2020 News

MU nursing students give up break to help with patient care

From KOMU Channel 8 Link to original post here. Lauren Schwentker, KOMU 8 Reporter   COLUMBIA- MU Health Care's hospital beds are quickly filling up with patients, which has caused nurses to spread thin, according to a recent press release. In early December, Robin Harris, Associate Dean for Academic Affairs at the Sinclair School of…

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Quality Improvement Program for Missouri (QIPMO) Selected as a Health Quality Innovator of the Year

Award recognizes QIPMO’s dedication to improving health in Missouri

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Got milk? Human milk based fortifiers improve health outcomes for the smallest premature babies

Researchers compare traditional cows milk based fortifiers with human milk based alternative.

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2020 Living Legend Marilyn Rantz, PhD, RN, FAAN

Every year the American Academy of  Nursing honors a small number of fellows as Living Legends.


MU School of Nursing programs assist more than 500 nursing homes statewide with COVID-19 response

  July 27, 2020 Mizzou News article here Brian Consiglio, 573-882-9144, consigliob@missouri.edu COLUMBIA, Mo. – As the coronavirus pandemic continues to put a strain on health care systems, nursing homes have become overburdened with the challenge of keeping both patients and staff safe and healthy. Older residents in long-term care facilities are especially vulnerable to…

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MU develops program to prepare for alternative care site staffing

  COLUMBIA, Mo. – The University of Missouri is helping to lead a statewide effort to retrain and deploy retired nurses and other health care providers to alternative care sites (ACSs) for recovering COVID-19 patients. The coordinated response ensures that staff would be immediately available to assist whenever the need may arise. The state has…

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Getting Through the Times – Thoughts from a Registered Nurse

By Wendy Boren Tuesday, April 7, 2020   It's coming. The end of this awful pandemic is coming because this too shall pass. But we've got an ugly fight ahead of us in our area. I'm a nurse, and I'm proud to say we're up for it. But we need your help. In one week's…

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Update from Dean Sarah Thompson

To the Sinclair School of Nursing family, Today we face a changing world with the impact of COVID-19. As each day brings new realities, anxiety and fear are normal. We all share concerns regarding ourselves, family and friends. Nurses are once again called to the frontline. I am humbled by the commitment of our profession.…