Who We Are

Research College of Nursing is a private, non-sectarian, fully-accredited institution of higher learning located in the greater Kansas City metropolitan area. Research College of Nursing offers a Bachelor of Science (B.S.N.). Research College of Nursing offers a Master of Science in Nursing (M.S.N.) with three graduate tracks, with an RN-MSN entry point option, and three post-Masters certificates offered.


The mission of Research College of Nursing is to educate students as professional nurses who provide safe, quality health care. Through a commitment to excellence in nursing education, this academic community promotes development of the individual as a scholar and leader dedicated to providing service to the greater society.

Research College of Nursing is committed to the following values and behaviors, which are incorporated in our mission:


  • Protection of the public
  • Lifelong learner
  • Responsible & accountable

Provision of safe, quality care

  • Standards of nursing care
  • Evidence-based practice
  • Quality improvement

Commitment to excellence in nursing education

  • Nurtures respect and caring
  • Institutional support of scholarship
  • Innovative teaching strategies


The academic community provides an atmosphere conducive to the development of the individual in scholarship, leadership, and service. Students are challenged to think creatively and sensitively to formulate a global view of nursing and a commitment to excellence in health care practice.


A 13:1 student-faculty ratio fosters rich campus discussions and wide opportunities for student scholarship and development.


Over 500 students are enrolled at Research College of Nursing. Approximately 65% are undergraduate and 35% are graduate students.