Students Meet With State Legislators

One hundred sixty-eight senior BSN students from the traditional and accelerated options and ten faculty members attended the MONA Nurse Advocacy Day Tuesday, March 7 at the Capital in Jefferson City.  Students and faculty worked across the curriculum to develop advocacy skills and identify evidence to support or oppose upcoming legislation. 

The BSN faculty curriculum committee made the commitment as a faculty to prepare and support nursing students in a nurse advocacy event during their time at the SSON. The students prepared for Nurse Advocacy Day for weeks prior to the event by identifying evidence to support or oppose the upcoming health care bills.

Some of the bills addressed specifically were the Emergency 911 Bill, a texting and driving bill, the MO Health Net Structure bill and the Narcotics Control Act. Advocacy Days was an opportunity for the students to share their evidence and participate in the process of the “big voice.” The students were asked to identify their senator or state representative. In preparation, they were asked to identify an upcoming bill and oppose or support it, identify two main benefits, provide evidence to support their position, discuss the population and request an action.

While visiting the capital, 35 students were waiting for Sen. Caleb Rowden to finish his appointment with newly-appointed University of Missouri System President Mu Choi. Both President Choi and Sen. Rowden met with students for 20-30 minutes.

One Day to Make a Difference

Mark your calendar! The Mizzou family is coming together to make a difference like never before through the first-ever Mizzou Giving Day. From noon on March 15 to noon on March 16, support what you love about Mizzou and help us make our university a better place to learn and live.

You don’t have to wait to donate, though. You can give now to show your support for the Sinclair School of Nursing!

New Building on the Horizon

In order to live up to the No. 1 ranking from the College Atlas Encyclopedia of Higher Education and to make room for growth, the Sinclair School of Nursing is planning a new building in the near future. Beginning architectural designs are in place, and fundraising has begun, with hopes of a new building in five years. 

SSON Building fund

The Sinclair School of Nursing’s new building is estimated to cost $55 million, and your gift will make a difference. Give now!

Project goals:

The new School of Nursing building will create an environment that will significantly leverage technology to enhance productivity in our core missions of instruction, research, service and economic development and provide space to increase the number of students served.

  1. Accommodate an increase in enrollment of 40 students per class and attract preeminent faculty and the required increase in staff to maintain accreditation.
  2. Provide an experiential and evidence-based learning environment.
  3. Create a synergistic research environment for faculty and research teams.
  4. Expand the Essig Simulation center and establish safe practices facilities with mock hospital and ambulatory settings.
  5. Institute an interdisciplinary center for research and innovation, emphasizing the merging of nursing, science, engineering and other disciplines to generate knowledge for nurses at the frontlines.