HCA nursing school in Kansas City

Research College of Nursing Welcomes HCA Employees!

Life doesn’t pause when you go back to school. At RCoN we understand because our roots stem from a dynamic hospital setting. Expert faculty are here to help you overcome the unique challenges working nursing students face to achieve your dreams of career advancement.

Trusted for over 110 years, RCoN is committed to empowering nurses, building leaders and caring for community. Learn more about scholarships and exclusive 50% tuition discount opportunities available to HCA RNs.

Bachelor of Science in Nursing

Do you dream of becoming a nurse? At RCoN we prepare you with the tools you need to be successful. Graduating from this BSN program allows students to be eligible to sit for licensure to become a Registered Nurse.

  • Accelerated, 1-year track
  • Transfer, 2-year track

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Undergraduate programs are full-time on campus.

Master of Science in Nursing

  • Executive Practice & Healthcare Leadership (EPHL)
    • Leadership and management roles in a complex health care environment
    • 36 Credit Hours
    • 100% online
  • Adult Gerontology Nurse Practitioner (AGNP)
    • Patient-centered, quality care to the adult and older adult population
    • 46 Credit Hours
  • Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP)
    • Primary care for individuals and families across the lifespan
    • 46 Credit Hours
  • RN to MSN option is available to ADN and diploma prepared nurses

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Research College of Nursing currently accepts MSN students living in the following states: Alabama, Arizona, California, Florida, Indiana, Kansas, Louisiana, Missouri, North Dakota, Oklahoma, South Carolina, Texas, and Virginia.
Note: Nurse Practitioner students must be a resident of Missouri or Kansas during last four semesters

HCA Scholarships

This program offers a combination of scholarship and loan funding to eligible BSN juniors and seniors. Students must meet admission criteria for the nursing program in order to apply for the HCA program. Recipients agree to a work commitment as a registered nurse following graduation. Traditional B.S.N. students agree to 3 years and Accelerated B.S.N. students agree to 2 years

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HCA Tuition Discount

Employed at an HCA hospital, physician practice or surgery center? Full-time HCA RNs are eligible to receive a 50% tuition reimbursement!

Example Tuition Snapshot for MSN: $5,050, after discount student pays $2,525

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Our Director of Admissions will assist you through the application process to help you understand program requirements, eligible transfer credits, etc.

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If you are ready to join a legacy of excellence in nursing education then Research College of Nursing is right for you. Contact Admissions to learn more about where RCoN can take you!

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Start your application

Transfer, Accelerated and Graduate students must apply to RCoN through NursingCAS. Select the appropriate “Designation” for your program of interest and follow the instructions.

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Application Deadlines

  • TBSN: February 15 – Starting in January ’19
  • ABSN: April 1 – Starting in January ’20
  • EPHL: Rolling Admission
  • AGNP & FNP: January 15 – Starting in June ‘19
  • RN-MSN: January 15 – Starting in August ‘19

“Looking back on it today, I’m so thankful the experience you get at Research College of Nursing is so well-rounded. You are exposed to different aspects of health and wellness. They help you every step of the way and can tailor it to what you are going through in life. It is one of the best decisions I’ve ever made.”

Liz Graham – BSN’10 & FNP ‘18