Nursing education has a long and distinguished tradition at Research Medical Center. It started with the founding of the Research School of Nursing in 1905. For 75 years, the Research School of Nursing provided excellent nursing education to more than 2,000 students through a diploma program.
In 1980, the school became Research College of Nursing and began offering a Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree program with Rockhurst College - the first program of its kind in the nation.
Research College of Nursing currently offers two bachelor's programs in partnership with Rockhurst College.