Research College of Nursing

Kansas City, MO 64132

Research College of Nursing is a private college in Kansas City and part of Rockhurst University. The history of the college includes the founding of German Hospital in 1886 and the German Hospital Training School for Nurses in 1905. The names of the hospital and school were changed during World War I, to avoid any connection to Germany and the war. Over the year, the college has expanded and developed a reputation for offering a quality education in nursing. The first BSN program was offered in 1980, while the accelerated BSN program was first offered in 1991. In 1992, the Research Medical Center acquired the Baptist Medical Center. Over 4,000 professional nurses have graduated from the college since the first BSN degree was offered. 

The Research College of Nursing offers a BSN program, accelerated BSN program, and MSN program. These programs were most recently accredited by the CCNE in 2003 and the accreditations remain current. Students with a bachelor’s degree in a non-nursing field may apply to the accelerated BSN program. This program is designed to be completed in 12 months after the student completes the prerequisite courses at Rockhurst University. Students receive clinical experience at Research Medical Center and the additional 10 hospitals affiliated with the school. 


Campus LocaleLarge City
Campus SizeSmall
Student to Faculty Ratio5:1
Is Admission OpenNo
Religious Affiliation -
Business ModelFor-profit
On Campus HousingYes
Retention Rate-

Nursing Programs Offered

Nursing Programs Graduates (2017-2018 academic year)

Number of Graduates
Degree type Men Women
Bachelor's degree 9 85
Master's degree 3 38
Post-master's certificate 1 5
Average NCLEX pass rate
  • NCLEX-RN: 89.5%

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Institutional Accreditations
North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission
01/01/1987 - Current
Nursing Programs Accreditations
Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the baccalaureate degree levels
10/03/2003 - Current
Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the graduate degree levels
10/03/2003 - Current


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Cost to Attend

The following table details the reported cost of attendance per credit hour for the 2017-2018 academic year.

Undergrad courses
In District Students$1,194/credit
In State Students$1,194/credit
Out of State Students$1,194/credit
Graduate courses
In District Students$550/credit
In State Students$550/credit
Out of State Students$550/credit

Tuition Estimates

Based on the above credit hour costs, here is a sample tuition for different nursing programs.

Program Credit Hours In district In State Out of State
LPN 45 $53,730 $53,730 $53,730
ADN 70 $83,580 $83,580 $83,580
BSN 125 $149,250 $149,250 $149,250
FNP 50 $27,500 $27,500 $27,500
Please note that the above cost estimate does not include school fees, books, supplies, etc.You need to allot additional money for that.
If you attend a private, for-profit school, usually the additional cost (besides tuition) is about 10% of the tuition. If you attend a public school or a not-for-profit private school, the additional cost is around 50% of the tuition.

Financial Aid

No Info Available

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Ethnic Diversity
Race/ethnicity unknown
Black/African American
Two or more races
Non-resident alien
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander

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Data source: (2017-2018 colleges survey) and Missouri state board of nursing.

Research College of Nursing
2525 E. Meyer Boulevard
Kansas City, MO 64132

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