About Us

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



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


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


The Sinclair School of Nursing (SSON) supports the core values of the University of Missouri – Respect, Responsibility, Discovery, and Excellence.

The SSON’s additional values include diversity, inclusion, and equity. Diversity references a broad range of individual, population, and social characteristics. Inclusion represents environmental and organizational cultures in which faculty, students, staff, and administrators with diverse characteristics thrive. Equity is the ability to recognize differences in resources or knowledge needed to allow individuals to participate in society, including access to higher education. These values, defined by the American Association of Colleges of Nursing, are central to improving nursing education, addressing healthcare inequities, and advancing civic leadership and engagement.

University of Missouri Values  https://missouri.edu/mission-values

AACN Position Paper https://www.aacnnursing.org/Portals/42/News/Position-Statements/Diversity-Inclusion.pdf