An HCA preferred education partner

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.

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Undergraduate programs are full-time on campus.

Master of Science in Nursing

Whether you’ve stepped into a nursing management role or are preparing for advancement, a degree from RCoN provides you a foundation for long-term success.

  • Executive Practice & Healthcare Leadership (EPHL)
    • Leadership and management roles in a complex health care environment
    • 36 Credit Hours
    • 100% online
  • Nurse Educator (NE)
    • Competency infused courses prepare educators for academic and staff development settings
    • 35 Credit Hours
    • Duration 2 - 2.5 years
    • 100% online
  • Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP)
    • Primary care for individuals and families across the lifespan
    • 46 Credit Hours

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Research College of Nursing currently accepts MSN students living in the following states: Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Florida, Indiana, Kansas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Missouri, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas and Virginia


Note: Nurse Practitioner clinical must occur in the greater Kansas City area.

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 two-year work commitment as a registered nurse following graduation within the HCA MidAmerica Division.

90% Tuition Assistance

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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 discount! Part-time HCA RNs receive 25% off tuition.

Average cost of MSN for full-time HCA Registered Nurses:

  • BSN prepared: $12,500
  • ADN prepared: $14,500

Additional employer tuition reimbursement available for those who qualify. Costs vary based on MSN track and duration.

Are you ready to open the door to new possibilities? Click below to explore our advanced nursing degrees.

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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

  • Traditional BSN - September 1 - January 8, 2021 (for August 2021 start; class of 2023)
  • Accelerated BSN - September 1 - April 1, 2021 (for January 2022 start; class of 2022)
  • MSN, Executive Practice & Healthcare Leadership - rolling admission process
    • July 1 (fall start)
    • December 1 (spring start)
    • April 1 (summer start)
  • MSN, Nurse Educator - rolling admission process
    • July 1 (fall start)
    • December 1 (spring start)
    • April 1 (summer start)
  • MSN, Family Nurse Practitioner
    • September 1 - January 15 (start June 2020)
    • January 16 - August 15 (start January 2021)

“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