Saint Luke's College of Nursing and Health Sciences

Saint Luke's College of Nursing and Health Sciences

Our students today are the health care leaders of tomorrow


Saint Luke’s College of Nursing and Health Sciences is an educational leader serving exceptional students pursuing undergraduate and graduate degrees in nursing, OT, PT, CSD, and other health professionals. Our students graduate with a degree that is not siloed within their discipline, but appreciative of others within their college and community.


Our unique programs are designed to prepare graduates to become health professionals who can meet the health care needs of diverse populations and work in a variety of organizations. Each degree is built upon active-learning techniques including simulation, hands-on activities, and service-learning.

Degree Program Offerings

The Facts

100 % Completion Rate

All students enrolling in our MSN degree complete the program.

AG-ACNP and NE programs from 2015-2017. FNP not yet reporting. Reported in January 2019 CCNE self-study.

93 % Pass Rate

Our AG-ACNP students passed their ANCC Certification Exams at a 93% rate the first time they sat for the exam—a rate well above the national average of 84%.

Average of scores for the AG-ACNP 2015-2017 American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) data.

100 % Job Placement

The health care industry will continue to outpace other occupations by growing as much as 31% by 2026. Our affiliation with the third-largest private employer in KC, St. Luke's Health System and Hospital, helps our graduates find employment easily.

Job placement rate based on SLCHS’s BSN 2017 post-graduation survey. Growth data provided by the Bureau of Labor Statistics 2017 Report

#18 In the U.S. for OT Program Career Support

Nearly 100% of our program grads have OT jobs within six months of graduation, and we give them every resource we can to help them get there.


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We have a really good rapport with our professors and our teachers here to build off what we're learning from one class to the next. It's a very open line of communication between us and the professors.

– Joe, DPT '22

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Each of our graduate programs was awarded full accreditation from their respective professional accrediting agency.

Communication Sciences and Disorders

Occupational Therapy

Physical Therapy

Communication Sciences and Disorders

The master’s (M.S.) education program in speech-language pathology at Rockhurst University is accredited by the Council on Academic Accreditation in Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, 2200 Research Boulevard, #310, Rockville, MD 20850, 800-498-2071 or 301-296-5700

Occupational Therapy

The OTD program has reached Candidacy Status through ACOTE. The program must complete an on-site evaluation and be granted full Accreditation Status before its graduates will be eligible to sit for the national certification examination for the occupational therapist administered by the National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy (NBCOT).

ACOTE c/o AOTA, The American Occupational Therapy Association, Inc.
6116 Executive Blvd Ste 200
North Bethesda, MD 20852-4929
Phone (members): 800-SAY-AOTA (729-2682)
Phone (non-members): 301-652-6611


Doctor of Physical Therapy

The Doctor of Physical Therapy Program at Rockhurst University is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education (CAPTE), 13030 Potomac Ave., Suite 100, Alexandria, Virginia 22305-3085; telephone: 703-706-3245; email:; website:
If needing to contact the program/institution directly, please call 816-501-4059 or email
Capte Accreditation

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Westport Campus

624 Westport Road
Kansas City, MO 64111


Monday - Friday
8 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Troost Campus

1100 Rockhurst Road
Kansas City, MO 64110


Monday - Friday
8 a.m. – 4 p.m.