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.


The MU Sinclair School of Nursing is committed to preparing students at the baccalaureate, master’s and doctoral levels and to the ongoing professional development of practicing nurses to meet care needs of the citizens of Missouri and beyond.

The School of Nursing is dedicated to discovering new knowledge and implementing best practices in teaching, research, scholarship, service and entrepreneurship. The School of Nursing embraces diversity among faculty, staff and students to best prepare nurses and scientists for current and future roles.


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

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


The Sinclair School of Nursing at the University of Missouri will be a premier school in the nation. Our school will be the school of choice for undergraduate and graduate students, as well as for faculty.

The scholarly work of our faculty will exponentially expand new knowledge for nursing and health care with specific discovery in the areas of healthy aging, managing symptoms, promoting healthy behaviors and preventing/treating trauma across the lifespan.

In addition, contributions to health care systems will continue to be made related to quality patient safety, information systems and other technologies. We will create, implement and evaluate innovative methods of teaching and program delivery.

Excellence, moral integrity and respect for diversity will characterize all that we do. An ongoing spirit of inquiry and the creation of an optimal climate for learning will be a top priority. Interprofessional collaboration will provide the foundation for research, teaching, learning, practice and entrepreneurship. Faculty will be national leaders in research, clinical practice and education.