and AGACNP tracks. Advantages of going the dual degree track:

  • Learn how to serve a wider population of patients, ranging from children to senior citizens.
  • Build a more attractive resume for employers.
  • Still graduate in two years.
  • Avoid twice as many clinical hours

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