How to Apply
- Scholarship and Financial Aid
- Tuition and Fees
- Apply Online (Coming Soon!)
- Admitted Accelerated Option (Coming Soon!)
Freshmen students make application to Rockhurst University. It is recommended that freshmen begin the application process during the fall of their senior year in high school. In addition to completing the on-line application on the Rockhurst website, interested students must send an official high school transcript, ACT or SAT scores and a recommendation from their high school counselor. Students who have a 21 ACT in each area and a strong high school academic record can get directly admitted into the nursing major. A direct admit means that as long as they maintain a 2.7 in their first three (3) semesters at Rockhurst, they are in the nursing program. Students who do not receive a direct admit do go on a waiting list. Admission for wait listed students is determined by their Rockhurst GPA following their freshman year of coursework. Waitlisted students are assigned a nursing advisor and should follow the nursing curriculum if they want to be considered for admission into the nursing major. Nursing coursework begins in the spring of the sophomore year.
Transfer students apply on line to Rockhurst University to begin the nursing coursework in January of each year. The deadline to apply is February 15th prior to the January a student wishes to enroll. Admission decisions are made on March 1st. Students must have a minimum college GPA of 2.7 to be considered however the admission process is competitive and based on overall GPA as well as your science and math GPA. Students do not have to complete all the pre-requisites to apply. The nursing curriculum is 2 ½ years from the January a student begins.
Accelerated students make application directly to the Accelerated Option. The process begins 1 ½ - two years before the August you wish to begin. The deadline is apply is April a year and a half ahead. This time frame is necessary to allow students to complete remaining pre-requisites in addition to the 15 hour residency requirement at Rockhurst University. It is recommended that students complete the 15 hours at Rockhurst in the spring and summer following admission notification to the Accelerated B.S.N. Option. Apply to the Accelerated program with a completed application, a $25 application fee, official transcripts from ALL colleges attended and 2 recommendations. Interviews are scheduled in June and July a full year ahead of the August you are applying to begin the program.
Admission to the Executive Practice & Healthcare Leadership Track and Nurse Educator Track is on a rolling basis. Students interested in those two tracks are notified of admission following completion of their file and review by the admission committee.
Admission into the Family and Adult-Gero Nurse Practitioner tracks are completed 1 time a year. The deadline to have a completed application packet is August 1st. Students are notified following review of all applicants.
Apply to the Graduate Programs requires a completed application,, a $50 application fee, official transcripts from ALL colleges you have attended, 3 recommendations and a resume.
Post Master's Certificate
The Certificate admission process is the same as admission to the graduate program.