About Us

Photo of Dean Thompson with students.
Liz Kimsey, Dean Thompson and Sharon Platt at the 2018 University of Missouri Homecoming Parade.

The purposes of the MU Sinclair School of Nursing reflect a strong commitment to the education, practice, research, service, and extension missions of the Health Science Center and the University.

The activities of the MU Sinclair School of Nursing are purposefully designed to:

  • Educate students at the baccalaureate, master’s, post-master’s, doctoral, and post-doctoral level.
  • Provide professional continuing nursing education for Missouri and beyond to foster continuing competence among nursing professionals.
  • Advance nursing and health disciplines through theory development, research endeavors, and scholarly practice.
  • Provide nursing and healthcare leadership in education, research, practice, and public policy formation.

University of Missouri Health System

The MU Sinclair School of Nursing is an integral part of the University of Missouri Health System. One of the most comprehensive health care networks in Missouri, the system includes three schools: Sinclair School of Nursing, School of Health Professionals and School of Medicine.


The University of Missouri is one of the nation’s top-tier institutions with a reputation for excellence in teaching and research. Scholarly nursing research is a central focus of the MU Sinclair School of Nursing for the value it brings to the classroom and the benefits it delivers to the health of society.

The MU Sinclair School of Nursing’s research program is dedicated to improving patient care. Our faculty members are involved in diverse projects and capitalize on being part of a research-focused university by engaging in cross-disciplinary research with other schools. Find out more about our faculty and their research.


To improve health of all people, especially Missourians, through discovery, teaching, practice, and scholarship.


The following core values are central to our work at the MU Sinclair School of Nursing: 

  • Excellence
  • Collaboration
  • Scholarship
  • Leadership
  • Innovation
  • Integrity
  • Diversity
  • Compassion


To be Missouri’s premier transformational academic institution for nursing and health education, scholarship, practice, research, and innovation.