At the MU Sinclair School of Nursing, we’re proud of where we started and where we’re going in the world of nursing. Browse our pride points below and learn more about what sets our nursing school apart from others.
Quality Nursing Education
Dean Judith Fitzgerald Miller was named as one of the 30 most influential nursing school deans in the country by Mometrix Test Preparation.
In 2015, U.S. News & World Report ranked the Sinclair School of Nursing’s online program for Graduate Education as a top 50 program.
The MU Sinclair School of Nursing was ranked as the No. 1 nursing school program for 2014 by College Atlas Encyclopedia of Higher Education.
The Sinclair School of Nursing has been a leader in nursing education since 1901.
Grant & Research Excellence
On Nov. 5, 2012, the MU Sinclair School of Nursing announced a $14.8 million grant from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) to reduce avoidable re-hospitalizations among nursing home residents. The grant was the largest research grant in the history of the University of Missouri. Then in 2016, the School announced a grant for $19.8 million again from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) to expand their Missouri Quality Initiative for Nursing Homes – making this the largest research grant in the history of the University of Missouri.
The MU Sinclair School of Nursing has more than $43 million total in grant awards in 2016.
Marilyn Rantz, Curators’ Professor and University Hospitals and Clinics professor of nursing, is a member of the Institute of Medicine (IOM). She is among seven University of Missouri faculty who are members of the IOM or the National Academy of Sciences – four of which are professors with the University of Missouri Health System.
18 faculty and faculty emeriti are Fellows in the American Academy of Nursing.
Faculty have outstanding satisfaction scores on the Collaborative on Academic Careers in Higher Education survey.
Faculty have very high scholarly productivity in the nation among all public nursing school members of the Association of American Universities (AAU).
Students admitted to the BSN clinical major have an average GPA of 3.7.
The accelerated BSN program for students with a degree in another field has a 94 percent completion rate.
The NCLEX pass rate is 94 percent for first-time test takers, exceeding the national rate of 87 percent.
Certification pass rates for Family Nurse Practitioner, Pediatric Nurse Practitioner, and Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner graduates is 100 percent.
The school’s placement rate for nursing graduates ranges from 98 percent to 100 percent.
The MU Sinclair School of Nursing produces the most baccalaureate graduates of any nursing school in Missouri.
The MU Sinclair School of Nursing created the vision for TigerPlace, a facility that combines cutting-edge technology and current research to enable older adults to continue living there longer, a practice called Aging in Place (AIP).
The school’s Nursing Outreach component offered 56 programs, many which give CE credit, for nurses in 99 of Missouri’s 114 counties last year.