Welcome to the Graduate and Post Master’s Certificate Programs at Research College of Nursing!

Throughout your academic endeavor at Research College of Nursing you will find helpful information on this page, so please bookmark this site as one of your favorites. If you have any questions that you can’t find answers to, please email the Interim Director of the Graduate Program

Every state in the U.S. creates its own specific regulations about online enrollment of students who live within the state. Some states require fees and/or application efforts that entail a considerable investment of college resources. In an effort to maintain a reasonable tuition rate, Research College of Nursing currently accepts students into our Master of Science in Nursing program who live in the following states:

For Executive Practice and Healthcare Leadership track: California, Florida, Indiana, Kansas, Louisiana, Missouri, Texas, and Virginia

For Nurse Practitioner tracks: Kansas and Missouri

Once you have been admitted (fully, provisionally, or as an unclassified student), you will be given a username for Blackboard which is lastnamefirstname e.g doejohn. Follow the directions for getting your password at Accessing Blackboard. Should you forget your password, please email the Director of Online Education. You will also be granted access to a college email account. This email is how all official college communication occurs. Camelia Williams in the Admissions Department can assist you with gaining access to your college email account.

Below is important information and forms the you will need throughout your education with us:

College Publications

Schedule and Textbooks

Book List

  • 2019 Spring Textbook List

Practicum/Clinical Information:

CastleBranch Information

Track Specific Practicum Information:

Nurse Practitioner

Nurse Practitioner Preceptor Packet

NP Student Clinical Handbook

Clinical Student Handbook

Executive Practice & Healthcare Leadership

Executive / Leadership Preceptor Packet

Nurse Educator

Post Master's Certificate Programs


Academic Advising
Academic Requirements for Progression
Unclassified Students Only - Rockhurst Pre-Reg Form
Unclassified Students Only - Rockhurst Application for Admission