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 and three post-Masters certificates offered.
Above all else, Research College of Nursing is committed to empowering people, by educating nurses, developing leaders, and caring for our communities.
We will be the college of choice for nurses who desire to lead in practice, service, and advocacy
ILEARN: Integrity, Leadership, Excellence, Advocacy, Respect, Nursing
RCoN's commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI)
- Diversity is the differences that exist among people, thinking, and perspectives; at Research College of Nursing, we are committed to respectfully learning, embracing, and celebrating what makes everyone unique.
- Equity is the practice of being reasonable, unbiased, and just; at Research College of Nursing, we are committed to removing barriers, promoting full participation, and ensuring access to resources and opportunities that individuals need to reach their full, healthy potential.
- Inclusion is the practice of welcoming individuals to be heard, embraced, and celebrated; at Research College of Nursing, we are committed to intentionally providing a safe environment for diversity that allows equitable access to opportunities and resources for individuals to thrive.
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.